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How to Avoid Toxic Chemicals From Laundry

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Homemade laundry products with 3-ingredients, easier and quicker then you would imagine.

Many of the commercial fabric softener products are full of toxic chemicals that can be absorbed by our skin.  The ones not absorbed by our skin are probably getting washed away into the environment then getting absorbs by plants and animals that we might eat.

Here is a way to know what is in your laundry product, save sensitive skin from irritation, keep harmful chemicals out of you, your loved ones, other living beings, and your environment, all while saving money.

You can customize scents and get out stains.

Look below for a simple 3-ingredient recipe to make your own scented laundry product.

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Homemade Fabric Softener

The fabric softener uses simple ingredients to create a powerful cleanser and softener. ….

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. Epsom salts, or very coarse sea salt (Base)
  • 20-30 drops essential oils
  • ½ c. baking soda

Use the container to mix everything together. Place two cups of the Epsom or coarse sea salt, into the container and add the essential oils. You can use lemon, a refreshingly bright scent, or any other essential oil. Stir these well before you add the baking soda. Baking soda isn’t entirely required, as you can add it to the wash separately. Baking soda does wonders on stains, sucking them away and destroying them. Mix all of these together well, and close the lid tightly. … You only need to use 2-3 tablespoons before your clothes rinse through the wash. If you didn’t include the baking soda, add half a cup to each load you wash.

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Benefits of Homemade Fabric Softener

Homemade fabric softener allows you to create a completely harmless and effective product. Commercial products might sound innocuous, however they are filled with chemicals, such as benzyl acetate which is linked to pancreatic cancer, which can become absorbed into the skin or inhaled. They are pretty bad for the environment as they are typically petroleum-based, which isn’t biodegradable and is a non-renewable resource. Commercial fabric softeners also contain benzyl alcohol, which causes irritants to the upper respiratory tract, and chloroform, which is a carcinogen and neurotoxin.

…. different herb oils to create intricate scents, such as lavender and rose.

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