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    Is homemade laundry soap really a good idea?

    As part of my soapmaking journey, I have been very interested in making my own laundry soap, HOWEVER... while doing my research I’ve discovered that many believe homemade laundry detergent to be something to avoid, claiming that when you use homemade laundry soap, it builds up on clothes and...
  2. N

    Testing for Superfat?

    Hi there! I've made a couple of batches of soap with moderate success. My primary reason for making soap right now is to use it in a homemade laundry powder recipe that includes borax, washing soda, and grated soap. I made one batch a couple of years ago and haven't had to make another...
  3. xoticsoaps

    I want to make my own launrdy detergent

    I've tried making my own powder laundry detergent before with a homemade recipe that said I needed to grate 1 -2 bars of soap (any kind) and mix it with baking soda. Then use the mixture in my next load. So, in my head I'm thinking in a Patrick Star voice, "Wow, is that all I have to do?! Oh boy...
  4. inkyfingers

    In search of an HE (High Efficiency) laundry soap recipe

    While I know 100% coconut soap with 0% superfat is considered to be an excellent laundry soap, how many of you have used this for HE washing machines? My bottle of detergent is almost done, so I want to make some soon. What I do know about HE soap, is that it should be low in bubbles, or...
  5. Hazel

    Laundry Soap – version of MikeInPdx’s

    Thanks to MOGal70 who mentioned using less water. :thumbup: I know these are boring pictures but I posted them to show what the soap looked like for the people who’ve been following the Natural Laundry Soap thread.