We could all benefit from non-toxic, chemical-free laundry solutions. But few of us are as vulnerable to irritants as babies. You know, those cuddly critters with the super-soft, ultra-sensitive skin. The same ones who love to put everything, and we do mean EVERYTHING, in their mouths.
If you have young kids at home, it’s really important to use soaps and sprays made with natural ingredients – for the places you know they’ll end up (in their clothes, against their skin), and because you never know where else babies and toddlers will put them! Here are a few products to help you clean up your laundry act:
ecobar Unscented Liquid Laundry
Parents with youngsters need a reliable, multi-purpose laundry solution that won’t irritate baby’s skin. Our ecobar offers unscented liquid laundry that’s ideal for cold washes (and other temperatures) and works great in standard and high-efficiency washers. It’s also hypoallergenic, biodegradable, phosphate-free and made from plant and mineral-based ingredients. Oh, and you can cut back on costs and waste by bringing your container back for a refill. Pretty perfect for households where laundry is always on the agenda!
For accidents-on-the-go, try the SmartKlean Stain Remover Stick. It’s small and compact, so you can easily pull it out to clean up suppertime spills at restaurants (you know, purple grape juice on a white blouse). A dab of water, a quick rub of the stick, a little rinse, and you’re good to go! SmartKlean is all natural, 100% biodegradable and hypoallergenic. But don’t let that gentle approach fool you – it’s tough on even the nastiest stains.
Kikkerland Pufferfish Dryer Buddies are a fun way to reduce drying time and save energy. When you toss the spikey pufferfish in with your load, they create space for heat to move and dry efficiently. Watch them remove wrinkles, control static and fluff your laundry. (Side benefit: The fish are adorable, so you might be able to coax your kids to help out on laundry day sooner than expected…)
Nature Clean Oxygen Liquid Bleach
It doesn’t make sense to clean clothes and counters with something that isn’t safe to touch. With Nature Clean Oxygen Liquid Bleach, an all-natural alternative to chlorine bleach, you don’t have to worry about burning skin or damaging lungs and eyes. The product simply brightens garments, without any toxic chemicals. Its chlorine-free formula is created from hydrogen peroxide (a.k.a. oxygenated bleach), one of the most environmentally safe chemicals on the market. That makes it A-Okay in our book, because where kids are concerned, you can never be too safe.