I shocked myself this week when I discovered that my homemade laundry detergent I had thought was oh so safe wasn’t safe at all. I also was pretty surprised to find that eighty percent of laundry products are considered dangerous. That’s ridiculous.
But just like my laundry detergent contains hazardous ingredients, yours probably has too. It’s time to find out.
This week’s Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to check how your laundry detergent stacks up, safety-wise. This isn’t a time to be afraid of what you might find – just face the music. The sooner you know how safe – or unsafe – your products might be, the sooner you can make healthier choices.
Are you with me? Head on over to the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Check out the products you own and use. (Remember … if only twenty percent of products are rated OK, chances are you’re using some sort of product of concern.)
Find your products? Good. Dealing with the results? Good. Now find safe products you can add to your shopping list. And go throw in a load of laundry!
Talk to me … please! I would love to know what you’ve found with this challenge. How were your products? What did you decide to do? Please comment below or share your experience on Facebook.
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