Charlie's Corner

January 14, 2019

Go Green in 2019: Starting with Natural Laundry Soap

Go Green with Natural Laundry Detergent

It’s the start of a new year, a time when many of us break out the pen and paper (or these days – a favorite New Year’s resolution app) and write down all the groovy things you want to do in 2019. If you’re like many of us, going green for 2019 is at or near the top of your list.

But here’s where things can go wrong. Because going green can involve so many different things, you may end up with a New Year’s resolution list that looks something like this:

  • Get solar panels for roof
  • Install low-flow showerhead and faucet aerators on every faucet
  • Harvest rain water
  • Replant yard to landscape with only drought-tolerant plants
  • Walk, bike or take the bus to work instead of driving; move closer to work if it’s too far to walk

Egads! Even if your list isn’t quite that extreme, it’s not uncommon for New Year’s Resolutions to spiral out of control and quite suddenly seem insurmountable.  When that’s the case, all good intentions go out the window and you’re back at square one.

Take Baby Steps Toward New Years Resolutions

Rather than trying to change your entire way of living in one fell swoop, start with smaller changes that gently weave green living into lifestyle. One of the first and easiest steps you can take is trading your chemical-heavy laundry detergent for natural laundry soap.

The Benefits of Natural Laundry Soap

Using natural laundry soap definitely counts as going green, especially when you start researching what the chemicals used in traditional laundry soap can do to the environment. While most laundry detergents in the U.S. no longer use harmful phosphates, research suggests some other popular ingredients may be hazardous to marine life as well as human reproduction and development.

Nonylphenol ethoxylates is one example, as are some of the dyes used in laundry detergents. Certain dyes are toxic to fish and other aquatic life, while others are known carcinogens.

In addition to polluting the environment outside your home, many traditional laundry detergents can also foul up your indoor air quality. A study reported by Science Daily found traces of benzene, acetaldehyde and other carcinogens and harmful organic compounds in dry vent exhaust gas. These are some of the same things used for fragrance in several popular laundry detergent brands.

What to Look for in Natural Laundry Soap

Top qualities to look for in natural laundry soap include:

  • Fragrance-free formula with no perfumes, dyes, brighteners or phosphates
  • Non-toxic ingredients which are safer for the environment and septic tanks
  • Safe and effective for all laundry needs, even delicates and high-tech fabrics

The best natural laundry soap will also deep clean while rinsing clean, cleaning all the way to the fiber and then whisking away all dirt and odors right down the drain. This leaves residue-free fabric that’s soft, clean, and fresh. (And you should see how clean it makes your washing machine!)

You can find all these top qualities in Charlie’s Soap Natural Laundry Soap, which is as good for you and your family as it is for the earth. Make going green for 2019 super easy; start shopping for Charlie’s Soap natural laundry soap today.