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Making Septic Safe Laundry DetergentCertain cleaning products are not recommended if you are on a septic system. This is a page about making septic safe laundry detergent.


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Finding a Substitute for Washing SodaThis is a page about finding a substitute for washing soda. Washing soda is an ingredient in many homemade laundry soap recipes.


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Using Irish Spring Soap in Laundry Soap Recipes?Homemade laundry soap is often made with Fels Naptha or Zote laundry bar soaps, however, other brands including body soaps, such as Irish Spring, work equally well. This is a page about using Irish Spring soap in laundry soap recipes.


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Homemade Fabric Softener RecipesFabric softener is great for keeping your clothes soft and fresh when the come out of the laundry. However, it can get expensive to purchase on a regular basis. Making it at home is a great way to save some money. This page contains homemade fabric softener recipes.


Homemade Wrinkle Releaser Recipes

Homemade Wrinkle Releaser RecipesThis page contains homemade wrinkle releaser recipes. Cut down on ironing and save money by making your own laundry wrinkle releaser.


Homemade OxiClean

Homemade OxiClean RecipesBuying multiple cleaning products can be expensive. Sometimes you can make a homemade version of a popular cleaning agent from products you may already have around your house. This is a page about homemade OxiClean recipes.



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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 Bleach AlternativeAn easy, safe homemade bleach alternative can be made using hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice. Hydrogen peroxide can also be mixed with ammonia and hot water for linens.


Supplies for making laundry detergent.

Does Making Your Own Laundry Soap Save You Money?Making your own laundry soap may save you money depending on your choice of ingredients. One thing is certain by making your own you know exactly what it contains and can often make it from products you already have around the house. This is a page about, "Does making your own laundry soap save you money?".


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Preservatives for Homemade Laundry DetergentMany individuals who make their own laundry detergent find that they do not have to add preservatives to either their powdered or liquid versions. This is a page about using preservatives for homemade laundry detergent.


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How Much Homemade Laundry Soap Should I Use?The typical amount of homemade laundry soap needed per load is 1 - 2 TSP depending on soil levels. This is a page about, "How much homemade laundry soap should I use?"


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Shelf Life of Homemade Laundry Detergent?Storing your homemade dry laundry detergent in an airtight container will keep it fresh and extend its shelf life. This is a page about shelf life of homemade laundry detergent.


A woman smelling fresh laundry.

Make Your Own Laundry Soap With Dish SoapDiluted dish soap is used by many people in place of laundry detergent. This is a page about how to make your own laundry soap with dish soap.


A box of baking soda and borax.

DIY Dry Laundry Soap for $20 a YearYou can save a lot of money by making your own laundry powder. This page contains a recipe for DIY dry laundry soap for $20 a year.


A woman smelling her fresh laundry.

Making Scented Laundry Crystals?This is a page about making scented laundry crystals. Scented laundry crystals are a popular laundry product used to leave your wash smelling wonderful. They can be costly to buy, so why not try making your own in your favorite scents?


HE Washer

Homemade Laundry Soap for an HE WasherThis is a page about homemade laundry soap for an HE washer. You can easily and inexpensively make your own laundry soap to use in all types of washers, including HE.


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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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Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent RecipesThis page contains homemade liquid laundry detergent recipes. Homemade laundry detergent can save you money and it allows you to avoid some of the ingredients that can bother sensitive skin.


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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Homemade Stain Remover RecipesMaking your own stain removers is easy to do at home. This page contains homemade laundry stain remover recipes.


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 Detergent for a Front Load Washer?I would like a detergent recipe for a front load washing machine.


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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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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 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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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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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 DetergentPour 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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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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Homemade Thick, Liquid Detergent?I am looking for a homemade recipe for thick, liquid detergent.


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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?



Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap - jar of soap

Homemade Powdered Laundry SoapThis laundry soap is easy to make and free of that long list of chemicals you will find in your average container of store bought soap. It works well too!


Easy Reusable Dryer Softener Sheets

Easy Reusable Dryer Softener SheetsInstead of adding liquid softener to the wash, make these easy reusable dryer sheets!


A box of baking soda and borax.

Dry Laundry Soap for Twenty Dollars a YearBuy these ingredients at the dollar store. You will only need 2 tablespoons per load of laundry. First grate your soap, then mix all ingredients together. I used two garbage bags doubled up.



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Homemade Laundry Detergent Separating?I made 5 gallons using a recipe from TikTok. Because of the quantity and frequency of our laundry, I diverted a little. I used one full bar of fels naphtha, 2 cups borax, 2 cups of washing powder and added essential oil for fragrance. Also added 1/2 cup laundry sanitizer, and 1/2 cup of softener. I'm having the same separating issues. Is there anything I can do in the main bucket before I put it in the smaller use container?


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Is Homemade Laundry Soap Safe for a Septic Tank?I made 5 gallons of the soap and it worked just fine, but my husband said because it was made of powders and bar soap it will clog our septic tank! Is he right? It is a gel now, and I dilute it before using it.


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Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe?If you use ground up soap bars as laundry soap, will it leave a soap scum residue on the clothes? You can grind them in a small baby food chopper or any food chopper.


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Keeping Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap from Separating?I am lookin for DIY hacks to stop homemade liquid laundry soap from separating.


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Homemade Laundry Soap Separated?I made laundry soap, but when I put it in the bucket it separated; how can I fix it?


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Septic Safe Homemade Laundry Detergent?My husband and I have been making our own laundry soap for a couple years now, and we have never had a problem up until now. Now we are finding that something is clogging our septic system. So my question is is there something in the borax or the fels naptha soap that's causing this? Do we need to alter our recipe for the soap?


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