This Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub is easy to make and a great DIY gift idea! Smells fantastic and leaves your skin super soft!
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This Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub is easy to make and a great DIY gift idea! by o1Angelaa Coconut oil $2.70 for 16 oz
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I do really love body scrubs! This Homemade Mint Sugar Scrub is easy to make and a great DIY gift idea! Smells fantastic and leaves your skin super soft!
1. Disinfecting and Deodorizing Sponges Don't throw out the kitchen sponge that smells like last night's salmon. Soak it in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice, then heat it on high for 1 minute. (Use an oven mitt to remove it.) This will also disinfect any sponges you used to wipe up the juices from a raw chicken.
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101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home | Glamumous! Deodorize sponges in the microwave. Soak in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice and put on fill power for one minute. Use tongs to remove as it will be hot! - See more at: http://www.glamumous.co.uk/2013/03/101-household-tips-for-every-room-in.html#sthash.WQzdqXv3.dpuf
Great tips from the Real Simple article, "14 Who Knew? Uses For Your Microwave ". Cool ideas.
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DIY Homemade Granite Cleaner: 1/4 c. rubbing alcohol, 3 drops Dawn Detergent, 5-10 Drops Essential Oil to mask alcohol smell = Homemade Granite Cleaner NOTE: Do not use citrus based or windex on granite. They will scratch the granite and strip the sealer.
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Homemade Granite Cleaner 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol (or cheap vodka) 3 drops of Dawn or other dish soap (Castile soap would also be a good alternative if you prefer) Water 5-10 drops essential oil (optional – to help mask the alcohol smell) Put the rubbing alcohol or vodka into a 16 oz spray bottle. Add the dish soap, essential oil and fill up the rest of the bottle with water. ( -- For my grandma, when she hers her granite counter tops. )
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Magic Tub Cleaning Recipe dozen ounces of white vinegar; • a dozen ounces of blue dawn detergent (liquid; • a spray bottle;
Tub and Shower Magic 12 oz white vinegar 12 oz blue dawn Heat vinegar in microwave until hot and pour into squirt bottle. Add Dawn. gently shake to mix. Just spray it on, scrub, rinse. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight. Then, scrub and rinse
Tub and Shower Magic - Heat 12 oz white vinegar in microwave, and add to a spray bottle with 12 oz of blue dawn dish soap - best cleaning solution for showers, tubs, sinks...
Tub and Shower Magic Cleaner 1 part blue Dawn Dish soap 1 part white vinegar
Shower Cleaner - 12oz white vinegar, 12oz liquid blue Dawn soap - Heat vinegar in microwave until hot. Pour into squirt bottle. Add Dawn soap. Put the lid on and gently shake to incorporate. You now have a powerful cleaning product that will melt soap scum and tub and shower buildup, clean sinks, appliances and just about anything. Just spray it on, scrub, rinse and be amazed. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight. Then scrub and rinse.
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4/19/14 - I like this. Between the vinegar and dawn shower wand and this, my shower feels and looks clean. DIY DAILY SHOWER CLEANER SPRAY: 1/2 C Hydrogen Peroxide 1/2 C Rubbing Alcohol 1/4 tsp Dawn Dish Detergent 2 tsp Jet Dry Turbo Dry 1 1/2 C Water
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[March, 2012 UPDATE] – I noticed that since I’ve been using this homemade powder laundry detergent, my washing machine does not get mildew-y as fast. I read that liquid detergent coats the surface and makes it attract more lint and mildew. May be that’s the reason but since I’ve been using the powder detergent, my washing machine hasn’t been as dirty or mildew-y. More reason why I love my homemade powder detergent formula!
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Gotta try this because the Tide front load washer cleaner is ok, but could use improvement. Hopefully this does the trick!
Smelly Front Loading Washing Machine Maintenance - Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar and a cup of baking soda during the HOT cleaning cycle. pour them directly into the drum. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent dispenser.
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Use to clean front load washing machine. $5 for the whole box vs. $10 for one of the expensive cleaners.
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These Natural Cleaner recipes look great!
