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DIY Powdered Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent Recipe

This recipe is great for clothes and cloth diapers and does not contain borax! I am personally a-okay with borax in my detergent but many readers have asked for another solution and this is it. In addition, it uses Eco Nuts Soap Nuts, not manufactured soaps, making it even more natural, earth & skin friendly. […]

Homemade Liquid Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent

I love my soap nuts, but I love the ease of liquid even more. I like convenience, what can I say?! Soap nuts are a super affordable and non-toxic way to do laundry. If you are concerned about nut allergies, have no fear : these little cleaning wonders are actually a berry, not a nut! […]

Cleaning With Fruit: Let’s Talk Soap Berries (or Soap Nuts)

Ahh, Sapindus Mukorossi… or soap nuts… or soap berries… Wait! Which is it? In America we like to call these super soap packed fruits “nuts” because well, they look a lot like nuts – and a popular brand is “Eco Nuts“. These are actually a berry – or if you want to get technical – […]

DIY Laundry Pretreater

Whether you’re using a DIY Detergent or a store bought detergent, you’re going to need a pretreater. With three kids, it seems like I’m always getting these little oily spots on my clothes that seem to not come out in a normal wash. This mix works well on stains and oily/greasy spots too! This pretreater […]

Cloth Diaper Detergent : How-To

If you’ve been around here long, I’m sure that you’ve come across my DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent at one point or another.  You might use it, or perhaps you’ve toyed with the idea of making it, but thought it would be too much work.  Have no fear, it’s both affordable and easy to make! This […]

Fabric Softeners: What you need to know!

Are you tired of spending money on dryer sheets and fabric softeners? Not only are these laundry additives costly, but they are also bad fro both the environment and your health, so let’s talk about it. Toxins Found in Traditional Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softeners When you use traditional dryer sheets, you might first notice […]

Clean Up Stained Kids’ Clothes

Each time I grab clothes for our youngest from storage I am faced with stains.  I put clothes away washed and clean, but they come out with these awful, yellowed stains.   They are protein stains that develop from proteins left in the fibers from drool and other things.  I use to think that there […]

Get Stains OUT! of Your Cloth Diapers!

So, you use cloth, Congrats! Aaaaand you hate stains. You’re in luck! There is a crazy simple solution 🙂 The sun! Wash and dry your diapers as usual. (Need help with that? Try these tips!) Line dry your diapers. This works in cold weather (I wouldn’t do it in freezing weather) and even cloudy days. […]

How To Wash Cloth Diapers

This is for typical washing. If you need to strip your diapers, try this. If you need to prep your diapers, try this. If you have ammonia issues with your diapers, try this. Storing Dirty Diapers Most people use a plain old trash can with lid. It’s cheap and very effective. Some people use a […]

Laundry Detergent Recipe

Looking for the DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent recipe? Click here. Small Batch Recipe 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax 1/2 cup of OxiClean Free or “Baby” 1 bar of soap, finely grated There are tricks to grating it. My favorite method is to chop it up (a food processor […]

DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent Recipe

I used this detergent recipe on my diapers for about four years, until my youngest was out of diapers. I still use this detergent on my clothing as both a detergent and a booster! If you’re looking for the clothing version of this recipe with soap added, look here. In addition to this recipe, I […]