Your laundry room is where you to go to clean and freshen up your clothing and linens, so it’s not a place that you expect to find toxins. However, many of the common laundry detergents, fabric softeners, and even dryer sheets can contain a cocktail of chemicals. Here are some tips on how to take the toxins out of your laundry room:
Make Homemade Detergent
By making your own homemade laundry soap, you know exactly what is going into it. You won’t have to worry about harsh chemicals sneaking in. You can also make a large batch of soap at one time, so it saves you money, as well. Add in a few drops of essential oil to ensure that your clothing comes out smelling fresh and clean. You can find simple and safe recipes for inexpensive detergents online.
Skip the Dryer, and Line Dry
Not only is it better for the environment and your energy bill, but by hanging your laundry out to air dry, you avoid using dryer sheets. Many dryer sheets contain chemicals that leave a residue on your clothing. When you put your clothing out to line dry, you’ll enjoy a fresh scent without the toxins.