The Definitive Guide To Natural Laundry Detergents

Have you ever considered what detergent you are washing your clothes with, or do you simply choose the cheapest option on the shelf? In other words, is your laundry natural laundry? Or artificial laundry? 

Of course it can be difficult to find the right balance between your budget and your environmental concerns. But, there are a number of natural laundry detergents which you can use that won’t break the bank and will do an excellent job at washing your clothes. Using the right laundry detergent can result in the best possible fabric care for your clothing!

Important Note

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You should be aware that the more natural a product is, the more time you will need to spend pre-treating stains. While natural laundry detergents can be very effective, they do not contain the chemicals associated with premium brands. While these chemicals do make it easier to clean fabrics, there is the environmental factor to consider.

Manufactured Natural Laundry Powder

You can find these on the shelves in your local store and in the health store. There are several manufacturers who create laundry detergent completely naturally. The main ingredient in these types of detergents is sodium carbonate; also known as washing soda.

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If you have water that contains magnesium sulfate, you should not use this type of detergent; it will not dissolve. The clumping will cause damage to your machine over an extended period of time.

Detergents With Enzymes

This type of detergent is about as close as you can get to the main brands in terms of cleaning power.  With these products, you’ll notice a longer ingredient list; but they don’t contain any artificial brighteners. These detergents are usually scent free, but there are a few that give a gentle, natural odor.

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On the Road in October

Well, due to the series we had going on the first week of November, we’re just now getting to the monthly “On the Road” post! It’s now November 13. WOW. Where in the world is the time going?! As the tradition goes, let’s take a look at the previous month and see what the top five posts were here on The Road to Domestication in October. Ready?

1. Make Your Own Laundry Cream…like these folks did! – This was a fantastic story about a couple who set out on a new venture together!

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2. On Cutting Corners – In this one I took a “from-scratch” recipe and showed you how to make it just a lil’ easier!

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3. On Re-Organizing the Pantry – One of my favorite posts of the month! I’m still so happy with the way my pantry turned out!

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4. Pumpkin & Cheese Spice Bread – This was definitely a YUMMY post!

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5. A Prayer for Busy Women – I’m glad this one was one of the favorites of the month, because I need to be reminded of this often! And who doesn’t love a free printable?!

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Well, there they are! The top 5 posts of October! Did YOU like them? Which one was your favorite?