I made it myself

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 19Dawn76, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    I started making my own laundry detergent this summer and I just found out that i can make my own dishwasher detergent with the stuff I already have around the house. I was curious, am I missing something else? What do you make yourself?

    By the way this has saved about $20 a month and I think it does a way better job on my sons food and beverage stained clothes.
  2. henryetta

    henryetta Songster

    May 21, 2009
    san diego, cali
    ohh, cant think of anything right this sec, but are you gonna share your laundry detergent 'recepie' with us?????
  3. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    My sister and mother love the soap recipe they use. I'll get it and post it here.

    As soon as I run out of my stockpile I got from couponing (2 more years) I'll start making my own. [​IMG]
  4. chickenvirgin

    chickenvirgin In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2009
    Blaine Lake, SK
    Please share!!![​IMG]
  5. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    1 1/2 cup 20 mule team borax. 1 1/2 cup of arm and hammer washing powder and a bar of fels naptha soap. You grate the soap (wear a mask). add grated soap to 12 cups of water and heat until dissolved. Add dry ingredients and stir until dissolved.put in a 5 gallon container and add 12 cups of hot water and stir. Then add 2 gallons and 8 cups of water. Stir. Let sit fot 24 hours. Then stir til smooth.
  6. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    Ace hardware was the onluy place here that carried all of the items. I spent about 10 dollars including a 5 gallon bucket with a lid. I just made it for the second time and all I had to buy was another bar of fels naptha (1.29). I still have a ton of the other stuff left and today I learned that a tablespoon of each plus white vinager where jet dry goes works great in the dishwasher.
  7. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    I make my own laundry soap and I use this recipe...

    2 C washing soda
    2 C borax
    1 bar Fels Naptha soap, grated
    1 C powdered color safe bleach

    Mix together and use 2 tsp per load.
  8. henryetta

    henryetta Songster

    May 21, 2009
    san diego, cali
    great thread!! im gonna be printing it out and using... I'm hoping too to see some other things people are making themselves..
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I love my homemade laundry soap, it works wonderfully! Does the dishwashing stuff work for you? The kind I made didn't work at all. How do you make yours?
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I'd love to do this..but i cant with a HE washer..you have to use the special HE soap or it ruins the componets of your washing machine..*ask me how i know this* I'm on my second $900 washing machine... in only a few yrs time..[​IMG]

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