Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Thanksgiving Laundry

That's really an oxymoron- Giving thanks for laundry! Never! But this year we have found some great green laundry detergents to help keep the laundry clean and green. Here are some of the new detergents now available.

Charlie's Soap

Charlie's Soap comes in a powder and a liquid. You only use a teaspoon for an entire load. This bag does 80 loads of laundry! The other neat thing is that you don't see a lot of bubbles. I know this can really make you feel like it's not cleaning, but it does a great job and rinses totally out of you clothes. It's great for people with skin allergies and sensitivities. This bag retails for $14.99

Mrs. Meyers

Mrs. Meyers Laundry Soap is nice if you like a scent. This bottle does 64 loads in an HE machine. I personally like the smell of the Lemon, but they tell me the Basil is the best selling scent. Another great green alternative. This bottle is also $14.99


This box of Persil is very familiar to anyone that lives in Europe. Persil is the European choice for front-loading washing machines. This box does 80 loads and I love the way it leaves your clothes smelling fresh and clean. This box retails around $65.00

Soap Flakes

These soap flakes are the main ingredient in my Great-Grandmother's laundry soap recipe. If you want to try to make your own laundry soap just go to my book site for the free recipe and then buy a bag of this soap. You will be very surprised how well it works- and to make it a liquid, all you need to do is add some boiling water. This bag is only $9.95

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog! So many great green solutions. I have one to add: a great way to make your own furniture polish is by mixing olive oil and lemon juice! If you're concerned about what your children's school is using to clean (esp. now that schools are stepping up disinfection thanks to H1N1), there is a great report here that rates cleaning solutions: EWG Report and some questions to ask your school administrators here: H1N1 Schools