All Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe
Here is a recipe for an easy but very effective chemical free liquid laundry detergent. Why is a natural laundry detergent needed? Did you ever think about the clothes we wear every day and the sheets we sleep in every night and what is touching our skin 24 hours a day/7 day a week?
The detergent we use to wash our clothes and bedding is in direct contact with our skin which gets absorbed into our bodies. Just like our body and skin care items, being cautious with our laundry detergent is another very important decision for our health and well-being. I can usually smell someone’s laundry detergent on them when they’re not using a natural product. The chemicals and fragrances from these harsh detergents are getting into our clothing that we wear regularly, which eventually makes its way into our bodies. Make a choice today to switch out your commercial detergents for a chemical free option, like this recipe.
The base of this recipe is made with a product called Sals Suds from Dr. Bronner’s. Sals Suds is made with plant- based surfactants and is free of any fragrances, preservatives, or synthetic dyes. It’s cleaning power and capabilities are endless! This natural detergent works great for odors and tough stains too.
1 Cup Sal Suds (see link below to order)
2 2/3 Cup water
3/4 Cup baking soda
*30-35 drops essential oil or essential oil blend
Optional: ½ cup of Thieves Cleaning Spray recipe can also be added to this detergent if desired
(Thieves oil blend would be great in this or any essential oil you really enjoy-Lavender or Tea Tree are also great choices)
Add all the ingredients in a glass quart mason jar and stir well with a wooden spoon. Use ¼ cup for High Efficiency washing machines and regular machines, use ½ cup per load.
Store in glass mason jar and stir or shake well before each use.
Optional: You may add 1/3 cup of white distilled vinegar per load as well, but not necessary
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