As most of you know, I am an oiler: essential oils that is. In some of my research I have learned what horrible chemicals are in the items we use on a daily basis, including our laundry detergents. For the past year or so I have slowly been eliminating these chemicals from our home. We no longer use regular detergents, cosmetics, cleaners, shampoos, toothpastes… Yes! Toothpaste. Did you know that our shampoo and toothpaste could very likely be causing health issues!?
So, here is the recipe we use for laundry detergent. It’s pretty simple and makes a 5 gallon bucket and costs approximately 10-12 CENTS PER LOAD!
1.5 cups super washing soda
3 cups baking soda
1.5 cups liquid castile soap
1/2 cup Thieves Household Cleaner
5 gallons water
In a 5 gallon bucket, add enough hot water to dissolve sodas. Then add the remaining ingredients and then the remaining water. Let sit over night. Shake well before each load.
Use 1/2 cup per load.
I purchased a cheap water dispenser from Wal-Farts 🙂 that works great to dispense without a mess. As soon as I switched from regular detergent, even my hubby noticed a difference in how clean our clothes were coming out in the wash.
A few tips:
Thieves Household Cleaner can be purchased through a wholesale account with Young Living. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help or click here: Young Living Signup
Castile Soap can be found at Target or Walgreens, usually in the make-up/cosmetic department. The blue bottle labeled baby is the non-scented option that I choose.
Super Washing Soda is usually in the detergent isle on the bottom shelf.