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How to make your own homemade laundry detergent


Making your own laundry detergent is better for the environment and can save you money. You know you will need to use your washing machine quite often, whether it be one of the best top loaders or just a simple front load machine. You can take steps to ensure it won’t damage your clothes, and that what comes out won’t hurt you or your family. So why then use standard washing powders?

People do not take good enough note of what is actually in those things. There are dangerous chemicals found in your average laundry detergent like phenols and synthetic surfactants.

Phenols are toxic chemicals that can cause damage to your lungs, heart, and kidneys and liver. I don’t mean to be a downer, and I’m not saying that if you use commercial detergents you’re going to cause serious harm to yourself. BUT, phenols are easily absorbed into the skin and can be harmful to those with highly sensitive skin. Switching out for a softer, home made option, can be worth giving a go at least if you have issues with your current washing powders and softeners.

Surfactants are substances that bind oils and wash away in your washing water. Natural surfactants are safe for people and the groundwater, but synthetic surfactants are not. Synthetic surfactants are found in a lot of commercial detergents.


All in all, making your own detergent is better for the environment , cheaper, and better for your health.

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