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Homemade Laundry Detergent
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Hi, I have been wanting to try to make my own laundry detergent but I can't find Borax in my country. Can I use Oxyclean instead?
I did that but it didn't turn yellowish, and it never turned "grainy".It did become exothermic with vinegar, however.( I baked it for about 4 hours.)
I can't get a laundry soap in Asda or Tesco. Ordering it online is quite expensive. I will try to find a Fairy laundry soap online thanks for the tip - jessiejw8
I've been out of the UK for several years so don't know if it's still available but Fairy used to do a Laundry Soap. - jannie.lloyd
It was not a negative comment, sorry you took it that way. I am trying to follow the group's rules, I am also hoping to help others out by pointing them in a direction that would result in cleaner laundry. I'm not fishing for members. I am a member there, not an admin and I did not create the group nor the information that they share in that group. I was just pointed there by something I read online by another member of the group (which I do not know personally) and have learned a lot about doing laundry effectively. Short story: there is nothing in homemade laundry detergent that actually CLEANS your laundry. There are no enzymes or other agents that remove the dirt, stains and yuck from your clothing. As it is, the soap just cakes on over time and can attract dirt etc. making your clothes more dingy and dirty over time. There are infographics and other documents in the files in that group that explain it better. Soap is great for washing hands, it is not effective for washing clothing. The other agents in this recipe are great as laundry boosters, but not in actually cleaning your clothing. I have noticed that my laundry is SO much cleaner now that I have stopped using homemade laundry soap, which I used for years. I'm posting as a PSA because I keep seeing these homemade laundry detergent recipes pop up and they can be damaging to your clothing and machine over time. - moonbee
I just did tell the answer above, as best as I can. I have no idea if the group is closed or accepting members. I'm not an admin there. - moonbee
I think you can tell us why but you are fishing for members. If you are not going to share information, do post negative comments you can't or are unwilling to explain. It's just bad manners. - DennisS4
So why do you say homemade laundry detergent is not good? I think you should explain because you did post on a page that is how to make homemade laundry detergent. Thank you in advance for your explanation. - DennisS4
They are private, you can request to join and see the information. It is all based on science and how to best clean things. Per group rules, you have to join to see the information, it is not shared around the web. - moonbee
Dennis, see my comment below. The group does not allow sharing of the information outside of the group, to prevent misunderstandings and misuse. Join the group and find out! - moonbee
the laundry love and science groups are all private :( - triciab1212
Yes, it is, and group rules don't allow sharing information outside the group. You can request to join the group though and see all their information on why homemade detergent is not good. - moonbee
OMG> the thought of having to go to BigLots, Walmart and Meijer just made me sick to my stomach! But I guess your batch reduces trips to the store. So that's good! - KatieB103
I've been making this for years, using Zote, because of my Eczema ridden daughter, I use three bars of Zote (bought from Big Lot .90 ea) 2 boxes of Washing Soda (from Walmart or Meijer 2.99 ea) and 1 box of Borax (Walmart or Meijer 2.99 ea), I have in the past added a small container of and oxiclean like product also from Big Lot, I didn't notice a difference. It works great. - sleepblack
I use the tubs from cloths dryers and top loading washing machines for drum composters. Stand them up right to "load" materials. Periodically tilt them on their side and roll them back and forth in the yards to mix the materials. Stand them back up right to add more materials or until you are ready to use the compost. Dryer drums may need "caps" for both end to retain the materials. Washer drum usually only need caps for one end.
I'm sorry but if everybody is using 22 cups of water for 1 gallon, that is why the laundry soap is coming out watery. There is only 16 cups in a gallon...
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