Post # 1
Not sure where to file this post …
A friend recently introduced me to homemade laundry detergent. I LOVE it — and it’s such a money-saver! I’m about to run out of the first batch I made and am looking for “recipe” recommendations. Anyone have tips or best recipes to share?
Post # 3
I don’t have any tips, but how would the homemade detergent do for someone with sensitive skin? DH and I both have sensitivities to most laundry detergents. We are using gain right now, but it is making us itch like crazy. The only one that works for us is All Free snd Clear, but I feel like it doesn’t clean clothes well.
Post # 4
If it has borax in it I’d have to pass, and most recipes I’ve seen call for borax and castille soap which isn’t very effective with our hard water. Borax can be really hard on sensitive skin.
I just started using Nellies and I love it. A tiny reusably tin fits in the little laundry closet and gives me 100 washes. No scent, just clean clothes! Well, I do add a few drops of lavender oil sometimes.
Post # 5
@kariebee43: this is the one I use
- Grate the dove sensitive skin bar soap or mix in food processor until finely ground.
- In a large bowl, mix 2 parts arm and hammer washing soad, 2 parts borax and 1 part grated soap. (Add a few teaspoons of baking soda if desired).
- Store in closed container. I use small animal food storage container as it is large enough to use a scoop in it without making a mess and can hold enough that I make a batch twice a year.
- Use 1/8 to 1/4 cup per load of laundry. I disolve mine in 1/2 cup warm water before addind to our top loading washer.
Post # 6
@dayl20: I actually have super sensitive skin, too. I can only use Tide Free; I’ve been known to have allergic reactions to other brands. The homemade one I’ve been using has Borax in it, but I haven’t had any problems. That said, I do keep Tide around for delicates.
I started using the homemade stuff for things like sheets, towels and jeans. And now I’m slowly transitioning it in for most other things.
Post # 7
@waitingforthering2: Thanks! This is the one I’ve been using. Glad to hear it’s recommended by others!