Have you been wanting to switch to natural detergent, but that gigantic Costco jug of laundry detergent is still calling your name, cause it’s so darn cheap? The Thieves Laundry Soap is highly concentrated (only 1/4 cap is needed for HE washers), but I learned a trick recently to double the amount of loads you get!
1. Pour 16oz (half) the soap into a jar or an empty laundry soap container.
2. Add 3 caps of Thieves Cleaner to each container.
3. Slowly add 16oz distilled/filtered water to each.
4. Gently stir or tilt back and forth to incorporate. Boom!
The soap bottle says it does 64 loads (I find it goes much longer than that, closer to 100!), so for the sake of the math let’s go with that. Now that we’ve doubled our loads to 128, and the cost of one bottle is $37 and the cost of 6 caps of Thieves Cleaner is $5, that’s 32 cents per load of laundry. Remember, in real life it will actually do more than that! My first UNdiluted jug lasted me 12 months! And I have two little boys. We do laundry, trust me!
I know, I know, the Costco jug is something like 11 cents per load. You’ve heard me talk before about how the chemicals and toxins in laundry products are some of the worst out there, and it’s something our skin comes in contact with everyday. Even if you don’t get a physical allergic reaction to a detergent, those toxins build up in or systems because our bodies aren’t able to break them down. Over time they start to cause some serious health issues - things we start to think are ‘normal’ because so many people have the same symptoms - things like migraines, hormone imbalances (in boys/men, too!), digestive issues, and more. I will HAPPILY pay an extra 20 cents per load of laundry to ensure the future health of my family. Wouldn’t you?