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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #210 on: November 22, 2013, 03:01:52 am »
Has anyone used this http://simonesthermomixessentials.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/nikkis-homemade-laundry-powder/ recipe?
I am making it specifically for baby clothes wash, and I'm wondering if the Borax is the be all and end all or if this is just as good?
Anyone with some experience, I'd love to hear from you.

And yes, this is my first post and I'm hoping I've done this right. ;D

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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #211 on: November 22, 2013, 05:20:09 am »
That's fine. Would you like to go to Introductions and tell us a little about your thermomix story?
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #212 on: November 23, 2013, 09:22:18 am »
GA,  I wouldn't put Borax in the wash for baby clothes.   I used to make wool wash with Lux Flakes , metho and Eucalyptus oil.  Must make some more.  Could grind up pure soap in the TMX and add the other ingredients.   

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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #213 on: November 23, 2013, 09:35:12 am »
Have just looked up the recipe.
4 cup lux flakes or 2 or 3 bars of pure soap ground in TMX
4 cups boiling water
1 cup of Mentholated spirits
2 tablespoons of eucalyptus oil

Dissolve soap in water, add rest of ingredients.

To use, dissolve a handful of mix in water then add clothes.

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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #214 on: November 23, 2013, 11:12:39 am »
Thanks Chookie. I like the look of that recipe. I hand wash quite a few of DD's clothes and use Martha Gardner's Wool Mix.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #215 on: November 23, 2013, 11:19:04 am »
So you would call that recipe a wool mix Chookie.  I think we should give it a thread of it's own don't you Cookie?
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« Reply #216 on: November 23, 2013, 11:47:04 am »
So you would call that recipe a wool mix Chookie.  I think we should give it a thread of it's own don't you Cookie?
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« Reply #217 on: November 23, 2013, 12:25:54 pm »
Definitely Judy. Just done, my first big shift using the iPad!
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #218 on: November 23, 2013, 12:49:05 pm »
Thanks cookie, glad I left it for you so that you could play with your iPad.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #219 on: November 23, 2013, 01:38:22 pm »
It can be a very time consuming item. I seem to read less since I have had it. But I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #220 on: November 23, 2013, 06:36:33 pm »
Thanks Cookie for shifting it.  It really does need a spot of its own.  It is very similar to Martha's wool mix and lasts for ages. 
I have been meaning to post it for ages,  but just didn't get around to it.

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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #221 on: November 23, 2013, 09:46:13 pm »
Has anyone used this http://simonesthermomixessentials.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/nikkis-homemade-laundry-powder/ recipe?
I am making it specifically for baby clothes wash, and I'm wondering if the Borax is the be all and end all or if this is just as good?
Anyone with some experience, I'd love to hear from you.

And yes, this is my first post and I'm hoping I've done this right. ;D

I use this recipe all the time and it's great. I did change the recipe slightly recently and used 2 1/2 bars of soap and 1/2 bar of sard.  I saw this idea on the web somewhere and out of interest made the change.  For a cold wash for wool or other delicates, I mix the powder with 1/2 cup of boiling water and then tip it in as I don't think it would dissolve in cold water wash. Works fine this way.
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