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Organic Laundry Detergent that actually cleans?

Discussion in 'The Cave' started by lilreddgirl, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. lilreddgirl

    lilreddgirl New Member

    Does anyone use organic laundry detergent? What brands actually clean!?

    The ones I had didn't do a good job... I seem to have to go back to using Tide for the clothes that are stained...
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  2. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    Have you tried hydrogen peroxide as a stain remover ? Bicarb is a good allround clothes detergent.
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  3. lilreddgirl

    lilreddgirl New Member

    Thanks Lahleda, you're using Hydrogen Peroxide as stain remover? Do you just pour some to the stain and let sit, or rub it in?

    It doesn't cause a fade spot?
  4. Lahelada

    Lahelada New Member

    I do a staged attack
    bicarb and vinegar
    hydrogen peroxide

    You will need to know your stains . H,Peroxide can leave a stain .If your stain is too old it may leave a discolouration . Bllod leaves a green stain if you do not catch it quickly enough. I have used it neat ( the weak solution) directly on the fabric ,never used cream of tartar as suugested as in the link below. A large percentage of "Vanish " is Hy Perox..#
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  5. lilreddgirl

    lilreddgirl New Member

    Ahhh you are so thorough! I hardly ever pretreat but regular detergent seems to get oils out, while my last few organic detergents didn't.

    I am remembering I will have to deal with some old blood stains. I do the wash in ice water method but this is way old, so may not work anymore as you mention.

    I just bought this LOL! it seems quite a few reviewers are impressed with it more so than other products...

    goat milk stick.jpg


    It's a GOAT MILK STICK! and then you rub it out with the WOOL part of the stick :rofl: ! Apparently it works... just had to try it :p
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  6. Starfish Prime

    Starfish Prime New Member

    I'm dying to know how your goat milk stick works!

    Have you tried soap nuts? Eucalan is another lanolin-based cleanser/wash for wool/delicates that is mild enough to use on animals sans rinsing (which doesn't make a lot of sense...why would you leave dirty water/cleanser on that you're trying to clean?:confused: But perhaps for those areas a thorough rinse is difficult or sick/elderly critters.....anyway, I digress:rolleyes:)

    I have several woolen baby wraps (highly, highly recommend them! Life saver for fussy babes!) that are quite valuable. Eucalan is quite effective at removing poo and milk stains with the soak&ignore method of washing woolies (dump it in a bucket of cleanser&water, ignore for an hour or so, flip it, repeat, drain, lay out to dry)
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  7. lilreddgirl

    lilreddgirl New Member

    Wow Eucalan sounds great if you can just leave the wraps in there and ignore!

    The Goat stick works amazingly well! No wonder it was getting all the rave reviews. I was even able to get out a 6 month old blood stain by applying and blotting with Goat milk stick and then washing by hand (in cold water of course for blood stain). That even impressed my mom.

    It has lye as a listed ingredient. But it seems very mild to my hand and smell.
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  8. Starfish Prime

    Starfish Prime New Member

    Lye is used to saponify the fat; it's very common in soap making and it is consumed in the process, much like baking soda + vinegar in the proper ratio uses up all of both. (Maybe you knew that, idk;))

    I'm a big fan of Eucalan...esp for lingerie and the like... But I'll definitely be ordering one of those goat milk sticks (the name cracks me up...bc apparently I'm easily amused!) for grass stains and whatnot for summer! Glad you mentioned it and even more glad it actually works:)
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  9. lilreddgirl

    lilreddgirl New Member

    Thanks that's reassuring about lye being used up since I thought it might be an irritant. And I didn't know ! :)

    I will look into Eucalan myself and also love calling my goat milk stick the "Goat stick" hehe :)
  10. Martha Ray

    Martha Ray New Member

    But would a better question be what is healthy and unhealthy about doing laundry?
    Going to ask it.
  11. DLO

    DLO StarFish

    I've thrown oxy clean/ecos oxybrite in there or presoaked with it.

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