Thieves Household cleaner
This was a hard thing to switch for me. I figured that any nasty toxins were being washed down the drain. So no worries, right? WRONG!?
A study conducted at the University of Washington found 18 – 20 chemical air contaminants including carcinogens, developmental toxins, and allergens due to the usage of conventional laundry products. Yep, in your air … in your home. Not to mention what you are adding to your clothing and linens. ? So, next time you take a whiff of a freshly cleaned towel as you wrap it around your freshly bathed body, remember these statistics! Tonight when you are tucking in your child for a good nights sleep, remember this study! For me, it wasn’t enough to know. I had to DO BETTER!
Once again, YL to the rescue! Their Thieves laundry soap is completely free of any harmful ingredients. So not only can I feel good about what is touching my skin, I can breathe freely! ??
Keep in mind that we have 6 people in our family – 2 adults, 4 teenagers (3 boys & 1 girl). Do you know how much laundry we go through??? And stinky boy laundry at that!
So, let me break that down for you. A bottle of Thieves laundry soap is $29.50 for 32 oz. (Yes, I know, I can hear the gasps ?) But REMEMBER, this isn’t the regular old watered down junk you get from the market. This is from YL, they don’t charge you for water…
The label on the Thieves laundry soap says that it is enough for 64 loads in a conventional washer and if you have an HE (high efficiency) washer, it will last for twice that (128). If you use it in it’s concentrated form, that’s .46 – .23 a load. But I’m telling y’all, it goes farther! You’ll notice very quickly that this stuff is very thick. So, here’s a way to dilute it. –
Pour about half (or 16 oz) of the Thieves Laundry Soap into another container (Reuse an old, empty Thieves Laundry Soap bottle if you have it but a half gallon jar will do too). Add 3 capfuls of Thieves household cleaner to the laundry soap. Then add about 16oz of water. Shake it up really well. You will use 1/2 an ounce of this mixture for a load in your conventional washer. That makes it around .25 a load!
Got an HE washer? Use just 1/4 an ounce per load. That makes it just over .12 per load.
? DUDE! That’s crazy, right! For a actually clean laundry that you don’t mind wrapping around you and that doesn’t pollute the air you breathe every day. Now that’s cost effective!!!
Another way to save money AND your respiratory system is to ditch the dryer sheets/fabric softeners. Guys, do you research on these. Full of nasty VOCs that you DO NOT want around you or your family. Get some dryer balls! They’re cheap and reusable. You can even make your own if you want. Just add your favorite YL oil to add a scent to your laundry. As a bonus, the balls will help your loads dry more quickly! More $$$ saved!!!
Also try using Thieves household cleaner in a roller bottle as a stain stick! It’s perfect to take with you on the go!!!