Originally Posted by Mazzi
First time didn't post (odd).
Anyway, I had two questions: What is Fels-naptha (and where can it be purchased)? Have you noticed a significant difference in your clothing using home-made detergent (i.e. not stiff, clothes maintain their color and don't wear out too quickly?)
You don't have to particularly use Fels-naptha, I like to use Lever 2000, but have also used Dial soap. Any soap is good to use, except something like Dove which has a lot of moisturizer in it. It won't thickin' up right. I love my home-made soap, having been using it for a few years now. I don't see a difference in the clothing other than it doesn't seem to break down the threads as quickly. clothes aren't stiff, color stays in well. The good thing also with homemade soap that I noticed is the soap seems to rinse out better than store bought. (Unless that is my imagination). The cost savings is ever so worth the 10 minutes it takes to make.
Window cleaner is something I don't ever buy either. Rubbing Alcohol, (Dollar General, big bottle $1.50) works better than any I've ever bought in the past. it cleans, disifects and doesn't leave any streaking.
Edited by Ellie Mae - 1/23/12 at 2:41pm