First of all, thanks for creating this website! I have been so inspired by you!! Question: I made the liquid laundry detergent soap, and when I took out bottle #2 to shake it (it became a dense gel), I noticed white ‘ strings’ and round shapes in the liquid, floating around. Do you think they are bacteria? Should I get rid of this batch? I would post a link with a picture, but I am not sure that is allowed in this comment section.
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Hi, I am also wondering the same thing. I already have a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap 18-in-1 Hemp Peppermint Pure Castile Soap. Can I use that for the liquid laundry detergent recipe?
Just stir or shake well before using. I fill a washed-out empty dish soap bottle full of my liquid laundry detergent so I don’t have to deal with the large bucket every time I do laundry. I just shake the bottle and squirt the appropriate amount into my machine’s dispenser (LG front loading he machine). I didn’t use the softener crystals, so I just put white vinegar in the softener dispenser which, I think, also helps rinse soap residue away and helps with our hard water. BTW, the recipe I used called for a total of 3 gallons water, 1 bar of soap, 1 cup Borax and 1/2 cup washing soda. I used Ivory soap. Next time I will try equal parts Borax and washing soda and Fels-Naptha soap to see if greasy dirt is more easily cleaned. Also, the recipe I tried (from another website) said to use only 2 tbsp/load in high efficiency machines, which wasn’t nearly enough to clean the clothes.
Hello! I have used a few of your recipes, thank you for sharing! I recently made the liquid laundry detergent and for the first few days, the consistency was fine and it seemed to work well in the wash but within the first week, it has separated into a thick, chunky, white layer at the top that almost looks curdled with a layer of just liquid at the bottom. If you have an email address I can send you the photo, I’m not sure what happened? I’ve tried stirring it to mix it back together but it doesn’t seem to help. Any advice would be much appreciated, I would hate to have to pour out the whole jar. Thanks! ~Lauren