Buying handmade is a no-brainer when it comes to things like housewares and spring dresses, but when it comes to things like doing your laundry, the big box store probably seems like the only option. Not true! Not only do handmade laundry accoutrements support independent crafters, but they’re often a lot better for your health and for the planet. Crafters are a lot less likely to use toxic chemicals and harsh abrasives when they’re whipping up home made laundry supplies.
This homemade laundry soap from Sky Blue Morning is vegan and made with organic ingredients. The most fun part? You can choose your scent! She uses organic essential oils to scent her detergent so no mystery “fragrance” here!
Dryer sheets are terrible for your health. They basically coat your clothing with toxic chemicals to keep static cling away. You can keep your clothes smelling fresh and static free instead with an organic dryer sachet. These sachets from Lavender Dreams are full of organic lavender and last for 6 loads apiece. Want to make them last even longer, just add a few drop of lavender essential oil to extend their life!
You don’t even need bleach to keep your whites white! Check out this awesome bleach alternative from Scrub Naturally. It’s color safe, vegan, and totally natural.
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!