Domestic Diva: Takes on the Laundry

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  1. Britney Koger
    October 24, 2011

    I made this last year, and just now am running low…so this will last me one year! AMAZING :) Of course I do buy fabric softener occasionally and stain boosters too… Still, it has saved me so much!!!

  2. Dusty Wade
    October 24, 2011

    I use the Bounce Dryer Bar for fabric softener. The initial one you buy with the holder is around $4 and lasts for two months. The refills are $6, but they last for 4 months. They make your clothes smell great and it’s super easy because it’s just stuck inside your dryer. I bet you can find some coupons out there to save even more!

  3. meloni cutberth
    October 24, 2011

    I called Michelle and got her recipe about 2 yrs ago. I made the 5 gal bucket and used it for a few months. I guess my very hard water makes the difference because everyone else loves this stuff. when it is in my washer, a nasty scum comes to the top and stayes on our clothes! I had to quit using it because it was just leaving too much residue. but its probablly just my water. wish I could use it! saves tons of money!

  4. Kara
    October 25, 2011

    What does this have to do with Martha Stewart?

    • Sarah
      March 5, 2012

      lol I was wondering the same thing after I read this.

  5. Rachelle Goude
    December 1, 2011

    I use the powder version and have a front loader. I must say I will not have to buy laundry soap for at least a year, I used fels naptha and ivory soap and subbed baking soda for washing soda because of the sensitive skin in the house and because, well, I use washing soda to raise the pH in my pool so I was not about to use it to wash my kids’ underwear! So far, everyone LOVES the way their clothes feel and smell and everything comes just as clean as it did when I used commercial soap.

  6. Elizabeth Braun
    December 1, 2011

    Your right dawn dishwashing soap is good for stains. We own a small trucking company and it seems that every time I go into the shop I get grease on my clothing. I have found the only thing to get it out is dawn. When I get home I place a little dawn on the inside and outside of my clothing and rub it in good, then let sit over night. I have left clothes like this for a couple days before I washed them and the grease still always comes out. Has saved me alot of money in clothing costs for pennies on the dollar

  7. Candace
    December 1, 2011

    Is this formula cloth diaper friendly?

  8. Jennifer
    January 24, 2012

    I subbed Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap. 1C Borax + 1C Washing Soda + 1C Dr Bronners liquid
    Use a stick blender to make a fluffy paste. Then used a cookie scoop to measure out little mounds on a cookie sheet and left overnight to dry.

  9. Meredith
    March 5, 2012

    Can you get all the ingredients at local stores? If so, where? I want to try the powder version. VERY excited. :)

    • madamedeals
      March 5, 2012

      I got them all at walmart

  10. Sandy
    July 1, 2012

    I make the powdered version; one with Ivory bar soap and one with Fels Naptha. Love it!

  11. Dianne Shaw
    January 13, 2013

    Think I’ll try the Dr.Bronners and pain soda with a drop or two of organic tea tree oil. Hearing some bad stuff about Borax. Any one else?

  12. virginia Didino
    January 18, 2013

    I am going to try making this next month. I am disabled and on a budget. TY. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    • Catherine Alger
      September 9, 2013

      I think the powder is so much easier

  13. Catherine Alger
    September 9, 2013

    I make a powder version using zote soap..I think it’s alot easier to make and store

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