The Tide’s and All’s of the world have been around for ages. You see these detergents, along with other commercial brands, everywhere and they’re typically at the lower price point. The smell of detergent is likely the number one reason people purchase this liquid or powder substance to throw in the washer. Well, just like McDonald’s is to your nutritional health, many detergents on the market today could be effecting your physical and environmental health. Similar to Febreeze, chemicals are laden within these “cleansing” products which, in turn, could be wreaking havoc to you internally.
Below is a snippet from a resource we found online (wakeup-world.com) that contains references and studies, summarizing “typical” vs organic detergents:
“When selecting a laundry detergent, it’s common to breeze past the unpronounceable ingredient list that is printed on the back of the product. Heck, sometimes what’s on sale is the biggest factor in which detergent gets purchased. If you do look at the ingredient label on most commercial laundry detergents, you’ll probably notice that surfactants are listed. This ingredient is a wetting agent that helps water penetrate fabrics. The term “surfactants” isn’t simply one ingredient but a reference to a number of different chemical ingredients. Surfactants can release benzene, a toxin linked to cancer and reproductive disorders.
The puzzling thing is that many of the chemicals that are used in brand name detergents aren’t really geared toward keeping our clothes clean. In fact, most detergents are simply aesthetic enhancers, only improving the smell and appearance of clothing. Don’t think the rinse cycle will protect you either — the ingredients in these detergents are known to agitate our health and can contribute to allergies.”
So…what’s so beneficial about using Organic Detergent?
Organic laundry detergent does not contain chlorine, phosphates, and other artificial additives that are dangerous to human health. They are also free of synthetic dyes and perfumes, both of which can cause allergic reactions in some people and skin outbreaks in others.
Know your body and what you put on your body. Whether it be food, cleaning supplies, drinks…you name it – the more natural, the better!
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