Recently my dad became really sensitive to laundry soaps. The kind my mom had usually been buying started to irritate his skin so she ended up switching to a non-scented soap. This situation got me thinking about how many harsh chemicals are in laundry soaps and how they affect our bodies and our environment. So what are the best ways to keep your clothes clean without making your body feel dirty?
Seventh Generation is one of my favorite brands! They have a lot of cleaning products that I love and have talked about in another post, but this is one of the few products from them I have not tried. Seventh Generation laundry soap is amazing since it contains no fragrances, dyes, or brighteners. Their product is also cruelty and gluten free, which are some extra perks! I also trust this brand as a whole, they have been creating sustainable products for over 20 years and are very transparent about what is in their products. This will probably be the next laundry soap I buy!
Everything you are looking for in a sustainable product, the Honest company has! Not only is their laundry soap hypoallergenic and compatible with HE washers, but there are no ingredients in the laundry soap that you can not pronounce. But my favorite part? There’s more than just liquid laundry soap. They have pods, dryer clothes, stain removers and more. That way your load stays as green as possible from start to finish!
Is Your Laundry Soap Clean?
While I researching products for this article, I came across the Environmental Working Group’s website. The website has a guide to healthy cleaning where they grade the environmental quality of different products. I searched the laundry soap I use now, and I was able to find the overall grade for the product plus the grade for individual ingredients. Although my soap didn’t score an “A”, I really enjoyed learning more about my product. It’s also easy to search which products are in their database since you can search by brand, company, etc.
What kind of laundry soap do you use? Do you think you’ll want to make the switch after reading this? Join me, and let’s explore our options of green laundry soap!