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    I have some patchouli soap that has a rancid smell, could I turn it into laundry soap without having any residue smell? If so, how much grated soap do you use for a large load? I have not made any before, do I just grated it and toss it in?

    Thanks,
    Terry
    • CommentAuthorcaren
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2012
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    I would not make an entire batch, maybe a tablespoon of each, soap, borax, washing soda, in a cup of boiling water, melt everything, cool, then smell, you may want to just use the rancid smelling soap in the veggie garden to deter critters.
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      CommentAuthorAnaBanana
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2012
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    You can use it for laundry soap with the recipe Caren has. To make sure your clothes smell fresh, add 1 cup of distilled vinegar into your rinse cycle.
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      CommentAuthorSimona
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2012
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    Hi, Caren!

    How do you use the soap in the garden? Would you mind sharing? :)

    Also, if the soap-borax-washing soda smells rancid, could some Lavender EO (or any other EO) be used to mask that smell ? Would the vinegar rinse fade the EO ?
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      CommentAuthorAnaBanana
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2012
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    Simona, I've read that some people add essential oils to the vinegar rinse and that it works well. I haven't tried it, but it sounds like a good idea. :-)
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    Thanks for your suggestions. I only have about 12 bars, so will try a small batch, worst case throw them out, or try Caren suggestion re: garden use.

    Thanks all.

    Terry
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    My experience with borax and boiling water is that borax doesn't' dissolve completely. A cleaning solution I made clogged a spray bottle. I had the water at a full boil and stirred until it appeared dissolved, plus stirred for a minute more. Is there a trick? Magic wand? Thanks!