In an effort to reduce waste and chemicals in our house, I have swapped shop bought laundry detergent for my own non toxic DIY version.
My laundry powder now consists of Bi-carb soda. Bi-carb Soda is made from soda ash (or sodium bicarbonate) which occurs naturally in our environment *sourced here
White vinegar is used for fabric softener, which is mixed with a little eucalyptus oil
More non toxic DIY cleaning recipes found here
Multi benefits for choosing a non toxic alternative to shop bought laundry detergents.
1. Cheaper than shop bought packaged detergents
2. Zero chemicals therefore minimal skin reaction
3. Less nasties flushed out to sea
4. Less waste by reducing the amount of empty boxes and bottles of detergent thrown out after use.