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#1 of 3 Old 03-22-2012, 11:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Can I use baking soda or.borax to soften the water in my laundry so I can try using soap in the wash without sprining for a water softened? If so, how? I also have a front loading washer, if that makes any difference. Really curious and sooooo wanna try soap!

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The boxes have recommended usage on them for laundry boosting - around 1/4 cup a load if I recall correctly. Washing soda is another you could look at, and vinegar in the rinse to help strip residual soap out of clothes.

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Yup, Borax or Washing Soda can be used to soften water.  The thing about washing soda is that it'll be much less expensive than using baking soda.


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