Clean and Green Laundry




Laundry detergents and dryer sheets are highly toxic but luckily there are a lot more brands on the market that are safer for our bodies and the environment. The chemicals in detergents and fryer sheets that are in your clothes will run on your skin and get into your bloodstream. There are an endless list of chemicals that can be found in these products that are endocrine disrupters, neurotoxins, cause skin and eye irritation and include ingredients that may increase your risk to cancer.




Don't fret! Here are some alternatives for you:


For the dryer:


My biggest and only recommendation is getting wool dryer balls that can be used for many loads of laundry. And if you can't live without the scent of fresh laundry, you can always add essential oils to the dryer balls.


Interested in self-care? Download my free Personal Care for Every Season eBook here!



For the washer:


1. There are a few alternatives for laundry soap. If you go to the grocery store there are some alternatives (some better than others)


2. You can make your own! Research simple laundry soap recipes that primarily use castile soap, vinegar and water. Again, you can add essential oils to get that fresh laundry scent.


There is a great local company called For the Love of Laundry but if its not accessible to you, then check out the Environmental Working Group's guide to laundry detergents here!


In good health,

Nic



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