The Essential Organic Laundry Kit!

laundry

I know that many of you Domestic Gods & Goddesses in waiting will love this amazing way to upgrade your home artistry! Essential  home up-leveling can begin in the laundry basket.  Not only does your laundry adorn you, it also makes its way into your bathroom, bedroom and entire home.  Caring for your linens and garments a bit more while reducing their toxic load is a recipe for a fresher life.  Plus: when you make your laundry a special experience you will enjoy it much more…!

Essentials Of An Organic Laundry Kit

1. Baking soda.  I add a cup to my laundry when I add laundry powder or liquid.  It softens the water and brightens clothes.

laundry soap

2. Homemade Laundry Soap. There is nothing quite as good as a fabulously simple laundry powder made from scratch.  If you’d like, you can whip up your own.  It saves a ton of money and gets the job done beautifully. A great recipe and explanation can be found HERE.  That said, Etsy has a host of artisan laundry powders that I do adore, like THIS one.  

stain remover

3. Non-Toxic stain remover. THESE stain removing sticks are a great alternative to the chemical laden ones if you have kids and pets running around your home.

linen spray

4. Linen Spray. Want a divine and restful sleep? A linen spray made of  essential oil hydrosols (like the one shown above) will do the trick and add a layer of sensory greatness to your sleep!  If all else fails, I sprinkle a few drops of lavender essential oil under my pillow.

felt balls

5. Felt Balls to replace fabric softener. Bye bye sheets and sheets of fabric softener.  Wool felt balls tossed into the dryer are not just sweet to look at, they help clothes dry faster, softer & more wrinkle & static-free!  (grab THESE here on Etsy)

No matter what you do, I highly encourage you to wean off of the commercially-made, Earth polluting, toxic laundry powders and liquids that are filled with chemicals and fragrances.  you will immediately notice the difference in your clothes, in the way your body feels and perhaps even in the ethos of your whole home!

xoxo Dana

 

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Jennifer June 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Awesome! I actually ran out of dryer sheets last week and was trying to find something natural to replace them. You can also make the felted wool balls yourself, which is something I’m going to look into now. 🙂 Your posts are always so relevant! Thanks!

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danaclaudat June 18, 2013 at 11:09 pm

yay! i love hearing this…and I would love to feature your felted wool DIY if you do it!!!

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Marcy June 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I’ve never heard of felt dryer balls. I will have to try them out. Thanks Dana!

I experimented with making my own homemade laundry detergent a couple of weeks ago. Its addictive. I love using really simple natural things in my home. And it smelled great

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Marcy June 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Oh, also, in case anyone needs help. I made the laundry powder detergent with the same recipe you posted. I didn’t have washing soda, so I looked it up, and a few people said you could make it by cooking baking soda: http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2013/01/make-your-own-washing-soda-for-homemade-laundry-detergent.html

So, I tried it and it seemed to work. The powder got my laundry nice and clean and it smelled fantastic when I grabbed it from the wash.

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