Friday, July 19, 2013

Bright White Laundry Soap


This laundry soap could not be easier to make, and my whites have never been whiter!
Three simple ingredients, and in 2 minutes, you have a gallon of laundry detergent that cost next to nothing!


Here's the recipe:

2 T of Dawn Dish Soap
1 Gallon of hot water

Directions:  Add your 3 T each of Washing Soda and Borax to the  gallon jug.  Fill the jug with the hottest water you can get from your tap completely full.  Add the 2 T of Dawn at the end to avoid suds.  Shake it up and you are good to go.  Use about as much as a capful of store bought laundry soap and watch how bright and clean your whites become!  For all other laundry soap needs, try this recipe!


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14 comments:

  1. When you say a capful, what do you mean? What size cap?

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  2. I have a cap from an old laundry bottle saved. It's the same amount as you would normally use with store bought detergent.

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  3. Lindsay thank you for this ... this is silly but what do you mean by 3T??

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  4. Hi Lindsay...thank you for posting this, I have a question, what would be the difference in using this for all the laundry opposed to using it just for whites, and your other recipe for laundry soap??...This just seems a lot easier

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    1. The dawn dish soap in this recipe is used as a brightening agent for whites, but doesn't have the stain fighting power that the fels-naphtha soap has in the regular laundry soap recipe. You could try this with your colors, I just don't know that you would see as good of results in the stain fighting aspect. Hope this helps!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  5. why not make this & add the 1/3 bar of fels-naphtha (melted of course) then you could use it for both whites & colors?

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  6. I personally would not trust dawn on my colored clothes. I've seen dawn lighten fabrics and carpet, part of the brightening power, making it safe for whites but not for colors.

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  7. Does it matter what kinf of Dawn I use the blue? Thanks Marcy

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  8. You say to add the hottest water you can get and shake. You only use a small amount of the gallon for your first load of white, so what do you do with the laundry solution when it is cold? I'm not sure I understand about the hot water and multiple uses.

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    1. The hot water is for mixing purposes to help dissolve the soaps. You can then use it as you would any other laundry detergent.

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  9. I just use white vinegar to brighten all my clothes (whites and colors), and it also softens them without over softening when used in the rinse cycle too! We have really hard water here in Phoenix, and I haven't used bleach, water softner or fabric softner in two years now. And no, my clothes do not smell like vinegar, they come out nice and fresh without any scent.

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  10. thanks for all of these. sometimes bleach tends to break me out if not thoroughly rinsed out and also, bleach is harder on material. i appreciate and will try all these (including the vinegar that someone commented..i have heard that before, but havent tried it. i dont know why i havent because i use vinegar for so many other things. such as cleaning the coffee pot, etc.) thanks agin.

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  11. Thank you all for all the tips. I will try them, along with the other recipes (laundry soap). I have heard the tip for vinegar before, but somehow have never tried it. i dont know whay, as i use it for other things such as cleaning the coffee pot. thanks for the ideas!!!

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