I’m always looking for ways to use cleaner, non-toxic products in our home. Sometimes it’s easy to switch, other times it can be hard. Laundry detergent and dryer sheets have been harder for me to find products that I felt were good replacements. I actually tried Thieves Laundry Detergent when it first came out a few years ago but with it being 6X concentrated I had a hard time figuring out how much to use in a HE washer. So I gave up.
Over the last year I have started seeing others take that 6X concentrate and dilute it to make it stretch further plus by putting it into a pump container measuring is a whole lot easier also. So I decided that I needed to give Thieves Laundry Detergent a try again.
There are many different recipes out there. Some divide it in half while others divide into thirds. I wanted to use these simple 32 oz pump containers and they came in a set of 3 for $13.00 so dividing into thirds it is. So here is what you will need to do this:
3 – 32oz Pump Containers
Thieves Laundry Detergent (members get 24% off)
Thieves Household Cleaner (this is amazing for all purpose cleaning)
Essential Oils – I used Purification & Lemon
Distilled or Filtered Water
First I divided the 32 oz of Thieves Laundry Detergent into the 3 containers. I calculated that would be about 10.5 oz into each. You can totally eyeball this but it was easier and faster for me to just measure it. One container had a little bit more but that is perfectly fine.
Next up is Thieves Household Cleaner to amp up the cleaning power. I put 3 capfuls into each of the containers.
Now to add some essential oils to give it whatever scent you desire. Purification is great at getting extra odors out (targeting towels for me) so I added in 10 drops. Lemon provides a fresh scent plus it has disinfecting qualities so I added 10 drops for a total of 20 drops of essential oils into each container.
Now fill each container with the distilled or filtered water to the top and give it a little shake to mix everything together. Your detergent is done and ready to be used! I add 4 pumps of detergent into a normal load and that seems to be working great. I adjust for smaller loads, 2-3 pumps. Larger loads like towels or bedding, 5-6 pumps. You can adjust how much to what your needs are.
I created these labels for my containers with instructions on how many pumps to use for a normal load and also has the recipe right on there so it’s easy to reference when it’s time to make the next batch. If you would like these labels I have a free printable at THIS LINK for you to download and print. I printed mine on the Avery 3 1/2″ x 5″ labels.
I am just getting started on using this so I will be giving an update on what I think of it and how long it lasts me. So far I have used it for a week and I’m very happy with the results. Next up I’m going to start getting away from using dryer sheets and start using wool dryer balls. If you have any tips on how to use them and combat static please leave them in the comments below!
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I like this idea. Need to start gathering supplies!!