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Old 01-09-2015, 12:55 PM   #51
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As a suggestion regarding using a food processor to chop up the Zote, you can cube the bar up and put it in the microwave for a couple of minutes (length of time depends on microwave). The cubes will bubble up into a big pink blob. Remove from microwave and let it cool off completely then the "blob" will crumble into a fine powder. A word of caution.....only nuke about half of the bar at a time and it gets VERY hot. When the soap is getting nuked it gets pretty big!

I got one of those small processor.

But I have to run the zote thru something like a vegetable slicker to get it in small piece. You can also buy zote in flakes just more expensive.

Like one of these then mix all and put thru food processor.

http://www.target.com/p/oxo-softwork...getable+slicer
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:47 AM   #52
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What is it about this process that makes it harmful to reuse the cooking pot
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Old 01-11-2015, 07:31 AM   #53
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I make the dry power never heard of the above. Try googling that
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:07 PM   #54
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Just made another batch.... I'll never intend to buy store bought soap again..
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Old 06-05-2016, 09:39 AM   #55
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Been doing this for a while. Works great and saves a ton of money.
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Old 06-05-2016, 10:51 AM   #56
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Very cool


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Old 06-05-2016, 11:02 AM   #57
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About to try our first batch.

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Old 06-05-2016, 01:28 PM   #58
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Walmart had Fels- Naphtha

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Old 06-07-2016, 02:11 AM   #59
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My wife's been doing that too for about 3 years. Works fine in our HE washer.
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:27 AM   #60
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:54 AM   #61
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Pretty cool. I hate buying laundry detergent. Seems like more people perfer the dry deterngent compaired to the liquid. Is that simply because it is easier to mix in the ingredients?
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Old 06-07-2016, 10:07 PM   #62
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Just not the same.....
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:50 PM   #63
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Cool
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:30 PM   #64
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my wife just bought some tide yesterday for $20....So here I am ready to try anything before I spend that again
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Old 06-08-2016, 02:53 PM   #65
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Just fyi, Arm & Hammer products have optical/UV brighteners, including their washing soda.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:35 PM   #66
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does this work with HE machines?
Yes, been using homemade detergent now for about three years.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:10 PM   #67
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:03 PM   #68
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:28 PM   #69
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My old lady has been making her own bar soap and laundry detergent for about 5 years. She told me she saves us (family of 4) about $300+ a year
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:02 PM   #70
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Interesting. Might have to give this a shot!

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Old 06-17-2016, 02:53 PM   #71
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We made some a couple of weeks. Wife was very skeptical, but she admitted last night it works better than store bought laundry soap.

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Old 10-31-2017, 08:55 AM   #72
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Been awhile since this has been bumped
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:08 AM   #73
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:30 AM   #74
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Interesting...
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:36 AM   #75
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