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Someone posted recipes for laundry detergent awhile ago, (this summer). I'm wondering if they work for HE machines. I didn't save the link when I saved the thread, so if anyone could remind me what the thread was called, I'd be delighted, or if you subbed to it. . .<br><br>
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Anybody know? Who put these recipes in? Does anyone use it?
 

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I use the powdered recipe in my HE machine and it works wonderfully! I put in 2 parts Fels Naptha to 1 part washing soda and 1 part borax. Because our water is on the hard side I also put in about 1/4c washing soda with the soap in the main dispenser when I'm washing regular laundry. I don't do this for diapers.<br>
I use 1T for diapers<br>
2T for regular laundry<br>
3T for heavy loads<br><br>
My favorite part about it is that there is no smell whatsoever when the laundry comes out. The fels has a powerful citrus smell, but once everything's washed you would never know it!<br><br>
Also, I grate the fels to make it small then put it in my food processor, I add the other ingredients to the food processer so it's mixed really well.
 

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Yeah, we just did get it this spring. So. . . I have all the stuff for making except for the Fels Naptha. Maybe I'll just break down and get some Charlie's HE. I suppose it would last longer than the bottle of 7th Gen.<br><br>
And for the stuff for the recipe, I do have a friend I bought FBs with who can use it, and another friend I loaned my newborn FBs.<br><br>
Oh yeah, I am saving tons of money not buying disposables every other week. I can spend a little money on good detergent for them. Hmm, all about perspective. What can I say, I'm cheap? I just don't want to buy a bunch and not like it/have problems. But DD hasn't had skin problems.<br>
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I (and my friend too) use the liquid for my front-loader. It's been working great.<br><br>
I hate the fact that all washer repair guys blame homemade detergents for everything even though it doesn't suds at all! My FL was leaking a little bit of water from the bottom of the door, and it was because there was lint clogged in the rubber part that I didn't see. He tried to tell me that my detergent was the cause, and that the recipe is for traditional top-loaders, and that I needed to get HE. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 
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