What recipes for soaps, cleaners, detergents, etc do you use?

Tot - posted on 11/29/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Does anybody have any recipes for homemade detergents, soaps, cleaners, etc? Thinking that might save some money!! :) What has worked for you?

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Kyah - posted on 12/07/2012

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I just started making my own laundry soap about a year ago an love it! 1/2 cup Borax, 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda, and 1 soap bar grated into small flakes. We use 2 tablespoons per load and it lasts a long time. We have been using the Felsnaptha soap bar in the laundry aisle at Walmart for 99cents but you can get any bar of soap- can be plain, free of dyes and perfumes and then add 1 drop or two of essential oil (your pick fragrance) to scent your load. It's easy to make and saves a lot if money for us.

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Beatrice - posted on 12/18/2012

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I have been using equal parts washing soda, baking soda and oxyclean (or some type of "oxy" cleaner). This is the easiest recipe I've found as it requires not a lot of mixing up with water and you don't have to grate a bar of soap.

I particularly like this blog, which also mentions that home-made liquid detergents lose power over time: http://littlehouseinthesuburbs.com/2012/... However, she does grate a bar of soap for her detergent recipes.

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