Purchasing all-natural laundry soap is certainly the easiest way to greenclean your laundry.  However, finding eco-friendly detergent at a budget-friendly price can be time-consuming and marketing is becoming increasingly deceptive; some products that claim to be green can still contain harmful chemicals.  

We know there’s only so much time in the day to make your own products, so is DIY detergent worth it? After investing a little time in some research, we learned that laundry detergent is definitely something that can be made easily and affordably, leaving behind only the peace of mind that your clothes are getting their cleanest without the use of any toxins.

Need another reason to switch to DIY detergent?  According to Wikipedia, sodium triphosphate can comprise up to 50% of traditional detergents.  The discharge of soluble phosphates like this one has led to problems of inhibited growth of living things in streams and lakes. The European Union is already banning the use of phosphates in domestic use.  Add this to the fact that many ingredients in conventional laundry detergents (ethanolamine, ethoxylates, sulfates) are irritants, some of which are linked to cancer and have reproductive concerns, and we feel that the need to steer clear of traditional laundry detergents is a pretty high priority.


If you’re looking for citric acid, we found ours here.  The other ingredients can easily be found in your local grocery store. 

Four all-natural, whole ingredients.  

How easy is that?!

Originally posted 2013-08-05 13:30:19.


3 Responses

  1. Thank you for this! My husband and I were just talking about making our own! I’m glad we now have a safe version to make =)

  2. Have been making my own detergent for a while now. Usually use the borax version… will be trying this one this time. Hope it works as well as the one with borax.

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