How to: Make Your Own Laundry Detergent
Above: making your own laundry detergent takes just minutes and can shave quite a bit off your grocery bill. Illustration: Ellen Lindner
Worried about the impact your laundry powder makes on the environment - and your wallet? So am I!
I find that laundry detergent is one of those things I buy based on brand, not consumer research - but with my grocery bills adding up and environmentally friendly options costing the earth, I have started to rethink my laundry routine from the bottom up.
One solution I've been reading quite a bit about lately is making my own laundry soap. There are a million different recipes out there, so I've done a little homework and have chosen some of the best for you, based on your potential concerns.
Are you vegan?
Now, I'm not vegan, but a lot of my friends are. And those who aren't are still worried about animal testing - it's just not, not, not cool to test human products on animals, in my humble opinion.
Are you allergic?
Worried about allergies? I often feel itchy when I put on freshly-washed clothes - I'm a bit of a delicate flower.
Plus, kids tend to have sensitive skin, compared to adults.
Got any experience making your own laundry soap? Got some tips to share with your Crafty Crafty pals? Please share your soapy wisdom in the comments!