When it comes to my family’s laundry I am sort of a snob. I only use Dreft, all natural products, or my own homemade soap. I don’t like all the chemicals and additives in all the main line brands. Nothing against them, they just aren’t for me. While my family is not chemical free or fully 100% organic, I try to make changes that will benefit us in the long term, and by reducing our chemical intake, I believe, will be extremely beneficial. I could probably step up my laundry game and become even more eco-friendly with the likes of a Yirego portable washing machine. But that’ll be a post for another day if I decide to take on the challenge. For now, let’s talk soap.
I researched and spoke with trusted friends and sources. I finally came up with my own concoction. I needed my soap to be safe for a high efficiency washing machine. The machines now a days have super smart computers in them. They can read, calculate and measure way beyond anything a simple mind like mind could imagine. The main issue with soaps, and what can and cannot be used in these washers, is the suds factor. If the suds grow and spread out too much the machines computer will be thrown off and the clothes will not be washed properly. It can also result in an overflow! No one ever wants to walk into their laundry area with an overflowing scarey shaking washing machine! You also risk breaking your washing machine, which would be a disaster. Although, it is pretty easy to find a repair company – just search online for appliance repairs and your location, e.g. Domestic Appliance Repairs London. But nevertheless, the last thing you want is a broken washing machine.
By using the correct ingredients and ratios you can avoid the unwanted suds and not harm your machine.
What you’ll need:
- 1 Bar of Fels-Naptha
- Borax Detergent Booster
- Super Washing Soda
Your ratio will be:
1 shredded bar of Fels-Naptha (2 cups shredded)
2 cups of Borax
2 cups of Super Washing Soda
Mix well & use 2 to 3 tablespoons per load depending on size of load.
* I have had no issues with my clothing or washing machine. However, I am not responsible for any damage/harm done to your clothing, machinery or user. If any physical reactions occur please contact your primary care doctor immediately.