Friday, October 2, 2009
A more eco friendly.... laundry.
Recently, after my mom's advice, and after reading an article about it, I started to experiment with an alternative way to do laundry.
In this way you cut off harmful chemicals that spoil environment and our health too.
Now, for a load, I use half of the detergent dose ( ecological is better ) and for the whites I add a tbs of washing soda.
For dark colors, on the contrary I add a tbs of baking soda ( more delicate and dissolves better), these two products enhance the washing power of the detergent and are not toxic ( but washing soda is irritant so don't touch it with bare hands).
Instead of the softener now I use half a glass of vinegar ( white of course ) with 3 drops of a natural essential oil for a good perfume ( now I'm using lavender but I want to try bergamot because I'm fond of Earl Grey's scent).
I assure you, the smell of vinegar doesn't remain on the clothes, I was afraid of that too.
After the first time, in which it was a bit strange this new method, now I'm very happy with it, the laundry is cleaner, softer, scented, less wrinkled...and more sane.
Thank you, Mom!
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