Disclosure: I received laundry products, hand soap, and dish liquid in exchange for this review, free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
For the past several years, I have made my own laundry detergent and used natural laundry and soap products as much as possible. I live in a small apartment and to save time and money, I use a tabletop Panda washer. I have tried many natural detergents over the years. Even though they tend to be more expensive, I think it is worth the investment. I recommend you do research on any Natural plant-based laundry soap, hand soap, and dish liquid products by reading the ingredient label.
Have you ever thought about what goes into traditional laundry detergent, dish soap, and hand soap? Unfortunately for years, I paid no attention to the harmful chemicals and what effects they have on human health and the environment. Now that I am more aware, I am seeking natural products that are safer.
Did you know there are more than 7 chemicals that are dangers lurking on your laundry soap?. During WWI manmade chemicals were introduced because of shortages of soap. Because they’re cost-efficient, their use can have long-term effects and most are still used.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate is inexpensive, but a very effective foaming agent. Most SLS includes dioxane that’s categorized under prop 65 in California to cause cancer. Dioxane was classified by the EPA because it caused cancer in lab animals. Some agencies say its safe in little quantities, but why take an opportunity? Using detergent every day of our lives does not look like a little quantity. Phosphates: triggers growth of algal blooms that kill fish and plants and constitute 50% of the weight of the detergent.Linear Alkyl Sodium Sulfonates: help to soften water to make garments easier to clean, but the problem is that throughout the production procedure carcinogens and reproductive toxins are released into the environment.
LAS are artificial and biodegrade very slowly. LAS is toxicity and may cause skin irritation. Alkyl Phenoxy Ethanols is another water softener that may cause chronic health problems. These ethanols can activate oestrogen receptors that can stimulate female cancer and feminize male fish. This chemical is frequently utilized as a spermicide. Artificial Fragrances: are often made of oil which is nearly impossible to break down within the environment. They cause allergies and have toxicity effects on mammals. Quaternium 15: is an ammonium chloride that disinfect and deodorizes. This chemical releases formaldehyde that may induce asthma, cancer, reproductive problem, and even death.
Polycarboxylates are comparable in construction to plastics and are very new, meaning these synthetic substances haven’t been fully studied. These materials are artificial petroleum-based, non-biodegradable and their long-term impact on human and environmental health is unknown.
Detergent Danger Summary: Popular detergents are full of chemicals that pollute our air, water and many chemicals are not even mandatory to be listed. Some of those substances in washing powders take 1000’s of years to break down and even degrade into far more harmful substances. Common chemicals in detergent are made by oil products that may cause various cancers, reproductive problems, and fat gain. I don’t know about you, but I want to avoid dangerous chemicals in my laundry products, dish soap, and hand soap as much as possible.During my quest to find new natural laundry and soap products online, I found the earthy.me website. I received laundry detergents, hand soap, and dish soap to review from the company and this is my thoughts on the Earthy products.
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I have washed several loads of clothes using the Natural Free & Clear and Natural Petitgrain Laundry Detergent.I loved the smell of the Natural Petitgrain. This detergent has a fresh clean scent. The Natural Free & Clear has no scent but worked very well cleaning my clothes. I have peace of mind knowing I am using a product that I trust.You can buy both products on the website for 14.99 each. Locally sourced and made in the USA. USDA Certified Biobased Product. Washes 140 HE loads or 70 regular loads of laundry. This detergent is dioxane free. Dioxane is a chemical that is a human carcinogen, found in many laundry detergents on the market.
Earthy Spa Natural Hand Soap:
I received Grapefruit Pomegranate and Rosemary Mint, 17fl oz bottles. I have really dry skin during the winter and conventional hand soap dries my hands out. The Rosemary Mint Earthy hand soap has a very light scent. This soap cleaned my hands and was gentle on my skin. I noticed my hands were soft after washing with the hand soap. Greywater and septic system safe, biodegradable, nontoxic, gluten-free, vegan and never tested on animals. Locally sourced, Made in the USA. You can purchase this soap on the website for 4.99 each.
Natural Hand Dish Wash Liquid
I wash my dishes by hand. Conventional dish liquid dries out my hands. My skin is very sensitive. I received the Orange Blossom, Lavender Chamomile Essential Oil, White Cedarwood and Free & Clear dish wash liquid to review. Each dish liquid cleaned my dishes, removed the grease and left no residue. Each dish liquid has a light pleasant scent. The Free & Clear dish liquid has no scent but worked great in my Instant Pot to remove the grease, as well as my dishes. The dish liquid is gentle on my hands. You can purchase the hand dish wash liquid on the website for 4.99 each. My experience with Earthy products is positive. I will definitely buy these products to use in my household.
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