Homemade laundry detergent revisited

I promised a report after using the first batch of homemade detergent and I’m happy to report that it was a success.  I got about 6 weeks out of that batch and I’m quite pleased with that for the cost, which was considerabley less than the equivalent in commercial detergent.  I never saw any excess sudsing, which was important to me with my h.e. washer.  I still use my Oxyclean when I’m doing lights or whites, only use chlorine bleach about once a month on my whites, and pre-treat stains, if necessary.  I didn’t see any difference in the results of how clean things came out. 

I did begin using white vinegar in my rinse dispenser and I’m pleased with that, too.  I haven’t used any fabric softeners for many years because of skin sensitivities and the oily residue it leaves on the fibers.   I use rubber dryer balls when I use the dryer, but it’s even better with the vinegar and terribly cheap.

So don’t be afraid to go for the recipe and it works safely with the h.e. washers!


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