Just how many times can I change up my wash routine?
Seriously, this long road to clean laundry seems never ending! But I have found serenity once again in my laundry alchemy and I must share!
Since moving we have new water to deal with, water that is not as hard as what I was dealing with previously – which, as it turns out, is a WIN for me! I have been able to cut things down considerably.
I ONLY use one detergent now! Arm & Hammer w/Oxy to wash and Borax to soften the water and remove stains! THATS IT! Of course I keep many essential oils around to disinfect should the need arise, but I can finally sit back and rest knowing my laundry is as clean as it could possibly be!
I normally prefer powder detergents but in this case, load for load I DO get more for my money with the liquid version of A&H w/Oxy AND they both clean the SAME! So unless I find a good deal on the powder I buy the liquid because even at regular price I get a better deal on the liquid. With both I only need to use the recommended amount for small loads and with both that means I only fill to line one of the scoop/cap.
So for regular laundry I run a normal long cold wash/hot rinse with the A&H. For towels and rags I run a normal long cold wash/hot rinse with the A&H and a tablespoon of Borax followed by a hot rinse. For dipes & mamacloth I run a normal long cold wash/hot rinse with the A&H and a tablespoon of Borax followed by TWO hot rinses to ensure good rinsing.
Everything is clean, dipes are fresh with no residue or stink issues and this mama is HAPPY!