A comprehensive guide to eco friendly laundry products
A guide to why and how to make the switch to eco friendly laundry soap, detergent and conditioner.
At Peace With The Wild, we are committed to helping our customers make the change from commercial, chemical filled products, to eco and environmentally friendly products. We strive for products filled with organic, top quality ingredients that are cruelty free, vegetarian and/or vegan, plastic free and better for you and the world around you. Laundry products are no exception.
Washing powder, stain remover, fabric conditioner, dryer sheets, laundry boosters, fabric softener, whitening gels and powders, detergent, and bleach- all of these use a cocktail of harmful and unnatural ingredients to get the job done. Chances are that whatever you pick up from the supermarket shelves in the laundry aisle, will be packed full of all sorts of unpronounceable nasties that can easily be replaced.
What many of us do not realise is that not only can these ingredients cause rashes, allergies, irritation and respiratory issues, but they also have a devastatic ecological impact on the world around us. As is often the case with shampoo and conditioner, soap, and other household cleaning products, we don’t consider what is in them and what happens to these chemicals when they go down the plughole. In many cases, this polluted water ends up in nature, killing marine life and plants, and even ending up coming back through our taps. This systematic poisoning of our environment cannot continue and thee microplastics and chemicals released due to humans wash their clothes is one of the single biggest contributors.
Thankfully there are other options. Humans have come a long way from scrubbing clothes on a wooden board using a soap made from animal fat and ash and there are a number of alternatives that don’t include using poisons and toxins. Today, the eco friendly and natural ingredients used in certain laundry products are just as effective as their chemical counterparts and they are capable of getting the job done without having disastrous consequences on our planet.
In this section we will discuss why you should quit commercial laundry products, what other options there are, and other tips for being more eco friendly when you put your next load on.
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