Homemade Laundry Soap Instructions!

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For those of you who would like a cheaper alternative, here is a homemade laundry soap that I used to use. This will work for HE machines too. Our clothes came out clean and fresh every time. Do-It-Yourself laundry detergent • 3 bars of soap. (I used to use Ivory) 5 oz. • 3 cups Borax • 3 cups Arm & Hammer washing soda ($5 for 55 oz) First, cover your table with newspaper (especially if you tend to make more of a mess that is necessary like me…lol) Grate the bars of soap into a container using a cheese grater and add the Borax and Arm & Hammer Washing Soda. Mix it up well and store in an air tight container. You will only need about 1/4 cup for a full load.
supercouponingmo posted Feb 13, 2012
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nimrodboy3
oooH..neat..thanks!
nimrodboy3 (rep: 68k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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supercouponingmo
You are very welcome!
supercouponingmo (rep: 6.69k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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encorez
don't use that on new high efficiency washers, it will plug them up.

but really? box of detergent costs $12 and does 190 loads.....
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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supercouponingmo
I wrote this to help people. You dont have to be so rude. You know there might be people out there that need to save that 12 dollars. :(
supercouponingmo (rep: 6.69k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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iowahawkeyes
well I like that she posted this, because it shows that she cares enough to post something so others can save money. Major respect to supercouponingmo
iowahawkeyes (rep: 4.24k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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supercouponingmo
Thanks so much iowahawkeyes!
supercouponingmo (rep: 6.69k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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encorez
^ is it saving money? What is the cost per load? With the sears detergent, it is about $.05 a load. How can you beat that?
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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encorez
and time is money......but really I don't really care if people want to spend all that time and effort to save a few dollars. But for me, there isn't enough time in the day.....
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Feb 13, 2012
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RedHeadSaver
Thanks for the neat writeup :)
RedHeadSaver (rep: 616) posted Feb 14, 2012
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VirginiaPeanuts
It seems as if it would save money. You can get 3 bars of soap and Borax at the Dollar Tree and I've seen the 55oz. Arm % Hammer for under $3. I might try it with my kids. Gets them to help with laundry and gives us something to do. Thanks :)
VirginiaPeanuts (rep: 11.2k) posted Feb 14, 2012
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branie
This sounds kind of fun, thanks I may try this next week during February school vacation.
branie (rep: 43.2k) posted Feb 14, 2012
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