• Zero Waste

    Zero Waste Laundry Room

    The laundry room is where a lot of waste can happen, mostly it is a waste of energy and money. There is also a waste of money buying commercial cleaners that are full of harsh chemicals and come in plastic. I enjoy making my own products in order to avoid these chemicals and I feel that they work great for my home. Just remember to do what is good for you and your family. Easy ways to cut back waste: Wash clothes less. Clothes can be worn more than once before needing to be washed. Hang your clothes to dry on a clothesline, indoor or outdoor. Wash with cold or…

  • DIY

    Natural Laundry Detergent

    Laundry detergent is one of the first zero waste/eco-friendly swaps I made. I was 19 when I made my first batch and I haven’t used anything else since. I started making it as a way to avoid chemicals, but turns out this recipe is great for saving money and avoiding plastic waste as well. I have very sensitive and dry skin, even water can irritate my skin, but I’ve never had any issues with this recipe. My son is seven and his clothes have been washed with this since he was 3, he never showed signs of skin irritation either. There are MANY recipes out there for DIY laundry detergent,…