Let's go and collect laundry detergent

Green (Living) Review

There is a nut that does act as a detergent and very well at that, the soap nut from India, as indicated, but the fact that in the developed countries many environmentally conscious people have been looking for an alternative to chemical laundry detergent and been buying those nuts by the tonne they have caused a lack of them and a price hike in India where people have been forced to, as they no longer can afford the soap nuts, resort to cheaper chemical detergents.

Homemade Laundry Detergent and Gift Idea!

Green (Living) Review

Laundry soap is expensive! I walked down the soap aisle of a store as a young mother and just cried while looking at the prices of laundry detergent. Then a friend of mine mentioned she had made her own laundry soap. I discovered quickly that making laundry soap was super cost effective, low on the allergens scale, and totally liberating as a budget conscious mother! Laundry soap also makes a great holiday neighbor gift! DIY green living laundry


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Review of Ology 2x Plant Based Laundry Detergent

Hug a Tree with Me

Chemical based detergents and excess energy use contributes to toxic emission, and the use of water, depletes resources. In addition, the product packaging contribute to landfill waste, and chemical based detergents have been linked to certain diseases and disorders. Nevertheless, laundering is a necessary chore, so it is up to us to find ways to Green up our laundry routine. One such way is by making the switch to chemical free, plant based detergents.

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Green (Living) Review

Make your own laundry detergent, and enjoy clean clothes for less. You will need: Borax Washing Soda Fels Naptha Soap To make your own laundry detergent mix together two parts Borax, two parts Washing Soda and one part grated Fels-Naptha soap. Use up to three level tablespoons per wash load of this homemade laundry detergent. Be sure to label your detergent container, so others will know what's inside.

Less Is More with Innovative Roux Maison Laundry Detergents

Green (Living) Review

I was so frustrated with available laundry products. As she researched the various chemical ingredients in available detergents, she became more and more concerned and convinced there had to be a better way to keep clothing clean and intact while keeping homes and health safe. Roux Maison comprises a line of American-made, super-concentrated laundry products that contain only the highest-quality ingredients available.

This Emotional Indian Laundry Detergent Ad Calls Out Generational Sexism.

Elephant Journal

Apart from the touching acknowledgement that gender stereotypes trickle—or gush—through families, is a more subtle call to think about how our children see us living our lives. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights ad equal rights family generations India sexism women

Seventh Generation Releases New Laundry Detergent in a Molded Cardboard Container


’s leading brand of non-toxic household and personal-care products, has teamed up with Berkeley, California-based Ecologic Brands to release a new, super-concentrated laundry detergent in a bottle made from 100-percent cardboard and newspaper. The detergent container is actually two pieces, the outer shell made from 70 percent recycled cardboard fibers and 30 percent old newspaper fibers that house a slim plastic pouch that holds the liquid laundry soap.

7 Simple Ways to Green-up your Laundry Routine

Hug a Tree with Me

7 Simple Ways to Green-up your Laundry Routine: 1. Use Eco-friendly Detergents: For every conventional product, there is a Eco-friendly alternative! Ditch the traditional detergents and look for varieties that contain minimal synthetic ingredients such as Rock n Green or Eco Nuts. Laundry Less: Laundry only when necessary and only when you have full loads. My friends at Eco-Friendly Daily shares a simple DIY laundry detergent recipe, check it out here.

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8 Must-Haves for a Nontoxic Cleaning Kit

Green (Living) Review

The authors measured the source of ingredients in more than a dozen liquid laundry detergents, hand soaps and dish soaps that advertised claims such as "natural" and "ecofriendly." " The plant-based ingredient content in the hand soaps ranged anywhere from 28 to 97 percent; laundry detergent ranged between 28 and 94 percent; and dishwashing liquids from 43 to 95 percent.

Getting Whites Whiter Without Bleach

Green Furniture Home Design

Bleach is used for a variety of laundry-related tasks, including keeping white linens, socks and shirts fresh by removing unsightly stains. Leaving laundry in the sun is a great way to naturally bleach your clothes. Not only will the sun whiten your laundry, it’s also an environmentally-friendly way to dry your clothes without having to use a dryer. Additionally, an outside drying session keeps your laundry smelling fresh. Laundry Soap Mixtures.

Make use of your dregs

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) When you have finished with a bottle of olive oil, or washing-up liquid, or liquid laundry detergent, do you just toss it out? Dregs from washing-up liquid and liquid laundry detergent, on the other hand, can be used for their original purposes without any problems or qualms. Most people do, I know. But I suggest that you don''t. You are throwing product away still.

