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Old 09-23-2012, 05:00 PM   #101
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Made a fresh batch today. That's 10 months of soap for about $5 give or take a buck or two. That includes the couple of jugs I gave away and the one I spilled. Oops.

I think I just used my last bar of Fels. I will be hitting my usual suppliers up for new bars I suspect!

Always at the ready to do a "Fels run." Just say the word.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:02 PM   #102
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I don't make concentrate--I use it dry.
Alix--if you need Fels, let me know.
Dry? Do you have a recipe for that? I've only ever seen liquid laundry soap recipes. And thanks! I'll PM you when I'm ready. I think I have a while to go.

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Thanks Katie, you're the best. I'll PM if I need some help. Much appreciated.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #103
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Dry? Do you have a recipe for that? I've only ever seen liquid laundry soap recipes. And thanks! I'll PM you when I'm ready. I think I have a while to go.



Thanks Katie, you're the best. I'll PM if I need some help. Much appreciated.
For each bar of Fels, grated (x2 in the food processor), I add 2 c borax, 1 c washing soda, and 1/2 c baking soda and pulse that in the FP.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:26 PM   #104
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Does the powder work in a front loading washer?
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:01 PM   #105
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For each bar of Fels, grated (x2 in the food processor), I add 2 c borax, 1 c washing soda, and 1/2 c baking soda and pulse that in the FP.
So if I have the proportions correct that would net just about 4 cups of dry powder. How long does that last you? I'm calculating cost here as well.

The liquid laundry soap costs me ~$2 for the fels, ~$2 for the 1c of washing soda, and ~$1 for the borax. So, $5 for enough laundry soap to last me a full year or more.

Dry version ~$2 for Fels, ~$2 for the washing soda, ~$4 for borax and pennies for the baking soda. $8 for enough soap to last how long?
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Why are Canadians using Fels, and not Sunlight Laundry Soap?
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Sunlight is just OK. Fels does a better job of cleaning. You can really use ANY bar soap. I've used Ivory and Lever 2000 as well. I prefer Fels for the cleaning power.

I also prefer the scent of Fels. It is strong at first, but it dissipates quickly. Sunlight is strongly scented all the time.
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Sunlight is just OK. Fels does a better job of cleaning. You can really use ANY bar soap. I've used Ivory and Lever 2000 as well. I prefer Fels for the cleaning power.

I also prefer the scent of Fels. It is strong at first, but it dissipates quickly. Sunlight is strongly scented all the time.
Sunlight is scented? Is that new?
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I'll admit here that I've used Fels for a few years now, so I haven't bought Sunlight in a while. The stuff I bought was very lemony though. The scent of the Fels really seems to disappear after the initial "set" in the bucket. I found the Sunlight never really lost its scent.

Are you saying the Sunlight bar soap you buy is unscented completely? Where are you finding it? I have only found it in Save on Foods. I might have to take a look for it though. Then I won't have to bug folks to bring me Fels!
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I'll admit here that I've used Fels for a few years now, so I haven't bought Sunlight in a while. The stuff I bought was very lemony though. The scent of the Fels really seems to disappear after the initial "set" in the bucket. I found the Sunlight never really lost its scent.

Are you saying the Sunlight bar soap you buy is unscented completely? Where are you finding it? I have only found it in Save on Foods. I might have to take a look for it though. Then I won't have to bug folks to bring me Fels!
Actually, I haven't bought it in years. It just used to smell like strong soap.
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