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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal me View Post
    I've been using this for about 2 weeks now in my front loader.
    I love it! The clothes come out so clean and bright.
    They are not as stiff anymore either. I guess it was too much soap before. I'm using 1 tablespoon in each load.

    I like the "clean and bright" thing too! Its fun to take stuff out of the washer and see the clothes so bright!

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    I'm going to try this. I have the ingredients. I already make the other liquid laundry soap. I keep a box of Sun and add a bit to my loads when my whites need a little more zing. Also I keep the oxygen and add it on occasion. Going to mix some up.

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    I made the Tide clone in August when my HM liquid ran out. I absolutely love the Tide clone. And, it is so simple to make. I've used vinegar as a rinse for years and wouldn't change to fabric softener for anything.

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    Thanks so much for this!! I can't wait to try it. I have everything except for the Sun w/Bleach that I'll pick up today on my way home from work...and I'll use it this weekend!!! Going to use the vinegar for softner too...I'll post the results!!

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    Hijacking (well sort of)!

    I've made the borax, A&H washing soda with a bar of grated ivory soap recipe and used it for months...loved the cost and how easy the recipe was BUT over time I noticed the borax was FADING my colours! That's some seriously strong stuff so be careful with your coloured clothes! Also, a friend of mine is convinced that it was eating the fabric of all her clothes (this was with regular use) and stopped using all the HM recipes that called for borax.

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    Leave the borax out! I dont see why you cant try leaving it out! The SUN oxygen cleaner is the main secret ingredient that makes it work so well!

    I am using this Tide Clone for alot of my laundry! I like how that it helps to whiten my diaper covers, as they have a white ribbing around them!

    It also really helps remove stains in my boys everyday pants and stuff.

    It even removed most of the gum off of my son's Bible case!

    If something is heavily soiled or VERY DIRTY I add extra Tide Clone to the washer kind of an alternative to adding Purex 2 or whatever. It adds extra cleaning power for those really dirty things.

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    I was just wondering if using Tide, but using less might be just as economical, or even using a cheaper brand?

    I tried making my own before and I did not have good luck with it at all.

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    I have tried using less Tide before and you can do that. I tried using 1/4 less than it said.


    I still like the homemade Tide though. It really works well.

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    Giving this thread a bump, just because I thought it was fitting with our renewed frugal motivation!
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    Default i am gonna give this a try...

    anything to save a few pennies...

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    I will for sure try this recipe!! I have made a similar one in the past and been very happy with it. Just 3 ingredients, 1 cup washing soda, 1 cup Borax and one grated bar of Fels-Naptha soap! Works well and gets clothes super clean!! I am definately trying yours!!

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    I'm curious if anyone with sensitve skin has used this & what were the results? I *cannot* use the regular Sun liquid detergent, I break out into welts every time, I know that you're talking about the Sun with bleach alternative here for this particular recipe but I am still wondering if it would be worth it for me to buy the ingredients to give it a try.

    Someone mentioned above me, momof2boys2005 (I think) mentioned using just the regular laundry detergent recipe & it taking the color out of the dark clothes...yes. it. does.
    Whether it's the Borax or Washing Soda...or well, even the Fels Naptha, I can't say for certain but it will begin to drain the color out of your dark clothes.

    Back to the recipe in *this* thread though, as far as using it with darker colors, has anyone noticed any fading over time?

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    Just bumping this thread up. Its time I make another batch of Tide Clone!

    DH found out he's losing his job in September he's had for 7+ years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momof2boys2005 View Post
    Hijacking (well sort of)!

    I've made the borax, A&H washing soda with a bar of grated ivory soap recipe and used it for months...loved the cost and how easy the recipe was BUT over time I noticed the borax was FADING my colours! That's some seriously strong stuff so be careful with your coloured clothes! Also, a friend of mine is convinced that it was eating the fabric of all her clothes (this was with regular use) and stopped using all the HM recipes that called for borax.
    I used laundry detergent with bleach a long time ago and a shirt that was in the wash was black and white stripe and the black faded; so I would watch washing dark colors with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftypam View Post
    I used laundry detergent with bleach a long time ago and a shirt that was in the wash was black and white stripe and the black faded; so I would watch washing dark colors with this
    Was it Bleach ALternative OR Bleach? The bleach alternative is supposed to be safe for colors which is what the SUN has in it.

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