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Make Your Own Laundry Soap With Dish Soap

Diluted dish soap is used by many people in place of laundry detergent. This is a guide about how to make your own laundry soap with dish soap.
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May 20, 20044 found this helpful

I use Ajax, Dawn or Joy dish soap to wash my clothes. It's cheaper than Tide. Mix it 7 to 1 (Water to dish soap) in your empty laundry detergent bottle. I use the bottle cap to measure just like the Tide.

I also fill my Downey ball about half full of white vinegar and toss that in. It removes soap build up and softens too. For whites I use 1/2 cup of All Fabric Bleach from the Dollar Store. Really thrifty and it doesn't bother my husbands sensitive skin.

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May 17, 20090 found this helpful
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After reading a lot of recipes for saving of laundry soap, I like this idea the best. No harsh chemicals to mess with, no soap shavings to burn my lungs, yet still a great way to save. My husband works in a factory and has greasy clothes, I think the dawn will work GREAT for us. I'm going to try this and the vinegar idea in the downy ball too. Thank you so much!

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June 27, 2010

I think I recently saw a recipe (I thought that it was on ThriftyFun, not sure though) for homemade laundry detergent using liquid dishwashing soap. Does anyone have it? Thank you.

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September 6, 20130 found this helpful
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1 Tablespoon of Dawn for your everyday wash

1 Tablespoon Ivory of your delicates

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June 27, 20100 found this helpful

Use the "Find" link at the top of this website.

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June 29, 20100 found this helpful

I have washed many loads of clothes with only dish soap, and they turn out great! I just put a few squirts in the water until it gets all sudsy. It works great!

Robyn

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