When it comes to truly live a healthy and well life, it becomes important to realize that health and wellness do not solely apply to what you eat and what exercises you do. But also in what ways you are taking care of the health of your family and home.
So as I delve deeper into reducing the toxic load in my home and lifestyle I come to find wonderful solution, alternatives, and substitutes.
Being a wellness advocate with dōTERRA makes that journey A LOT easier.
One of the ways I have recently been able to reduce A BIG part of the toxic load in my home is by switching to an all- natural AND effective solution for our laundry.
And not only is this a great non-toxic solution for my home and my clothes but it’s also safe for the environment, reducing the toxic load that is released into the water system and ocean.
At first I was a bit skeptical, worried my clothes and sheets wouldn’t be “truly” cleaned or that they might not come out as soft or as fresh smelling… oh how wrong I was.
Without further a due here is my NON-TOXIC and ALL NATURAL Laundry potion:
- Starting with dōTERRA’s OnGuard laundry detergent. A powerful concentrate infused with dōTERRA’s protective blend OnGuard. Which contains essential oils such as Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary. A powerful concentrate, so about 1/4 of a cap is enough – less is more.
- To the same drum as the detergent pouring in some Epsom salts, about 1/2 a cup. Epsom salts help to soften the fabric.
- On the softener side of things: filling up the drum about halfway with distilled white vinegar, about 1/4 cup of baking soda and 10-20 drops of whatever essential oils you are feeling at the moment. I LOVE using citrus oils here, or soothing ones for towels and bedsheets. This ensures that everything comes out nice and soft, without having to use chemical and perfumed laden fabric softeners.
- For the dryer: I recommend wool dryer balls with 5-10 drops of your gave essential oil, dōTERRA’s Serenity blend is perfect for this, especially when it comes to bed sheets. If you don’t’ have wool dryer balls – a sheet with some EOs on also works well!
And that’s it! A super easy, and EFFECTIVE swap for toxic laundry detergents and fabric softeners. And it smells SO GOOD.
If you want to find out how to get your hands on this powerful detergent with 25% off, be sure to check out Essential Oils.