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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Homemade Laundry Soap and Dishwasher Soap

I have always had trouble finding laundry soaps without scent. I have found I have a sensitivity to fragrance in soaps. I decided to try some recipes I found on the internet and I finally found two that I think work very well and I continue to use them to this day. With this economy we're all trying to save money and this is one little way I do...

Powdered Laundry Detergent
Use face mask and place a wet towel over food processor as process creates fine dust
We have soft water and I use approximately 1/4 cup per large load
2 bars grated soap such as Ivory (Must be pure soap... Grate it in food processor)
1/2 cup Washing Soda (This can be found in the laundry aisle, by Arm and Hammer)
1/2 cup Borax (This can be found in the laundry aisle also by 20 Mule Team)

Powdered Dishwasher Soap
(If you use Jet Dry, instead fill rinse agent reservoir with white vinegar)
I use approximately 1/4 cup per load, depending on soil

1 1/2 cups Borax
1 1/2 cups Baking Soda
1 cup Salt (This can be increased for more scrubbing power)

I'd love to hear how this works for you or how you modify it to make it work better. That's my little money saving tid bit for this time!

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