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DIY laundry detergent 1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax 1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 1 (3 lb) Container of Oxy Clean (This is optional but I highly recommend adding it) 2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap (we chose to do pink for the scent but the white would be just fine. Fels Naptha) 1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener- or use 3-4 bottles of Scentsy Washer Whiffs.
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DIY laundry detergent-- HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT RECIPE Ingredients: 1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax 1 (3 lb 7 oz) Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 1 (3 lb) Container of OxyClean 2 (14.1 oz) Bars of Zote Soap 1 (4 lb) Box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda 1-2 (55 oz) Bottle of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener Directions 1. Cut zote soap into pieces, microwave, and then crumble (and is a dry powder now). 2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bucket. 3. Use 2 -4 Tablespoons per laundry load.
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How To Make Non-Toxic Coconut Oil Sunscreen - Natural Cures Not Medicine HOME / COCONUT OIL / HOW TO MAKE NON-TOXIC COCONUT OIL SUNSCREEN How To Make Non-Toxic Coconut Oil Sunscreen How To Make Non Toxic Coconut Oil Sunscreen Commercially available sunscreens are some of the most toxic products we could apply to our skin. Try this simple DIY method of making a natural alternative. Many carrier oils used in holistic and natural skincare have an intrinsic natural SPF, or sun protection factor, and coconut oil is one of many carrier oils which can be used to make a sun protection cream. The SPF of a product measures the level of protection against the UVB rays from the sun, known as the burning rays. Typically SPF’s range from a very low 1 to a very high 50. According to the book “Oils of Nature” by Anthony J. O’Lenick the oils with the highest natural SPF’s alone are carrot oil which is graded as 38-40 and raspberry seed Oil at 28-50. Jojoba oil, sesame oil and coconut oil range from 4-10 so the oils alone will not offer enough protection. However, by adding zinc oxide you can produce more of a full spectrum sunscreen which will offer protection against UVA (the ageing rays) as well as UVB. Measuring the exact protection from homemade sunscreen is not precise so safe sun exposure should always be considered. With zinc oxide care should be taken to source high quality which is specifically formulated for the cosmetic industry , but it must be uncoated and not nano-particle grade. It is best to use a simple dust mask to avoid inhaling any of the zinc oxide dust. This mineral addition to the sunscreen will leave a white hue on the skin as it isn’t absorbed within the skin layers. The recipe below for a natural homemade coconut oil sunscreen uses a variety of oils and produces more of a body butter. It is safe for the whole family to use (but make sure that children do not ingest it either intentionally or unintentionally) The addition of beeswax will give it slight water repellant properties. The essential oils you add will be a matter of personal preference although in general citrus oils in particular should not be used as they are phototoxic meaning they will actually cause burning. Carrot seed essential oil has a natural woody, earthy scent. This is a rich body butter, so a little goes a long way. You should find all of these ingredients online or at your local health food store. HOMEMADE COCONUT OIL SUNSCREEN RECIPE by Jessica Espinoza at www.deliciousobsessions.com Ingredients * 1/4 cup coconut oil * 1/4 cup shea butter * 1/8 cup sesame or jojoba oil * 2 tbsp. beeswax granules * 1-2 tbsp. zinc oxide powder (optional) * 1 tsp. red raspberry seed oil * 20-30 drops carrot seed essential oil * Essential oils of your choice (lavender, rosemary, vanilla, and/or peppermint are nice) Instructions 1. Using a double boiler (or a small pan over very low heat), melt your coconut oil, sesame or jojoba oil, beeswax, and shea butter together. The beeswax will be the last to melt. 2. When the beeswax is melted, remove the mixture from the heat and let cool to room temperature. If you’re using zinc oxide, whisk it in at this point, being careful not to create a lot of dust. If there are some lumps, that’s OK. They will break up when you whip the body butter in step 4. 3. Move the mixture to the fridge for 15-30 minutes. You want it to start to set up, but still be soft enough to whip. 4. Take the mixture out of the fridge and using a stand mixer or hand mixer, start to whip it. Drizzle in the red raspberry seed oil, the carrot seed oil, and any essential oils of your choice, and continue whipping until the mixture is light and fluffy. 5. Use as you would any regular sunscreen. Application rates will depend on your activity and exposure to water. Store in a glass container in the fridge between uses.
