From making my own detergent six years ago to buying the most expensive, ready made laundry detergent, has been an adjustment! No, a money tree didn’t sprout up and no, I didn’t decide to sacrifice safe ingredients for whatever the fad was. I learned a hack that saved me time and money! Double win for a Mom on a mission.
After seeing how my baby’s skin reacted to traditional detergents bought form the supermarket, I said “Tootle loo!” to toxins in our laundry routine. At the time, I was far from someone who cared what ingredients were in my home. That was until the rashes just wouldn’t go away. I watched precious baby skin turn angry and fragile.
Someone spoke up and said “Fragrance in cleaners can do that.” I didn’t get offended, I was relieved! So far the only suggestions were to use this cream or that prescription. But that was the surface level. Deeper than the eye can see, the ingredients in our topical and airborne household products seep in.
Do yourself a favor. Look up the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Search their site for the ingredients in your products. You might be surprised to find your detergent doesn’t even have an ingredient list. Yikes! What are they hiding?!
Have you been convinced? Could the rashes, coughing, allergies, headaches, and hormone issues in your home be from products you’re using?
I was shocked. Took me a while to get over the “WHAAAAT am I allowing in my home?!” freak out to subside. Then, I took it one step at a time. Come to find out the homemade detergent that I was using wasn’t as clean as I thought. I ditched it and switched to Young Living’s Thieves Laundry Detergent!
But I didn’t love it at first! As someone who stands behind the company as a distributor, I thought for sure I would be a liar if I said “Oh, this is the best detergent ever!” So, I didn’t lie. I figured out a way to make it work for us.
Thieves Laundry Soap Hack #1
Pour 16 oz of the Laundry Soap into a glass jar with lid.
Add 3 tablespoons of Thieves Household Cleaner to the original detergent.
Fill with water and swish around.
Use as directed on the label for your washing machine.
You will double the cleaning power of the Thieves Detergent and save double as well! From $0.25 cents a load to about $0.15 a load for a front loading HE washer. That’s pretty good!
A wholesale member pays $29.50 for a bottle of laundry detergent. See now why I said it’s the most expensive I’ve ever bought?! BUT, as is, the detergent will wash 64 loads for a normal washer and 128 for a HE washer.
Use the hack above, do some math, and you now are able to wash 128 loads for a normal washer and 256 for a HE washer! Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog! All the frugal Mommas just did a dance!
EDIT! The above recipe worked great, so I wanted to see if I could stretch it further!
Thieves Laundry Soap Hack #2
Split an entire Laundry Soap between 3, 32 oz glass pump bottles.
Fill the now empty container with water and pour one each into the glass jars.
Add 2 tablespoons of Thieves Household Cleaner to each jar.
**Special Treat! Add in your favorite oil! I used 25 drops Citronella into each jar.
Use 2 pumps per load of clothes.
Ready for this, frugal friend?! $0.08 per load! For a plant based, all the frills, non toxic, smells GREAT detergent!
I haven’t been this excited about a deal since Target $1 spot was actually everything a dollar!
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