Traditional laundry detergents are expensive, and often full of ingredients that pose health risks to the body – not to mention the planet.
Many store-bought laundry detergents contain benzene – a chemical that has been linked to cancer. The CDC released a public health statement about the toxic and hazardous nature of 1,4-Dioxane, another ingredient commonly found in detergents. These are just two of the chemicals that might sneak into your laundry routine with popular store-bought detergents.
The Benefits to Homemade Non-Toxic Detergent
If you’re looking to renew your laundry routine with a detergent you can trust, why not consider making your own? With homemade detergent, you can control the ingredients. By eliminating harsh and toxic chemicals, you can take your wellness game to the next level. Natural, organic, non-toxic detergents are better for you, better for the environment, and better for your clothes! Avoiding the harsh chemicals helps your clothes last longer since they’re being treated with gentler laundry ingredients.
DIY All-Natural, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent
- 1 bar grated castile soap (you can also use a food processor to break it down)
- 2 cups washing soda (look for this on the laundry aisle!)
- 1 cup baking soda
- 10-15 drops organic lemon essential oil
- 10-15 drops organic Divine Dreams blend essential oil
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container made of glass or high-quality HDPE plastic. Use ¼ cup for full loads and a little less for smaller loads.
Why Use Organic Essential Oils in Your Homemade Laundry Detergent?
Using essential oils in your DIY household products means that you reap the aromatherapy benefits every time you do your household chores! We recommend our organic Divine Dreams blend in DIY detergent because of its calming, grounding qualities. But you can experiment with any organic essential oil and get amazing benefits. Organic lemon essential oil not only smells clean and fresh – it has natural deodorizing and cleansing properties.
When you use organic essential oils you’re bringing wellness to your home and your planet. And when you shop Savhera, you’re helping bring wellness to women who have survived human trafficking. Every purchase directly empowers women by giving them dignified employment and new opportunities.
There’s a new beginning in every bottle!