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DIY Deodorant with simple ingredients ... I've read that Frankincense is a good choice for homemade deodorant, it fights against breast cancer.
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DIY: Deodorant- All Natural 4 Ingredient Deodorant. Would recommend less essential oil. 1/4 tsp not necessary.
#Natural Deodorant YOU'LL NEED: 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup cornstarch (or arrowroot powder for sensitive skin), 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon essential oil (lavender and lemongrass are great!) TARAAAA!
DIY Deodorant with simple ingredients ... Ive read that Frankincense is a good choice for homemade deodorant, it fights against breast cancer. look for other recipes.. from fb: I use two parts coconut oil to one part baking soda and one part corn starch. Sift the two powders together, melt the oil and stir them into it. Set in fridge. Rub a chickpea sized amount into armpit.
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DIY Deodorant with simple ingredients YOULL NEED: 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup cornstarch (or arrowroot powder for sensitive skin), 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon essential oil (lavender and lemongrass are great!) TARAAAA!
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All Natural Home-Made Laundry Soap, ingredients from Walmart. Only 4 ingredients. You will need: 1–4lb box of Borax — a natural mineral found in California 1–4lb box of WASHING Soda –Washing soda is Sodium Carbonate (also called Soda Ash which can be purchased in swimming pool stores or departments) 1–4lb box of Baking Soda –Baking soda is Sodium Bicarbonate 3 bars of Castile Soap (all natural coconut oil soap)
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To clean jets in jacuzzi tubs, fill bath to a few inches above the jets. Pour in 1-2 cups of baking soda and let it run for about 10 minutes. Drain the cruddy water, refill tub with warm water, and run jets for another 10 minutes.
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To clean jets in jacuzzi tubs: fill bath to a few inches above the jets, pour in 1-2 cups of baking soda and let it run for about 10 minutes. Drain the cruddy water, refill tub with warm water and run jets for another 10 minutes.
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Homemade Gel-pack: 2 cups of dish soap & 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. Put in a zip baggy and freeze. My Review: This recipe was my favorite. It was the only one that froze to a perfect gel. totally reminded me of the Ice Packs with the blue goo.
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Homemade Ice Packs: 2 cups of dish soap & 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. Put in a zip baggy and freeze.
HOMEMADE LAUNDRY DETERGENT for top or front loaders - 3 simple ingredients. Slash laundry costs to a few bucks per year! (happy hooligans)
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homemade laundry detergent - happy hooligans - hE laundry soap recipe « recycled crafts 8 Simple Outdoor Activities for Toddlers » Search Homemade Laundry Detergent Homemade Laundry Detergent for top and front loading machines.. Want to slash your laundry costs big-time? Make your own homemade laundry detergent! If you’re envisioning yourself in a scene from “Little House on the Prairie”, relax! It’s really quick and easy to make. I’ve been using this homemade laundry detergent recipe for several years now, and I’m never going back to commercial detergents! Benefits to making your own laundry detergent: It’s chemical free, safe for sensitive skin, your clothing and your washing machine. It’s a good choice for those with respiratory problems, allergies and asthma. It’s easier on the environment than commercial laundry soaps, and homemade laundry soap is FAR less expensive than store-bought. Plus, you can whip up a batch of this in less time than it takes you to drive to the grocery to get a jug of the brand you normally buy. How much does it cost to make homemade laundry detergent? The “ingredients” for my detergent cost me a grand total of about 15.00 here in Canada. But you only use a bit of each ingredient to make one batch of detergent, so after 10 months of making/using my detergent, I’ve hardly put a dent in my ingredients. I estimate that my FIFTEEN DOLLAR investment will get me through a couple of years of doing laundry! So, let’s get do it! Gather your supplies! (for your convenience, affiliate links have been added to this post) What you’ll need to make homemade laundry soap: 5 Gallon bucket 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 1 cup Borax Laundry Booster 1 bar Ivory Soap (in the U.S. Fels Naptha Laundry Bar is often used) a large cooking pot and a long handled spoon On the outside of your bucket, with a permanent marker or a piece of masking tape, make a line at the 2.5 and 5 gallon marks. This will eliminate the need for measuring later. How to make homemade laundry detergent: 1. Grate the Ivory soap with a cheese grater. Add this to a large pot with approx. 