Today I will …

buy eco-friendly laundry detergent.

Yes, I do love the smell of special flowers or an ocean breeze in my washer, but it’s not that important. I even wonder how natural these scents are (not really) and since I almost always wear clothes, I expose my body to those wonderful chemical smells all the time. Therefore, I think it’s better to just go to the real ocean every now and then, and smell the real fresh air … in my clean and fresh, but non-scented clothes.

Choose washing powder in a cardboard box: it’s less expensive to make and easier to recycle than liquid detergent in a plastic bottle.

Same as with the related step to switch to dish detergent without additives, this step also takes virtually no extra time and effort. It’s just a matter of choice, although that turns out to be quite a challenge! Furthermore, I don’t understand half of the label, but I do know this: phosphates, bleach, chemical perfumes, dyes, petroleum residue (?!) and synthetic fabrics … are not necessary for clean clothing! When I look at the labels, I see that ecological friendly detergents use those terms (‘free of …’) to indicate they’re doing a good job at being friendly.

It’s so easy to use too much detergent, most of us do. But it’s not useful, and expensive!

Fortunately I do understand something: I’d like a completely biodegradable detergent, because then you know it’s really ok. If nature knows what to do with it, there can’t be much wrong with it. 🙂 Moreover, it shouldn’t be tested on animals! Fortunately, a detergent like that exists and I even found one with natural lavender scent. It’s still possible to feel like standing in lavender fields while folding your clothes. Unfortunately, this time, I didn’t find washing powder, but the wash detergents I bought, are packaged in biodegradable and recyclable materials.

Eventually I hope to brew my own laundry detergent; if you have tips/recipes, don’t hesitate to share them with me!

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