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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-08-10 07:11 AM
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14. I washing powder (Arm & Hammer washing soda)
and Mule Team Borax in this batch using the recipe I posted. I *did* use Fels Naptha (sp?) soap in this batch.

I stirred quite a bit and still have a solid layer of glop (the soap) on the top of the water. See down thread.

Thanks for the advice about the sodium bicarbonate.

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  -I'm going to try making my own laundry detergent lizziegrace  May-14-10 11:49 AM   #0 
  - But I'm having trouble finding the washing powder  lizziegrace   May-14-10 11:54 AM   #1 
  - My computer froze up...  proudohioan   May-14-10 01:45 PM   #2 
  - It's Arm & Hammer Washing Soda  lizziegrace   May-15-10 10:46 AM   #3 
  - It seems to me that I've seen both Arm & Hammer...  proudohioan   May-15-10 05:38 PM   #4 
     - found it!  lizziegrace   May-16-10 07:12 PM   #5 
        - Great news! I'll be looking forward to hearing the results! n/t  proudohioan   May-17-10 08:09 AM   #6 
  - I've used soap ends in the past after I've saved enough up  Warpy   May-17-10 05:50 PM   #7 
  - washing powder???  ejpoeta   Jul-07-10 06:25 PM   #9 
     - I washing powder (Arm & Hammer washing soda)  lizziegrace   Jul-08-10 07:11 AM   #14 
  - That didn't go well  lizziegrace   Jul-03-10 05:26 PM   #8 
  - the key is to keep stirring for the day it is sitting. i forgot to do that last time and i ended up  ejpoeta   Jul-07-10 06:27 PM   #10 
     - I stirred at least a dozen times  lizziegrace   Jul-07-10 09:19 PM   #11 
        - hmm. it shouldn't have turned into a big glob if you were stirring it.  ejpoeta   Jul-08-10 05:55 AM   #12 
           - I used  lizziegrace   Jul-08-10 07:04 AM   #13 
              - here is how to do it, though it still shouldn't have turned into a glob.  ejpoeta   Jul-08-10 07:46 AM   #16 
                 - I wonder if I should try to re-melt the soap  lizziegrace   Jul-08-10 07:57 AM   #18 
                    - good luck  ejpoeta   Jul-08-10 08:14 AM   #19 
  - I gave thought to making my own laundry soap until I found this:  Paper Roses   Jul-08-10 07:45 AM   #15 
     - it's not always worth it to make your own. but for me, i do a lot of laundry.  ejpoeta   Jul-08-10 07:51 AM   #17 
 

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