Why you should be using a Natural Laundry Liquid

Whilst putting a capful of concentrated laundry detergent into our washing machine, have you thought about the effects it may be having on our environment and you or your loved ones?

Most traditional laundry liquids are generally a cocktail of nasty chemicals including phosphates, formaldehyde, chlorine and ammonium sulphate, just to name a few. These chemicals could be the cause of skin irritations and inflamed skin, eyes and lungs as well as possible long-term health implications.

Not only could you be damaging yours and your family's health using chemically laced laundry liquids, they also have a highly toxic effect on aquatic life and can continue poisoning the waterways for years to come causing mineral poisoning that causes high die-off of native marine animal species.

Many non-natural laundry liquids contain chemicals that reduce the surface tension of oil and water to help dirt to “lift off” and stay out of clothing. The problem is, they also happen to be highly toxic to aquatic life. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), these chemicals break down the mucus layer that coats fish, protecting them from parasites and bacteria and therefore making them more susceptible to disease.

Natural laundry liquid, it is better for you and your family and better for the environment. 

Our Vasse Virgin natural laundry liquid is made with off-cuts of our pure olive oil soap and pure essential oils, containing no nasty chemicals. Making it gentle on the skin and great for people with sensitive skin or sensitivity to commercial laundry detergents. Scented with pure essential oils it freshens your clothes naturally and removes strong odours. 

When it’s time to stock up on laundry liquid next think about the benefits it may have for the environment and possibly your family’s sensitivities when opting for a natural laundry liquid.

You can find our Natural Laundry Liquid here.