Warm laundry straight from the dryer smells so fresh and clean, but could it be cancerous? That might sound extreme, but if you’re buying your laundry detergent and softeners from the store, there is a good chance they contain carcinogens. On average, laundry detergent products emit 17 toxins that go unlisted on labels, potentially causing problems such as skin irritation, neurological damage, and cancer!
Here are some tips to make your laundry room, and the clothes you wear everyday, much safer!
1.USE THIEVES LAUNDRY SOAP: This little bottle of miracle soap will change your laundry life! It gets your clothes so clean, smells light and fresh, and lasts a LONG time!
2.SKIP THE FABRIC SOFTENER: Did you know that fabric softeners are one of THE most toxic things in your home? Ditch it! A half-cup of vinegar added during the rinse cycle will produce the same results without the toxic chemicals. Wool dryer balls are also a popular alternative! Add a few drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil for a boost of added scent.
3.NATURALLY REMOVE STAINS: Instead of using chemical-laden stain removers, simply pre-treat stains with a combination of washing soda, baking soda, and Thieves Household Cleaner.
4.TRY REAL BRIGHTENING: A little baking soda added to the wash cycle will naturally brighten colors without the clingy chemicals that can irritate your skin.
5.FREQUENTLY CLEAN YOUR WASHER: This helps get rid of soap scum, bacteria, and other icky things that collect in your machine over time. Simply add some white vinegar into a hot water cycle and run. A clean washer will help keep your clothes smelling fresh and will also “detox” your machine from all the past chemicals!
Hickey, Hannah. (2010, October 26). “Scented Consumer Products Shown to Emit Many Unlisted Chemicals”. Retrieved from: https://www.washington.edu/news/2010/10/26/scented-consumer-products-shown-to-emit-many-unlisted-chemicals-2/
The kitchen is the heart of every home. Switching to a “green” kitchen is not only good for our wallets and the environment; it’s good for our bodies as well! Everything we touch, inhale, eat, and drink has a direct impact on our health, so converting the busiest room in your home is a must. We’ve already discussed Thieves Household Cleaner – that bottle of all purpose cleaner is going to be very busy in your kitchen! Other kitchen favorites are Thieves Dish Soap, Dishwasher Detergent, Fruit and Veggie Spray and Soak, and Foaming Hand Soap!
Come back tomorrow and I will be sharing about the Seedlings and Kidscents Line!