4.10.2018

A Safer Switch: Laundry Essentials

I've been testing a few safer alternatives to the chemical-filled laundry products we use every week. I was looking for an easy, DIY laundry detergent along with a good store-bought option; I'm happy to report I've found great options for both!

Before we jump in, I wanted to share a little on why we decided to switch over our laundry products. Researchers from the University of Washington studied top-selling laundry and air-freshening products and found that they emitted dozens of different chemicals. All of them gave off at least one chemical identified as toxic or hazardous under federal laws, none of which were included on the label.

Morning and night we put clothes on our bodies and on our children, which means we are constantly absorbing the chemicals on these fabrics and submitting ourselves to the side affects they can bring.

For these reasons, I've been on the hunt over the last two months for a safer alternatives and can't wait to share my favorite DIY recipe and store-bought option! Let me know if you have any questions!


I double this recipe, which creates enough to last our family 1 1/2 to 2 months. The rating of this recipe on EWG.org is also an 'A', which I love, and the fact that it take me 10 minute to make is a total win in my book.

However if making your own detergent is not your thing, check out these three options below. They are all rated an 'A' on EWG.org as well:
  1. Moll's Suds Laundry Powder
  2. The Honest Co. 4 in 1 Laundry Pods, Free & Clear
  3. Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value 2X Concentrated Powder Laundry Detergent, Unscented
ALSO, THROW OUT YOUR DRYER SHEETS! We have replaced our dryer sheets with wool dryer balls and essential oil. You can find a ton of great options of these on Amazon and I used the same essential oil I use for our laundry detergent.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! 

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