Eco-Friendly Detergent to Care for Your Precious Closet Contents
Apr 29, 2011 - by Amanda Gabriele
You eat organic, use natural beauty products and wear recycled fabrics. But how do you treat your wardrobe that keeps you looking fab every day? It may not seem like a big deal, but every time you wash your clothes in chemicals, some of the bad stuff is bound to seep into your skin. As Earth Month comes to a close, it's time to make a change for the better with eco-friendly detergent that will care for and nurture your threads.
Earth's Berries Soap Nuts: Soap nuts aren't technically nuts, but fruit taken from the soapberry tree. The nuts have a high concentration of foaming "saponin" and have been used for centuries in Southeast Asia and for decades in Europe. Not only are they free of harsh chemicals, these little buggers are preventing the use of thousands of plastic bottles. About seven soap nuts, tied in a muslin bag and thrown into the drum of your washer, will last through five loads. Eco-friendly AND economical! Learn more at earthberriessoapnuts.com
Ecos Free & Clear Laundry Detergent: So many folks these days have sensitive skin and allergies to fragrances, but this eco detergent doesn't contain any essential oils, coloring or coconut-based fabric softener. Plus, Earth Friendly Products pledges that all of their products are environmentally responsible and never contain animal products. Learn more at ecos.com
Seventh Generation Natural 4x Laundry Detergent: You have probably used Seventh Generation cleaning products in your home, but have you tried the laundry detergent? This formula uses multiple enzyme systems to fight the toughest stains naturally. It is packaged in a recyclable or compostable bottle made from 100 percent recycled fiber. As always, the company's mission is to inspire a more sustainable world by being a force for positive change. Learn more at seventhgeneration.com
Do you have any favorite eco-friendly detergents we missed?