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The laundry room was the very first place I started when I decided I need to be more “natural” around our home. I figured it would be the most simple. It sure was.
Some people make laundry detergent at home. It seemed like more work than I was willing to do. Also, the reviews were mixed and a lot were concerned about the effects on cloth diapers. So I decided to just go the commercial route. I found a great deal on Charlie’s Soap on Amazon. I received 4, 1 gal. liquid jugs of the stuff for around $70. I’m not sure if they’re still offering that deal. (You had to buy four and sign up to receive more after a year, which I then canceled.) But that was over two years ago and I’m about half way through the third bottle! We do roughly 9 loads of laundry a week. $70 for what is going to be at least three years worth of laundry soap!?! I lucked out. This stuff works wonderfully. Haven’t had any problems. I only put a dime to a quarter sized amount in each load and the clothes and nasty diapers come out perfect. They’re not going to smell like flowers since there’s no fragrance, just clean and fresh.
I don’t use dryer sheets or fabric softener and try and line try certain items to save on electricity. And that’s about it. Laundry room eco-fied!
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