4 cups of water. No need to be exact here. 2. Stir over medium-high, until soap has melted. (Do not bring to a boil; soapy boil-overs are slick and messy to clean up. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything). 3. Pour this mixture into your bucket and add Washing Soda and Borax. Stir for a couple of minutes until powders are fully dissolved. 4. Fill bucket to 5 gallon mark with hot water. Give another good stir, and let it sit, uncovered, for a min of 12 hours. An easy way to fill the bucket: If you have one of those hose and nozzle attachments at your kitchen sink, you can place the bucket on the floor in front of your sink, and stretch the hose nozzle over and fill it up that way. Good thinking, eh? Let your detergent set: Your detergent could take up to 24 hours to “set”. Sometimes I put the lid on while it sits, sometimes I don’t; sometimes I stir part way through, sometimes I don’t. But no matter what I do, results are different every single time. Sometimes it gels up and gets really thick. Sometimes it’s thinner with blobs of gel in it, other times it’s very watery with a curdled look to it. Don’t worry about how it looks! All the essential ingredients are in there so it’s going to do the job. Using your homemade laundry detergent: before using your detergent, YOU NEED TO DILUTE IT, so find yourself an old laundry jug or juice jug, and HALF FILL it with your detergent. Fill the rest of the way with water, and shake well. Shake well before each use, as it tends to gel and separate in between uses. Use 1/4 cup for front loader & 1/2 cup for top loaderaSD This soap is very LOW SUDSING; so you won’t see a lot of bubbling action. Not to worry: sudsing agents are apparently only added to commercial detergents so they look all soapy-sudsy-fantastic, when in truth, they’re not necessary for getting clothes clean. Our clothes are very much just as clean using this detergent, as they were when I used commercial detergent. Keeping your whites white: When possible, line-dry! There’s nothing like fresh air and the natural power of the sun to keep your whites as white and bright as they can be. Over time, the heat of an automatic dryer can make your clothes look dingy, and chlorine bleach can cause them to take on a yellow tinge. When this happens, toss a half-cup of your Arm and Hammer Washing Soda, into your white load and crank up the hot water. Adding fibre-friendly oxygen bleach can help as well. A healthy & inexpensive alternative to fabric softener: Another way to save money with your laundry is to switch to white vinegar for your fabric softener. Commercial fabric softeners are loaded with hazardous chemicals, and these chemicals are designed to coat and cling to the fibres of your clothing, so you’re breathing in those chemicals 24/7. Really hazardous chemicals. If you do nothing else, please read this article about the toxins in your fabric softener, and PLEASE stop using it on your children’s bedding and clothing. Their little noses are pressed up against their sheets and blankets, and they breath these chemicals in night and day. Even if you can’t give up your commercial detergent, please consider giving up your softener (liquid OR dryer sheets), because they are designed to penetrate and coat your clothing so they smell “fresh” for months. Vinegar will remove those residues, and leave your clothes just as soft. In fact, the homemade detergent and vinegar rinse combo leaves my clothes softer than any commercial brands ever did. And no, your clothing will not smell like vinegar. It won’t smell like anything at all, and THAT’S what clean really is! And, you can even use a Downy Ball to dispense the vinegar if that’s how you currently add your fabric softener. What if you can’t find Washing Soda? I’ve heard that for some of you, Washing Soda can be hard to find. One of my readers has informed me that you can make your own by baking BAKING SODA. Nature’s Nurture has a simple tutorial and explains the scientific aspect of the process. If you liked this thrifty post, you’ll probably like this one too! For more of our easy and inexpensive arts, crafts and activities for kids, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK and PINTEREST! Google+ Jackie Currie August 15th, 2011 | Tags: laundry | Category: laundry soap recipe, recipes 