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Friday, July 19, 2013

Laundry Citric Acid Snafu?



Whew! I'm breathing a sigh of relief.  I accidently added a batch of homemade laundry detergent into a batch of homemade dishwashing detergent.  So I accidently created a batch of:

*Super Washing Soda
*baking soda
*Fels Nathpa/Ivory/Palomine blend of soap
*borax
*citric acid

I had to figure out if I could STILL use this as a laundry detergent. What would the citric acid do to a load of laundry?  According to this article:
http://www.ehow.com/how_6022975_launder-citric-acid.html
it is a stain remover!  That's great.  In history, many mistakes have turned into great discoveries.  Not that this is a great discovery but at least I don't have to throw it out.  I'm going to try this detergent out today.


However, now I am determined to make more dishwashing detergent.  This seems like a more involved but interesting recipe:
http://lavinashealthyhome.blogspot.com/2012/01/homemade-dishwasher-detergent-without.html
I think I am going to try it.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7834993_homemade-dishwasher-detergent-citric-acid.html
http://senselesshousewife.blogspot.com/2009/01/laundry-soap-research.html (says that the citric acid softens the water.)