I am conscious about reducing my environmental footprint and avoiding toxic chemicals in my food, cosmetics, and skincare. It makes perfect sense to extend this to the laundry considering conventional washing powders are loaded with toxic chemicals that remain even once dried. These chemicals can cause allergies, reactions, and dermatitis.
Given there’s no escaping regular visits to the laundry for most of us, I would like to share with you 5 of my all time favourite people-friendly and eco-friendly products this month for the laundry:
1. Eco Wash Ball
I can’t tell you the number of times I had to rewash my dark clothes because of powder residue. Not only was this a complete waste of water, but it was also bad for my health. Most conventional washing powders contain synthetic ‘phosphate’ which boosts your wash cycle but at the same time damages the environment and can cause health issues (such as dermatitis and even cancer). These wash balls are non-toxic and contain mineral-based ingredients – perfect for those with skin allergies. In addition to being great for your health, these balls are excellent for the environment and your pocket! Just 1 ball will give you 1,000 washes and will last 3 years, the packaging is recyclable, there’s no residue which means there’s no pollution to our water supply and they clean effectively in cold water (so you save on energy = $$ savings)! You can find out more or pick one up here: ALLERCHIC.COM.AU
2. Jute Laundry Basket
If I want my clothes to last a long time, then they deserve the best treatment even if they are dirty. I adore anything natural, durable, fair-trade and ridiculously good-looking and this jute hamper sure does tick all the boxes in my eyes. You can get one from: THEDHARMADOOR.COM.AU
3. ENJO Cloths Laundry Bag
The laundry bag will keep all of your ENJO fibres and delicate items of clothing free from lint and in perfect condition when laundering. ENJO Fibres are designed to last up to 3 years, so once you’ve finished cleaning, simply place in your ENJO Laundry Bag to wash and use again. Take care of your cloths and give your delicates a treat by picking one up here: ENJO.COM.AU
4. Wool Dryer Balls
These eco-friendly dryer balls are triple felted from pure wool, designed to help reduce tumble drying time, soften clothing and bedding and reduce static and wrinkles. Some items of clothing may not need to be ironed after being tossed in the dryer with these balls.
You are also able to add a few drops of pure essential oil (I recommend doTERRA) before popping them in the dryer to lightly scent your clothing.
These high-quality wool balls should last for years and you can get some from: NOURISHEDLIFE.COM.AU
5. 100% Recycled Green Hanger
Once your clothes are safely washed and dried, keep them in shape with these awesome eco-friendly hangers. They are made from 100% recycled and recyclable paper without nasty inks or glues, can hold up to 4kg and are SO thin, it means you can fit a ‘shirt’load more in your wardrobe. You can get them at: GREENHANGER.COM.AU