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 Post subject: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:13 pm 
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Anyone have any laundry detergent recommendations? I'm particularly concerned because I work with dangerous chemicals occasionally, but mostly I just want something that doesn't smell funky. It's taking me ages of product testing to get through all of the flubs, so I am hoping to avoid more trial and error.


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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:01 am 
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I used certain products from amway. I forgot what its called. They were always soft on the skin and didn't cause any kind of irritant. Also, there is Genteel! I used that on my baby's clothing.


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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:26 pm 
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Thanks dariusjgeorge. Has anyone tried soapnuts? http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/store/p ... hgodPx4OPA


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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:13 pm 
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i use eco - it is citrus-y, not funky. i also have used dr bronners to do my laundry in the past. i do not like heavily scented stuff due to skin allergies.

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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:05 pm 
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I make detergent using Dr Bronner's unscented liquid soap, washing soda, borax, water, and some essential oil drops. I heat the water, add these ingredients, stir, let cool, then pour into an old detergent bottle. It can get a bit clumpy, but just shaking the bottle before pouring does the trick. I have terrible skin allergies and don't like flushing lots of chemicals down the drain. Plus, this method is far cheaper than buying detergent, especially if you buy the liquid soap by the gallon.

Copy and pasting the recipe; I got it online somewhere and I'd link to the source, but I can't remember where it's from:

Laundry Detergent

¾ cup castile soap
½ cup super washing soda
½ cup borax
20-50 drops essential oil

Mix borax and washing soda in a 2-gallon bucket. Cover with hot water to dissolve, and fill bucket almost to the top with water. Add the castile soap and essential oil. Use 1/3 cup per load.


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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:50 am 
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I love Method unscented laundry detergent. No smells, and it does really seem to get clothes clean. I like that you can use it as both a pre-treatment and a detergent.


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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:44 pm 
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samanpka wrote:
I make detergent using Dr Bronner's unscented liquid soap, washing soda, borax, water, and some essential oil drops. I heat the water, add these ingredients, stir, let cool, then pour into an old detergent bottle. It can get a bit clumpy, but just shaking the bottle before pouring does the trick. I have terrible skin allergies and don't like flushing lots of chemicals down the drain. Plus, this method is far cheaper than buying detergent, especially if you buy the liquid soap by the gallon.

Copy and pasting the recipe; I got it online somewhere and I'd link to the source, but I can't remember where it's from:

Laundry Detergent

¾ cup castile soap
½ cup super washing soda
½ cup borax
20-50 drops essential oil

Mix borax and washing soda in a 2-gallon bucket. Cover with hot water to dissolve, and fill bucket almost to the top with water. Add the castile soap and essential oil. Use 1/3 cup per load.

Ooh, that's not a bad idea. Although I'm not sure if I've ever seen borax before.


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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:46 pm 
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I use the eco-egg, unscented. Its cheap, doesn't irritate my skin and it gets my clothes clean.

http://www.ecoegg.com/product/laundry-egg/

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 Post subject: Re: Trustworthy natural detergents?
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 8:14 pm 
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I got an eco egg. I love it. It smells exceptional, and I think my clothes look less scummy.


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