DIY Non- Toxic Laundry Detergent

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Most laundry detergents are full of
extremely harsh and toxic chemicals, perfumes and dyes.

These can be harmful to your health over time.
When I learned of this I set out determined to find a much safer alternative
that would not be harsh on my skin or my health.
I learned just how easy it is to make my own from scratch and cheaper too.
Plus because I knew exactly what was going into it I had a greater peace of mind πŸ™‚
Cleaning up the toxins in our homes with the everyday items we use
on a daily basis little by little
will have huge impacts on our health for the better.
So many of the chemicals in our cleaning and toiletry items have been shown to cause cancer and other problems that affect our health in a not so good way.
So making my own laundry detergent may be aΒ  little more tedious but well worth it in the long run. πŸ™‚
By the way, if you do not have any time to spare to make your own,
don’t worry!
I will be listing a few different ones that areΒ  safer alternatives
to the other conventional store bought brands.

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe Ingredients:deter2

** 1- bar soap scented or unscented whichever you prefer.
Here are a few good ones to try:

Dr. Bronners Pure castile Soap All-One Hemp Unscented Baby Mild
(They also have many different natural scents . Make sure to check them out πŸ™‚

Kirk’s Castile Soap fragrance Free

Dr. Woods Natural Unscented Soap

** 1 -55 oz. box Arm and Hammer Super Washing Soda

** 1- cup baking soda

** 8-10 drops of your favorite Essential Oil (I use Plant Therapy’s
Patchouli and I LOVE it!!)

Instructions:


det1) Grate your bar of soap with the smallest shredding holes. This can take a little bit of time. I usually have my husband do this part πŸ˜‰
You could try cutting your soap with a sharp knife into small pieces (be careful not to cut yourself) and then put into a food processor.

2) Next, once soap is all done then put into a mixing bowl. Add your baking soda and washing soda with your essential oil drops.

3) Mix with your hands very thoroughly and completely.

4) Store in a container with a tight fitting lid or a gallon size ziploc.

I use 1/3 to 2/3 cup each load I wash with a big splash of vinegar in each too. You will never even smell vinegar on your clothes but it helps freshen your clothes and clean them too.

Here are a few good brands to buy if you don’t have the time to make your own.
They will be safer choices than your standard conventional detergents.

Earth Friendly Ultra Ecos ,
Swanson Unscented Laundry Detergent

Grab Green Laundry Detergent Pods Fragrance Free

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