Going green in my laundry room has actually been the easiest change for me to adjust too. Not only is making homemade laundry products, better for the environment, it’s also less expensive than most products found on the laundry aisle at your local supermarket. I’ve included a few links to recipes from a few of my favorite websites.
Not only am I going green with my laundry detergent, I’m also line drying my clothes (my dryer broke about 4 months ago and I’m now a line drying convert).And since I line dry I need to use fabric softner in the rinse cycle.I primarily use white vinegar and this works fine as a fabric softener for kitchen rags and cotton clothes, but towels do still feel rough. I prefer a store bought free & clear fabric softener for my towels. I’ve tried baking soda and white vinegar together, Epson salt and lime essential oil, kosher salt , and line drying outside. My favorite has been the Seventh Generation Free & Clear Fabric Softener, but my local stores do not carry it anymore. So I’m sad and still on the hunt for the most effective and safest fabric softener out there.
Laundry Detergent Recipes from Mom’s Aware website
Washing Soda Recipe from Mom’s Aware website
Feel free to share your favorite laundry recipes with me in the comments!