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  • I have been making the liquid laundry detergent about about a year now. I like it but one issue that I have found, is that it does not remove all stains.

    This is very similar to my laundry detergent recipe. I also make the powder kind, however, I make it all in the food processor, which grinds it to a very fine powder. I also found that the homemade laundry soap wasn’t deodorizing as well as I liked, so I added baking soda to the mixture. Now it’s perfect.

  • Made my first batch over the weekend, and made a discovery. I had a bunch of pieces of Ivory soap left over from making Ivory soap boats for kids a while back, and they’d gotten thoroughly dried out because we use Dove soap for showering. When I grated up the dried Ivory, it grated as a powder, and made mixing it with the other powders MUCH easier. So I recommend that you take the bar of soap out of the wrapper and put it somewhere where it can get good and dry before you grate it for the laundry detergent.
    .-= Lisa´s last blog .. =-.

    Just made this detergent today and have been using it all day. It seems to be working great! :) I used my food processor with the grating blade on to grate up the soap bar and it literally took about 2 minutes to mix up. It was great not to spend 20 bucks on laundry detergent at the store today! Easy, cheap and it works! Can’t beat that! :)

    Container Size: 50 oz
    Container Type: Bottle
    Easy Reorder Eligible: Yes
    Item Type: Laundry Detergent
    Manufacturer Name: PHOENIX BRANDS
    Manufacturer Part Number: 49558EA
    Scent: Fresh
    Type: Laundry Detergent

  • Just made my first batch. I like a scented laundry detergent so I used some Irish Spring. lol (I love my Tide). The first load is in the washing machine now. Can’t wait to see how it turns out! I, like others, had problems finding washing soda, but took the advice of a previous poster and bought some ph plus in the pool section. $8, but the container will last forever, so still very worth it in the long run. Mixed it up in a food processor, and the longest part was gathering the ingredients and measuring them. lol Just cube the bar of soap and stick it in the processor with the washing soda and borax, and the blade will take care of the rest, no need to grate the soap too. :)

I buy mine in the laundry detergent aisle at Wal Mart

I have been making my own liquid/gel laundry detergent for years now. At first we had a top load regular washer but when it died we purchased a front load He washer. Bottom line – homemade laundry detergent really does work. We have never had issues with fading colors or elasticity wear-out. I am a huge fan of vinegar and have been adding to my wash for years. Not only does it work as a softener, deodorizer, cuts soap scum, removes “new clothes chemicals”, but also reduces static when used in the rinse cycle. It may not prevent static completely. One caveat, I would not use a commercial soap that isn’t “pure”. Just oils and lye – no additives. We have sensitive skin (eczema) as well as noses (sinus flare-ups around irritants). Never, never, never had any skin issues from homemade laundry detergent (that should answer the question about safely using on baby clothes and diapers). Adding a fabric softener or scented dryer sheet, just negates your efforts for a hypoallergenic detergent. They leave a residue and use perfumes.