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Toxic Laundry Products and Safer Alternatives

by in Home Health September 7, 2014

Toxic Laundry Products/ Safer Alternatives

Find out if your current Laundry Products are toxic and look for safer alternatives –> HERE

Dr. Green Mom DIY Laundry Recipes

Non-Toxic Do It Yourself (DIY) Recipes

Powder Laundry Detergent

  • 3 cups washing soda
  • 4 cups baking soda
  • 2 cups castile soap (flakes)
  • 15 drops essential oil
  • Mix it all together, store in a glass jar
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the powder detergent to each load of laundry.
  • Enough for 70 loads
  • I use eucalyptus, citrus, or lavender essential oil.

Liquid Laundry Detergent

  • 2 cups castile soap flakes
  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 2 cups washing soda
  • 30 drops tea tree essential oil
  • Directions: Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, add in the castile soap flakes. Stir, and continue heating the mixture until the soap is completely melted. Allow the soap mixture to cool a little bit, then pour it into a large bucket. Add in the baking soda, washing soda, and essential oils. Stir well to incorporate all ingredients. Then, add in 2 gallons of water and continue to stir. Store the liquid laundry soap in an airtight container with the lid on.  1/ 4 cup of soap is needed for each load of laundry, makes enough for 150 loads.

Dryer Sheet Alternative

  • Add 10-15 drops essential oil to a dry washcloth
  • throw it in with the wet laundry

Laundry Stain Remover

  • Add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the stain
  • let sit 30-45 min before washing

Sweat Stain Remover

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1/ 4 cup vinegar
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil, mix together
  • Apply to stain with a toothbrush and let sit for 30 min before washing.

Blood Stain Remover

  • Add hydrogen peroxide to the area and scrub with a toothbrush, may take a few tries
  • launder in cold water

Ink Removal

  • Hairspray works best- spray the stain and launder as usual
  • You can also try Eucalyptus essential oil on the stain, scrub with a toothbrush.

Grease Stain Removal

  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/ 2 cup vinegar
  • 1/ 4 cup water
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
  • Combine the baking soda, salt and cornmeal, and allow the mixture to sit on top of the grease stain . The dry ingredients will soak up the grease.
  • Gently wipe the area with a rag. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, water and essential oil. Soak the stained area in the vinegar mixture, then launder as usual.

Smelly Towels

  • Run the towels through a wash cycle with HOT water add 1 cup of white vinegar, DO NOT use detergent.
  • When washing cycle is done, keep the towels in the machine and add 1/ 2 cup baking soda and hot water, DO NOT use detergent.
  • add 10 – 15 drops of lemon, eucalyptus, or lavender oil for freshness (during second cycle)

 

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