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    Default Re: laundry detergent

    Detergent is not hard to make. We haven't made it but as I remember it is only 2-3 ingredients.

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    Doing this exact thing was an important component of "going back to zero" when I was trying to figure out what these dogs were allergic to. Nothing passed their floppy lips without me knowing exactly what it was and where it came from. Everything I used or they touched was hypoallergenic as possible; including detergent and drier sheets. Soaps and perfumes turned out to NOT be their problem - but I could not have known that without an extended period of "nothingness" so I could slowly VERY SLOWLY add things to their diet/environment and see if there was a reaction.

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    Ingredients:

    • 1-Bar of any kind of soap.- Ivory is great if you have sensitive skin but any bar soap will work. Fels Naptha laundry bar is also recommended but my market didn't have any in stock when I bought supplies.
    • 1 cup Washing Soda
    • 1/2 Borax
    • 5 gallons of water

    You'll need:

    • 5 gallon bucket
    • Plastic jugs with lids
    • A long stirring utensil
    • Measuring cups

    Instructions:

    1. Grate bar soap with fine cheese grater
    2. Fill 5 gallon bucket with warm water
    3. Remove a few cups of the water from the bucket and place in a pan with soap shavings. Heat on low setting and stir until soap is dissolved.
    4. Mix measured Borax and Washing Soda in bucket of warm water until dissolved.
    5. Take melted soap mixture from the stove and pour into bucket and stir well.
    6. Place a lid on the bucket and allow to "cure" overnight.
    7. The following day, stir well, and separate into jugs, filling them half full of detergent.
    8. Fill each jug to the top with warm water. Recap and shake.

    This product is prone to clump and gel so shake well before each use.
    Use 5/8th of a cup of detergent per regular wash load of clothes.

    Its really easy to use and cleans great.

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    I don't know if it makes a difference but I only use free and clear with all Vegas's bedding.

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    arm and hammer makes a sensitive skin (dye and perfume free) as well... if you wanted something less expensive then some of the other lines like 7th generation

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    Default Re: laundry detergent

    Thats a easy recipe Im going to have to try it! I have used the arm and hammer on my clothes before and it worked just fine. I use gain right now but think im going to get a bottle of dreft just while she is so little dont want to use anything harsh them is several months i will slowly start mixing it and making sure she doesnt have a reaction.

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