55 comments to Homemade Laundry Detergent Elise French August 22, 2011 at 11:10 am · Reply Hi Jackie – it’s Lori’s mom, Elise. Your site is absolutely fantastic & the name Happy Hooligans is perfect. Being an almost senior (LOL) I am certainly familiar with the term hooligans & most times it’s affectionately used to describe young, lively, kids, no connotations of destructive behaviour attached to it. I wouldn’t change it & I see 99% of the comments are very favourable to that name. I noticed that some of the photos are not showing up, the ones of the home made soap making & ones on your personal page. Thought you’d like to know. I am going to try the home made laundry soap for sure but wanted to know if the bar of Ivory is the bath size or the smaller regular size??? I have also heard about vinegar being used as a natural fabric softener, the link did not work to that. How much would you use? A lady at a local health food store told me that vinegar is very hard on cotton clothing & she didn’t recommend it being used as a fabric softener, have you had feed back on that/Anyway – you are a very busy lady but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your site even though I don’t have young children, Lori is always telling me about how inventive your crafts are & how lucky kids are in your area to have a daycare centre run by you. Good Luck, Elise Elise French August 22, 2011 at 11:14 am · Reply Oh yes, you can get nice clean 6 gallon pails at the wine making stores along with the lids sometimes as cheaply as $2.50, which is what I paid to get pails for Lori’s aquarium water. I called several stores & got prices ranging from $5.00 down to the $2.50 & that was with lids. happyhooligans August 22, 2011 at 11:58 am · Reply Hi Elise! So glad you popped in to check us out! Thanks for all your positive feedback! Thank you too for letting me know about the pictures. I don’t know what’s up with that. I’ll look into it. The ivory is just the small rectangular bar you’d pick up for handwashing. I haven’t heard about vinegar being hard on cottons. I’ve been using it for a year and haven’t noticed any difference in any of our clothes. A lot of sites recommend using a half cup per load, but I just fill my softener dispenser to the fill line and my clothes come out soft and fresh. The only time I get static at all is if there’s a fleece item in the dryer. I line dry most of the year though, so that’s rarely an issue for me anyway. I think you get static with fleece even if you use a commercial softener. Anyway, thanks again for dropping it! I’m writing up a new post right now, but when I finish it, I’ll go back and take a look at the pics and the link and see if I can solve the problem. I wonder if anyone else is having troubles seeing them. I haven’t heard, but I’ll ask around. Take care, Elise! give a “green” Christmas gift this year | happy hooligans December 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm · Reply [...] recipe for my laundry soap is super-simple, and can be found here. �You can whip up a batch his in less time than it takes to run out and buy some, and a 5 gallon [...] lIZ December 28, 2011 at 5:51 pm · Reply DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA ID THIS DETERGENT IS SAFE TO USE IN A WASHER THAT CALLS FOR HE (high efficiency) detergent? The price I pay for HE TIDE is ridiculous! Vanessa Reiboldt Mitchell April 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm · Reply yes it is very safe for use in he! Vanessa Reiboldt Mitchell April 2, 2012 at 1:33 pm · Reply I have been making my own laundry soap for about 3 1/2 years and it is WONDERFUL!!!!! I use a bar of felz napatha instead of the ivory though. It works great. I might try the ivory next time just to change it up a bit. I also use the vineger as a fabric softener and have never had problems! happyhooligans April 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm · Reply Vanessa, you’re a girl after my own heart. Liz Hallberg June 15, 2012 at 1:35 am · Reply I made a batch of powdered detergent over 6 months ago and I am not even halfway through it… definitely worth it!! In my detergent we used Ivory too, but instead of grating it I decided to pop that Ivory in the microwave for 2 minutes (an experiment I have done so many times with the Clubhouse Kids!!) and once it cools, it literally flakes right into a fine powder that you sprinkle right into the detergent. I’m just not good with a grater, I always end up requiring a band-aid The Fels Naptha bar soap can also be microwaved (I had a bar of that in my soap too). Just thought that may help the clumsy graters such as myself. Thanks for this great, simple, recipe. Maybe next time I will whip up a batch of liquid