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Stinky T-Shirt Collars

Stinky T-Shirt Collars

| July 27, 2013 | 2 Comments

Several years ago I wrote a post summarizing my results of a year-long experiment in using homemade laundry detergent. One of the challenges I faced in using the detergent was the unpleasant odor of t-shirt collars once they met with a sweaty workout. Since my original post I’ve read several online blogs where folks were […]

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Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

| June 22, 2012 | 2 Comments

About a week or so ago when we were rained in I watched a video on Netflix about Dr. Bronner. He might be familiar to you. He’s the guy behind Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soaps. In watching the video I realized this man was a genius. Sometimes misunderstood and other times over the top, but he […]

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Laundry Water Usage – Update

| July 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

After not washing clothes since July 21st , I did 5 loads of laundry yesterday (July 24th). Already I’m up to 9 loads of wash this week (my goodness, will I ever reduce it to 6 loads per week?). I packed the washing machine to the gills to ensure that I wasn’t being wasteful.  I […]

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How many loads of laundry do you do in a week?

How many loads of laundry do you do in a week?

| July 22, 2008 | 6 Comments

After my last post on one year of using homemade laundry detergent, I was lambasted for the amount of water I use for washing clothes. Mark found my water usage “repulsive,” while Dee Dee couldn’t figure out, ” what are you washing so much of?” As I’ve said over and over again, living green is […]

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Home Made Laundry Detergent One Year Later

Home Made Laundry Detergent One Year Later

| July 21, 2008 | 57 Comments

It’s been a little over a year that I’ve been using homemade laundry detergent. I’ve got to say that overall I found it to be a positive experiment. There are a few tweaks here and there and a little bit of intervention required but all in all I will continue to use the homemade laundry […]

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Baking Soda – A BLULOW Must Have

Baking Soda – A BLULOW Must Have

| May 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

In an earlier post I mentioned that in addition to my dish washing detergent I added baking soda to my dishwasher and my dishes came out sparkling clean. Well it seems that adding baking soda to the laundry detergent helps to boost the detergent’s cleaning power and the clothes also come out softer. The baking […]

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Sometimes ya gotta give in to pre-programming

Sometimes ya gotta give in to pre-programming

| February 14, 2008 | 3 Comments

If you’ve read any of the entries on this blog, you know that I am a fan of homemade laundry detergent. In an attempt to further experiment with environmentally friendly laundry products, I took it one step further and tried using the all natural laundry softener of adding distilled vinegar to the softener cycle to […]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

| August 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

In addition to the recipe for liquid home made laundry detergent, here’s the recipe for homemade powdered laundry detergent. My preference? Well, I’m partial to the liquid one. Call me cheap, but it’s less expensive, it works and it allows me to add whatever scent I like. The powdered one is extremely effective, but I […]

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Go Blulow with Homemade Laundry & Dish Detergent!

| June 30, 2007 | 3 Comments

Of course the first thing that came to your mind when you started to convert your thought process into thinking Blulow was washing dishes and washing clothes right? Of course you did. Well, to put your mind at ease, I’ve found the perfect solution to finding environmentally friendly and economical dishwashing detergent and laundry detergent. […]

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