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I have a recipe for laundry detergent like Tide! I love Tide, and this will save money.

http://www.recipezaar.com/tide-clone...tergent-359103
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Interesting! Thank you!
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Thanks, I'll give it a try.

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Bumping up this thread. I have been trying the tide clone!

Here is another thread on Frugal village about Tide Clone...

http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/...ne-recipe.html


2.1 cents per load with 1 Tablespoon! Talk about saving money!
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Have you ever used the liquid recipe with fels naptha, borax and washing soda? If so do you like this new one you posted better? I like our liquid except that I always have to pre treat the stains

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I bought the ingredients for this yesterday.....

Family Dollar had both the Sun products. The oxygen wash was $3.50. The detergent was $2.75.

I bought the super washing soda at Kroger, and that was $2.79.

I bought the Borax at IGA and that was $3.79 for a large box.

I also bought a large, lidded paint bucket from Home Depot for $3.24 so I can mix and store a big batch.

I'll update with more information once I've mixed it, figured out the cost per use, and used it!
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I just did the math. It's 2.5 cents per load, not counting the price of the bucket, which I chose not to take into account.
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Bumping up this thread....

 

There is an improved version of this Recipe.... Its using  1 part dawn Dishsoap and 1 part Improved Tide CLone for each load. Awesome stain fighting and really gets the grease and stains out without having to pretreat as much!!!

For Each load...
 
1 Tablespoon Improved Tide Clone (1 part each borax, washing soda, oxygen cleaner)

and

1 Tablespoon non concentrated Original Blue Dawn


5.3 cents per load total. Works really well!
 

 

 

If you want to try 1/2 Tablespoon of each you could to save even more money

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I need to try this!!


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I use a modified recipe of the fels naphtha one:

1 part washing soda
1 part borax
1 part Dr. Bronners liquid soap
1/2 part oxy clean


Mix together so that the liquid is incorporated and broken up. My detergent resembles a crumb mixture.

We LOVE it! I was paying too much for a more natural kind and we hate the smell of most detergents. We use the peppermint dr. Bronners and I mainly use liquid because I couldnt be bothered to grate the bar.
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I use a modified recipe of the fels naphtha one:
1 part washing soda
1 part borax
1 part Dr. Bronners liquid soap
1/2 part oxy clean
Mix together so that the liquid is incorporated and broken up. My detergent resembles a crumb mixture.
We LOVE it! I was paying too much for a more natural kind and we hate the smell of most detergents. We use the peppermint dr. Bronners and I mainly use liquid because I couldnt be bothered to grate the bar.

 

Hmmm, I might try this recipe, would just need to pick up the oxy cleaner.  I've been happy with my recipe for the most part (essentially 1 part grated sunlight soap bar, 1 part borax, 1 part washing soda) except that the grated soap bar doesn't mix consistently with the borax/soda.  Maybe I'll try the Dr. Bronners and use the oxy clean for extra cleaning boost!


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how much do you put in a load, measurement wise?

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I use a modified recipe of the fels naphtha one:
1 part washing soda
1 part borax
1 part Dr. Bronners liquid soap
1/2 part oxy clean
Mix together so that the liquid is incorporated and broken up. My detergent resembles a crumb mixture.
We LOVE it! I was paying too much for a more natural kind and we hate the smell of most detergents. We use the peppermint dr. Bronners and I mainly use liquid because I couldnt be bothered to grate the bar.

 

 


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Only a couple of tbsp. I marked a cup and we fill to the line.
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