Did you know there are more than 7 toxic chemicals hiding in your laundry detergent? During WWI many man lab created chemicals were introduced due to shortages of soap. Unfortunately, most of these chemicals are still being added to commercial detergents.
The most dangerous is a chemical known as 1,4-dioxane. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, exposure to this chemical can cause kidney problems, skin irritation and possible long-term lung damage.
In fact, the more concentrated the detergent, the harsher the ingredients are. Allergies to detergents containing toxic chemical ingredients are on the rise, and more and more people are turning to gentler, natural alternatives.
4 Most Effective Natural Laundry Detergents
- Zum Clean Aromatherapy Laundry Soap in Eucalyptus-Citrus
This detergent contains just a few simple ingredients to get your clothes clean. The list of ingredients includes saponified coconut oil, sodium borate, sodium bicarbonate, pure essential oils and vegetable glycerin as its ingredient
2. Emma Laundry Soap by Eco-Me
This plant-based laundry detergent contains just eleven completely pronounceable and recognizable ingredients.
3. Soap Nuts/Soap Berries
Soap nuts have been used for centuries to wash clothes. The shell of the fruit contains a natural soap called saponin that makes foam or bubbles. Saponin creates a low-suds, soapy liquid that removes dirt.
- Fragrance free
- Organically grown.
- Non-toxic and free of harsh chemicals.
- Uses extracts of citrus and grapefruit seed to combat stains and odors
- Has a very subtle citrus scent
- Both powder and liquid rated “A” by EWG