detergent! journeytowardchild August 24, 2012 at 2:57 pm · Reply Thank you for this post! I am happy I stumbled in on this blog while searching for all-natura laundry detergents. Trying to reduce all the chemicals and this should be awesome. A must-have-to-try as my other detergent is almost out. Thanks again!!! happyhooligans August 24, 2012 at 9:29 pm · Reply You’re welcome, Mikaela! I hope you love it as much as I do. Abby October 30, 2012 at 10:15 am · Reply Hey, what do you mean by half strength happyhooligans October 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm · Reply It’s funny, in all the time that post has been up, no-one (including me) has ever questioned that, but you’re right, it’s not actually “half strength” at that point. It’s actually double strength, or doubly concentrated. You have to then add an equal amount of water to the detergent before using it. I’ve just gone and edited the post so it’s worded correctly. Thanks for pointing that out! Heidi January 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm · Reply Is this suitable for using on cloth diapers? happyhooligans January 1, 2013 at 11:54 pm · Reply I would think they would be, Heidi because Borax and Washing Soda both specifically state on their boxes that they can be used for cloth diapers, and Ivory is a gentle soap. Ivory flakes, are a commonly known brand of baby detergent. shelby January 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm · Reply I apparently misread your directions and didn’t leave the lid off for the first 12 hours… Will that make a difference? happyhooligans January 7, 2013 at 1:50 pm · Reply No, it will be fine, Shelby. I’ve done it both ways here. shelby January 7, 2013 at 9:33 pm Great! Thank you! happyhooligans January 8, 2013 at 6:44 am You’re welcome, Shelby! Pinterest- Homemade laundry Soap « Life Laughter Everything January 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm · Reply [...] Wet- Basic Recipe� [...] Misty January 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm · Reply Hello! I’ve also noticed that in your picture of the Borax and Washing Soda where you wrote the ingredients down…you put only 1/2 cup of Borax. Whereas on this blog post, you listed the Borax as a 1/2 cup (all the other ingredients appear the same). So I am wondering is it better to use the whole 1 cup when making the full batch of detergent? Also, I couldn’t find Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda at the store. There was something called Biz that also had sodium carbonate and some other ingredients. Can this be used in place of the A&H brand? Thanks so much! I appreciate your feedback. happyhooligans January 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm · Reply Hi Misty! Or maybe I should call you Eagle Eye! In all this time, you’re only the second person to pick up on the fact that I’d written 1/2 cup on the box. I should do up a new photo I guess, and I’ve just edited the post (in case anyone else notices) to confirm that it is in fact 1 cup of borax that I use. I can’t really comment on the “Biz” as I’ve never heard of it before. I did have a reader tell me she found a way to make washing soda though. She googled it, and you just bake BAKING SODA. Here’s a link that explains it: http://naturesnurtureblog.com/2012/05/08/ttt-turn-baking-soda-into-washing-soda/. Vivian February 7, 2013 at 11:41 am · Reply I wonder – instead of diluting the second time, whether or not just using 1/2 the amount called for would work? ie for a top loader (which I have) using only 1/4 cup instead of half? My home is very small, and the laundry “room” is more of a hallway, so storing a big pail is an issue for me. happyhooligans February 7, 2013 at 8:16 pm · Reply I’m not sure about using it full strength, Vivian, but you could just add an equal amount of water to it when you use it. However, your original batch is still going to be quite large. See, I don’t actually add that 2nd amount of water until I’m using it. I 1/2 fill a laundry jug with the deterg. and top it up with water. However, I still have to have a large bucket to hold the original batch. I would suggest making a half recipe, and you wouldn’t need such a big bucket. Vivian February 7, 2013 at 9:19 pm Thanks! I will try making the 1/2 recipe and see how it works! happyhooligans February 9, 2013 at 4:04 pm Vivian!! Stop!! Have you made the detergent yet? I just realized that when I last edited my detergent recipe, I left a line in there that doesn’t belong!! I think that’s why you thought there needed to be two dilutions. If you visit the post now, you’ll see the correct version of the detergent. If you’ve already made the detergent, just don’t dilute it a second time, and you should be ok. Vivian