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#2118047 - 12/26/10 06:15 PM How to make HE washing machine detergent
powayroger Offline


Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 326
Loc: california
Since I was asked to-

We would double it to:
1 bar Fels Naptha
1 cup 20 mule team borax
1 cup washing soda
8 qts (2 gallons) water

Ingredients:
• 1/3 to 1/2 bar Fels Naptha, grated (this is a laundry bar that can be found in the laundry soap section of your market) or Ivory Soap
• 1/2 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
• 1/2 cup Washing Soda, not baking soda! Washing soda is made by Arm & Hammer and can also be found on the laundry soap aisle in your market
• 4 quarts water
You will need an old pot (about 6 quart size) that you can use just for laundry soap making, a wooden spoon, an old cheese grater, a funnel and some plastic containers like three plastic one gallon milk jugs (washed out), water jugs, or a plastic bucket that can hold at least three gallons, etc.
Place three pints of hot water in your pot. Turn the heat on medium and grate your bar of Fels Naptha into the water. Stir until the Fels Naptha is dissolved. Add your Borax and washing soda. Stir until it is thickened. Take your pot to the sink and add more warm water nearly to the top of the pot. Continue stirring. When it has cooled a little, pour even amounts into each of your three milk or water jugs using the funnel or pour the entire amount into your three-gallon bucket. Fill up the jugs or the bucket almost to the top with warm water. Mix well (you can use the handle of the wooden spoon to stir the soap in the jugs). Let stand for a few hours to cool. This will get thick, so continue to add water as needed until it is a nice "laundry liquid" consistency. You may need to shake or stir it up the first few times you use it, as it tends to separate. But, eventually, it will stay stirred together. Use 1/2 cup per laundry load.
There is no lye or anything that can "blow up" or hurt you in this recipe. This homemade laundry soap is very low sudsing and does a great job! Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and some food coloring if you like.
Since this liquid is so low sudsing, you can use cold water for most of your laundry. This will cut your utility bill dramatically. Heating water is one of the highest energy costs in any household.
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#2118054 - 12/26/10 06:25 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: powayroger]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 11579
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Thanks for that. A few weeks ago I researched soap, because I had no real idea of what it is, or how it is made; pretty interesting.

On a similar note, I have resorted to home brewing my own water, except I'm having a problem controlling the oxidation portion of the reaction and my insurance company is getting irritated by my weekly claims.
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#2118080 - 12/26/10 07:08 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 2615
Loc: Cincinnati
Originally Posted By: simple_gifts

On a similar note, I have resorted to home brewing my own water, except I'm having a problem controlling the oxidation portion of the reaction and my insurance company is getting irritated by my weekly claims.



hahahahahahahahaha. Chemistry humor!
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#2118090 - 12/26/10 07:25 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: simple_gifts]
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Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 12385
Loc: Northern CA
Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
Thanks for that. A few weeks ago I researched soap, because I had no real idea of what it is, or how it is made; pretty interesting.

On a similar note, I have resorted to home brewing my own water, except I'm having a problem controlling the oxidation portion of the reaction and my insurance company is getting irritated by my weekly claims.


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#2179250 - 02/23/11 11:15 AM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: powayroger]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 6941
Loc: Everett, Washington
I've been making my own detergent as well for about the last 4 years. Rinses better IMO, and a friend makes hers dry because she said making her own stops her allergy that occurs with commercial detergent.
I even have my Mom using it. She prefers it as well. The recipe I use just uses Fels bar, washing soda, and water. I make about 5 gallons at a time. My Mom uses the stuff I make.
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#2179322 - 02/23/11 12:42 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: powayroger]
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Registered: 08/11/05
Posts: 6751
Loc: Leamington, ON, Canada ..... r...
There is a big difference between soap and detergent.


What is this thread doing in consumer electronics ??.... confused

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#2179730 - 02/23/11 08:07 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: oilboy123]
unDummy Offline


Registered: 02/01/03
Posts: 8756
Loc: RI
Originally Posted By: oilboy123
\ Fels bar, washing soda, and water...


Recipe or ratios?
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#2188735 - 03/04/11 01:04 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: powayroger]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
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Loc: Everett, Washington
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#2188741 - 03/04/11 01:12 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: powayroger]
SteveSRT8 Offline


Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 18569
Loc: Sunny Florida
why would anyone add boric acid (ACID) to a primarily alkaline mixture?

We have extremely allergic folks here and all that requires is an extra rinse and caution in the amount of cleaning agents used.
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#2189164 - 03/04/11 09:20 PM Re: How to make HE washing machine detergent [Re: powayroger]
oilboy123 Offline


Registered: 12/05/03
Posts: 6941
Loc: Everett, Washington
I'm certainly not endorsing any of the recipes. I use one that seems to work OK. It's kind of relaxing to make it. Wish I could make my on automotive lubes.......
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