I have been making the liquid laundry detergent for 2 years now using the fels-naptha soap. My recipe calls for using 1/4 cup for top loaders and 1/8 cup for front loaders and it does as well or better than any of the store bought brands (even the most expensive). My family ranches and farms and believe me their laundry can be a smelly, stained challenge. The liquid works better on septic tanks as it doesn’t create a hard crust in the tank. Just shake the container to remix the laundry soap before using.
I tried making the liquid detergent following Rachel’s recipe (super easy). I could not find Dr. Bronner’s bar soap, so I used Yardley’s Almond and Oatmeal all natural bar soap (smelled so good). After letting it set overnight, it separated into two layers. The top layer was a thick foamy texture while the bottom layer was cloudy and watery. I am skeptical to use because it did not mix well, and I don’t want to ruin my clothes.
I have been making the liquid laundry detergent about about a year now. I like it but one issue that I have found, is that it does not remove all stains.
Does the liquid detergent fade clothing? I would like to try this but if it is going to fade my nice new clothes then I don’t want to risk it. No one has been able to tell me if this recipe, powdered or liquid, will fade the clothing. Anything with optical brighteners will fade clothing, like Tide, or Zote soap. I am not sure which other chemicals will fade clothing. But I have recently started investing in my wardrobe, quality over quantity, and I do not want to damage them.
Thanks for your input!