This Ain’t your Mother’s Laundry Soap…It’s your Grandmas!
Getting back to basics, “One Load at a Time.”
This is a Guest Post from Lisa Noel of Simplified Suds. Lisa is a local friend of mine who makes many amazing DIY recipes. She gave me a sample of her laundry soap and I love it. I added some lavender essential oil to give it a great scent too. That is one of the beautiful things about it—add your own scent!
In the olden days women washed their clothes with soap flakes on washboards. While we wouldn’t want to give up the convenience of our fancy, efficient washing machines, we could certainly do without the chemical laden, skin irritating and environmentally pollutant laundry detergent of today’s generation. Not only do traditional soaps contain ingredients that are classified as carcinogens, contain toxic heavy meals, activate estrogen receptors in cells and cause allergic reactions, they are expensive and top off at 30 cents a load or more!
So why do people still use their mother’s detergent? Unfortunately, some do not know that 60% of what they put onto their skin gets absorbed into their body, and some are not aware of how they are polluting the earth’s water supply. Many stick with a brand because their mother used it. They find comfort in their blue, smelly soap and they expect their clothes to smell of “spring air” or “mountain breeze” after they come out of the dryer. Others would like to make the transition to something more natural, while saving money, but don’t know where to begin. For the latter group, Simplified Suds is for you!
Simplified Suds IS your Grandma’s soap, with a boost. It is made with three ingredients, each of which you can pronounce: pure vegetable soap, borax and washing soap. Actually, these are the very popular ingredients that are listed in most DIY laundry soap recipes. The main difference between starting from scratch and purchasing Simplified Suds is that Simplified Suds has done the work for you. They have done the shopping, grating, combining and packaging, which allows you to make one gallon at a time (more convenient than making 5-10 gallons as listed on many standard DIY recipes). One jar costs $15.00 and makes 5 gallons, requiring approximately ½ cup per load of clothing. The directions are inside the lid: heating 16 cups of water and adding 1/3 cup of mixture, stirring until dissolved. Once it’s cool, just pour it into a reusable 1 gallon container. It’s easy and cost efficient.
Simplified Suds is safe for all machines and all skin types. It is especially good for those who have sensitive skin. The low suds formula makes it great for high efficiency and front loading machines. Clothes come out clean and smell fresh! Essential oils can be used in the soap before adding it to the washer to provide another scent. Also, a washcloth dipped in essential oils can be put into the dryer to dry with your clothing adding a scent to them.
While the positives and negatives of change can be debated, this change, getting back to basics, is one that will set your family in the right direction…”One Load at a Time,” protecting their health, their skin, the water they drink and the earth they live on. Your Grandma would be proud!
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