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3 Benefits Of Going Green With Your Laundry Products

If you were to take a look at many of the household products you use on a daily basis, you would likely be shocked at the amount of chemicals you use. There are chemicals in kitchen cleaner, bathroom cleaner, your dish washing detergent, and even in the products you use to do the laundry. At some point, one has to wonder if using so many chemicals every day is a good thing. The good news is there are ways you can "go green" with your household products, even if you start out small. Here are three benefits to going green with your laundry products.

1. No use of artificial dyes or scents.

If you or a family member has had a strange rash pop up and you can't figure out what is causing it, you may want to look at your laundry products as the culprit. Many people are finding out they are allergic to either the artificial dyes or scents that are used in laundry detergent and fabric softener.

While there are hypoallergenic laundry products on the market, it just makes more sense to go all natural when you make the change. With an all natural laundry detergent and natural fabric softener, you can be certain there are no strange and dangerous chemicals lurking on your clothes after the laundry is done.

2. No worry of damage to your health from harmful chemicals in laundry detergent.

What many people don't realize about the chemicals used in products like laundry detergent is your skin can absorb the chemicals from your clothing. While this may not seem like a big deal at first, over time this increased chemical exposure has the potential to affect your health in a negative way. 

For example, one type of chemical in most non-natural laundry detergents is phenol. Phenol are known to damage a person's vital organs, such as the heart and lungs. Since they absorb very easily through the skin, having this chemical in your laundry detergent can be very hazardous to your health.

3. Your clothing may not wear out as quickly from washing when you use all natural laundry products.

If chemicals in non-natural laundry products can cause such harm to you and the environment, imagine what effect it can possibly have on your clothing. If you wash your clothes a lot, the chemicals in the laundry products could contribute to the breakdown of your clothing's fabric. This means that the colors may fade more quickly and you won't get to enjoy wearing them as long as you possibly could if you used an all natural product instead.