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Laundry Recipes

This page contains cleaning recipes to help you save time and money on doing laundry, as well as, reduce your usage of harsh chemicals.

Homemade Laundry Soap

How do I use Boraxo hand soap to wash clothes in my machine? and do I mix it with regular washing detergent?

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Homemade Laundry Soap Separates

I started making natural laundry detergent in my home, but when I put it in the gallons it separated. What is the cause?

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Making Liquid Laundry Detergent

I want to make liquid laundry soap with Fels Naptha, borax, Arm & Hammer baking soda, etc. I am not sure what the measure of each is and if there is something else that I missed.

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Do Wrinkle Release Sprays Leave Stains?

I have had fabric softener stains on some clothes before, usually if it spilled directly on the fabric. Has anyone found that these wrinkle-release spray recipes leave spots or anything?

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Homemade Laundry Softener Recipes

How can I make a nice aroma conditioner for a dark clothes?

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Making Homemade Laundry Powder

What bars of soap can I use to make laundry powder?

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Using Homemade Laundry Soap in HE Washer

Do you know if I can use your homemade laundry soap recipe instead of HE/high efficiency laundry detergent required for my new machine?

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DIY Gel Laundry Detergent

Many years ago when I was a student, I first found a homemade laundry detergent recipe on ThirftyFun (so long ago it wasn't even called TF yet!) and have used a variant of it for years and years.

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Making Scented Laundry Crystals
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Making Your Own Scented Laundry Crystals

I buy the Purex laundry crystals, does anyone know how I could make my own? I love the scents they have and make the clean laundry even nicer.

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Homemade Laundry Soap for an HE Washer
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Homemade OxiClean Recipes
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Fabric Softener from Conditioner and Vinegar

You can make your own fabric softener out of your favorite conditioner for your hair. Put all this together in a container you can easily stir, but do not shake.

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Homemade Wrinkle Release Spray

Does anyone have a receipe for a wrinkle release spray like Downey? I'm having trouble finding it and also it's very expensive.

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DIY Bleach Gel Pen

In a saucepan, add 2 Tbsp. of cornstarch to 1 cup of water. Stir until dissolved. Place mixture on the stove and stir until it comes to a boil. Turn off stove. The mix will become really thick.

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Make Your Own Washing Soda

Using a large cookie sheet and spread a box of baking soda on it. Put it in the oven at 400 degrees F for 1 hour. Let it cool and you have your own washing soda for much cheaper.

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Fresh Mint Smell in Garments

I would like to know what is the process to get a fresh mint smell in after wash garments? Can we achieve this by doing garment wash? If possible how many washes it will stay in garment?

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Unclumping Washing Soda

I recently bought a box of Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda so I can make a new batch of laundry soap. When I opened the box, the whole thing was a solid chunk! Does anyone know a solution to this problem? Thank you for any help.

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Looking for Homemade Bluing Recipe

I would like to make my own blueing, if possible. Anybody know how? All the websites talk about where to buy it.I already make my own washing detergent, Windex, and floor cleaner. This would be ever so helpful.

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Liquid Laundry Detergent Separates

I made my own laundry detergent, but it separates leaving a white gel at the top. I have to stir it all the time before I use it. It is made with bar soap, washing soda, borax, and water.

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Ammonia To Whiten Clothes

I found a way to whiten and brighten my clothes without bleach or Oxyclean, which I am allergic to. I take a bucket of approximately 1/2 gallon of very warm to hot water and 1 cup of lemon ammonia.

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Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipes
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Homemade Liquid Detergent

I need a recipe for liquid laundry detergent.

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Homemade Laundry Soap Additions

Can you add Oxiclean to homemade laundry soap?

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Adding Scented Oil to Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap

I made the homemade laundry detergent last week and was wanting to add the scented oil to have it smell good. I am not sure which scented oil to add and am worried it may get oil on my clothes.

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Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap Didn't Gel

This is the recipe I used: 1 bar of grated fels naptha soap in 4 cups of water in a medium size pan, over medium heat until all soap dissolves. I also added grapefruit scent from Hobby Lobby made for making soap.

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Homemade Wrinkle Releaser Recipes
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Making Laundry Soap

I would like to make my own laundry soap. It calls for Fels-Naptha laundry soap, borax, and Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda. I cannot get the soap and washing soda in my area. Would it be okay to use Sunlight pure soap and just regular Arm and Hammer soda instead?

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Making Homemade Laundry Soap Viscous

I have liquid laundry soap. It is very smooth, but I want to make it viscous. So, how can I make a viscous liquid?

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Homemade Wrinkle Remover for Dryer

How can I make a homemade wrinkle remover for the dryer? I like the wrinkle removers that you can spray on your clothes and then put them the dryer. The ones you buy are costly and I wanted a way you can make a solution at home that work as well.

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Homemade Natural Laundry Stain Remover

I am looking for a natural laundry stain remover, that I can made at home. I would like something that is chemical free.

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Homemade Oxi-Clean
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Homemade Laundry Detergent In Front Loader

I'm very intrigued by the idea of making my own laundry detergent, but I'm also a bit concerned. We purchased a front loader a few years ago and had the same problem as many with odors. After trying different ideas, I stopped using liquid laundry detergent and fabric softener.

