Laundry. Let's get real, we all do it! Sometimes multiple loads a day right?!
Little known piece of me, I used to make my own laundry soap, long before I made the switch to a plant based products. Even before I had kids I was well aware of the toxic chemicals in laundry soap and cleaner. I even made my own cleaner as well but that's a story for another day.
I would spend hours making laundry soap. I'm not sure if you have ever grated a bar of soap before but it is not the same as grating cheese! It's hard, and your hands get really tired after a while.
To the kitchen I would go, mixing the baking soda, washing soda, grated soap and all ingredients together to be used for laundry soap.
I felt empowered knowing what exactly was being used in our laundry soap but once I started having kids, the process was long and I just didn't have the time.
I powered through it with Layla but once Hannah was born, overwhelming anxiety and pure exhaustion took over, which meant making laundry soap was the LAST thing on my list of things to do.
When we wash our clothing, the soap goes into our septic. If you are using a conventional product filled with synthetic chemicals, those start to leech into the ground. We shouldn’t be OK with that happening.
Our skin is our biggest organ. When we wear our clothing, the harmful chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate (sls), parabens and synthetic fragrance absorb into our skin and blood stream. Have you wondered why you have eczema, asthma or daily headaches? It may be time to take a hard look at your laundry routine.
I know most of you are sleeping in a bed. What are you washing your bed sheets with? Think about breathing in, and having your skin absorb those same chemicals every single night.
Then comes the closet. We wash our clothing and it gets hung up in our bedroom. That clothing when washed will off gas. Your air quality in your home should be a top priority.
So 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are directly impacted by ONE product. Do you think its something worth investing into?
Thankfully, when Hannah was a month old I was introduced to a company. They aligned with my lifestyle of clean products in my home.
I was so excited to see that they had an entire line of plant based cleaning products so I decided to grab the discounted bundle.
Best decision ever!
I fell in love immediately. The laundry soap was perfect. It worked wonders and lasted me FOREVER.
Who thought someone could be so positively impacted by laundry soap? I was so excited that I was able to get over 100 loads of laundry out of this tiny little bottle.
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Washing Soda
I encourage you to give plant based laundry soap a real chance. The switch from your conventional product can be a journey but that journey is definitely worth it.
Need help learning how to make that switch? I can help you with that! I'm just a message away.