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Laundry help please?


#1

I like normal ingredients, nothing that will explode ;), and I’m just looking for a tip on how to get cleaner clothes. I have babies that get their clothes really stained and dirty, my husband’s clothes get filthy at work too, and all the normal stuff. Thanks!


#2

This may be bad advice because it isn’t made of natural ingredients but the brand Shout works great for us. I only use it when really needed.


#3

Baking soda. Add to the laundry BUT for stubborn stains, make a paste with lemon juice and scrub in with old brush. If stain is really stubborn, lemon juice and sun (if white).

Also add hydrogen peroxide to your loads.


#4

I make my own laundry soap. My husband is a diesel mechanic, and it gets his clothes clean! You can probably google recipes but I make mine like this: I grate a bar of zote or fels naptha soap and melt it in a few cups of water on the stove. In a 5-6 gallon bucket I add one cup of washing soda, one cup of borax, and 1/2 cup of baking soda. I add the melted soap water and I fill the bucket up with hot water to the brim and stir it all up. Let it sit overnight and it turns into a slightly watery/semi solid gel. I mix it once more and then you have a very long lasting, potent, stain busting, cheap laundry soap that you made yourself. :slight_smile: There are quite a few variations of this recipe. A quick search would give you lots of options!


#5

Sounds great! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing :smiley:


#6

I will give the paste a try also! Thanks for sharing!!


#7

I’d never heard of it before, but I am curious to try it out. Thanks!!


#8

I do the same recipe as Jenny. However, we use that mixture 50/50 with water. It works fantastic! If I have a bad stain, we use OxyClean Spray on it.


#9

Oxiclean works well!