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Making the Dryel Pen to Go Solution

Does anyone have the recipe for making the Dryel solution? I am trying to clean the hem of my daughter's hand-made wedding dress, and Dryel seems to be the only thing that does not leave a ring and evaporates completely. It's going to take a lot, but I am determined to get it clean!

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Using Homemade Detergent in Front Load Washer

Are the homemade washing detergent recipes OK for front loader washing machines?

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Making HE Laundry Soap

How do you make high efficiency laundry soap?

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Lye Free Laundry Soap

I make laundry soap for myself and both daughters-in-law. We all really like it and it is so easy. One batch makes 2 gallons of soap and this is how I do it.

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Homemade Stain Remover Recipes
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Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes
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Shelf Life of Homemade Laundry Detergent

What is the shelf life of homemade laundry detergent using borax, soap, and washing soda? Thanks in advance.

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Homemade Alternative to BioKleen Bac-Out for Cloth Diapers

I use BioKleen Bac-Out to neutralize the urine smell in my cloth diapers. I am looking for a homemade alternative so I can save some money. Thanks for any suggestions!

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

This is a super simple way to save a ton of money that goes down the drain for everyone. This also reduces some of the chemical toxicity in the water. For a little work, you can make 20 gallons for less than $5!

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Essential Oil for Homemade Detergent

I use homemade detergent and I am wanting to buy an essential oil to smell it up some. I would really like a "fresh" and "clean" type scent. Does anyone have any idea what essential oils would be best? Even, if it isn't "clean/fresh" smelling, any ideas would be welcomed, please.

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Homemade Pre-Wash Spray

Put these ingredients into a clean spray bottle and shake to mix. Be sure to clearly label the bottle, to use this pre-wash just spray on the stained area of clothing and wash immediately.

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Booster

Does anyone add Tide or another store bought laundry detergent to your homemade powdered laundry detergent? If so, how much do you add? Mine seems to need a booster. It doesn't get the grimy look out of some clothes.

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Can I Use Homemade Laundry Powder in HE Top Load Washer?

Please, can anyone give me some advice?I have a brand new HE top loading washing machine being delivered next week and I'm worried if I can use my homemade laundry powder in it.

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Homemade Detergent for a Front Load Washer

I would like a detergent recipe for a front load washing machine.

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Locating Ingredients for Laundry Soap

Who sells Fels Naptha laundry soap?

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Measuring Homemade Laundry Soap

A friend gave me a recipe for homemade laundry soap. It is made with 6 cups of borax, 4 cups of baking soda, 4 cups of washing soda, and 4 cups of graded bar soap.

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Making Homemade Laundry Soap Viscous and Foamy

I would like to ask; what chemicals are likely to be used to make the soap viscous?

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Homemade HE Laundry Soap

Is there a homemade washing soap powder that is safe for HE machines?

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Can I Use Homemade Fabric Softener to Make Dryer Sheets?

I have read the posts on how to make your own fabric softener. Can you then, instead of putting it in on the rinse cycle make your own sheets as others have recommended and use the homemade softener on a sheet in the dryer? I always forget the rinse cycle. Thanks.

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Use Leftover Soap To Make Homemade Laundry Soap

Using dish soap for laundry soap is cheaper, but making your own from Ivory soap bars, washing soda (not baking soda), and borax, is extremely cheap and very easy to make.

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Homemade Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator

Does anyone have a recipe for homemade Febreze?

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How Do I Make Laundry Detergent?

I am looking for a recipe for laundry detergent.

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Make Your Own Liquid Fabric Softener

Does anyone have an idea on a homemade fabric softener to use in the wash? I like to hang my clothes up outside, and usually they turn out stiff.

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Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

How do you make homemade liquid detergent?

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Homemade Stain Spray

To make a pre-wash stain remover, mix 1/3 part non-sudsing ammonia, 1/3 part dish soap and 1/3 part water. Pour into clearly labeled spray bottle. Apply to stains and allow to sit only 5 minutes, then wash ASAP.

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Homemade Laundry Powder

I'm looking for a laundry detergent recipe.

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Making Your Own Laundry Soap with Fels Naptha Soap

How do I make laundry soap with Fels Naptha soap?

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Homemade Wrinkle Releaser

I was buying a bottle of wrinkle releaser every week so I decided to experiment with cost costing methods. At first I simply added water to make the bottle last longer. Then I decided that was still too expensive.

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Using Liquid Dish Soap

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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Homemade Fabric Freshener (Febreze)

I find that Febreze will freshen but the smell only lasts a few hours and with our very humid environment, Febreze does not dry. So I came up with this great home-made Febreze. It really works.

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Homemade Spot Remover

I am looking for a recipe to spot-clean my cotton t-shirts, white blouses, cotton pants, as well as my school-teacher garments. I am spending too much money on spot-removal products at the supermarket. Does anyone have a cleaning solution for me?

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Low Sudsing Laundry Detergent Recipe

I need a recipe for low suds laundry detergent. Thank you.

