so, i have a little dilemma, prior to moving into the home we are in now, I thought the water was hard based on how dry my skin gets when I wash my hands. But after using the water test strips, the water is actually between normal and a little hard. I won a bag of hard rock in green prior to knowing that my water wasn't hard, how much "hard rock" do you think I should use for normal water?
I think I'd just use the hard rock and then switch to another product. Rock N' Green would be a good one (or maybe buy some Rock N' Green and mix it 50/50 with Hard Rock?)
I used home made detergent with good results. You need to just to expirement with the ratios that are right for your water. I used 1/3 grated sunlight laundry soap, 1/3 Borax, and 1/3 washing soda. I use this for all of my laundry, and I don't use any fabric softener or anything else (I have those Nellies dryer balls though). If you don't want to pay for commercial laundry detergent (which can be expensive for the good stuff) I suggest you give it a try.