NYC will get its first zero-waste store this spring, thanks to Lauren Singer

Green (Living) Review

She has also launched a natural laundry detergent company called The Simply Co. Singer, the mastermind behind 'Trash is for Tossers', wants to make waste-free living as easy and accessible as possible. In 2014, Lauren Singer invited TreeHugger to take an exclusive tour of her zero-waste apartment. The result was a beautiful slideshow revealing her spacious cupboards and drawers, plastic-free utensils, and uncluttered fridge filled with Mason jars.

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Vaska Herbatergent™

Green Earth Journey

From the website; " Herbatergent liquid laundry detergent uses real lavender and potent botanical cleaning agents to clean your clothing and linens effectively, but without harmful chemicals. Laundry stays brighter, lasts longer, and feels softer. I have found it difficult to find a detergent with all of the qualities I love. More Information: Vaska's patented Herbatergent™ fuels the entire product line, including: · Herbatergent ™ liquid laundry detergent.


Environmental Economics

A ban on phosphates in dishwasher detergent. An aside: The states bordering Lake Erie banned or sharply limited phosphates in detergent long ago, temporarily bringing the lake back from the brink. Grown-ups shouldn't get so upset about laundry detergent Krugman: As youve probably heard, the City of Toledo recently warned its residents not to drink the water.

8 Must-Haves for a Nontoxic Cleaning Kit

Green (Living) Review

The authors measured the source of ingredients in more than a dozen liquid laundry detergents, hand soaps and dish soaps that advertised claims such as "natural" and "ecofriendly." " The plant-based ingredient content in the hand soaps ranged anywhere from 28 to 97 percent; laundry detergent ranged between 28 and 94 percent; and dishwashing liquids from 43 to 95 percent.

June Faves: Insightful Posts Discovered in the Month of June

Hug a Tree with Me

Simple Clean Living showed how to make easy homemade laundry detergent. In our household, the month of June was a beautiful one, one filled with the ups and downs of life that includes laughter, tears, calmness, stress, togetherness, frustration, busyness, boredom and everything in between. My daughter now ties her shoe laces and recites our address like a pro, and, I’ve learned a lot of new things too.

Support our Soldiers Oversees with Care Packages

Hug a Tree with Me

Any Soldier then emails you their oversees address, from there you pack a box filled with items such as lotion, wipes, protein bars, cereal, books, pens, laundry detergent, feminine care products and cards and mail it off. This will be our second year sending care packages to soldiers deployed oversees. I found the organization Any Soldier last year while searching for ways to give back, and along with my daughter Jordan we pack boxes a few times a year and mail it them.

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Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

Hug a Tree with Me

Laundry detergents. plant based detergents, soap nuts, homemade detergents. While we may never know who to blame for the discovery of petroleum, history states that the stuff has been running our lives for over 5000 years now. Although mostly evil, petroleum is actually a natural substance – it is the product of long dead plant and oceanic life that has been fossilized under layers of sediment.

What to Look for in Green Cleaning Products

Green Home Blog

For example, most solvents contain toxic volatile organic compounds (VOC), and detergents are made from phosphates that damage the environment. Fortunately, there are a range of non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products available to help with everything from cleaning your oven to soap scum removal to laundry. Laundry. Eco-friendly laundry detergents are also available. What to Look for in Green Cleaning Products.

Suffering isn’t Pretty: Practice Ahimsa & Pledge to Go Cruelty Free. ~ Lisa Avebury

Elephant Journal

Many don''t want to give up their favorite laundry detergent. So testing on animals gets justified as a means of keeping themselves and their loved ones safe. But what is the cost of this safety? And can one feel good about using a product knowing an animal had to endure needless, physical and painful tests simply because a corporation wanted more money? What kind of energy does that product embody?

Product Review and Giveaway - Seventh Generation

Green Earth Journey

The first product we tried out was the Free and Clear 2X Concentrate Laundry Detergent. The laundry detergent was clear and free of any scents, which I love because my daughter and son have super sensitive skin. The detergent got all of the clothes exceptionally clean, especially the kids clothes, that is when I know the detergent is really working hard for me! Seventh Generation sent me a Free and Clear Starter Kit to try out!

