LOVE IT OR HATE IT,
Laundry is just one of those things we can’t avoid.
If you are anything like the average American family, you wash 7 to 10 loads of laundry a week.
It’s estimated that as a whole, American consumers wash more than 600 million loads of laundry every week. Incredible, right?
With these numbers we have to ask ourselves – Is our laundry routine impacting the environment or our family’s’ health?
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Chemical Soup Anyone?
Sadly, your favorite brand of laundry detergent may be keeping your clothes clean, but it is likely a chemical soup.
According to the FDA, laundry products such as detergent, dryer sheets, and fabric softener are not regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Meaning, for example, manufacturers are not required to list all the ingredients on the label of any laundry product or make them public! It’s up to the manufacturer to decide what they would like to disclose.
While we can’t change the requirements of the FDA we can choose to use nontoxic laundry detergent and other green laundry methods to positively impact our environment.
5 GREEN LAUNDRY TIPS TO CLEAN UP YOUR LAUNDRY ROUTINE
Here are five effective green laundry tips to tackle laundry day without adding more toxins to this little ball we call earth.
#2 Go Eco Friendly with DIY Non Toxic Laundry Detergent:
Make French Lavender DIY Laundry Detergent in five quick minutes! Homemade with just five simple ingredients for HE washing machines. This green laundry tip will not only green up your laundry routine it will save you a ton of money…
#4 Make a Safe and Simple Stain Remover:
Remove even the toughest stains with this DIY Natural Stain Remover Spray. A powerful non toxic, stain-fighting spray made with just four simple ingredients. A success every time I use it!
#1 Ditch the Dryer Sheets:
Use Wool Dryer Balls and ditch the dryer sheets for wool – biodegradable, naturally antimicrobial, and free of chemicals or dyes. Check my laundry tips for how to add essential oils to these for the fresh clean laundry scent you are used to without the chemicals here!
#3 Make an Easy Linen Spray:
Shake up a perfectly fresh Lemon Vanilla DIY Linen Spray with just three natural ingredients for your modern homestead. Brighten your linens with the fresh, light fragrance of Lemon and Vanilla sans chemicals.
#5 The Fastest Way to a Green Laundry Routine:
Skip the DIY and buy a bottle of nontoxic laundry soap. I recommend Thieves Laundry Soap it is made up of plant-based ingredients and leaves no chemical or synthetic residue.
Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent—something that everyone in the family will love.
Not only does it clean well, but a little also goes a long way! Thieves Laundry Soap works in all types of washers, and a 32-ounce bottle can be used for up to 64 loads of laundry. That’s more than two months worth of washing!
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Rid your laundry of toxic chemicals with these environmentally-friendly green laundry tips and hacks. Keep your family and the planet healthy!