Homemade laundry powder is more sustainable, better for your health and significantly less expensive than store-bought options.
Not surprisingly, commercially available laundry products aim to do two things well in order to attract returning customers. They’re designed to get your clothes as clean as possible as efficiently as possible, and they’re two results many of us are well accustomed to paying a premium price for.
To produce the best results in a way deemed efficient by consumers, that is with the least amount of powdered or liquid detergent, often means a cocktail of harsh chemicals. These are not only harmful to our waterways and the environment, they can be harmful to humans, too.
By sourcing your own ingredients to make your own homemade laundry powder, it means you know exactly what you’re washing your and your family’s clothes in.
What are the benefits to making my own homemade laundry powder recipe?
- You’ll save money as conventional laundry powders are often costly.
- You’ll reduce the amount of waste you produce by avoiding excess packaging and plastics.
- You’ll reduce the toxicity of the spent water produced during the washing process.
- You’ll be able to implement a greywater irrigation system without compromising the health of your plants and soil.
- You’ll reduce the reliance you and your family have on large supply chains.
So how do you actually make your own homemade laundry powder?
In Issue #21 of Pip Magazine, we reveal everything you need to know about making your own homemade laundry powder, including:
- Why you should avoid certain chemicals in conventional laundry powders and why they are harmful to your health and the planet;
- how to get your laundry powder working effectively to get your clothes super clean, and;
- the different “fragrance” options you should include in your homemade laundry powder with the use of essential oils.
- Plus, the hands-down easiest and simplest homemade laundry recipe going around!
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