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Natural Non-Chemical Laundry Detergent

Chemical or Non- Chemical Laundry Detergent?  Something to think about.

Have you ever washed your cloths with store-bought laundry detergent only to find residue on your so-called clean cloths?  Do you ever feel itchy or develop a rash and not sure why?  Well here are some facts/thoughts  about Commercial Laundry Soap.

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  1.  What are the dangers of boughton laundry detergent?   Here are a few for ya, Most of the chemicals don’t wash out but area absorbed in our skin and our cloths!

Detergents contain chemicals that can cause skin irritations and also many commercial detergents mimic hormones and distrust the endocrine system, And that will influence mood, reproductions , and metabolism.

Surfactants cause skin irritations.  Check the warning label!  It clearly states avoid direct skin contact!!  Now that’s kind of scary don’t you think?   Surfactants remove the oils from our cloths including natural oils produced by our skin.  It can irritate and aggravate  skin issues and that’s why sensitive skin people will break out or develop a rash.

2.  Many Endocrine Disrupters.  Researchers have found that detergents can disturb endocrine systems and interfere with hormone balance, Like many cleaners that have synthetic estrogens which incense our estrogen level like in the human body, which can have a negative effect on male-fertility.

3.  Bad for the Environment .   After your final rinse cycle in the wash the rinse water and all the stuff goes down the drain and out into the environment.,  It ‘s taken a toll on animal and plant life!  It’s not natural and they cannot process the chemicals !  

Sodium triphosphate and tri-sodium phosphate  can make their way int the water and interferes with Sea life, which increases the growth of toxin producing Algea, Which Kills our plants, fish and other sea creatures .

4. Laundry Pods.  Are a form of  Concentrated laundry detergent and have become very popular for its easiness.  Children are at higher risk because they ingest these at a higher rate because of the concentration.  They develop health complaints such as breathing difficulties, digestive issues and lesions resulting in ER visits.

5.  You only need a little.  But you say my cloths are so dirty a little more won’t hurt!   Don’t,  Too much in the wash will leave a residue in your cloths that lead to skin irritation, rashes, and endocrine disruption and possible respiratory distress.

6.  Laundry Detergent Allergies have become a rising complaint.   Stronger the detergent, the worse the ingredients tend to be.  Allergies are on the rise to products containing harsh chemicals!

 

More and more people are searching for a less harsh detergent and natural alternative, as more Eco-Friendly companies are rising to meet the demand offering more healthy awareness choices.

Face it we all want to be clean but do we want all those chemicals in our cloths and on our skin?   NOT!!   Let’s open our eyes and be more aware of our families, environment and Mother Earth .

Here is a great Laundry Detergent I use ALL the time!  It’s natural, non-chemical and smells ever so good!  Give it a try!   HAPPY LAUNDRY DAYS♥

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POWDER LAUNDRY DETERGENT

2 Cups Bar Soap Grated ( I use 2 Kirks Castel soap bars)

1 Cup Borax

1 Cup Washing Soda ( not baking soda)

1/2 C Epson Salt

I grate the soap then grate it again in a small food processor with the Epson Salt.

15-20 drops of Essential Oil of choice,  I like Lavender and Tea Tree,  Also Geranium.  Mix all togeather and put in container with lid.

Use 1/4 cup of Detergent per large load

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HOME-MADE ESSENTIAL LOTION BARS

LAVENDER, YLANG-YLANG, &  FRANKINCENSE  LOTION BARS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 C BEESWAX BEADS OR GRATED BEESWAX
  • 1/2 C SHEA BUTTER
  • 1/2 C COCONUT OIL
  • 24 DROPS OF LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 15 DROPS OF YLANG-YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
  • 15 DROPS OF FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL

IN A DOUBLE BROILER, HEAT THE BEESWAX AND SHEA BUTTER UNTIL THEY MELT, STIR UNTIL COMPLETELY LIQUID.

ADD THE COCONUT OIL AND MIX WELL

REMOVE FROM HEAT ADD THE ESSENTIAL OILS AND STIR

POUR INTO MUFFIN TINS OR SILICONE MOLDS AND LET SET UP.

BENEFITS:

LAVENDER EO  IS SOOTHING/CALMING, GOOD FOR DRY WRINKELED HANDS, AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES.  Aromatic influence:  it promotes health, love, peace and general sense of well-being and promotes creativity

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Essential Oil  Lotion Bars

YLANG-YLANG EO  IS BENIFICAL FOR SKIN PROBLEMS,INSECT BITS AND  HELPS STIMULATE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM, USE FOR TENSION AND STRESS.   Continue reading “HOME-MADE ESSENTIAL LOTION BARS”

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NATURAL BEARD CONDITIONER

INGREDIENTS:

2 teaspoons beeswax

1 teaspoon shea butter

3 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil

  • 2 drops Cedarwood oil
  • 2 drops Melaleuca oil,
  • 2 drops Rosemary oil;  
  • You can change it up to your preference, Just remember not to make it floral!  Guys don’t like that LOL

Combine all ingredients, except the EO’s in glass container. Place jar in saucepan with 1-2 inches of  boiling water.  Stir in ingredients until melted and combined.   Remove from heat and let rest fo three minutes then add the essential oils and stir.  Pour mixture not an empty time or airtight glass jar.   Let balm rest 1-3 hours before use.

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All in One BathRoom Cleaner

Bathroom cleaner

2 C. of Distilled water
1TB of Baking Soda
3 TB of Liquid Castile Soap ( I love the Almond scented one)
30 Drops of Orange Essential Oil
1- Spray Bottle
Pour water into bottle, followed by the baking soda , soap and Essential Oils. Shake to mix the ingredients.

Great for tub,tile, toilet, sink, and the floor!!

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Fabric Softener

 

Ingredients:

.4 C. of Epsom Salt
.Essential Oil of your Choice
.20 -40 Drops of Lavender or your choice
.Use 1/4 C. Per Load

Love It ! No Chemicals, softens water and Saves $$

Who wants all those nasty chemicals in their Laundry or Dryer and the build up!  This is gentle smells good and your laundry smells and feels so fresh and soft  AND you safe $$

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Natural Laundry Softener

AUTHOR-Pamela Marston

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Natural All Purpose 409 Cleaner

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Ingredients you will need:

  • White Vinegar – 2 tablespoons
  • Borax-  1 Tsp
  • Hot Water– 1 Cup
  • Blue Dawn Liquid Dish Soap -1/8 Cup
  • 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients together, but don’t stir too much or it will get all bubbly!

Then pour int a 16 oz plastic spray bottle and continue filling bottle with cool water.

I love this cleaner  one of my Favs !

Author- Pamela Marston