Written By Guest Writer: Alissa Olson
Over the past 6 months I have been slowly transforming our home into a toxic free environment. I never noticed ingredient labels until one day I just glanced at my shampoo bottle in the shower and holy moly. I can’t say half of the words that are ingredients in my own shampoo!! I started going through the whole house writing a list of items that we can toss out and replace with better more natural products. Glass cleaner, tooth paste, shampoo, hand soap, multi-use cleaner, laundry soap, bleach and there are so many more! Most of the products I purchase for my home now have all natural ingredients, but this can get really expensive. SOOOOO this is where my crafty side comes in. DIY! I make a lot of homemade stuff around my house. I started out after I purchased a Young Living Starter Kit and started exploring the world of Essential Oils. This really pushed me to start creating homemade products that I KNOW what the ingredients are. Transforming your house into a nontoxic household takes time. So DON’T RUSH IT! Write a list out like I did and do one thing at a time. There are also apps available such as “Think Dirty” to search a specific household or beauty item and tells you the harsh ingredients in that item. Check it out!
One thing on my list is laundry products; Laundry Detergent, Bleach, and Dryer Sheets. I have been getting the Aldi brand of laundry soap for over two years now. Though better than other laundry detergents this soap isn’t up to my all natural standards.
What to do:
Measure Borax, Super Washing Soap, and Pure Baking soda out to combine in a large bowl. Next you will finely shred your two Fels-Naptha bars and combine with the rest of your ingredients. Lastly add your Essential Oils and combine thoroughly. Fill up those large glass jars or whatever container you are putting it in and Voila! You have some Homemade Laundry Soap! Use 1/4 -1/3 Cup Per load. This recipe makes approximately 2.5 Quarts of dry laundry detergent.
What to do:
Grab your container with a lid and add all ingredients. Gently shake to mix your ingredients together. It’s that easy. I use around ¼ Cup per load. This recipe makes 2 quarts of “bleach”.
How easy is that! Takes around 20 minutes to make both the laundry detergent and bleach. Remember the things that you put on your clothes eventually soaks into your skin. This is why laundry items are an essential to switch over.
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