Have you ever experienced sneezing like crazy or getting a really bad headache right after doing your laundry? Do you sometimes get that heady feeling when you smell your newly washed clothes because the fragrance is too overpowering? You must have eyed your empty plastic detergent bottles nervously, wondering what havoc your detergent must be wreaking on your health and the environment.
If you answered ‘yes, that’s me!’ to everything mentioned above, you’re not alone.
There was a time when I couldn’t figure out why I was feeling light-headed after doing laundry. That was until I got fed up feeling that way and I started researching what went into my detergent soap. Trust me, after reading through them, you wouldn’t believe why you’re letting those chemicals near you (and the planet) at all. Ever.
If you’re now having that same ‘uh-oh’ moment that I had after diving deep into ‘carcinogenic chemicals in laundry detergents’, take a deep breath and take comfort that you can do something about it. Yes, you definitely can!
The solution is simple: change to eco-friendly ways of doing your laundry.
Once you shift to more sustainable and green ways to do laundry, you’ll find that you feel healthier and more active, your water and electricity bills are a lot smaller, and the air you breathe in your home is somehow lighter.
The biggest benefit yet? You’ll be helping the environment from where you are, right in your own home. Just a bit of a warning when you decide to go green, though – you’ll be using a LOT of essential oils. Just sayin’.