Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Is homemade laundry soap actually healthy?

Do you make your own laundry soap? It amazes me the work people put into making their own laundry soap. The recipes many use require them to grate and melt the soap. Many use FELS NAPTHA soap in their recipe. There are so many harmful toxic ingredients in it like PEG and perfumes. PEG is one of the top 10 (although the list is growing) most toxic ingredients in personal care products and cleaning products. Plus perfumes can effect the respiratory system and contain hormone disruptors. All the synthetic ingredients are meant to coat the fibers of your fabric which makes them ruin the effectiveness of cloth diapers.

If you are a "purist" and IVORY or DOVE Soap is your thing, you may want to reconsider as it's first ingredient is Sodium Tallowate which is made from cow fat left over from the slaughterhouses. It is a cheap ingredient. There is no judgement here. Honestly, we are a product of marketing ploys that have lulled us into believing the commercials of pure white cream being poured into luxurious bars of nourishing soap. CRUNCHY BETTY blogger posts about ingredients of soaps. You should check it out here

When considering the price of Laundry soap you will need to calculate the cost per load. If you just look at the cost of the product you can be swayed to buy the cheap toxic stuff when it most likely isn't a better value. Many require you to use 1/4 cup (2 oz.) or more of detergent per load!

Here are the ingredients of FELS NAPTHA: Soap (sodium tallowate*, sodium cocoate* (or) sodium palmate kernelate*, and sodium palmate*), water, talc, cocnut acid*, palm acid*, tallow acid*, PEG-6 methyl ether, glycerin, sorbitol, sodium chloride, pentasodium pentetate and/or tetrasodium etidronate, titatium dioxide, fragrance, Acid Orange (CI 20170), Acid yellow 73 (ci43350)

So if you are slaving away making your own laundry soap using these ingredients, save your self the trouble and buy the stuff in the store. Or go to our website and order our LAUNDRY soap. It is gentle for everyone and cleans everything. Even baby diapers because it leaves no residue and cleans like a whistle (what does that actually mean?)! Take a look here.