Homemade Laundry Detergent

How to make homemade laundry detergent from bar soap
 or soap scraps.
And how to use the laundry detergent in a washing
Super easy to make.
Environmentally friendly laundry detergent .


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 What You Will Need
Powdered Soap
    1 ounce/30g

       How to make powdered soap
           without a food processor or a grater.

Washing soda /sodium carbonate(alkaline builder)
      3 ounces/85 g

Borax (water softener)
      3 ounces /85 g

Container/jar with a tightly fitting lid.

 :Don't use aluminum jars,containers,lids,spoons
   scoops etc.
   Because alkaline soap cause corrosion in aluminum

 :If you have very hard water, you can slightly increase
      the amount of borax.

  And If you have soft water you can decrease the amount
  of borax. If you have very soft water, you don't need borax.

How to check your water hardness

Rubber gloves
 Washing soda is an alkaline substance,so it can irritate
 the skin. Wear rubber gloves as needed.

How to make 
  Mix the ingredients(powdered soap,washing soda
  and borax) well in the container.
  I tightly close the lid,then shake the container to mix
  the ingredients.

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How Much Powdered Detergent To Use
   Size Of Load Washer type
      Top load   Front load /HE
      Small Load
  (6-11 lbs/3-5kg)
3 Tbs            1-2 Tbs
Medium Load
(12-15 lbs/5.5-7kg)
       4 - 5 Tbs
  (1/4 -1/3 cup)
     2-3 Tbs
     Large Load
      (16 lbs/7kg+)
       6 Tbs                 4 Tbs
                                                            * Tbs = approx. 15ml

Use less or more detergent depending on whether clothes
  are  heavily or lightly soiled and water type in your area
  whether it is soft or hard.
  For hard water or heavily soiled clothes,add the detergent
  only 50 percent more per load.

How to check your water hardness

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How to use the laundry detergent
  in Front load or HE Washers
 without remaining detergent residue
I recommend dissolving the powdered detergent
 in warm water  before adding it to the washer.

Or add the detergent directly to the drum before loading

Don't use an automatic detergent dispenser.

Don't overload your washer with clothes.
  Load clothes in the drum loosely.

Use washer cleaner tablets monthly to remove any
remaining soap residue in your washing machine.

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How to use the laundry detergent
   in "Top Load Washers"
  without remaining detergent residue

1.Put the detergent into a small mesh laundry bag.
 Be careful that the detergent will spilled out.

Don't use an automatic detergent dispenser.

If you don't use a mesh laundry bag, dissolve the
  detergent in warm water before adding it to the washing  

2. Pour water in the washing machine according to
 the load of laundry,and put the mesh laundry bag with
 the detergent  into the water.

  Then run your machine for about 5 minutes before you
  put the clothes in the tub.

3. (After about 5 minutes) the detergent will produce
   many suds shown in the picture.
 Then load your laundry.
If the suds disappear entirely when you put your clothes
 in the water,put the detergnet into another mesh laundry
 bag and add it to the water.

Don't overload your washing machine with clothes.

I recommend that you take the mesh laundry bag out
 of the tub during the rinse cycle.

To prevent the detergent residue on clothes,rinse in cold
  water twice.
 Or adding 1/2 cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle can remove
 the detergent residue left behind on clothes.

The laundry detergent will not dissolve easily in very cold
  water. Use warm water as needed.

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How to check your water hardness
 Please refer to the website about water hardness.

   (US)  Hard water Map

 (CANADA)  Map of water Hardness
 (UK)  Check the water where you live

 (Australia)Water Hardness

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