home made liquid laundry detergent

Home Made Liquid Laundry Detergent

I’ve never made my own home made liquid laundry detergent but, have always wanted to. I suppose I thought it involved a lot of steps and mess and just didn’t feel like tackling it, Until today!

And the only reason I even attempted to make home made liquid laundry detergent today, was because I found this awesome ingredients list and instructions that make it a whole lot easier than I ever thought it could be.

First let me tell you about some of the reasons why I want to have my own homemade liquid laundry detergent 

Laundry detergent is one of the most toxic, chemically laden products in our homes.

The Think Dirty app lists most of them as 8 or 9 on their toxic ratings.
listing problematic ingredients such as

  • Fragrance – possible Carcinogen, possible allergic reactions
  • Sodium Borate (also known as Borax) – Respiratory and sin irritation.
  • Alcohol Ethoxy Sulfate – skin irritation.
  • Diethylene Glycol – pregnant women use with precaution. this is restricted for use in cosmetics in Canada and completely banned in other countries. * a note here to say this ingredient is in Tide!! Did you know that? I sure didn’t!!

The last store bought detergent I had been using had over 30 ingredients!! With other leading brands having as many as 45 different ingredients!!!!

Now let’s look at the ingredients I’m using to make my home made liquid laundry detergent.

  • Washing Soda, Arm & Hammer
  • Baking Soda
  • Thieves Laundry Soap – from Young Living
  • Thieves Household Cleaner – from Young Living
  • essential Oils (optional but so great!)
  • Water

And that’s it! Now, not only do I know what is in my home made laundry detergent, but It’s so easy to mix together!!

Continue reading to find out how to make it or you can watch this video ( I wasn’t going to post this video, I’ve never recorded a video with my kiddos “help” and it’s not the way I wanted it to be. but hopefully it helps you see how easy it is to make this! and maybe a peak into real life over here)

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elderberry syrup in the instant pot

Elderberry Syrup in the Instant Pot

If you’ve been around at all, you have probably heard about Elderberry Syrup and it’s amazing benefits for boosting immunity. Making my elderberry syrup in the instant pot couldn’t be much simpler. And many have been asking how we do it, so I wanted to just type it out here for you!

This recipe originally came to us from my amazing friend Andi, (you can follow her on Instagram for amazing Essential oil tips) Andi is one of my bosom buddies and has lent her wisdom about a lot of life things but especial the use of essential oils to help my family stay above the wellness line, and I am so very grateful to her for it!

Elderberry syrup in the instant pot

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If you ever find yourself in need of seasonal relief read on about how I combat the symptoms of this wonderful season…


It’s Fall!

That means, cool air, beautiful colors, my favorite cozy clothes… and if you are like me it also means.. headaches, itchy eyes, ear aches, scratchy throat… etc.

For awhile it just became routine that once the wind started up, I would need antibiotics for ear infections and congestion.. almost annually. Definitely puts a damper on the wonder of the season.

But, now that I have young living oils available to me… I haven’t been on antibiotics for my seasonal issues in about 4 years!!! seriously!!

Here’s how I use my favorite oils for my most useful purpose!! Read More

Seasonal relief with out medication…

Prime Day Starts NOW!!! GO GO GO

Amazon Prime Day is here! and I’ve got a huge list of deals!!

You guys it’s here!!! The deals are being posted as we speak! We have to wait until 6pm for the first batch to go live but then it goes crazy from then on out for 3o hours!!!!

Links in this post are affiliate links —
If you shop through them I may get a small commission at no extra cost to you! Thanks  

First off: If you do not have an Amazon Prime Membership, you can sign up for a 30 day trial!

If you don’t want to keep it you can cancel before your 30 days are up. But a Prime membership is the ONLY way to get the Prime Day Deals! 


Or like us on facebook... where I’m sharing a bunch of great deals for the rest of the evening!!

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