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Hello,well I made the laundry soap from the recipe I think I got from this forum I like it but I am wondering if I can use bleach with it?It has borax, fels, and washing soda.Also is the lye I want for lye soap Red Devil crystals? ( I believe it is for opening drains,but not Draino.)Thanks,willa in IL.

-- willa in IL. (, March 14, 2002


Yes, you can use bleach with the laundry soap. I haven't had any problems. As for the lye, the Red Devil is the only kind I've been able to find. Hope this helps!

-- Jean (, March 14, 2002.

I also use bleach all the time, but I find I don't need as much!

Also, another hint....fabric softener is expensive. I use white vinegar in the rinse water for towels - about 1/4 Cup. It keeps them soft and still absorbent. Honest and truly, there is NO vinegar smell at all!

-- Karen (, March 14, 2002.

Karen, do you just glug in some vinegar into the fabric softener spot on the washing machine? (it sounds too simple!)

-- Jennifer L. (Northern NYS) (, March 14, 2002.

I add about a cup of vinegar as a rinse. In winter,I have such a problem with static cling that I buy those fabric softener sheets for the dryer and rip them in half.

-- Ardie/WI (, March 14, 2002.

I don't know why you couldn't put the vinegar in the softer dispenser. It would also help clean out the mineral deposits in the dispenser!

-- Karen (, March 14, 2002.

I put the vinegar in the softener dispenser and it works fine. I've found that I can use 1/4 to 1/2 cup vinegar and get good results. I use white (distilled) vinegar. Is this what you all use, too?

-- Jean (, March 14, 2002.

If you dont have a dispenser on your machine use a Downy Ball. I use white vinegar in one of those thingys and it works great. Blessings Peggy

-- peggy (, March 17, 2002.

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