Here’s to my weekend laundry warriors. This is your reminder to move the wash into the dryer.
Full transparency I had no idea how dirty the old laundry detergents we were using were — including the one that’s “pediatrician recommended” with the pink cap. You know the one. I didn’t know that most store-bought detergents include things like the list of toxic chemicals below that belong NO WHERE near your body.
SLS - skin, eye, lung irritant / immune + hormone disruption
Dyes - skin irritant, carcinogen, hormone disruption
Petrochemicals - brain, nerve, liver damage, birth defects, carcinogen, hormone disruptor
Formaldehyde - carcinogen
Phosphates - cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis
Synthetic fragrance - carcinogen, hormone disruptor
Optimal brighteners - developmental and reproductive effects
Did you know...
All of these things leave residue on your clothing which is then absorbed into your bloodstream through your skin. On top of that, your laundry water then washes down the drain, delivering toxins straight back into our environment.
So what do we use instead?
Thieves Laundry Soap
A 100% natural, plant-based, safe formula that washes clothes without leaving any chemical residue. It has a fresh citrusy scent that we love! And gentle on even the most sensitive skin. Free from SLS, dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners. This is all I’ll ever put near my toddler and husband’s eczema prone skin.
It can also be used as a stain remover!! Just pre-treat for an hour or so before you wash.
Organic Wool Dryer Balls
Ecologically friendly, good for you and your wallet. You can grab a pack on Amazon for super cheap and use them like 1000x. We add drops of Purification or Citrus Fresh essential oils to the dryer balls to naturally lift odors. They contain high anti-septic, antibacterial, antifungal and sanitizing properties!
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