!! Hey Ladies! ( & Gents...) I am making up my first batch of laundry washing powder tonight and checking in with my **SPECIAL** WTM girlfriends and BOOM! ON TOPIC TODAY!!!! TA DA!!!! "Tide Clone Recipe"
Y'all are so great. O.K!! for frugality - duh? Where have I been? ( I got busier than I ever dreamed and more ill than I ever dreamed! ) For NON-XENOESTROGENS in the daily "diet"... THIS IS ULTRA MUCHO IMPORTATENTE!!! If you are younger than me, and if you are having or not ( yet ) having issues with peri-menopausal symptoms, one of the main culprits seems to be chemical estrogens in our laundry detergents! Man boobs?! Environmentally disturbing evidence of male fish making the switch??!! I'm giving this my full attention now and wondering what took me so long!? The web is now full and this site is full of information on the subject of ESTROGEN DOMINANCE. You can not help but wonder if there's not some sort of conspiracy... tsk tsk tsk!
We've primarily used Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent for years but evidently this has not been good even though Arm and Hammer makes the boxed washing soda ( not baking soda) that you can more easily find at your local grocer or Wal Mart. Economically speaking, try to find your washing soda - sodium carbonate at your local pool supply about $10 / 5 gallon bulk. I caught a hint that might be worth mentioning. If using Zotes for your soap, it will fade your dark colors like black so reduce it by 1/2 for a batch for dark colors. Keep the recipe to 2 & 1/2 oz. ( basically 1/2 bar ) of Fels Naptha, Zotes, Octagon, Kirks, or Ivory ( or home made!
) 1 c. borax, 1 c. washing soda. for your whites & you should be well pleased. Evidently, some tweaks in this basic recipe would be for hard and soft water considerations. White Vinegar to rinse always. Is there any more info from someone? I'll be watching ...