If you missed my post on making the switch to safe cleaning products, click here! This is an equally important next step…looking into our laundry detergent and fabric softeners. Our intentions in doing laundry is to get our clothes clean and not add a chemical film to them. Our clothes lay on our skin and our children’s skin…ALL day long. The fragrance of laundry detergent and fabric softeners are just toxic chemicals, that are being absorbed into our bodies. This graphic list some of the biggest offenders in these products…
Young Living’s Thieves line also has a laundry soap and it’s just as awesome as you might think it to be. It cleans your clothes gently with the Thieves blend, Jade Lemon, and Bergamot essential oils.
Wool Dryer Balls!! These are a great alternative to fabric softeners. They can also decrease the drying time and help with static. Use a few drops of essential oils on your dryer balls and know that your clothes are clean, fresh, and toxin-free. Some of my favorite oils to put on the wool dryer balls are Lavender, Lemon, Citrus Fresh, Purification, and Bergamot but anything you like and choose is great. Once you know that the strong smell coming off your clothes from fabric softener are harsh chemicals, you won’t miss this product at all.
The wool dryer balls last a long time too. I usually put 3 dryer balls in my dryer with each load. They can be purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond (I love their coupons) and even Amazon.
Just like in our household cleaning products, the words like clean, safe, all natural, and green do not always mean toxin-free. Using the Environmental Working Groups website, www.ewg.org or the Think Dirty app database to see where products rank on safety is always the way to go.
Making laundry toxin-free is another step in supporting your family’s health and wellness!! 💚🌿
Other posts in this series, are linked below.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal use of Young Living Essential Oils. I am not a doctor. Products and techniques mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Read the full disclaimer here.