Creating a more eco-friendly home doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, we can all make a difference simply by finding more sustainable alternatives for the products we already use in our everyday lives.
The laundry is one area of the home that can definitely benefit from some simple, eco-friendly switches. Keep reading for the best eco-friendly and toxin-free laundry products for a healthy, happy home!
Soapberries are a natural alternative to traditional laundry detergents and fabric softeners. They grow from the Sapindus Mukorossi tree and are known for having shells high in ‘saponin’ - otherwise known as nature’s soap. Soapberries are 100% waste free and incredibly easy to use. Plus, they work out to just 10c per wash load, which is approximately ⅓ of the cost of standard detergents! Simply replace your standard detergent with 5 soapberries (in a specialised wash bag) for chemical-free cleaning.
Did you know chemical detergents dump pollutants into our ecosystem? Opting for a toxin-free detergent is another simple switch we can all take on board for our laundry. Non-toxic laundry detergents like On Guard are formulated with natural ingredients, making them better for our bodies, too.
For sweet-smelling laundry, steer clear of chemical fragrances and instead opt for a natural alternative like essential oils! Our Clean Linen laundry tonic is a beautiful blend of Sweet Orange, Blue Gum Eucalyptus and Lavender, and can be paired with soapberries for best results. You can also create your own natural tonic with your favourite essential oil blend - the possibilities are endless.
Line drying instead of washer drying is another great way to reduce our environmental impact. Opt for plastic-free clothes pegs made from sustainable materials like bamboo or steel to reduce unnecessary waste. These pegs also last much longer and can be reused time and time again.
Eco-friendly laundry tipsKeep these final tips in mind for a more eco-friendly laundry:
- Always wash in cold water
- Wash full loads instead of multiple smaller loads
- Wear clothes more than once before washing, unless dirty
- Upgrade to a more energy efficient washing machine when you’re in the market for a new one
Creating an eco-friendly laundry isn't just beneficial for your family, but also the environment and your wallet! Shop our range of reusable products online here.
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