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DIY HD hand cleaner (looking for suggestions)
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I'd like to make some DIY hand cleaner, similar to 'Boraxo'. I already have Borax on hand, but I'm trying to find a good powdered soap to mix with it. From what I've read, the 'powdered laundry soda' that I also have on hand is not really a soap, but just a finer abrasive.

I was thinking about a cheap powdered laundry detergent, but I thought something in a finer consistency (and more "basic") might be desirable. I haven't been able to find much on this idea online.
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gnbrotz;104925 Wrote:I'd like to make some DIY hand cleaner, similar to 'Boraxo'. I already have Borax on hand, but I'm trying to find a good powdered soap to mix with it. From what I've read, the 'powdered laundry soda' that I also have on hand is not really a soap, but just a finer abrasive.

I was thinking about a cheap powdered laundry detergent, but I thought something in a finer consistency (and more "basic") might be desirable. I haven't been able to find much on this idea online.

I've discovered at our horse-barn, where I frequently end up with black lithium grease from the tractor on my hands, something that works better than the mechanics hand cleaners.

Ivory dish soap.

Yes, really. The trick, though, is to use it water-less; water seems to emulsify the grease and weld it to your hands. So I use the Ivory, wipe off the grease with a paper towel, THEN rinse with water.

Works a treat. AND is easy on the skin so if I do it four or five times, no worries (unlike Dawn, which removes both the grease and all of the oils in your skin).

Now, if you mixed some mild abrasive (Bon Ami, which is just pumice) in, I bet it would be even better.

I'd avoid Borax--- too alkaloid.
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How about running Dove soap through a food processor to make it powdery?
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rmagill;105019 Wrote:How about running Dove soap through a food processor to make it powdery?

I have Ivory here, which I use to make laundry detergent (with the aforementioned borax and washing soda), but bar soap in general seems to "creamy" to be made "powdery", if that makes any sense.
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gnbrotz;105022 Wrote:
rmagill;105019 Wrote:How about running Dove soap through a food processor to make it powdery?

I have Ivory here, which I use to make laundry detergent (with the aforementioned borax and washing soda), but bar soap in general seems to "creamy" to be made "powdery", if that makes any sense.

Yes it does. Can you grate it, instead?
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