Benefits of Using Plant-Based, Natural Laundry Detergents
Conventional laundry detergents often contain chemicals like synthetic fragrances, phosphates, surfactants, and optical brighteners, which can cause skin irritation, allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and even cancer. These chemicals can also negatively impact the water supply and harm aquatic life once washed down the drain.
Furthermore, the production of conventional laundry detergents often involves the use of fossil fuels and contributes to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
To protect your health and the environment, consider using plant-based, natural laundry detergents that are free of harmful chemicals.
Young Living offers a variety of natural laundry soap options that are effective and safe for both you and the planet. If you run out of Thieves Laundry soap, this powder DIY is a good alternative. Thieves is still the best but this recipe will definitely hold you over.
DIY Alternative to Thieves Laundry Soap
Here's what you'll need to get started:
- 1½ cups washing soda
- 1½ cups baking soda
- ½ cup Epsom salt
- 1 finely grated bar of Thieves soap (or Mountain Fresh by Young Living)
- 30 drops Purification essential oil
Step 1: Grate the bar of Thieves soap using a cheese grater or food processor. If you're using Mountain Fresh by Young Living, grate that bar instead.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add the grated soap, washing soda, baking soda, and Epsom salt. Mix everything together well until evenly combined.
Step 3: Store your homemade laundry soap in a pretty glass airtight container.
Step 4: To use the soap, add 1-2 tablespoons to your washing machine depending on the size of your load. For extra dirty or heavily soiled clothes, you may need to use a bit more of the soap.
Favorite non tox laundry soap
My first choice is Thieves Laundry soap since it gets mold out of clothes but when I run out, this is my go to recipe.