February 9, 2013 at 4:25 pm Well, yes I have made the 1/2 batch, and man, it just about filled my 13L pail!!! =D It’s in it’s resting stage now, so I haven’t added any extra water yet. I think what I will do is save my last laundry detergent bottle that I have laying around. Just one more question though, what is the size of Ivory bar that you use?? I used one that I had in the house, and it made about 1 cup of shavings. Lis March 5, 2013 at 6:28 pm · Reply I FOUND THIS “RECIPE” SO TO SPEAK AND FINALLY CAME AROUND TO MAKING A BATCH. I JUST DID THE DILUTION IN A 1.5 GALLON CONTAINER. ONE THING THAT I WASNT REALLY SURE ON WAS, SHOULD THE DETERGENT BE MIXED AND STIRRED BEFORE THE SECOND DILUTION? ALSO, IS IT NORMAL TO STILL HAVE THE CURDLES IN IT? I HAVE SHAKEN IT UP BUT NOT SURE IF ALL THE CURDLES SHOULD BE GONE. happyhooligans March 5, 2013 at 6:45 pm · Reply Hi Lis, Yes, give it a good stir before you pour it into your laundry jug and add the water. It will likely need a good stir anyway because sometimes it really thickens up, and needs to be broken up. I like to use a whisk, and give it a good “beating” to get a lot of the lumps and curdles out of it. And yes, it might be quite curdled, and that’s ok. Every time I make it it’s different. Sometimes, it’s totally watery with curdles. Other times, it’s super thick, like a gel. Other times, it has a lot of gelatinous blobs in it. It doensn’t matter how it looks. All the key ingredients are in there, so it will clean the same regardless of the consistency of the detergent. Rachelle March 20, 2013 at 5:10 pm · Reply I was referred to your site by a family member and I am soo grateful for that. Your laundry detergent is amazing. My daughter has skin issues and it cleared it right up. Keep the great post coming! Ivory Soap Experiment and Sensory Play - Royal Baloo | Royal Baloo March 27, 2013 at 6:02 am · Reply [...] some other great ideas on how to use your Ivory soap explosion:Make Ghost Mud from Happy HooligansMake homemade laundry detergent from Happy HooligansMake tub soaps from Our Best BitesTurn it into Glowing Clean Mud from [...] passionistaatlarge April 16, 2013 at 9:26 am · Reply I was chasing “blog rabbits” and found your site! THANK YOU so much! I will be moving soon to a house with a 2 acre yard, and needed some ideas for kids’ play. It’s so nice that you have it all in one place for me. happyhooligans April 16, 2013 at 1:40 pm · Reply So glad you found us! And so envious of your 2 acre yard! What a dream come true that would be!! Farm Wife May 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm · Reply I just wanted to make sure I understood this right. You feel a 5 gal bucket full for a whole batch then when you get ready to use it you do half laundry soap an half water? So in the end you actually have 10 gal of detergent? happyhooligans May 8, 2013 at 10:13 pm · Reply Yes, that’s right! I have a 5 gallon bucket full of detergent right now, but I’ll only HALF fill a laundry jug with detergent, and top the rest of the jug up with water. So yes, 10 gallons for about a buck. Not bad, eh? Stephanie May 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm · Reply Wow, this is the same recipe that I’ve used for years, except that I don’t melt my soap or dilute it. Left as a powder, it has a tendency to clump, but only a tablespoon or so does the job. happyhooligans May 29, 2013 at 8:59 am · Reply Yes, I’ve heard it’s supposed to be just as effective in the powder form, Stephanie. Good to hear it first hand from someone who uses it that way! Kim Hainline August 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm · Reply I have a top loading machine, but it’s a high efficiency model. Should I use 1/2 cup or 1/4? happyhooligans August 5, 2013 at 12:19 am · Reply I would go with the 1/4 cup, Kim. It’s an efficient machine. I think the 1/2 cup is for the older, less efficient models, which just happen to mostly be top loaders. You really can’t overdo the soap though, so if you wanted to try the 1/2 cup, go for it. It’s low-sudsing, and won’t leave any build-up on your clothes, so it won’t be a problem if you use too much. how to wash hockey equipment September 22, 2013 at 11:36 am · Reply […] I do for all of my laundry needs, I use my homemade laundry detergent (get the recipe here) when washing our hockey gear. I like that it’s chemical free and gentle, but contains […] Rebecca November 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm · Reply Hi, Do you know whether any other brand of soap would work, or does it for sure need to be Ivory? I’m allergic to Ivory unfortunately Dove is fine for my skin, but I’m worried the properties might be different. Thanks! happyhooligans November 17, 2013 at 11:37 pm · Reply In the post, I’ve suggested that Fels Naptha is often used as a substitute (in the U.S.). You can probably use other brands, but Ivory is recommended because it’s mild and low-sudsing. I can’t recommend any other brands, as I’ve never used anything but ivory, but I’m sure if you google your question you’ll find some answers, Rebecca. Rebecca November 18, 2013 at 7:43 am Thanks Fels Naptha doesn’t seem to be available here in Canada. Perhaps I’ll try making a partial batch with Dove and see how it goes. happyhooligans November 18, 2013 at 8:03 am I think as long as you get a mild brand, and just the original version – not anything with olive oil or any fancy add-ins you should be ok. Did you try googling various recipes, Rebecca? Rebecca November 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm Yep, I had a peek on google and it looks like Ivory is pretty standard. I did notice some threads where commenters mentioned they’d tried Dove, but the results seemed pretty mixed. Some had trouble with clothes building up an oily residue over time. We’ve actually had trouble with that even using regular laundry soap since moving to Toronto – the water here is much harder than I’m used to. I might wait to try this till we’re back on the west coast with soft water again. Thanks so much for your help and your amazing blog! I love following your posts on facebook. happyhooligans November 18, 2013 at 5:05 pm What about sunlight bar soap, Rebecca? My mom used to scrub our whites with that when we were kids, and I’m not kidding, we had the WHITEST socks on the block. i think in the good old days our Grandmas washed all their clothes with it, so it might be worth a try since it’s been developed as a laundry soap. It would smell good too. SO many of the facial soaps/body bars etc have moisturizer in them, so that’s where the oily build up comes from. I would give the Sunlight bar soap a try. You can find it in the laundry aisle at your grocery store or at Walmart. Good luck! And if you try it, I’d love to know how it works for you. (Maybe just make a half batch at first!). Thanks so much for following along with us! I love that you love our stuff! x Rebecca November 18, 2013 at 5:22 pm That is a great idea! I will try it and let you know how it goes! Lisa T. January 2, 2014 at 9:12 pm · Reply Can this recipe be used as a powder too or does it have to be a liquid? What about using a bar if Dr Bronners Castile soap? Would that work or not. I can’t wait to try. happyhooligans January 2, 2014 at 9:17 pm · Reply There are powdered recipes, Lisa, but you’ll have to google one. I’ve never made it in the powder form because the liquid form is more cost-efficient. Homemade laundry detergent - happy hooligans -recipe for HE washers February 3, 2014 at 1:41 am · Reply […] with all of my personal ramblings and opinions about the benefits of making your own laundry soap, pop over to see the old post when you’re finished […] Don't Throw That Away - Uses for Laundry Detergent Containers | camp greta February 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm · Reply […] looking for a liquid recipe to put in a container with a handle or spigot, check out this recipe and tutorial. Other than being able to reuse containers, two huge benefits of making your own laundry detergent […] Moky March 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm · Reply I’m vegan and both the Ivory and the Fels Naptha have sodium tallowate in the ingredients (made from animal fat) so I won’t use them, instead I used Marseille soap (in bar). Works just the same and it’s completely cruelty free! 10 Expert Mum Tips For Laundry Organisation -Triple T Mum July 4, 2014 at 7:05 pm · Reply […] 7. Make your own liquid detergent to use in top loader or front loader machines. Save yourself hundreds of dollars! Jackie from Happy Hooligans shares how she makes her homemade liquid laundry detergent. […] Nevine guzel July 5, 2014 at 11:56 am · Reply Hi darling.., any chance you can help us Aussies out down under?? I have no idea what soap to try? And would be similar here as far as the washing soda and borax is?!! And we don’t even know what a gallon us??! Lol.. any help would be appreciated! Thanks happyhooligans July 5, 2014 at 11:51 pm · Reply Hiya, Google will help you convert litres to gallons. I think it’s about 4 to 1. Any laundry bar soap will work. I’m not sure about the Borax and washing soda. I’ve heard my followers say you can get it at Coles. Does that name ring a bell with you? You can make your own washing soda too. Did you see the link in the post that will take you to the instructions? Got a comment? Leave it here! I'd love to know what you think! 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