Natural Laundry Alternatives
I’m sure we can all agree on the importance of clean bedding. But when we sleep, our linen can get stained when body oils, perspiration and hair products are absorbed into the fabric.
Traditional laundry detergents and stain removers can contain more than a few questionable ingredients, such as napthas, phenols and artificial fragrances. If you or your family member has skin issues or if you are concerned about keeping nasty toxins away from your skin, here are a few alternatives:
Use Soap Nuts to Wash Your Bedding
Have you heard about ‘Soap Nuts’? They are the seed pods of the Sapinuaus mukorossi plant which are found in the Himalayas & have been used for centuries in India, China & Nepal.
The seed pods are cracked open; their shells contain a very high percentage of saponin (a natural soap). This natural soap removes dirt & oils from clothing when it comes in contact with water. They are most commonly used in the washing machine as a replacement for detergent & fabric softener & will leave your bedding/clothes clean, soft & scent free. The pods can also be boiled into a liquid concentrate which then can be used as a personal cleanser, shampoo, general purpose cleaner & car wash just to name a few!
Try Eco-store’s Laundry Detergents and Stain Remover
Ecostore laundry range made from plant and mineral-based, this range uses powerful enzyme technology & has been independently tested against market leaders to ensure excellent results wash after wash! These eco-friendly detergents are better for your health as well as the environment.
Have you tried different things to keep your white sheets white, even bleach? Some bleaching agents aren’t so kind to the environment or your health. Ecostore’s Laundry Stain Remover can be a safer alternative. They avoid the use of optical or artificial whiteners, which reflect UV light to give the illusion of whiter whites. Optical brighteners have also been associated with allergic reactions and skin irritation, and they can accumulate in aquatic life once they enter waterways.
Natural Laundry Soap for Spot Cleaning
If you love all natural care products then you’ll love our handcrafted Laundry soap bars. They are non-toxic, allergen-free & fully biodegradable. The ultra-sensitive formulation is perfect for delicate fabrics and those with sensitive skin as well as tougher jobs like heavily stained work clothes, sports gear, and nappies.
These laundry bars are ideal for hand washing. They are also aeroplane friendly.
If you are looking to get creative & create your own blend, check out these easy options:
Castile Soap Detergent:
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
1/2 cup finely grated castile soap
Use the food processor to grate castile soap. Use a large bowl and stir well all ingredients. Store in airtight container. Use 1/4 cup of this powder each load.
Borax Free Laundry Detergent
1 5oz. bar castile soap, grated finely
1 cup washing soda
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/4 cup coarse sea salt
Mix ingredients thoroughly. Store in airtight container. Add 1-2 Tbs. of detergent to each load.
How to Care For Your Bamboo Sheets
To create a natural and healthy sleep environment we recommend choosing bamboo sheets that are made from organic bamboo, as many potentially harmful chemicals can be used on the growth of cotton and in the processing of conventional cotton fabrics, including pesticides, chlorine bleaches, heavy metals, dyes and volatile organic compounds.
Find out more on How to Care for your Bamboo Sheets here x