Green laundry products are vital to keeping you, your family and even your furry friends safe! Looking for green sustainability practices in the laundry room? We have the tips to help you have a healthy green home.
Do you have a healthy home? One way to check your green sustainability is to look in your laundry room. To ensure natural green home cleaning, review your green sustainability practices by taking a hard look at your laundry products.
Often when one speaks about green sustainability in the home, they refer to protecting people, saving money, and saving the environment. Some new practices you can implement immediately in your laundry room are:
- Use cold water. Using hot water consumes energy. About $40 per year which adds up over time. Consider if hot water is necessary or a habit.
- Consume less water. If you already have a high efficiency washer, great. If not, being diligent to adjust the amount of water you use to match the amount of laundry being cleaned will make a difference.
- Select only concentrated laundry products. Although many do not think about it, critical to sustainability is the weight and volume that is required to be shipped. To be a good steward of our planet, consider and seek products that use the least amount of weight and volume so less fuel is consumed getting it from the manufacturer to you, the consumer.
Another aspect of green sustainability in natural green home cleaning is the impact on the people. Do you know how dangerous your typical laundry products are to you and your family? Some typical
products are your detergent, your whiteners, your stain removers, your fresheners. Read the labels …
When you read the labels, you likely will not like what you see. Remember, the largest organ in our body is our skin. Hence we want to be careful about what we put on our skin. Reading the product
ingredients, you will find that none are listed. Although ingredients are not required to be listed, the hazards are and it can be a bit scary. It may say Caution, Keep Out of Reach of Children, but others say Warning. Even worse, checking the spot remover, you may see Danger, Corrosive to Eyes, coupled with “wash your hands immediately after using.” The warnings, in increasing severity, are Caution, Danger, and finally Poison. Although the words are listed as required by law, you will not find graphics or pictures to go with the words!
The third key aspect to green sustainability is the environment. The Scoop on Laundry Detergent explains why so many laundry detergents are harmful. Directly related is the waste. A green laundry detergent is super concentrated and requires only a half an ounce, which is half of a shot glass, for a full load rather than a full cap of traditional cleaner. So in terms of keeping a green home, you do not want to use much more the traditional laundry detergent because of increased waste associated with the product.
So if you want natural green home cleaning, what do you want in your laundry products? You want natural ingredients that are bio-based and not sourced from petrochemicals, non-toxic, uses cold water, super concentrate, and uses minimal packaging. An enzyme based product with plant based surfactants and natural scents is ideal for green sustainability. Green Cleaning Products LLC offers multiple options for your laundry products that meet the standards for green sustainability – check out our Green Cleaning Shop today!