How to make your own laundry soap, the easiest way.
I’ve been planning to get around to making my own laundry soap for years, but to be honest, it’s always seemed like a little more of a hassle than I was quite sure it was worth. Since our family of four only does 1 or 2 loads of laundry a week, the cost vs convenience didn’t really feel like a savings.
Of course there’s the whole healthier thing, too, but I figured even if laundry soap might not have the best ingredients, it’s not like we’re bathing in it or anything. Is it really that bad?
Actually, yes. It is. For many reasons.
In this article we’re going to share compelling evidence of why you might want to rethink your current laundry system, and an excellent, cost effective and hassle-free solution that you can actually try out for free!
If you’d like the condensed version, check out today’s Something Clever where we give a quick overview of the easiest way to make your own laundry soap – as simple as open, pour, and shake!
As a nation, we’ve gotten so used to everything being government regulated, that we’ve come to rely on them more than we realize to keep us safe.
Most of us these days are pretty conscientious about the products we buy and use for ourselves and our families – whether it’s just stopping to read labels, or becoming empowered by taking matters into our own hands and making as much as we can ourselves.
I recently realized, however, that you can’t find ingredients on most cleaning products!
3 Compelling Reasons to Make Your Own Laundry Soap
1. Companies who make cleaning products aren’t required to disclose what they put in their products.
As David was looking into this, he went to the cupboard above the washer, pulled out the laundry soap jug, and checked the diminutive label, which basically said that if he really cared what was in the stuff that he should go to their website. He went there, and nothing!
This lack of information makes it next to impossible to make informed purchases.
2. Plain and simply, conventional laundry soap is not good for you.
The toxic gunk that is passed as a conventional laundry detergent would make anthrax blush. This stuff has chemicals in it that affect your respiratory system, skin, endocrine system, and (cherry on top) cause cancer.
What makes it even more dangerous is the fact that it stays in your clothes, getting absorbed into your body through your skin!
It’s disconcerting to realize that when you lay your head on your pillow at night, you’re cozying up with all those toxins.
Unfortunately, the problem doesn’t stop there. You also breathe these toxins in when your washing machine is running, and when you dry your clothes.
3. Then there’s the effect that all of this has beyond your personal home environment (which of course also comes around to affect you on a bigger long term scale).
Some of these laundry chemicals hang around 1-3 days and degrade in air, but aren’t biodegradable in water, and therefore easily end up in our groundwater.
Well, but, recycling, right? Surprisingly, that doesn’t seem to be helping much.
According to the EPA, only 9% of total plastic waste actually gets recycled, which means that the rest of it ends up in landfills and oceans.
How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap the Easier, Minimalist Way
Like I mentioned earlier, I don’t really want the hassle of getting special ingredients and making my own laundry soap.
What if there was an easier way to make your own laundry soap that was just as cost effective?
It turns out, there is!
MyGreenFills has created a revolutionary laundry system that you can make yourself by just adding water! That’s my kind of hassle-free 🙂
You can try it out yourself for free for a month to see if you like it.
You get your jugs, along with packets of the soap that you mix with water to create your detergent. Then, when you need more you can just order a refill packet.
An even easier option is to get on their subscription service, which you can set to come as often as you need, with the volume that fits your family laundry routines best.
I know my tendency is to be a bit wary of joining a subscription service because it’s so easy to get stuck in something you don’t want and spend more than you meant to, but don’t worry, you can adjust your subscription options at any time.
Just think, no more lugging those heavy laundry detergents home from the store!
- Unscented Laundry Soap Ingredients: sodium carbonate, sodium bi-carbonate, sodium chloride, tetra sodium salt, sodium citrate, and LOTS OF LOVE!
- Fabric Softener Ingredients: citric acid, sodium chloride, tetra sodium salt, potassium sorbate, organic essential oils (including lemon tea tree & lavender), and LOTS OF LOVE!
- Color Safe Brightener Ingredients: potassium persulfate salt (oxygen booster), and LOTS OF LOVE!
- Enzyme Stain Remover Ingredients: sodium bi-carbonate, enzyme blend, and LOTS OF LOVE!
A note about HE washers:
MyGreenFills products work well in standard machines, but are especially great for high efficiency washers because they don’t stay in your clothes or coat the sides of your machine like conventional laundry detergent does. Since HE machines use less water, they don’t rinse conventional soap out as well, especially since most of us actually use too much of it, so companies even sell cleaners to clean your washing machine from their soaps – something doesn’t seem right there…
Try the whole laundry system for yourself!
We’ve gotten to know Stephen, the CEO of the MyGreenFills, a bit, and we’re on the same page about working for God and caring about people, so we’re excited to share this healthy laundry solution with you and give you the chance to try it yourself. This my friends is how to make your own laundry soap, now what are you waiting for?
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