Laundry

How To Use Soap Nuts For Homemade Natural Laundry Detergent

How to use soap nuts for natural homemade laundry detergent

Here's How To Use Soap Nuts For Laundry Detergent

A few months ago my wife and I went to France.  We booked a nice apartment in Vannes on AirBnB (that link will get you $25 off when you sign up for AirBnB) complete with a washing machine.

The owner was kind enough to let us know that the laundry detergent was in the closet. When I opened the closet to find the laundry detergent all I found was a more or less empty closet with a bag of nuts inside.

After Kelsey and I both dismissed the bag of nuts as definitely not being laundry detergent we decided there had been a misunderstanding, and reached out to the owner of the apartment.

The owner of the apartment kindly explained to the stupid American (my words, not hers) that they were soap nuts, and to just chuck a few in with our clothes and they'd magically be cleaned.  To our disbelief the soap nuts worked amazingly well, and that is how I was introduced to the wonderful hippy magic of soap nuts!

No more story telling from me, here is how to use soap nuts for laundry. …

How To Use Wool Dryer Balls and Do They Work?

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How To Use Wool Dryer Balls

I remember seeing people use dryer balls when I was a kid. I remember thinking that friend's parents were a little crazy because they were chucking her kids toy balls into the dryer with the laundry.

I never put too much thought into using dryer balls myself.  They are just one of those things in life that I would see other people using, but never once considered there might be a place for them in my own life, as silly as that sounds.

Until now! (said as an intense movie voice over guy)

Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Sachets

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Homemade Shoe Deodorizer Sachets

I recently did a post on how to make your own homemade shoe deodorizer powder which works great.  But there are some shoes that I wouldn't ever want to dump a load of powder into, and I'm sure you probably do too.

So to solve that problem, I came up with my own solution for homemade shoe deodorizers which doesn't require you to pour powder into you shoes to get those unpleasant smells out.  Instead the end result is a tidy little bundle that works just as well and looks a lot nicer than a pile of powder too, and you can make them in whatever fabric you like. This is one of my all-time favorite smelly shoe odor remedies!

Time: 10 – 15 minutes …

Homemade Natural Shoe Deodorizer & Freshener

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Homemade Shoe Deodorizer

If you suffer from stinky feet, or just want to keep your shoes smelling fresh, then this homemade shoe deodorizer is the solution for you to remove odor from shoes.  I personally don't have stinky feet, but even those with the best smelling feet will end up with stink shoes.

This simple to make diy shoe deodorizer only uses two ingredients, works awesome, and takes virtually no time to make.

If you don’t want to pour powder straight into your shoes I have another post coming soon that solves that very problem, so check back soon, or subscribe to my emails (no spam, I promise) for updates. Click over to this post for a full list of home remedies for smelly shoes too!

Time: 5 minutes (and some waiting) …

How To Make Your Own DIY Dryer Sheets

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I decided to make some diy dryer sheets because I’ve been avoiding dryer sheets for awhile. I never liked their strange sticky texture or their overly sweet smell, and I’ve heard they have potentially harmful or skin irritating ingredients, so I try not to use them.  But, from time to time I want my clean clothes and linens to have a nice scent. So I decided to figure out how to make my own.  Here’s how to make your own dryer sheets, best of all it only takes a few minutes to make.

Time: 3 minutes

Easy Homemade Fabric Softener Recipe With Baking Soda

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Simple DIY Homemade Fabric Softener

Here is a little homemade fabric softener recipe I found that is incredibly easy, and takes no time at all.  I can't stand it when clothes come out of the wash and when they dry they feel all stiff, or crunchy, or rough, or pretty much any way that isn't soft and pleasant.  I also can't stand the way that most fabric softeners smell, and I get weirded out by their strange sticky texture.  I don't know what they are made out of, but I'm pretty sure I don't want it on my body.  Baking soda is a great option to soften fabric for those who have sensitive skin since it is a natural mineral.

As you probably know, baking soda has about a million uses for cleaning, cooking, and personal hygiene.  Surprise, it works great as a diy fabric softener too.  Baking soda fabric softener will also help to further fight odor, ensuring that your clothes come out smelling extra clean and fresh.

Time: 1 minute