All you’ll get from me, is a couple of photos and pointers on how not to screw up like I did the first
five time s I made this. The recipes can be obtained from Rachel and Samantha’s blogs; while you’re visiting them, you should cruise around. Those ladies are talented!
I’ve used both recipes and they both work. Lately, I’ve been using Rachel‘s recipe, only because it calls for lots of baking soda and I’ve been running/sweating/stinking up a lot of clothes. So far, my kids have not dirtied up clothes so badly that these recipes didn’t work (yes, even poopy little boy underwear). They are both gentle enough to use on “unmentionables” -bras and panties and stockings. When washing whites, I use hot water and 1/2c bleach, along with 1c of the laundry mixture. When washing the stuff that Hubby brings home from the field (ick!) I use 2c of the laundry soap instead of the recommended one. Everything comes out great. (I don’t know, but I’d imagine that even those with sensitive skin could use these, since the harshest thing in it is Ivory or Naptha soap.)
I ordered the supplies from Amazon and I really don’t think I will ever go back to buying laundry soap again. My BAB lasts for about 3 weeks worth of laundry, depending on Hubby’s Field activities and how many millions of times my kids change clothes. (why do they do that? honestly!…)
Also, it occurs to me that I should tell you about my washer. Its a top-loader, almost 11 years old. For those of you with fancy efficiency washers, well…I don’t know what to tell you…