Opting for a natural laundry detergent may seem daunting and leave you wondering whether it actually is as effective. Choosing a natural laundry alternative is becoming more of a necessity not only for the environment but also your health.
Why choose a natural laundry detergent?
For something that cleans our clothes and essentially comes into contact with our skin every day, why aren’t we more cautious about the ingredients in our laundry detergent? It might be that like me, you have sensitive skin, or perhaps you are opting for a more ethical and environmentally friendly option. Whatever the reason for choosing an eco-friendly, natural alternative, the benefits outweigh a synthetic washing detergent by a mile. Generic detergents are often packed full of toxic chemicals which are not only an irritant but will pollute our waterways and damage the world we live in.
What makes laundry detergent eco friendly?
Eco friendly seems to be a popular term at the moment but what does it actually mean? There are so many supposedly ‘green’ products out there that it can be tricky to determine what you’re buying and what’s worth investing in. The official definition of eco-friendly is ‘not harmful to the environment’ and when it comes to products, everything from production to packaging must be safe for the environment. This is why it was so important to me to uphold our ethos and create a detergent following these guidelines. All of our packaging is PET, a sustainable solution with a lower carbon footprint which is highly recyclable. You can also buy refills which again, leads to a more sustainable and eco friendly way of living, the detergent is highly concentrated and hand made in small batches in the UK. It also helps to choose products that are local to you if you can, I alway try my best to shop local or at least UK based.
Benefits of using natural laundry detergent
Natural laundry detergent is especially good for those of us with sensitive skin, a good friend of mine has recently spoken to me about what a difference in their overall skin health changing from normal to natural detergent has made. Ours is free from harsh chemicals, parabens, phosphates, chlorine, phthalates and bleach which can all cause irritation and are well known to cause allergic reactions. These harsh toxins can be so damaging and by making a simple choice to change over to natural detergent is so worth it, I know that I could never go back to using normal laundry detergent now that I’ve realised the harsh reality of the effects it has.
How effective is natural laundry detergent?
So, the burning question I get asked a lot, is natural detergent as effective? Does it work? Many people are hesitant to make the switch however the naturally derived surfactants and earth-sourced cleaning agents that are now available are super effective at removing a multitude of stubborn stains. The simple answer is yes, I would never go back to using unnatural detergent as the natural option is just as effective and I sleep better at night knowing that I'm doing my bit for the planet, my health and my children. This was the reasoning for creating natural laundry detergent that is safe, great for every day washing but equally kind and gentle for sensitive skin.
For me, choosing a natural laundry detergent is the right choice for our health and the environment. I hope that you have found this helpful and if you’d like to learn more about our products you can shop our Garment care here.