February 1, 2014
We are purveyors of the environment. We are dedicated to feeding our families wholesome and natural foods. We take care of our body and our mind well with rest and rejuvenation. How does DIY laundry detergent fit into the mix of these positive movements towards a natural and healthy lifestyle? Making or purchasing natural laundry detergent, as well as other household cleaning products, is an opportunity for us to be considerate to ourselves, our children, our pets and our environment.
There are many recipes and tutorials out there to make a good natural laundry detergent. Here are a few we recommend:
1. DIY All-Natural Laundry Detergent by Free People
All you need is Borax, washing soda and natural soap. Check the Free People blog to find out measurements and the how-to.
2. DIY Laundry Detergent by Jen of Blissful 55
There are a few more ingredients here but Jen teaches you how making your own detergent is great for the environment and for your wallet. Check out her tutorial featured on www.howdoesshe.com.
3. DIY Laundry Detergent by DIY Natural
A great recipe with only three ingredients found at most grocery stores. All you need is washing soda, borax and Ivory bar soap. For the details, visit their site here.
If you’re not the “DIY” type, no biggie. Here are some great green laundry detergents you can by at your local grocery or health food store as researched by Grist.org.