Latest posts 
 ProfileProfile   Private messagesPrivate messages   SearchSearch 


Homemade Laundry Detergent

 
 
 
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    HC Forums Forum Index -> Hyena Chat
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
mommy you soap it
Working on a new project




Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 3382
Location: Los Olivos, California
HC$ 272.72

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Homemade Laundry Detergent Reply with quote

I make my own laundry detergent with a combo of Zote, washing soda and borax. I love making it and using it but I must admit my clothes do not all come clean? Some times it is rather obvious that things don't come clean and a real bummer.

Does anyone else experience this? maybe I need to change my formulation?
_________________
-Leah, Wife to Paul and Mommy to Alexa (8), Nate (6) and Alyson (2)
www.mommyyousoapit.com


Might be better known as Whiffy Bean Bags, sorry for the confusion!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kristina93
*NEEDS* more fiber




Joined: 27 Aug 2008
Posts: 7025
Location: Southern CA
HC$ 90.25

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a specific set of clothing, or stain, that doesn't come out?

I have found that I can't get Mark's clothes clean with Rockin' Green, so I have to use ALL for his clothes, AND a stain remover. Usually I just throw in a Tide stain remover thingy now. He just gets so much oil and grease on his work clothes that homemade stuff doesn't cut it. I still spend less on detergent overall though.
_________________
Under the Hill Crafts
FB
Etsy

Kristina: Married to DH Mark, DS1 Austin 6/18/08, DD Audrey 12/05/09, and DS2 Cody 6/2/11
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mommy you soap it
Working on a new project




Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 3382
Location: Los Olivos, California
HC$ 272.72

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really...and this is sort of sad but the item that really tipped me off was a pair of my knit capri pants from the Gap that Aly wiped her foody fingers on..like a sticky fruit bar from TJs. The food did not come off and now it has sort of permanently stained the pants. Just seems like the clothes don't look clean...dingy like...and almost really worked over. I have used my homemade stuff for the past 2 months straight nothing else...and I used my own a couple years ago for a good 6 months straight so I really want it to work...
_________________
-Leah, Wife to Paul and Mommy to Alexa (8), Nate (6) and Alyson (2)
www.mommyyousoapit.com


Might be better known as Whiffy Bean Bags, sorry for the confusion!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kristina93
*NEEDS* more fiber




Joined: 27 Aug 2008
Posts: 7025
Location: Southern CA
HC$ 90.25

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about adding in some Oxyclean? It would boost the detergent itself. It's adding $ to it, but I still think it would be cheaper than going straight to a name brand.
_________________
Under the Hill Crafts
FB
Etsy

Kristina: Married to DH Mark, DS1 Austin 6/18/08, DD Audrey 12/05/09, and DS2 Cody 6/2/11
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mommy you soap it
Working on a new project




Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 3382
Location: Los Olivos, California
HC$ 272.72

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep I drop a bit of oxy clean in most loads!
_________________
-Leah, Wife to Paul and Mommy to Alexa (8), Nate (6) and Alyson (2)
www.mommyyousoapit.com


Might be better known as Whiffy Bean Bags, sorry for the confusion!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kristina93
*NEEDS* more fiber




Joined: 27 Aug 2008
Posts: 7025
Location: Southern CA
HC$ 90.25

PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well.. . then I'm out of ideas. Good luck!
_________________
Under the Hill Crafts
FB
Etsy

Kristina: Married to DH Mark, DS1 Austin 6/18/08, DD Audrey 12/05/09, and DS2 Cody 6/2/11
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Joyce12
Maxed out Hyena




Joined: 14 Nov 2006
Posts: 4328
Location: Texas
HC$ 204.13

PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Zote, Mule team and a generic of Oxi-Clean that I get at Dollar General for $5 a gallon container. My clothes come out pretty clean but we have hard water, so an occasional dose of vinegar helps. I feel really blessed that this works for us as I have sensitive skin and can't handle normal laundry detergent.
_________________
Joyce - homeschooling WAHM to 4 wonderful kiddos Hillcountry Dollmaker Check me out at Lily Pad Landing and Fresh
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
mommy you soap it
Working on a new project




Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 3382
Location: Los Olivos, California
HC$ 272.72

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm..a dose of vinegar might be what I really need. We have super hard water here too and I need to put vinegar in my dishwasher also.
_________________
-Leah, Wife to Paul and Mommy to Alexa (8), Nate (6) and Alyson (2)
www.mommyyousoapit.com


Might be better known as Whiffy Bean Bags, sorry for the confusion!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Courtney571
Cub with 4 spots




Joined: 17 Sep 2010
Posts: 194
Location: Boyce, va
HC$ 50.94

PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vinagar might help. I also add a bit of baking soda to my washing detergent... AND if things are REALLY dirty, I make a paste of the laundry detergent, and rub it gently into the item and let it sit for 10 minutes or so before I put it in the laundry.

Good luck!
_________________
-Courtney :-)
http://hyenacart.com/MeenBeanMade
http://www.facebook.com/pages/MeenBeanMade/111935002208357
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    HC Forums Forum Index -> Hyena Chat All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist