On The Soapbox: Handmade Laundry and Dish Soaps

Natural and non-toxic soaps are good for the environment, your home and your body — but you know what'd make them even better? Handmade. Handmade detergents reduces packaging, wasted water and energy and are overall much less expensive than buying the mass produced cleaners. Check out our tips after jump for how to make your own, and a few great sources to buy instead of DIY.

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1 Twig and Leaf Botanical: Organic and vegan home goods including linen sprays, soap nuts and buckwheat hulls.
2 Mrs.Jones Soapbox: A wide variety of eco-friendly house cleaners packaged in lovely containers, all of which are reusable or biodegradable.
3 Scrub Naturally: Tons of homemade cleaners and supplies, including carpet deodorizers, laundry bags, dishwasher detergent, laundry soap and bleach alternatives — all natural and free of synthetic fragrances.
4 Easy Homemade Dish Soap: From DIY website, Instructables, this is a quick recipe using only two ingredients and your favorite essential oil.
5 How To Make Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent: Make your own detergent with only three ingredients and three steps.

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