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
*Fels Nathpa/Ivory/Palomine blend of soap
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:
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:
I think I am going to try it.
http://senselesshousewife.blogspot.com/2009/01/laundry-soap-research.html (says that the citric acid softens the water.)