Gehenna71: If you add essence to the washing liquid when you use borax the scent will
be neutralised by the borax after a while. Better to use the scents when
you actually use the washing liquid. We don't use borax, we use NaHCO3 (and
add the scents when we use it)
Chan4Crafts: this is a great idea
Morgan Schwab: If you skip the borax, does it effect the consistancy?
Kathryn Ossoff: I believe the recipe usually gets diluted one more time. I have been making
it for years now. Equal parts of your laundry soap mixture mixed again with
water. I take one quart jar soap and one quart jar of water and pour in a
gallon jug. Then mix really well. I get 10 gallons out of my 5 gallon
Tonithenightowl: You are the one who got me making my own laundry detergent lol Thank YOU
Suzie X: Who's dugger ? Anyway can I use this recipe in he washers ?
layton86: Do you get your essential oils from Young Living? I am a distributor so
Thank you for the video!
101cathycat: facts, michelle dugger is a Virgo, every Virgo I know loves money, has to
have money, would die without money! and money in excess, its all virgos
think about is money
Cathy Rowe: My moms a Virgo and she thinks about how to balance money,im a Pisces
trying to be in control of money
lolipopPrincess: This may sound dumb but it doesn't expire if you don't use it for awhile
chantay w.: cloth diaper safe?
Three Boys Soap: Very good tutorial, but you don't have to use water at all. Up all your
ingredients and only use two tablespoons per load. No mold or funky smell
in your washer. Just another option. ;-)
UltimateTrackMom: Is there another soap besides Fels-Naptha we can use .I have read the soap
isn't to good for the skin.?
Latoya Menard: Can u still use bleach when u make this?
Nibbler800: Are the vapours/odours emitted during making safe to inhale? I heard it can
(ironically I know) be unhealthy. Anyone know?
101cathycat: no! I don't hate anyone! I don't agree with the duggers view on things
SakuraFoxFurry: The Duggars are homophobic ladys!
naanaa1111: Looks like you only used 1/2 bar of the soap.
Teresa B: How well does this sud up while in the washer?
LivingMyBelovedLife: What is the shelf life of this detergent?
bbe513: Thank you for making it short and sweet. Well said well done.
ciennagirl53: your lil helper was too cut.....nice essential oils technique lol. (I
thought the lil helper was cute putting the oils in)
Jackie White: Has anyone ever noticed that this leaves a weird film in your washer after
for a couple months? The way I got the filmy stuff out is to use one of
those "washer cleaners"
Carol Reid: Be sure to use distilled water, especially if you have water in your area
AND enough essential oils (2%, only 1% tea tree [Alternifolia sp.] &
another that is kid, pregnancy, etc. friendly if even a possibility it
might be used for a visitor, loaning to a friend, neighbors, etc. If using
on cat' toys, bedding, etc., skip the tea tree, as it is VERY toxic to cats!
8f making liquid though, it will need a preservative! Many PEOs work well
Making it dry lasts far longer &is lighter to carry.
Hope to find a "pods" (liquid) recipe for laundry soap/ softener - the
dissolvable type, powder would be OK, BUT I prefer a liquid for these!
I'll keep looking. If I don't find one, I may make a video myself! If so,
will be me 1st! I'll have to find the gelatin pod material (or make my own).
Thanks for a great recipe! I think we all have variations for needs/
desires we develop along the way!
Nice to have a great liquid recipe though!
How to see more soon!
Colin Povey: Why go to all this trouble?
Sydney May: My soap didn't gel up,not sure what I did wrong??
Megan Hood: Where did you buy your essential oils?
