This morning I learned about Soap Nuts, which are apparently the fruit of a tree and make great laundry soap. You just throw one in with your load of laundry. The Sojourner says a large bag costs $30 and lasts 300 loads, and that they work great!
A natural laundry detergent alternative, yay!
I would like to know what some of you use to reduce the discoloring of hard water to your clothes. I've read that adding Calgon to the laundry helps, or Borax. Do any of you use this? I've been using OxiClean in every load with Tide, but my whites are yellow and my darks are fading very quickly...
2 cups washing soda (available at supermarket)
2 cup baking soda (try scenting with 10 drops sweet orange essential oil)
2 cup finely grated soap or 1 cup soap flakes
Blend all ingredients in a heavy plastic container. Use a 1/2 cup for each load of laundry...