Win it: Method Products Summer Bundle


This package which includes all-purpose cleaner in clementine, hand wash in fresh currant and lemon mint, dish pump in ginger yuzu or cucumber, laundry detergent in fresh air and Smarty Dish in pink grapefruit. Perhaps you’ve already done your spring cleaning, but we’ve got something to help your house get smelling like summertime! This week our exclusive giveaway for our newsletter subscribers is a nice summer bundle from Method.

Kalya Loves: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps

Kalya Life

They’re free of detergents like sodium sulfate and their great scents come from essential oils. Dr. Bronner’s can be used as body wash, shampoo, toothpaste, laundry detergent, and cleaning agent. Sometimes it’s hard for me to stay committed to natural body products because they just don’t deliver that degree of cleanliness and refreshment that comes with the regular stuff.

Wash and then wear; unwashed clothes may have formaldehyde

Green (Living) Review

Mind you, I can also get the same issue with certain detergents and thus have to wash everything first, even if not new and washed before. Some people, such as myself, also have a problem with laundry detergents and for those that do have a somewhat sensitive skin it might be advisable to not use a biological laundry detergent but a non-bio and to wash anything they buy, even second-hand shirts from Charity Shops, for instance, who have been laundered, before wearing the clothes.

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Removing Those Awful Mold and Mildew Stains

Green Furniture Home Design

If rugs or other fabric items have mold or mildew, use white vinegar, laundry detergent and hot water to launder the items. Mold and mildew stains happen on clothing, walls and other items. There are chemical products that can be used to clean these stains. However, if you care about the environment, then try to find a way to clean without harming our eco-system. Mildew and molds are fungi.

2012 126

Eco-Friendly Clothing Care Tips

Green Living Ideas

Whether it’s hanging up the clothesline for the first time or buying eco-friendly laundry detergent, following are some tips for taking care of your [.] [ Eco-Friendly Clothing Care Tips from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Clothing and Fashion Eco Home Living cleaning clothes naturally drying on a clothesline eco friendly detergent eco friendly laundry Caring for your clothing properly is good for your clothes and the environment.

That’s impossible, if recycling really did save money, some company would have already done it by now

Environmental Economics

Tuna cans, cereal boxes, laundry detergent bottles — all of it has value in end markets that are thirsty for it,” said Michael Washburn, director of sustainability at Nestlé Waters North America, a bottled-water producer.

2012 130

Energy Saving Tips For Laundry Day

Green Furniture Home Design

One of the easiest ways to lower energy consumption in the home is by finding new ways to save energy on laundry day. Aside from heating and cooling costs, the energy used in doing laundry is some of the highest in the home. The easiest way to save energy when it comes to doing laundry, is by not washing your clothes in hot water. Instead of doing a single load of laundry daily, doing them all in succession. A high quality laundry detergent can also help to save money.

2012 133

Product Review - Ecostore

Green Earth Journey

Ecostore USA also sent me their Plant Based Laundry Detergent. The detergent has 100% Certified Organic Eucalyptus oil and plant-based ingredients which makes it perfect for your and your children's clothing. You only need a tablespoon for a regular load of laundry so this bottle goes a long way! Ecostore USA sent me two products to try. One of them was their Aloe Vera Shampoo. I really like the shampoo and my hair feels very cleansed afterwards.

2009 100

Using Your Wallet to Help Save the Planet

Eco Friendly Daily

From buying laundry detergent to hiring a landscaping company, you’re tasked with navigating through several different options that at first might not seem so different.

2020 52

Are you Health Sensitive?

Green Home Blog

From laundry detergent to shampoo, cleaning products are being offered in dye free, fragrance free hypoallergenic formulas. Are you Health Sensitive? Many causes of various health sensitivities can often be related to such things as cleaning and beauty products, compromised air and water quality, volatile organic compounds found in many home paints and carpets as well as a barrage of fragrances found in perfumes, candles and more.

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Advertising research: downplay the “green”

Green Prophet

They conducted two experiments, one with an advertisement for a new laundry detergent and the other using an advert for a washing machine that featured a new eco-mode, which reduces power and water usage.

2020 59

Healthy Tips for Removing Stains from Organic Cotton Sheets

Eco Chic

Then soak the sheets in hot water and wash with quality detergent such as the plant derived laundry detergent from Caldrea. Just soak the stain for a little while in hydrogen peroxide before tossing into the laundry. We love to sleep in a supercozy natural bed. Quality sheets are one of the best bedding investments you can make—but accidents happen, and if a stain of some kind gets on the sheet it can be detrimental.

