Laundry detergents have only been around since the first half of the 20th century, but they’re now a part of daily life.
Since the 1950s there have been concerns about the environmental impact of laundry detergents – leading many countries to ban the use of phosphates in detergent. While conventional detergents are mostly free of phosphates, there are other concerns surrounding their use of chemicals.
Plant-based laundry detergents are much better for the environment compared to regular detergents. Natural, plant-based detergents don’t cause skin irritation or harm aquatic life either.
Conventional detergents and stain removers use chemicals that aren’t just harmful to our skin but also the environment. As mentioned, phosphates are the worst for this, but they can still be found in some products.
Phosphate is a type of salt that’s mostly used in fertilizer, and when it pollutes water it causes excessive algae growth. Known as eutrophication, the algae depletes the water of oxygen and causes harm to the natural balance of that ecosystem. To get around the phosphate ban, some companies even use substitutes that are potentially harmful to humans. Phosphates can still be found in some dishwashing detergents.
With so much excitement, we are now welcoming Thieves Laundry Soap to Indonesia too!
With a plant-based formula, Thieves® Laundry Soap gently and naturally washes your clothes, cleaning them without any chemical or synthetic residue. Natural enzymes and powerful essential oils add to the formula’s strength to leave your clothes fresh and clean with a light citrus scent. The plant-based formula is free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners.
Just imagine just how many families get access to this goodness!! Are you excited to share?