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5 Natural Laundry Detergents + A Recipe to Make Your Own

Organic, stain lifting detergent in lavender (Green Bubbles Home, $9)

 

Unscented, all natural laundry detergent (Like a Fresh New Penny, $7)

My personal detergent of choice, soap powder in your choice of unscented, lemon, lavender, ocean, floral or pine (Fabled Soap Co., $8.50)

If you’re more into liquid detergents, we recommend this lemongrass, 100% biodegradable detergent (Harlow Creative, $22)

Choose between scents in lemongrass, lavender and personal favorite tea tree (Whispering Willow Soap, $12)

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Lo Lankford

Lo Lankford is a recent Los Angeles transplant after a decade in the Big Apple. In her "spare time" (ha!) she used to run a dog rescue called Badass Brooklyn and helped save over 400 dogs. Otherwise? Nerd'do well, whistle blower, proud hillbilly from the sticks.

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12:52PM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Care2 has featured articles on how Borax is dangerous, and how using certain oils is detrimental to animal life--and then there are articles like this that use the items we've been advised to avoid. Sure, making your own is a good idea--although time-consuming and somewhat confusing--but listing ingredients that Care2 advocates avoiding makes these articles look like nothing more than glorified advertisements.

5:57AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

I've been using All Free & Clear for years, but I've discovered a DIY laundry soap-making set in the Lehman's catalog that includes bar soap, borax, washing soda, and the tools and recipe for making them into a gel-like laundry soap. According to the catalog, it makes enough for about 800 laundry loads' worth of soap. Considering the price, I'm thinking of crunching the numbers and seeing if it's worth switching from All to the homemade stuff. If it is, you can bet I'll be ordering that soap-making kit next tax season and giving it a shot!

5:06AM PDT on Aug 20, 2013

thank you...

5:15PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

noted

11:10AM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

YOU JUST WROTE AN ARTICLE ABOUT HOW BORAX WAS NOW CONSIDERED UNSAFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:57PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

interesting

5:22PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thanks for the tip. I personally, liked the toilet bowl cleaning tip using Borax powder, best.

10:40AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

thanks for the article, now i know that i can find replacement for chemicals for something more natural...yeyyy

3:43AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thanks for the article.

12:26AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

noted

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