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  1. Laundry
    As I have gotten older, I've become more sensitive to laundry powders, soaps and detergents. However I found a way to replace them all, especially in the laundry Thought this might help those who have also developed reactions to chemical laundry products or simply want a natural approach. Cheers...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. I am a homeschooling, natural living mom of 5. We are in need of a new washing machine, but I need one that does a good job of removing lint because we don't use a dryer. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Sondramom
  3. Sweeps and Online Contests
    Clean, green, and simple! Check out how thin this box of laundry detergent strips is!! 64 LOADS of clean laundry in each little box!! One very LUCKY person will win 2 boxes!! One box Unscented and one box Fresh Linen! That’s 128 loads of laundry!! WOOO HOOOO!!! Will you come do mine too...
  4. Blog
    Adhesive Tape, Chewing Gum, Rubber Cement - Harden surface with ice; scrape with a dull knife. Saturate with a pre-wash stain remover or cleaning fluid. Rinse, then launder. Baby Formula Stains - Pre-treat or soak stain using a product containing enzymes (like ERA); soak for at least 30...
  5. Laundry
    Re: the 'scent crystals' you find in the laundry detergent aisle, am I the only one that finds these products ironic? The brands I've seen are Gain, Purex and Downey. Most detergents are scented and I understand that many love the scent of the detergent but to perfume your entire wardrobe...
  6. Laundry
    I know some of you try to avoid using a clothes washer for various reasons. I'm researching how to use our van for a camper, and ran across this interesting article/tutorial about how to wash clothes using little water and three five-gallon buckets. Doing Laundry in 5 Gallon Buckets What's...
  7. Laundry
    saw this on facebook from pinterest!!!! No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap 3 Tablespoons Borax 3 Tablespoons Washing Soda 2 Tablespoons Dawn Dish soap Put these ingredients in a one gallon jug. Pour 4 cups boiling water into the jug. Swirl until ingredients are dissolved in the liquid. Let...
  8. Laundry
    My daughter put a crayon in the drier and I didnt catch it until after the load ran. It melted and smeared itself into the clothes. Is there anything I could do to get it out or am I doomed...:laundry:
  9. Laundry
    I would love to try to make my own laundry soap to help save money and was wondering if anyone had any simple recipes I couple try out?
  10. Question and Answer
    Has anyone tried this (or a similar) no-grate laundry soap? "One Good Thing" by Jillee: No-Grate Homemade Laundry Soap
  11. Laundry
    I have been thinking of switching to just washing by hand for awhile now and was wondering if anyone had any tips or advice. For the past year we have been using homemade detergent and have been hanging our clothes to dry. Over the last few months I have been downsizing all of our clothes and...
  12. Freebies
    FREE SAMPLE ? Purex liquid detergent
  13. Laundry
    since I just started making the Duggars recipe for a total of $8.00 that will last me YEARS.. I do not know why anyone would waste their money buying commercial detergent? Please tell me why you would or wouldn't use the homemade version if you knew it could save you hundred's of dollars in your...
  14. Laundry
    How washing machines can put your family's health at risk: Low temperatures and mixed loads are spreading dangerous bugs | Mail Online This article does make sense but has me rethinking how I do my laundry. :dis: I do use liquid laundry detergent and powdered oxygen bleach. I already...
  15. Question and Answer
    I have a laundry shute in my tiny bathroom, you have to lift the lid to drop the laundry down, which I use frequently. I would like to incorporate some type of storage unit with a door over it and just be able to take out a shelf and have the bottom open for laundry is that possible, if so...
  16. Laundry
    Does anyone have a HM Laundry detergent Recipe for HE washing machines?
  17. Just Tips
    Hi folks :) My question is about HE appliances, in particular a new HE front loading washing machine we just bought recently. Now, I'm not using HE laundry detergent, just whatever liquid kind I get on sale :P I already had a small stockpile of "Extra: "Surf" and "pyrex"....they aren't the HE...
  18. Just Tips
    another day of "thinking outside the box" i go through a box of Gain laundry detergent a month (120 loads - $16) or the randalls brand ($9). i ran out and couldn't go to the store. so i used ajax lemon dishwashing liquid in the washing machine. it worked well. $1.88 a bottle, less if on sale...
  19. Laundry
    I have been making my own laundry soap for over a year. I use the same recipe for whites, colors and darks. What has been puzzling me all this time is how my whites get so white but my darks have not started to fade. My whites are fabulous and my colors are still beautiful....all with the same...
  20. Laundry
    I cannot find washing soda or bar laundry soap anywhere. I've tried Walmart, grocery stores Canadian tire and come up empty handed. I have no problem finding borax, I could use a bar of regular ivory instead of the bar soap suggested by most recipes, but where on earth do you find washing...
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