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Has anyone used Dr. Bronners for laundry?
I've run out of my Bi-o-Kleen products because my co-op order hasn't come in for two months .
I don't have time to run to the HFS and have a bunch of laundry to do. I have a large bottle of Peppermint Dr. Bronners. According to their website you can use it for laundry but I was hesitant because of the oils in the product and the scent.
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I've read some unfavorable reviews, but I haven't tried it for myself. Apparently, it leaves oil stains on the clothes, but it might depend on what kind of water you have (hard vs soft). If you try it, please let us know how it went! I'm too scared!
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I've read some unfavorable reviews, but I haven't tried it for myself. Apparently, it leaves oil stains on the clothes, but it might depend on what kind of water you have (hard vs soft). If you try it, please let us know how it went! I'm too scared!

I decided to throw in a load of my husband's work clothing figuring I really couldn't hurt his old jeans and boxers. I used 1/4c Bronners and two scoops of baking soda. The entire laundry room smells like peppermint! I'll let you know how it works out.

I was thinking of washing w/baking soda and vinegar alone but wasn't sure that was enough to get things clean.
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I decided to throw in a load of my husband's work clothing figuring I really couldn't hurt his old jeans and boxers. I used 1/4c Bronners and two scoops of baking soda. The entire laundry room smells like peppermint! I'll let you know how it works out.
I was just about to recommend that, but I see you've already done it!

Whenever I've done laundry with Dr Bronner's soap, I always add baking soda. It seems to help a lot.

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I don't plan on doing more laundry w/Dr. Bronners. The load included a couple of dark, black and olive, t-shirts that now have oily looking stains. The jeans don't look clean.
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I used the sal suds a couple of times on diapers but that is about it.

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since you can use a mere tablespoon per large load of laundry. It biodegrades rapidly so the wastewater can be used to water your lawn!!
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I used to use it all the time.

First......fill washer with water.

Add 1T of Dr Bronners (you may add baking soda if desired)

Then add clothing.



I also used vinegar during the rinse cycle

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I used to use it all the time.

First......fill washer with water.

Add 1T of Dr Bronners (you may add baking soda if desired)

Then add clothing.



I also used vinegar during the rinse cycle
I'll try that!
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