I get questions frequently about how well the CHK Classic laundry soap works. It works well, but since my children are mostly grown, I don’t often get the dirt and grime that really tests the quality of a detergent. Today I did get the grime and dirt! My two middle sons went hiking through hill and hollow, creek and mud. They came home with mud caked on their jeans up to the knee, muddy socks and muddy shirts.
I didn’t think to take a picture of them, but I was pleased to be able to test that laundry soap on all that grime. What I got was perfectly clean clothes and no odor at all. In fact, since the CHK Classic laundry soap is not scented (unless you choose to scent it with essential oil) the clothes had no odor at all, just the scent of clean cotton.
So I can tell you that the CHK Classic laundry soap works very well on mud, perspiration, grass stains and plain old dirt. It gets out soil and odors. It costs me less than .02 cents per load. I use 1/4 cup per load. I run water in the washer and add the detergent before I add the clothes so it has a chance to get good and dissolved in the water.
So, for those of you who were wondering if it really works on difficult soil, I can tell you it does. Of course you’ll have to try it out for yourself. I use a Fels Naptha bar for stain removal. Just wet the bar and rub it on the stain, works well for collar dirt, grass, blood, food and more. The homemade detergent does not suds so you may think its not working, but it certainly works for me. Another plus is that it rinses out of your clothing very well, not leaving detergent behind in the fabric to weaken it. Follow a load of wash with the homemade cleaner with a vinegar rinse and you will have amazingly clean clothes for pennies.
Just wanted to report my findings!