"This week accomplish one or all of the following Eco-friendly laundry practices:Laundry is an especially interesting challenge, since I share a house with two adults and each of us has our own views about the best way to do laundry. We don't use dryer sheets, so the vinegar rinse idea is out. I habitually launder in cold water already, and don't think I can change the others on the subject. So this leaves using a Green laundry soap or making our own.
•Wash in cold water only
•Use "Green" laundry soap (consider making your own)
•Use vinegar in the rinse rather than using dryer sheets."
Earlier this year, we got a new, state-of-the-art washer which uses very little water and works great! The horizontal tumbling action seems very effective, while using a lot less water, and as a side-benefit the clothes some out with nearly all the water extracted, so drying is pretty quick. However, I wanted to do more,if only for the sake of the challenge.
I like the idea of making my own Green laundry soap, so I googled a few recipes. Here's a few:
Goods For the Planet, and I'd never been there before but was passing nearby, we decided to stop in and ask.
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