Biodegradable Choices

Green Home Blog

There is currently a huge market for biodegradable products which include everything from laundry detergents and glass to school supplies and pet waste bags. Biodegradable Choices. There are many choices that the American consumer is privileged to have. Walk into a supermarket or department store and count the array of brands for the same product. With so many choices why not try a biodegradable one so you can reduce your carbon footprint and minimize growing landfill.

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Earth Friendly Products – Natural & Organic Products Europe Show 2012 Show Highlights

Green (Living) Review

Earth Friendly Products’s best selling ECOS Laundry detergent is now available in a 170 wash bottle in addition to the 20, 50 and 100 wash sizes. Building on the success of Baby Laundry Soap we are launching Winnie the Pooh branded ECOS Baby Laundry Detergent in Organic Lavender or Fragrance Free & Baby ECOS Stain & Odour Remover. New Easy Pour bottles for Oxobrite Laundry Whitener 675g & Earth Enzymes Drain Cleaner 675g.

2012 109

How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Hotel

Green Home Blog

Hotels room go through daily rounds of washing and scrubbing, so it’s no surprise that most hotels rely on cheap, dangerous bleaches, laundry detergents, and air fresheners to get the job done. Those cards asking you to forgo laundry service for your sheets and towels might seem like a good idea (and we can always get behind saving water and energy), but that one little laminated card does not a green hotel make. How To Choose An Eco-Friendly Hotel. Eco Hotel.

Back To School With wowgreen

Green Earth Journey

The first product I tried was their Laundry Detergent. There is no smell to the detergent, so your clothes come out smelling like nothing, absolutely nothing! The detergent cleaned our cloth diapers very well and that is the real test! We all need to talk. We need to speak up to our schools and our teachers. Many of us have changed our cleaning methods because of personal health problems and those of our children. Read my story HERE. Think about it.

2009 175

Laundry soaps – is less more green? Jordanians Concentrate for the Environment

Green Prophet

Jordan is cleaning up its act, at least in terms of laundry detergent, with a project entitled Concentrate for the Environment. The voluntary, industry-led initiative aims to reduce the negative environmental impact of powdered laundry soap. Participating manufacturers and suppliers of powder detergents commit to condensing heavy-duty powder detergents by 25 percent, reducing the amount of product needed while maintaining cleaning performance (and typically, product pricing).

19 Garden Hacks for Thrifty Gardeners

Green (Living) Review

Other gardeners tricks include spreading tobacco, a natural pest deterrent, into the soil and spraying diluted laundry detergent on the leaves of plants. Gardening doesnt have to be difficult or expensive with these solutions using items already found around the farmhouse. Call them shortcuts, money savers or clever tricks, but many thrifty garden-management practices, or "hacks, have proved worthwhile for penny-pinching hobby farmers.

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28 ideas for hotel management to upgrade as eco, without huge costs

Green Prophet

Housekeeping should use non-toxic cleaning agents and laundry detergent. Implement grey-water recycling, which is the reuse of kitchen, bath and laundry water for garden and landscaping. Hotels are making cloth laundry bags from retired sheets. Environmentally friendly hotels not only save money for the owner, but also resources for the world, while at the same time letting their guests continue doing good things for the environment.

2015 87

12 Ways to Green Your Lifestyle

Eco Friendly Daily

Wait to do laundry until you have a full load and wash them on a cold or warm cycle. There are now detergents made for washing clothes in cold water. Buy concentrated versions of products such as laundry detergent and sweeteners (Stevia). Going green can be a collection of simple activities that you do on a daily basis. It doesn’t always have to be all or nothing. Below are twelve simple ways that you can go green.

Recipes with lemons and limes to get your dirt out!

Green Prophet

For example, phosphates – a common ingredient in laundry detergents- act as fertilizers in the waterways, producing algae overgrowth, which can deplete the water’s oxygen supply, causing the death of fish and other organisms. The earth’s bounty is endless, even though our species is so intent on altering and destroying it. These organic lemons, limes and oranges provide much needed vitamin C. And they are perfect, no?

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Rio Anniversary Marks Advances in Sustainable Cleaning

Green (Living) Review

Starting with laundry detergents and fabric conditioners, the Charter logo will be found in future on many other cleaning products. The number of people across the UK who are washing laundry at 30 degrees has risen, climbing to 32% of all washes from 29% five years ago. The Charter covers all product categories of the soaps, detergents and maintenance products industry, both in the household and industrial/institutional sectors.