Making my own baby wipes and laundry detergent

Sondra - posted on 02/26/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Baby Wipes:
Bounty paper towels (the only kind that works)
cut roll n half- electric knife works best or use a cerated knife.
in an empty ice cream bucket, mix 2 cups water, 2 TBSP of baby wash, 2TBSP of baby oil and 1 TBSP of rubber alcohol (rubbing alcohol can be left out if baby has sensitive skin) Put half of paper towel roll into the bucket and cover and let sit of 30 minutes. In the cover, cut an X on the top to thread wipes through. After 30 minutes, open and remove cardboard roll from middle of the "wipes". Grab one wipe and thread through X on the cover.


Homemade Laundry Detergent (recipe from Michelle Duggar)
We use Fels-Naptha bar soap in the homemade soap recipes, but you can use Ivory, Sunlight, Kirk's Hardwater Castile or Zote bars. Don't use heavily perfumed soaps. We buy Fels-Naptha by the case from our local grocer or online. Washing Soda and Borax can normally be found on the laundry or cleaning aisle. Recipe cost approx. $2.

Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value

4 Cups hot tap water
1 Fels-Naptha soap bar
1 Cup Washing Soda
½ Cup Borax

- Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted.

-Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. Add melted soap, washing soda and Borax. Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water. Stir, cover and let sit overnight to thicken.

-Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. Shake before each use. (will gel)

-Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, tea tree oil.

-Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons.

-Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads)

-Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads)

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Brooke - posted on 02/26/2009

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Wow! That is amazing. Does it really work as well as the store brand laundry soaps like Tide?

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