permaculture Alternative/traditional methods of doing laundry w/o a machine (how?)

On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 11:02 PM, d m wrote: > I use a 5 gallon bucket and a toilet plunger for agitation. A combination of
> vinegar and baking soda power foams the dirt out and vinegar alone in the rinse
> softens. The wringing out is the hard part so I use the insert from a pasta pan > and put it in the bathtub or shower stall and push on the clothes with said > toilet plunger. If I have extra time I let them drain in the pasta pan insert
> and various colanders while I hand wring. I have a wonder washer but I haven’t > tried it yet.
> Usually use warm water or cool…never cold or hot. Too hard on the hands. >
> Deb

I found many websites with excellent recipes for home made laundry soap with reader’s comments that added improvements like using white vinegar in the rinse
cycle to remove soap residues and diisinfect, tea tree oil for fragrance and disinfectant.

http://www.thethriftymama.com/homemade-laundry-soap.html
http://www.diynatural.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-soap/
http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/laundrysoap.htm
http://www.livingonadime.com/homemade-laundry-detergent-2/
http://www.duggarfamily.com/content/duggar_recipes/30455/homemade_liquid_laundry_soap_front_or_top_load_machine_best_value http://www.southernsavers.com/2013/01/recipes-for-homemade-laundry-detergent/ http://tipnut.com/10-homemade-laundry-soap-detergent-recipes/ http://happymoneysaver.com/making-your-own-laundry-detergent-worth-the-cost/
http://www.moneycrashers.com/how-to-make-the-best-homemade-laundry-detergent-recipes/
http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/08/make-a-years-worth-of-laundry-soap.html

Wonder Clean Washing Machines
http://www.laundry-alternative.com/wonder_clean_washing_machine

https://www.google.com/search?q=home+made+laundry+soap+recipes&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

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