- 1 1/2 c 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 1/2 c lemon juice
- 1 gal distilled water (minus 2 cups)
- gallon jug the distilled water was in
- 14 drops lemon essential oil
2. You can disinfect your bathrooms, clean your toilets, and whiten your clothes naturally with homemade bleach.
Homemade Laundry powder and liquid
LIQUID LAUNDRY DETERGENT
- 3 pt water
- 1/3 bar fels naptha soap, grated
- 1/2 c washing soda (arm and hammer, not baking soda
- 1/2 c 20 mule team borax
- 2 gal bucket to mix it in
- 1 qt hot water
POWDERED LAUNDRY DETERGENT
- 1 c fels naptha soap
- 1/2 c washing soda
- 1/2 c 20 mule team borax
2. For the powdered detergent just mix and store in airtight container. Use 2 tablespoons for light loads and 3 tablespoons for heavy loads. to make a large batch- grate 6 bars fels Napth soap and then add 3 cups Washing Soda and 3 cups Borax.
Another laundry detergent
- 1 c borax
- 1 c arm & hammer super washing soda
- 1/2 c shredded ivory soap
- 1/2 c shredded pink zote soap
- 30 c water
2. Put 4 cups water into a pot on stove. Add Borax, Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (this is NOT baking soda - you will find this in the laundry aisle at your grocery store, Walmart, or a hardware store), shredded Ivory soap, shredded pink Zote. Stir continually over medium heat until all soap is completely dissolved.
3. In a 2-gallon plastic container, add 8 cups of hot tap water, then add the soap mixture from the pot and stir together. Add 18 more cups of hot water. Stir.
4. Cover with plastic lid (I use a 2-gallon bucket from Home Depot. The extra large Tupperware bowl can also work.) Let sit 24 hours, and keep the lid on it the entire time.
5. After 24 hours, the liquid will be a runny gel. Some hardened soap-like pieces may float to the top - discard them. Stir the liquid gel. Your soap is ready. Use 1/2 cup - or a regular liquid detergent lid.
6. This soap will not be sudsy - but, your pipes will love you, and your laundry will be clean and fresh.
A 1960 workbasket recipe for laundry soap
- 6 lb clean, strained grease
- 1 can(s) lye
- 5 c soft water
- 2 Tbsp borax
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1/2 c ammonia
2. Good molds are hard to find. As a substitute, use heavy cardboard boxes. Cool the mixture slowly (without moving the mold) for 24 hours. When the soap is firm, remove from the molds and cut into bars with a string. Stack the bars in rows and allow plenty of space between the cakes for air to circulate. The soap should be dried at least two weeks befoe using. It will harden and dry out. If properly made and dried, the soap will be white and will float.
Homemade color catchers
- Arm & Hammer Washing Soda
- hot water
- white torn up sheets or fabric
Homemade stain remover
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup ammonia
- 1/2 cup biz stain fighter
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 3 cups water
2. Stir together and fill a spray bottle.
3. Spray on soiled spots just before washing.
4. Note: Before you use either stain treatment, always test on a hidden spot first.
5. Peggi's Note: I made the #1 treatment & it worked great, but had to modify directions to get it to spray out of the bottle. Here is what I did. If you use the powdered Biz, mix all ingredients in non-corrrosive pan & heat on stovetop until all is dissolved & even the foam goes away. If you don't do this, it won't spray out of bottle. Let cool before putting into spray bottle. I tested it out on something white, so I don't know about colored clothes yet.
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 2 cups hair conditioner, any cheap scent,
- 6 cups of water
2. This can be added to laundry like any other fabric softener.
3. If you prefer dryer sheets, pour one part softener and three parts water into a container.
4. Add a clean sponge and add to the dryer as you would a dryer sheet.
5. NOTE: I mixed it up & tried it on sheets & clothes & it works great, thus prompting me to name it SOFT AS RAIN fabric softener. I only mixed up 1/2 of a batch to start with. I knew I would only be using it with a sponge, so, instead of mixing 1 part softener with 3 parts water every time, I just did the whole (half batch) this way & it made almost 5 quarts of it. Then I can just dip my sponge in it every time & half squeeze it out & just throw in dryer. I bought the cheapest conditioner also. My sheets were so soft & cuddly.