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    I read somewhere that you can use 1/4 cup 'original' blue Dawn to 1 quart water to make laundry soap. Measure as you would normally for laundry. This would work in a pinch I think.
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    1 cup dawn dishsoap 1 cup ammonia...I used the recipe with water in it before, this time, I just used around equal amounts of regular non-concentrated dawn and ammonia and poured it into the spray bottle, with whatever was leftover. I sprayed it onto my daughters white stained shirt, rubbed it in a bit, then put it in the washer with soap and Sun oxygen cleaner. Viola, shirt is pretty much white again! Not much on it! Yay for my new Oxyclean Clone! Dawn dishsoap, ammonia, (water if desired) very cheap compared to Oxyclean!

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    I make the homemade liquid laundry soap with Fels Naptha, washing soda, borax and bar soap. I recently added 1/4 cup of Dawn to the entire bucket and I did notice a difference as far as any grease type stains on clothes. I tend to get cooking grease splatters on my clothing when I'm cooking. It helped with those.
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    I can't find washing soda ANYWHERE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    I can't find washing soda ANYWHERE!!!!
    Me either. Looked again last night/
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    Washing soda is Sodium Carbonate. Look in your local pool supply store. You can also look at taxidermy and hunters suppliers for
    Sal-Soda. That is sodium carbonate.

    Sodium carbonate breaks down proteins, that's why it's so popular in laundry soaps.

    Sodium Bi-carbonate is not the same, that's baking soda.

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    This maybe handy for hubs work clothing.
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    I order washing soda and Fels Naptha from Ace. Have it shipped to the store and you get free shipping.
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    New recipe Dawn variation for stains

    I part Hydrogen Peroxide
    1 part Dawn dishsoap

    Use as you would shout ect

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    I was also going to add ordering site to store for the washing soda at ace!
    My Hub's has been a mechanic for years, I dump a can of coca cola in his wash loads with the homemade laundry detergent and homemade fabric softener and they come out perfecto!
    The coke strips the stains and grease out everytime, no fail!

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    NVMOMMYX6...if this works....I will send a kiss in cyberspace~!

    My dh works for a township..and is constantly working on stuff...I just cannot get those grease stains out~! I've tried oxyclean....era..shout...spray and wash...something called 'goop;._just about everything...but the one thing I did NOT try is coke~! Who woulda thought it????

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyCat View Post
    My dh works for a township..and is constantly working on stuff...I just cannot get those grease stains out~!?
    I would do a 'test run' and be careful with colored clothes but I have found that auto. dish detergent (not liquid) is very strong and removes everything...........color included, if you let it sit on the clothes.

    That is the first thing I try if I have a spot on something.........and don't let it sit.....wet clothing article, put it on, little more water, scrub and RINSE WELL!

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    Where I work, we constantly are having black stuff on our clothes we sell. It comes off our racks and is because of the hangers sliding on the racks. We always tell our customers to pretreat the area with Dawn because of its grease cutting agents. Never had a stain come back. I know I would use it as a stain remover. Never thought of it as a laundry soap. Good to know.
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    If you're going to use it for laundry detergent, why would it have to be diluted first? Why not just add the appropriate amount right from the bottle? It would take up less space and be more convenient.
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    i use ajax lemon dish soap, a 4 second squirt straight into the bottom of the machine. a 2 dollar bottle lasts two weeks and is cheaper than a box of tide.

    clothes have stopped fading and everything is nice and clean.
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