How To Make Your Own Natural, Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent
Government agencies and independent research institutions do not adequately evaluate the safety of numerous substances found in cleaning products, especially those cleaning your clothes. Synthetic chemicals are often flooding the wastewater with chemical residues that do nothing but harm to the environment. There are many ways to make your own laundry detergent but not all formulas are non-toxic. For example borax, a popular do-it-yourself laundry detergent additive is quite toxic to humans. Check out this very simple and non-toxic recipe for a natural liquid laundry detergent.
2 1/4 cups of castile liquid soap (use dr. bronner's)
1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar
3/4 cup water
* Optional 1 tablespoon glycerin (if you require thickening agent)
* Optional - 15 drops essential oil (i.e. lavender or any anti-bacterial/anti-fungal)
Whisk solution and it's ready to go. Use 1/4 cup for a regular load or 1/2 cup for an extra large load.