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Monday, May 15, 2017

Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent

You will want to make this if you are at all concerned with toxins, if you are a Mama or if you simply want to put some extra cash back in your pocket. I might also add that this recipe is safe for HE washers and doesn't involve Borax or grating a bar of soap ;)

Use between 1/4c - 1/2c per load (as you would normally use liquid detergent)

Cost Breakdown:
1c Castile Soap = $3.75 {based on Dr. Bronners $15/32oz}
1c Baking Soda = $0.31
1/3c Sea Salt = $0.50
20 drops of doTERRA essential oil = $1.60
TOTAL = $6.16 for about 60 loads

To Compare Costs:
Tide Free + Gentle costs at least $12 to do the same amount of loads. So being that the average home does 350 loads/yr you would end up purchasing about 6 jugs of Tide {$72}. Making your own with this recipe would cost you $37/year.

- doTERRA has a liquid OnGuard laundry detergent that costs $35 for 64 loads {I keep this on back-up} I also love their OnGuard Cleaning Concentrate for stains.

So although the financial incentive isn't crazy high, when you factor in the convenience of making it at home, the fact that it's completely safe on your skin {especially if your kids/you have skin issues such as eczema} and the greatest factor is that IT WORKS! I switch up which oils I use every time I make a batch but my fave combination is 10 drops OnGuard + 10 drops Citrus Bliss. The Citrus Bliss smells amazing {think creamsicles} and the OnGuard is a protective blend. Other oils I have used in this recipe are Lavender + Peppermint, Purify Blend or Lemongrass.

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