let's chat about laundry detergent
In this blog post, we explore the transformative shift towards natural, refillable laundry soap as a sustainable alternative. Discover how making a simple change in your laundry routine can not only benefit the planet by reducing harmful chemicals but also contribute to a healthier home and a more responsible lifestyle. Join us on this journey to embrace eco-friendly practices and make a positive difference one load of laundry at a time.
Harmful ingredients to look out for in traditional laundry detergents.
1,4-DIOXANE - a known human carcinogen (and recently banned in the state of New York)
PHTHALATES - linked to endocrine disruption (and sometimes sneakily included in the ‘fragrance’ ingredient)
AMMONIUM SULFATE - a skin and eye irritant
Plant-based ingredients can also have complicated looking names. Here are some good ingredients and their "translations".
Cocos nucifera: common name is coconut oil
Sodium bicarbonate: common name is baking soda
Sodium dodecyl sulfate: plant-based surfactant (aka what removes dirt + grime from the surface) created from coconut oil
Caprylyl Capryl glucoside: biodegradable surfactant made from coconuts + corn starch and used as a cleanser and foaming agent
At Amend Market, we try to provide a variety of different sustainable laundry soap options.
+ Refillable Laundry Oxygen Booster (for extra stain fighting/whitening)