When it comes to going green, you may not stop to think about your laundry detergent. But there’s a host of chemicals, including phosphates and sodium lauryl sulfate, that are harming your health and the environment. There are a variety of safe and natural detergents available, but if you’re on a tight budget or love to DIY, I’ve found a couple of recipes for you to mix up to keep your laundry smelling clean and fresh! Here are two other tips … you can add a half cup of vinegar to disinfect and soften your clothes and use cold water. It’ll get your clothes clean.