Jacquie McEvoy: I bought ingredients on amazon easy shopping no lines and cheap! :-)
Debbie Smitley: The Duggars use regular laundry det from the store! I've watched many shows
and have seen the jug!
jewellm61: Remember that homemade laundry soap separates, so you need to shake well
right before you use it. I also mix my soap half and half with water
because it's concentrated. Just think! Each 5 gallon bucket makes 10
gallons of laundry soap. Depending on the recipe you use, when you buy your
ingredients, pick up 4 bars of laundry soap-Fels Naptha or Zote. That's for
4 batches of concentrated laundry soap; one bar of grated soap per batch/5
gallons of soap. All in all, because you add 50% water to each gallon jug,
you'll get 40 gallons of soap from one box of washing soda, one box of
Borax, and 4 bars of laundry soap; one bar per batch. Just think how much
money you'll save by not buying the store brands and making your own
If you need a 5 gallon bucket, get a FREE one from the bakery at your
grocery store. They throw them away after they use the frosting for their
cakes! They come with a lid too. If a bucket isn't available, ask or call
on another day and ask if they can hold thr bucket and lid for you. They
won't mind. They'd rather give it to you than throw it away!
ola oseni: Pls were can l get the borax , and so on l live in repulic of ireland ans
non like this in our grocery store thanks
yahosna40x: Use Dr Bronners Soap Bar or Liquid instead of Fels Naptha...Fels Naptha is
a petroleum product....
bayamonrican: Would thid soap be okay to use in a He washing machine? I know silly
question but I don't want to destroy our machine because buying a new 1 is
out of budget:-/
jewellm61: Amazon won't let you choose how they deliver. They choose. Postal delivery
won't work if you don't use a mailbox for your residence. They use all
services but you cannot say you want UPS and not the Post Office.
However, Ace Hardwear will let you choose but you pay if you request home
delivery. If they mail to the Ace store of your choice, it's FREE, but you
have to go pick it up. They have Arm & Hammer Washing Soda and Borax. Ace
has Fels Naptha, but it's expensive. It's convenient to order at Ace if you
don't or can't drive. If you use Postal Service it's really convenient.
Toilet paper is expensive but convenient if you use a lot and don't want to
be bothered at the grocery store.
Shaina Hamilton: http://www.budget101.com/content.php/3993
Sassee Steph: Your video was the best I've ever seen
David Marinac: great quick tutorial on how it's done -t hanks for sharing. do you find
that there are any issues with using this compared to tide?
Joe Ford: I made a batch of this last night. 1/2 bar of felnapa. 1/2cup borax. and
1/2 cup sup washing soda. All in a 5 gallon bucket. Unlike all other
recipes mine did not turn into a gel after sitting for 24 hours. Did I do
something wrong or is this still okay to use?
brensgrrl: recipe was stolen from the Amish. Not originating with the Duggars at all.
SUSIE ANNEIE: Simple, concise, clear and cute~your tutorial is perfect!!!! Thank you
Jeneva49: These are great suggestions here in the comment section. Thanks ladies.
Guess I'll be stocking up on more vinegar.
Kissyourarmadillotoday Laura: Tiny helper hands how wonderful!
TheJanbates: I used the borax, washing soda , and zote..after a few months, my cloths
started to smell sour. I tried the washer cleaners which aren't cheap.
finally, I took my washer apart. the agitator etc was all covered with a
sticky moldy type substance...any advice...wish I could use this
lisa40SW .: I've been using this recipe for a few months (I love the Zote flakes
available here in our south Florida Wal Mart).....for whites, I still add
an 1/8 - 1/4 cup Chlorox (or any generic bleach) in the dispenser. Combines
well with this detergent and keeps the white wash bright. Thanks for a
great vid! Lisa
jewellm61: By the way, this is a low_sudsing soap. You'll be tempted to add more soap,
but don't or it will be too much and will affect the clean feel of your
jewellm61: Use 1/2 cup white vinegar in rinse water for natural fabric softner. White
vinegar also gets out any soap left in the clothes, and helps get rid of
soap scum in your machine!
For storing your soap, use gallon juice containers. They are very sturdy. I
especially like White House 100% apple juice and Arizona tea with ginseng
and honey. Of course milk jugs are fine, too, but I find that over time,
the milk jugs begin to dimple. I've never had one burst on me, but I never
kept one long enough to find out!
Danielle Brown: I love it when uploaders cut through the chase and get straight to the
Jane Ann: Love your easy peasy vid. Thank you. Two questions: 1st-Can I use Sunlight
bar soap grated instead of the Fels. 2nd- How much would one use for a
large load, top loader run of the mill, washer? Anyone? Please. LOL. Thanks
in advance. :)