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Making Laundry Soap

Anyone have suggestions how to grate down pink Zote soap for laundry detergent? It is quite a soft soap and I have to leave it grated larger or it gets gummy. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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Preventing Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent from Clumping

How do I keep my homemade laundry detergent from clumping? I melt the soap all the way down. It clumps and is not creamy at all. Thanks.

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Homemade Laundry Soap

I am looking for a recipe for homemade laundry soap.

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Price Per Load for Homemade Laundry Detergent

Has anyone priced this homemade laundry detergent (1 bar soap, 1 cup borax, and 1 cup washing soda) per recipe and measured how many loads per recipe?

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Homemade Dryel Cloths

The dry cleaning sheets you buy at the store to use in the dryer are great, but expensive. Does anyone know how to make your own?

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Homemade Laundry Pretreatment

Does anyone have a recipe for a laundry pretreatment that does not have ammonia in it?

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Making Your Own Washing Soda

I would like information on making your own washing soda.

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Homemade Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergents

I need a cheap, hypoallergenic, recipe for powdered laundry soap.

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Frugal Wrinkle Releaser

Instead of buying pricey wrinkle releaser, when the fabric softener bottle is almost empty fill it half way with clear water, shake and pour into a spray bottle. It works exactly the same was as the $4.00+ per bottle stuff in the stores.

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Preservatives for Homemade Laundry Detergent

I am working on a green laundry detergent recipe. I understand that soap nuts with a few other natural ingredients works great for what I am trying to do but the liquid version of it has to be used within 3 to 4 days. Do you have any suggestions for a longer shelf life?

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Laundry Detergent Recipe

I am looking for a recipe for laundry detergent.

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Homemade Napisan Recipe

Hi, i was just wondering if anyone knows of a homemade Nappy Soaking Powder Recipe? We have a product called Napisan down here but it's so expensive. I was hoping to make a similar product from scratch. Thanks

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Laundry Soap Recipe

I'm looking for a laundry soap recipe.

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Homemade Green Laundry Detergent

Pour hot water in a empty milk bottle or a detergent bottle. Then add all ingredients and shake to mix. 1/2 cup for small load, 1 cup for large load.

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Where can I buy ZOTE soap?

Where do you buy ZOTE soap?

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Homemade Boraxo Recipe

I want to find the old Boraxo, but it appears that no one makes it. The Boraxo now is less powerful. Does anyone know how to make a similar product using borax and another ingredient? Thank you.

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Using Homemade Dry Laundry Detergent

I use 1 cup grated and powdered Fels naphtha, 1 cup of borax, and 1 cup of washing soda which I mix and use as a dry powder laundry detergent. I want to use 1 tbsp. for light large loads.

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Laundry Powder Recipe Without Washing Soda

Does anyone know a good recipe for homemade laundry powder without washing soda? I haven't had any luck finding it in my neighborhood grocery stores, and I don't have a car to go farther afield. I know that it's orderable online, but the shipping is really expensive. Would equal parts soap, borax, and baking soda work? Any advice appreciated!

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Homemade Thick, Liquid Detergent

I am looking for a homemade recipe for thick, liquid detergent.

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Is there a way to make homemade fabric softener?

Does anyone have any new ideas on making your own fabric softeners? I am tired of spending a fortune on the products available in the store. Is there a way to save money on this by making your own?

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Homemade Laundry Detergent for HE Washers

Is homemade laundry soap safe for HE washers?

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Babysafe Homemade Laundry Detergent

What do you use to make your own laundry detergent? My husband and I are expecting and I am trying to think of new ways to cut costs. Does anyone know how to make homemade laundry detergent?

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Adding a Scent to Laundry Detergent

I make my own laundry detergent, what can I use to scent the liquid detergent besides essential oil as essential oils tend to make me ill? Can anyone tell me what I can use to scent my detergent and maybe an exact website to order the oils from?

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Using Liquid Potpourri in Laundry Detergent

Can I use liquid potpourri instead of essential oil as scent when I make my homemade liquid laundry detergent?

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Anti-mold Recipe for Fabric

I am looking for a recipe for an anti-mold application on fabric.

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Homemade Fabric Softener Sheets

How do I make homemade fabric softener sheets?

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Fabric Softeners

I need to know about substitutes for fabric softener. I've heard that vinegar may be used, but what about ammonia?

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Using Irish Spring Soap In Laundry Soap Recipes

I make the homemade laundry detergent all the time now and was wondering if any one has tried the Irish spring soap for it and if it works okay for the laundry cleaning? I think it would spell good on the clothes but, wanted to check here before making it.

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I'll Never Buy Commercial Fabric Softener Again!

I save an old fabric softener or detergent bottled (rinsed well). Using a funnel I carefully pour the following into the bottle:

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Homemade Laundry Soap with Ivory Soap

Here's a recipe to make your own laundry soap!

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Homemade OxiClean

Did you ever see the oxi-clean infomercial? I have the basic recipe for a clone but I need a source where I can buy sodium percarbonate which is the main ingredient. OxiClean is about 70% sodium percarbonate and 30% washing soda (sodium carbonate) with some fungicides added.

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