"Did you know there's a fruit that will get your laundry clean?" ask the folks at LaundryTree. I LOVE this product. No waste, no chemicals, no allergens, no fragrance. Perfect! It's also ideal for the newer front loading HE machines and naturally softens fabric, so you don't have to use fabric softener either.
Have you ever walked past a dryer vent and found yourself with an immediate headache? Or had trouble being around certain people because of the laundry soaps they use? I have. I find most laundry detergents to be a complete assault on my senses causing headache and nausea, I also avoid that isle at the grocery store like the plague.
I'm okay with the fragrance free options such as Seventh Generation, but even with those you still have a giant plastic container to get rid of, what a waste. Soap nuts are the solution to all of this. And if you need a scent, LaundryTree offers a starter kit containing your choice of essential oils which are a non toxic alternative to the harsh carcinogenic fragrances found in your typical laundry soap.
Harvested in the Himalayas in a sustainable manner, providing fair trade wages to over 300 women each day, these soap nuts are a win-win, healthy for us, for the earth and local communities. There is a ton of information on the LaundryTree website about how they are harvested and their many uses and benefits. Earth Day is coming, an opportunity to make a change. Maybe one change to consider is switching to soap nuts? I'm already there, not buying laundry soap in those big bottles again! Find them HERE.