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How to dissolve and use a Tangie Laundry Concentrate Bar

Tangie Laundry is a concentrated paste-to-liquid formulation you dissolve at home by placing the bar (or a piece of the bar) into a container of your choice and fill that container with water. That’s all it takes. This plastic free laundry detergent alternative works like your current liquid laundry product, but without toxic chemicals, unnecessary dyes, harmful fragrances, and plastic bottle waste. 

Let’s go over the best way to dissolve and use a Tangie zero waste laundry bar.  

First – you MUST dissolve the laundry concentrate. Do NOT add it directly to your machine! 

No real effort required to dissolve the laundry bar. Simply drop it into water and let it dissolve overnight.
No blending or mixing required. Use regular tap water, hot water is not necessary. 

Each solid laundry bar dissolves to make ONE GALLON of liquid laundry soap giving you 128+ loads of laundry, depending on your laundry load size and stink. That’s less than $0.20 per load! 

You do not need to make the full gallon at one time. Make the amount that works for you. Let’s go over those details now. 

How To Dissolve This Refillable Laundry Concentrate:  

  1. Find a container. You will need to use a specific amount of concentrate depending on the size of your container. Use whatever container you want! Note: 1 bar will make 1 gallon of liquid laundry soap. 
  1. Cut up the bar. To make less than one gallon of liquid laundry detergent, cut the bar in half on the long edge. Then cut each half in half until you reach the desired amount of concentrate based on the size container you want to use. 

Whole bar = 128 oz (1 gallon) 

Half bar = 64 oz (half gallon) 

Quarter bar = 32 oz (1 liter) 

8th bar = 16 oz (2 cups) 

16th bar = 8 oz (1 cup) 

  1. Fill your container with water. It doesn’t have to be hot water, but the warmer the water, the faster the concentrate will dissolve. 
  1. Add your concentrate pieces. Give it a swirl and let it sit. That’s it! All the concentrate should be dissolved within the next 8 hours. 

Cut up your laundry concentrate bar to make your desired amount of detergent on demand.

When you’re ready to use your liquid laundry soap, make sure you don’t overpour! 

  • 1 load = 0.5 oz of soap (1 tablespoon) 
  • 1 large or heavily soiled load = 1 – 2 oz of soap (2 – 4 tablespoons) 

If you like to use a regular mouth Mason jar for your laundry liquid, use our specially-made laundry soap dispenser lid made of reclaimed wood, which is designed to measure out 1 oz (about 29.57 ml) easily. 

Laundry sticker on mason jar in hand

This certainly looks more attractive than a big ol’ plastic jug of liquid laundry detergent!

Simply add the soap to your washing machine just like you normally would and wash your clothes! 

All in all, one average load of laundry costs less than $0.20 and you can wash 128+ loads with one bar of concentrate. 

Cut up your concentrate bar to make your desired amount of detergent on demand. 


Container choices. 

Any container will do! Don’t over think it. You choose the best laundry detergent dispenser that works for you.    

The best is to reuse your old laundry jug once it is empty. Plastic laundry jugs are strong and usually have a handle with a build in measuring cap.   

Plenty of customers, including our company founder, dissolve the entire bar into a gallon container and from that refills a smaller, more manageable bottle to easily dispenser the one-ounce of laundry liquid. It’s much easier to pour one-ounce of liquid into your washing machine from a smaller bottle than it is to pour from a gallon jug. 

We provide you with the best eco-friendly laundry detergent, made with concentrated effective, natural ingredients and you get to decide what you dissolve it in. 

Swirl before use. 

At Tangie, we only want the best ingredients for you, and ourselves. We choose to use no chemicals or additives to keep the soap homogenized and will settle between uses. You do NOT need to shake the mixture together before using, a simple swirl will do.  

Easy movement of your bottle will efficiently swirl the ingredients back together

Swirl before measuring it out and putting it in your washing machine. 

The liquid and the machine are like a marriage. 

Do not overstuff your washing machine. Laundry detergent is meant to latch onto the dirt in your clothes and rinse it away, down the drain. When there is inadequate space for the dirty soap to rinse off your clothes and wash away, that dirt and soap remain trapped in the fibers of your clothes. This can lead to musty, unclean clothes, even after washing! 

Overloading your washer can damage your clothes and make them dirtier because there is inadequate space for them to rinse properly.   

All washing machine manufacturers recommend:  

  • Clothes should be able to move around easily inside the washer.   
  • Do not fill the tub more than three-quarters full. This will allow the clothes to move around freely and get evenly clean.  
  • For a front-load washing machine, pile the clothes up high, but don’t cram them past the last row of holes closest to the door at the front.  
  • When washing a large load of laundry, it’s better to split it into two smaller loads. 

If you’re like most people, you probably stuff as many clothes as possible into your washing machine in order to save time and energy. However, this isn’t the best way to get your clothes clean.   

How can they sell me toxic soap? 

Sadly, there are no rules or regulations requiring companies to list the ingredients on household cleaning products. So, you may never really know what chemicals they use to formulate the laundry soap you use. There are no regulations stopping companies from using any ingredients they choose even if the ingredient has been scientifically proven to be harmful to your health (or the planet or wildlife) and many companies choose ingredients that are most cost effective over those that are better for you. 

Many of the leading commercial detergents are loaded with harmful, toxic ingredients and loads of plastic. You can read more HERE about what ingredients to avoid in laundry products and why. Commerical laundry products are laden with chemicals which can trigger asthma, rashes, allergy attacks and contaminate our waterways and harm wildlife. Thankfully, there are companies like Tangie offering zero waste laundry detergents which are totally effective at getting your clothes clean without dirtying up the planet.   

You must be wondering why all these harmful chemicals are allowed to even be present in traditional laundry detergents. A product we use on clothes which touch our bodies throughout the day should be safe for that constant contact!  

What makes Tangie different? 

We sweat, sleep, and live in these clothes so we should want them to be cleaned with the best natural ingredients. That is the catalyst of why Angie, the founder of Tangie, started this business. It all started with finding a healthier laundry soap that was gentle on her sensitive skin yet effective enough to get her clothes clean and fresh.   

We hope this information is helpful for you to ditch the chemicals (and plastic bottles) and make the switch to this revolutionary natural and refillable laundry concentrate bar! 

Still on the fence? 

We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter and receive a discount on your first purchase on any of Tangie’s natural and plastic free products. We won’t overwhelm your inbox, we promise. We would just like to keep you updated about our new products, random sales – plus sometimes we are looking for product testers! 

We know trying new products can be a bit nerve-wracking. No one wants to waste money on a product that doesn’t perform well.  

Check out Tangie’s zero waste laundry detergent — it might just become your favorite tool in your laundry routine! If it is not for you, take advantage of our 30-day money back guarantee return policy. 

Do you have any questions about using or switching to refillable laundry soap?  Let us know in the comments below or use our live chat feature, and get your questions answered right away. 


Angie Ringler

A lifelong learner with an entrepreneurial spirit long before I knew the word entrepreneurial. I spend too much time reading labels, researching ingredients, and I enjoy cooking, writing, traveling, and listening to live music. I am a woman who believes in gratitude, love, and respect.

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