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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #150 on: October 23, 2011, 04:58:49 am »
My cleaning lady commented on how good this washing powder is and could I make her some if she bought the ingredients.  I just made a double batch and put some aside as a surprise for her.  Sometimes she brings the washing in or puts some out for me, so I was really pleased that she felt it was good enough to comment on.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #151 on: October 23, 2011, 08:04:41 am »
lelly do you make the standard version or the one with oils??  i wanted to make this with oils but they only come in tiny bottles and are quite expensive so no point and the original version i need to get the soap overseas as the soap here just isnt the same so in the end gave up as it was costing me alot more than just buying some!
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #152 on: October 23, 2011, 09:30:05 am »
Frozzie, I just do the standard version.  The clothes smell . . . well, clean ! and that's good enough for me. :)
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #153 on: November 26, 2011, 06:43:31 am »
1 x Velvet (or pure) soap, roughly chopped
1/2 x Sard (or stain removing) soap, roughly chopped
200g Borax
315g Washing Soda

Blitz soap for approx 5 seconds on Speed 7.
Blitz all ingredients together on Speed 7 for approx 10-20 seconds until it is evenly combined.
Use 2 x heaped tablespoons per wash.


Am going to make this today.  Got all the ingredients at Coles and found that the Velvet soap was actually cheaper than the coles brand one.  My only question is in Cream Puff's Recipe above, do you use  one bar of Velvet soap (my box contains 4 bars) or 1 box (4 bars).  Sorry, I know I am a bit thick sometimes - Blame it on the marching of time.  (Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)  Cheers.  Nola.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #154 on: November 26, 2011, 06:47:01 am »
Nola, it is 1 block of soap not 1 box. 
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #155 on: November 26, 2011, 06:56:11 am »
i have not been able to find the Borax and Washing Soda in coles which isle nola ?
Please don’t ask, why not ask somebody , you will not like my answer 
i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #156 on: November 26, 2011, 07:08:33 am »
I ran out of powder last week and we had to resort to some bought liquid. Not a cheap brand either. After a couple of days, my DH who does the washing, commented that I must hurry up and make some more. This bought stuff just isn't as good. For someone who was skeptical to start with, this sure is a change.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #157 on: November 26, 2011, 07:18:03 am »
Boy that was quick!!  If I remember rightly, the Borax was in the same isle as the bleach, ammonia etc. and the lectric soda was in with the washing powders.  But they hide really well, the Borax was on the bottom shelf and I didn't see it until the 4th time of scouring the aisle.  (Blind as well as forgetful :-))
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #158 on: January 29, 2012, 03:07:57 am »
Hi everyone.  APologies if this has already been discussed as I haven't read eleven pages, but is the Thermomixed washing powder safe to us in front-loading machines?  High-suds detergents aren't good for front-loaders.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #159 on: January 29, 2012, 03:13:37 am »
A small scoop in a front loader faffa says earlier Cecilia.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #160 on: January 29, 2012, 03:15:05 am »
Thanks a lot, JD.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #161 on: January 29, 2012, 06:16:32 am »
It's been fine in mine.
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #162 on: January 29, 2012, 06:47:51 am »
I use a 1/2 to a 1/4 of a scoop in my front loader and that's it. No softeners. The clothes look and feel great.
Sue from North Queensland

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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #163 on: January 29, 2012, 07:32:13 am »
Glad to hear it, Sue.  I have used two little giftpacks in my frontloader with amazingly positive results but I was a bit worried about the longterm once I made up a full batch.  As long as there's no over-foaming, there will be o turning back!
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Re: Washing Machine Powder
« Reply #164 on: January 31, 2012, 02:48:42 am »
I've been making a washing machine powder in my front loader for almost a year. The recipe was from a book called 'Saving Mum' by Amy Pleydon & Tiana Johannis. Turns out it's the same recipe as the TM one! The book says to use one tablespoon per load which I have been with good results and no machine dramas.
Clare from Adelaide, mum of 3 littlies :)