Freshly laundered linens should make you feel refreshed – but if your sheets, towels, and clothing leave you feeling itchy and allergic, you may want to make the switch to organic laundry detergent.
Conventional detergents are made with dyes, strong detergents and surfactants, fragrances, and other chemicals. These ingredients can cause allergic reactions, especially for people with sensitive skin. Organic laundry detergents are hypoallergenic, with no artificial dyes or perfumes to bother skin. They are chlorine free, and have a neutral pH balance, helping with skin friendliness and keeping clothes safe.
On the environmental side, organic laundry detergent is the clear winner when it comes to earth friendliness. While conventional detergents contain phosphates, which damage the environment and pollute water, organic detergents are better for the water system, are not tested on animals, and are often housed in recycled packaging.
Many organic laundry detergent brands are multipurpose, working just as as well on cloth diapers as they do on hand wash only items.
On your next wash day, try an organic laundry detergent. When the laundry is washed and dried, you can sink blissfully into fresh bedding, wearing clean pajamas, knowing you have made a good choice for your family, for the environment, and for your health.
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When choosing an organic carpet cleaner, consider what type of carpet cleaning job you are undertaking. Some organic carpet cleaners are multipurpose, allowing you to dilute the formula for large jobs or keep it concentrated for application on tough stains and spills. Others are formulated specifically for high-tech carpet cleaning machines.
There are a lot of toxins in bed sheets, and you should always wash sheets before using them the first time. But there’s also the possibility of allergens getting into your bedding if it’s comfortable for dust, dust mites, and other allergens. Using 100% organic cotton bed sheets and naturally filled pillows and comforters reduces the allergens in your life.