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MsSage

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Laundry soap
« on: July 20, 2009, 07:32:22 pm »

Since I saw the "recipe" on the blog I thought i would ask here ....
It said 1 tblsp per load ......uummm is that a 5 gallon bucket load, compact apt washer or a reg washer, or a large load in a reg washer?
I know dont worry about it but I am trying to figure out how much I have and how long it would last.
Thanks for the dry recipe Anita. That is easier to store in a container and lighter to carry.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 08:55:27 pm »

Where do you get laundry soap?
Not detergent, soap. :huh:
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 09:06:54 pm »

I seen a recipe on survivalblog.com and I believe it called for 1/3 cup of the liquid version for a regular washer load.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 09:11:08 pm »

I wasn't going to use it for laundry.
You use it to make jellied gasoline, for torches, BBQ starting, etc...
But you need the powdered kind.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 11:08:51 pm »

1 cup borax
1 cup washing soda
2 bars ivory soap grated fine
mix and use 1 Tblsp per load.
I did 6 cups and 8 bars so we shall see.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 12:14:15 am »

I make the liquid with about 15 drops of Lilac essential oil and Fels-Naptha. Ms Sage, Can you let us know how the Ivory works? Thanks
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 09:29:03 am »

I made a liquid based on Borax and washing soda and soap.  I like it but it didn't get the shirts white enough for Honey's office job.
It also came out really lumpy. 
I'll try the dry kind.  For my clothes and the boys.  I don't where white anyway and there is no point in keeping the clothes of an 11 yo boy spotless.  I can't even keep them whole for long. :laugh:
That will at least cut down on the soap consumption.

A tablespoon doesn't sound like much to me.  Of detergent, yes.  But not a soap based cleaner.  Maybe a 1/4 cup? You'll have to experiment.  Let us know what you find out?
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 09:36:38 am »

What is 'washing soda'?

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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 12:25:49 pm »

What is 'washing soda'?

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Sodium carbonate.   :-)

You find it in the laundry soap section of your typical supermarket,  pretty much like baking soda,  similar small boxes.


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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 03:24:35 pm »

I've never seen it.
Nor laundry soap for that matter.
Only detergent.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 07:32:30 pm »

I've never seen it.
Nor laundry soap for that matter.
Only detergent.
Washing soda its next to Borax. The "soap" is bars of ivory soap ...ya know bath bars, mine came 4 to a pack.
It took some mixing to get the lumps of soap mixed up.
hmmmm I never thought of oil for scent......cool idea
Shoer HAS to have "smell" and it has to be a clean smell ....men or should I say marines or I really dont know LOL just know I gotta love em
amigi I was wondering if you could make a small batch and add in the oxi stuff to help with the whites? I was thinking about doing that for whites...socks and tshirts and undies.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 07:41:43 pm »

AFAIK The Oxi stuff does not come in unscented.  A lot of my goal in making my own is to avoid smelling like laundry.  Plus, most scents make me itch, or swell up.  They DO sell unscented detergent.
It is just as easy to buy one bottle for one kind of clothes and make my own as well.  I already make soap.  Laundry soap is not much more work.

As a side bar, I am finding it harder to find Borax and Washing Soda.  I had to switch stores at one point.  The Co-ops still carry them.

Vinegar is a great laundry additive too.  I put it in the place softener goes.   It softens water and fights odors and germs.  I like it on mildew smelling things.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 10:03:05 pm »

I just checked on how to make lye so I don't have to buy it.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2009, 04:03:47 am »

I just checked on how to make lye so I don't have to buy it.

Something I bet only a few of you guy's knew that you could do with lye, is to remove hair from hides for tanning.
It's in one of the Foxfire books.
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Re: Laundry soap
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 06:46:30 am »

Yes lye is very useful for soap, tanning hides and a heat source for cooking none food items I would think seeings it gets hot when water is added.
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