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Are Your Children Snuggling with Toxins? A list of toxins found in fabric softeners.

Are Your Children Snuggling with Toxins?

InfoThe Word Related Posts. Eco-Friendly Laundry: 11 Low-Tech & Simple Methods. Dirty laundry happens.

Eco-Friendly Laundry: 11 Low-Tech & Simple Methods

And then washing clothes happens, usually quite wastefully, without a thought for the overall impact of this common chore. Whether you're trying to transition to having a lower environmental footprint, attempting to rely less on the grid, or just want to go greener in the laundry room, there are a variety of simple and low-tech methods for washing clothes in a more sustainable manner. When my family and I were experimenting with living in a tiny house, we spent six years learning how to do things in a simpler and more sustainable manner, sometimes out of choice, and sometimes out of necessity.

And like most families, especially those that use cloth diapers for their baby, washing clothes seemed like a never-ending chore. Going to the laundromat every couple of days wasn't really optimal for us, except in the middle of winter when it was too cold to wash clothes outside, so without our own washing machine, we had to get a little creative. 1. 2. 3. 4. 22 Tips For Easier Laundry. By Just Heather | The laundry is my most dreaded chore.

22 Tips For Easier Laundry

The piles just seem to grow and grow, no matter how much I think I’m getting caught up. Can you ever really get caught up on this never-ending chore? I’ve decided the laundry room is actually at the root of my organization problems. Dirty clothes pile up, stained clothes wait for a miracle, and clean clothes have no where to go. I need some serious laundry help. They’re full of tips and tricks for tackling the mountain of laundry and organizing the chaos. Wellness Mama’s Guide to Laundry. Wellness Mama’s Guide to Laundry AdviceInfoNatural Products Related Posts.

Wellness Mama’s Guide to Laundry

20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda. 20 Amazing Uses for Baking Soda You’ll be amazed at the myriad of remedies you can whip up if you have a box of baking soda handy.

20 Amazing Uses For Baking Soda

Among them: Splinter removal: Add a tablespoon of baking soda to a small glass of water, then soak the affected area twice a day. Many splinters will come out on their own after a couple of days using this treatment.Sunburn remedy: Add ½ cup of baking soda to lukewarm bathwater, then soak in the tub for natural relief. When you get out, let your skin air dry, rather than toweling off the excess baking soda, for extra relief.

Baking Soda is an Excellent Household Cleaner, Too After you’ve stashed a box of baking soda in your medicine cabinet, put one under your kitchen sink, in your bathroom and with your cleaning supplies too … Baking soda is great to scrub your bath and kitchen with. The Many Uses Of Castile Liquid Soap. I have been using castile soap around my home for about 10 years now.

The Many Uses Of Castile Liquid Soap

I loved it then and I love it now. I use it straight up for all kinds of cleaning and I also use it as a base for several of my favorite green cleaner recipes. I like that the same product I use to scrub my toilet and wipe down my walls is the same product I use to clean my carpets and wash the dishes. I also use it in the bath, on my hair, in the garden, and on my food even. Homemade OxiClean® Stain Remover. OK…I promised I would share my experience with the homemade OxiClean recipes I found….and I am now sufficiently prepared to do so. :-) I couldn’t bring myself to post about it until I had given it a thorough test.

Homemade OxiClean® Stain Remover

I made my first batch on Saturday. It was kind of a mess. The most common recipe you will find when you Google “Homemade OxiClean” is this one: Of course, me in my infinite wisdom thought that didn’t seem like very much. So I quadrupled the “recipe” and put it in a big mason jar. DIY Wool Dryer Balls - The Sleepy Time Gal. While we’re still in the vein of laundry for the Homemaking for the Modern Mama series this week, exploring an alternative to those costly and chemical-ridden dryer sheets and fabric softeners is our task today.

DIY Wool Dryer Balls - The Sleepy Time Gal

How does the average American spend money drying and softening clothes? Bounce Dryer sheets (120 sheets / loads) = $15.27 or $30-$50 per year if you purchase 1 per month.Fabric Softener (40 loads) = $10.00 or $75.00-$100 per year if you purchase 1 per month. If you’re using natural dryer products: Seventh Generation Natural Dryer sheets (65 sheets /loads) = $12.29 or $55-$75 per year if you purchase 1 per month.Seventh Generation Fabric Softener (40 loads) = $8.00 or $60.00 – $80.00 if you purchase 1 per month. Laundry: 10 Ways To Reduce Static Cling. Over the past several weeks I’ve noticed our clothes seem to have lots of static cling.

Laundry: 10 Ways To Reduce Static Cling

We’ve literally been “shocking” ourselves everytime we get dressed! I didn’t know if it was the new house, the new furnace, the new washer and dryer, or just dry West Michigan winter weather…but I knew it needed to change. Aluminum Foil Dryer Balls Review – Do they Work? Aluminum foil dryer balls are a green alternative to commercial dryer sheets or liquid fabric softener.

Aluminum Foil Dryer Balls Review – Do they Work?

While in the dryer, they absorb electrical charges so your clothes stay static free. They also tumble happily with your laundry, softening it as it drys. But do they actually work? The Good Better for you – no more toxic chemicals hanging onto your “clean” clothesBetter for the Earth – fewer dryer sheets in the landfillSaves Money – foil balls can be made cheaply, reused and last for monthsBetter for the Earth (part 2) – aluminum is easily recycled when the ball is spent The Bad.

Drying Clothes On A Line & DIY Racks

How To Make An Off-Grid Washing Machine. If we are ever forced to live through an extended grid-down situation, I think many of us would realize how much we rely/depend upon our “common” appliances like our washing machines. How To Make A Clothespin Bag. Old Fashioned Laundry Supplies. How To Use A Washboard. Why use a washboard in the 21st Century? Most people have a washer don't they? So many people have discovered that even today, a washboard makes perfect sense as an addition to your laundry room.

It still works in a power outage,You can take it away with you for camping You can use it to pre treat stainsWorks great on cloth diapers (saving you money and much better for the environment)Just have a couple of items that need cleaning? Save electricity and use your washboard Amish, campers, soldiers, students and others still use washboards to scrub clothing, others have discovered the boards make unique decorative pieces for laundry rooms, family rooms and kitchen walls.