OCTOBER: The Never-ending Laundry Pile

We’ve pretty much highlighted most of the individual ingredients available for purchase in the store, so we figured we’d tackle this dirty job for the month of October.  We will be experimenting with different natural laundry recipes that you can make at home. From powders to liquids to plain ‘ole soap nuts.

Some recipes will include Borax or Washing Soda.  If you have a septic system you will want to do some research when it comes to using these.   That being said, many standard laundry detergents available at the store might not be so good for it either. There is a lot of information out there and it can be pretty overwhelming but you know the saying ‘knowledge is power’ – well in this case knowledge could save you from a clogged septic system, a huge bill, and the inconvenience of not having the use of your bathroom.  Sorry in advance for opening that can of worms.  If you don’t want to go there mentally,  just check back with us on Monday for our first recipe post!

Otherwise here is a helpful link from The Spruce which discusses septic safe laundry detergents both over the counter and home made (interestingly some of which have Borax in them).  It also has some general tips and tricks for keeping your septic system healthy like don’t do 5 million loads of laundry in one day.

Or you can get the information straight from the source by calling your local septic service company.  I’ve put a call in two of our local businesses and unfortunately haven’t heard back.

Feel free to comment and share what you’ve used or found in your own laundry escapades.



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