Do you love the scent of fresh laundry? Beware!

You could be breathing in some very toxic chemicals.
You could be getting harmful chemicals onto your skin. 

Natural laundry detergent is better for you

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Safer for you and the right choice for you. Let's find out why ...

1. No artificial fragrances; usually has essential oils as natural alternative

Regular detergent typically includes chemical fragrances in their ingredients and these typically include 100+ chemicals that are not tested for safety and are mixed into the product and casually labeled as "fragrances". Natural laundry detergent typically does not include synthetic fragrances, but rather choose to go for pure essential oils instead. Essential oils play many roles, not only to create natural scent, it also has many benefits such as being anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and having a calming emotional effect. 


2. No sulphates, instead uses natural and biodegradable alternative

Sulphates are typically used to be a surfactant in the detergent. ​Sulphates are bad for your skin. It causes dryness and redness to your skin and can be an eye irritation. It comes in many forms and can be identified as SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), SLES (Sodium laureth sulfate), Coco Sulphate. In Soapnut Republic natural laundry detergent, we use natural soapnut berry extract (soapnut berries and water) to produce soap as the surfactant and do not have those harmful sulphates.


3. No brighteners, natural soapnut extract brightens

To make clothes colour more vivid, chemicals are used and remain on clothes to absorb UV light to help clothes look brighter. These chemicals include naphthotriazolystilbenesbenzoxazolyl, diaminostilbene disulfonate, and more which are hormonal disruptors in humans. 
Natural laundry detergent, like ​Soapnut Republic, uses only natural surfactants to clean the stain more effectively, and soapnut is gentle on the fabric hence helping to preserve the colours longer. 


4. No fabric softener, natural softening

Manufacturers used silicone base or derivatives of amine groups chemicals to create lubricants to wrap the fabric, hence, giving the impression of fabric softening. What is little known is that these chemical softeners may cause irritant dermatitis. Soapnut Republic natural laundry detergent uses natural softeners (Glycerol Oleate) instead, which keeps the fabrics natural texture, but still safe on your skin.


5. No bleach, just soap that cleans effectively

We often use bleach to get rid of tough stains and make whites brighter. However, bleach is really toxic ... ever tried touching bleach directly with your bare hands and you will know what I mean. It is caustic and "burns" your skin. 
Natural laundry detergent, i.e. Soapnut republic, does not rely on such strong toxic chemicals to whiten and/or get rid of stains. It has really effective soapnut berry extract to clean thoroughly.


6. No antibacterial or anti-fungal chemicals, only naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal

Additive chemicals are used in detergent to kill germs and prevent fungus on clothing, but these aren't always safe for your skin. Sometimes we also use popular "anti-bacterial" products, and add them to our laundry wash, however, those are also chemical laden and artificially fragranced​Natural laundry detergent, like Soapnut Republic, uses organic lemongrass essential oil, for its natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. No unnecessary chemical ingredients required.

Natural laundry detergent are now available more readily and accessible from many online stores, including online store. Before you make the purchase, do remember to read the label and ensure that no hidden chemicals are lurking in there.

Go natural, keep safe.

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Try Soapnut Republic natural laundry detergent and other value-for-money products

January 13, 2018 — Fionna Lee