You spin me right round, baby, right round.. tales from the laundry room..

I’ve been wanting to write a follow-up to my laundry soap post, for a while now.

Its amazing, to me, that there are so many things, about laundry, that I really just didn’t know.

There was this smell in my clothes before I started using my own laundry soap recipe.
It reminded me of oil. Like refinery smell. The smell that I remember from oily or greasy mechanic type clothing..
It seemed to always be in men’s shirts and towels.
I would throw them back into the washer, throw a ton more of commercial laundry detergent on them, and wash them again.
I had no idea it was too much soap IN them.. that wasn’t rinsing out..
None of my clothes smell bad, at all, anymore.
I just started using more powdered “oxy” type additive, to see if I can replace my use of chlorine bleach, as my head can’t take much more bleach, in this lifetime.

I simply can’t live with a headache, anymore. No amount of white laundry is worth it. I’ll let you know how that goes..

The picture, above, is my Zote soap. The left side is the actual laundry detergent, with the boric acid and sodium carbonate, already in it. The right is the raw shredded soap, ready to be ground.

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One cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle works rather well for cotton clothes. Synthetics have static issues that are still having me drop organic dryer sheets in with..

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A common question that I am asked is, “Does the soap stick to your clothes?”

My first response, to those that know me, is, “Do you think I’d use it, if it did?”

But, really.. I know exactly what they are talking about. When I was a kid, laundry was my chore.. I would sit, for hours, on the weekend, in some laundry mat, doing my family’s laundry. I KNOW exactly what cheap soap, stuck on wet clothes, IS! And it is awful.

I have had no trouble with my laundry soap not melting or with it sticking to my clothing.

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I bought my wool, to make dryer balls.. stay tuned for more on that, soon..

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On a side note, I found my citric acid, and I’m going to experiment replacing the Cascade in my home-made dishwasher soap, with it. Right now, I would only call my home-made soap, “Cascade Stretcher,” which isn’t bad.. just not what I’m aiming for..

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You spin me right round, baby, right round.. tales from the laundry room..

I’ve been wanting to write a follow-up to my laundry soap post, for a while now.

Its amazing, to me, that there are so many things, about laundry, that I really just didn’t know.

There was this smell in my clothes before I started using my own laundry soap recipe.
It reminded me of oil. Like refinery smell. The smell that I remember from oily or greasy mechanic type clothing..
It seemed to always be in men’s shirts and towels.
I would throw them back into the washer, throw a ton more of commercial laundry detergent on them, and wash them again.
I had no idea it was too much soap IN them.. that wasn’t rinsing out..
None of my clothes smell bad, at all, anymore.
I just started using more powdered “oxy” type additive, to see if I can replace my use of chlorine bleach, as my head can’t take much more bleach, in this lifetime.

I simply can’t live with a headache, anymore. No amount of white laundry is worth it. I’ll let you know how that goes..

The picture, above, is my Zote soap. The left side is the actual laundry detergent, with the boric acid and sodium carbonate, already in it. The right is the raw shredded soap, ready to be ground.

***

One cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle works rather well for cotton clothes. Synthetics have static issues that are still having me drop organic dryer sheets in with..

***

A common question that I am asked is, “Does the soap stick to your clothes?”

My first response, to those that know me, is, “Do you think I’d use it, if it did?”

But, really.. I know exactly what they are talking about. When I was a kid, laundry was my chore.. I would sit, for hours, on the weekend, in some laundry mat, doing my family’s laundry. I KNOW exactly what cheap soap, stuck on wet clothes, IS! And it is awful.

I have had no trouble with my laundry soap not melting or with it sticking to my clothing.

***

I bought my wool, to make dryer balls.. stay tuned for more on that, soon..

***

On a side note, I found my citric acid, and I’m going to experiment replacing the Cascade in my home-made dishwasher soap, with it. Right now, I would only call my home-made soap, “Cascade Stretcher,” which isn’t bad.. just not what I’m aiming for..

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