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Old 05-20-2009, 03:29 PM   #31
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Well, boys and girls, I made a batch of the soap this afternoon. I won't have to buy laundry detergent for the rest of my life.

It was sooooo easy and I calculated that one batch (makes the equivalent of 10 gallons of detergent) cost me $1.60. I can live with that!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:32 PM   #32
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don't you feel proud??? I still love how cheap it is to do this. and I know
that for me this works better than anything I have ever used. my husband
is like 'Pig Pen' when he gets home from work - grease, dirt, crud, and he
doesn't always smell too fabulous, either. AND I have a 3 year old son at
home which is self-explanatory.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:49 PM   #33
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I'm really pleased with it. The fragrance is really "fresh" and I'm looking forward to my first load of laundry.
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:56 PM   #34
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yeah, I like the smell, too. last August I ran out of carpet cleaning detergent and I diluted some of the laundry soap down and used it - I
have never gone back to buy the carpet soap! my carpets come out so
clean and soft and I don't feel like I'm paying through the nose to do it.
because of the two that I mentioned earlier, I also do a LOT of carpet
cleaning!
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #35
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I have bought everything I need to make this. The only reason I have not yet made it is that I do not have enough containers to be able to fill up once it is made. We are busy collecting milk containers and others that will work. I can't wait to get this stuff made.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:40 PM   #36
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GB, I left mine in the big 5 gallon pail I made it in and would stir it up and ladle some out when I needed it. I'm about ready to make my second batch. I was so pleased with it that I gave a bunch to sisters and friends to try. Guess what? They all loved it too!
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OK you talked me into it Alix. I will make it this weekend and just leave it in the bucket if I do not have enough containers.
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OK you talked me into it Alix. I will make it this weekend and just leave it in the bucket if I do not have enough containers.

that's what I did at first. a 5 gal bucket with a lid works great.
I store mine in an extra 10 lb plastic dog food container!
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Old 05-26-2009, 02:31 PM   #39
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Omigosh! I love it. I've washed several loads with it and couldn't be happier. Now all I want to do is wash clothes.

What I did was to immediately mix up two 1-gallon jugs and left the rest in the 5-gallon bucket. Perfect.
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I'd like to mention as well that a persistent rash (contact dermatitis) I have been battling for ages is gone. I think the lack of scent is a direct contributor to that.
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