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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Environmentally Friendly HE Detergents

I got an energy efficient washer and drier this year. It takes awhile to find laundry soap that does not irritate little Js skin due to his ichthyosis. Finding an nice HE detergent was difficult, but here are my favs:

Seventh Generation Blue Eucalyptus and Lavender

SELECT ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (copied from the Seventh Generation Site)
Plant-derived Cleaning Agents: Low-foaming, stain removing power for use in HE and standard machines Water Softener: Removes water hardness to improve cleaning power
Non-animal Derived Enzymes: Premium-performance protein and starch stain removers (blood, grass, wine)
This product is formulated to be safe for your family and the environment. The ingredient combination is a non-toxic, non-irritating, hypoallergenic, biodegradable alternative to conventional petroleum-based detergents.


Mrs. Meyers Basil Laundry Detergent
(Lavender use to be my favorite until one day they were out. After using the Basil, I have a new favorite.)
Mrs. Meyers products are biodegradable and phosphate free, and made with natural essential oils. Mrs. Meyers also has fabric softener as well as other house hold cleaners. If you use the whole line of products you can use one scent throughout your entire house.

Neither of these products irritate Js skin and both smell great. The fact that they are made from natural ingredients is also a plus. I try to use as many natural products as possible to cut back on the amount of chemicals absorbed through Js skin. If you are looking for a more healthy, great smelling laundry solution, you should consider trying one of these.

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