I made it myself

19Dawn76

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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.
 

19Dawn76

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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.
 

19Dawn76

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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.
 

momma's chickens

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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.
 

PotterWatch

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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?
 

redhen

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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..
 

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