Not all eco friendly laundry detergents are created equal. If you want to choose one that will really clean your clothes, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s everything you need to know about eco friendly detergent sheets and whether they’re the right choice for you and the environment.
What is a laundry detergent sheet?
Laundry detergents are basically just sheets of fabric softener. If you’re familiar with the size and feel of a dryer sheet (and if you aren’t, you should be), then you’ll know exactly what a laundry detergent looks like.
The main differences between laundry detergent sheets and dryer sheets are that laundry detergent sheets come in larger sizes, and they’re softer when wet. The Grove Co.’s laundry detergent sheets are plant-based and completely biodegradable, so they’re safe for your home environment. They’re also subtly scented with Lavender essential oil and plant extract.
Getting rid of our reliance on plastic is the first step toward being environmentally sustainable. In addition to harming the environment, plastic is also dangerous to human health. We unknowingly use plastic on a daily basis. We use them everywhere, from food containers to water bottles. What then can we do? So, let’s start by making some adjustments at home. Try these eco friendly detergent sheets if you want to produce your own laundry soap.
Made of natural ingredients
When detergents flow through drains, they can end up in our waterways and drinking water. Some are considered highly toxic to marine life. If you’d rather wash your clothes with natural ingredients such as plants, laundry strips are a great option. Made with plant-based, bio-degradable ingredients, these strips are gentle on sensitive skin, safe to use with septics, and won’t harm the environment.
It is plastic-free and eco-friendly
Since laundry strips are not liquid, they can be packaged without any kind of container. They can also be placed inside an envelope. Laundry strips are made from 100% recyclable materials, so they can be easily recycled. In addition, the packaging itself is made from post-consumer recycled material.
Take very less space
Storage is a further advantage. All of the laundry detergents we’ve tested fit perfectly through the letterbox and require very little storage space, in contrast to the bulky bottles or cumbersome plastic boxes that laundry detergents typically come in. As previously said, they disintegrate in water, so you’ll want to store them somewhere dry to avoid wasting them.
How do you use laundry strips?
Detergent strips dissolve in hot or cold water. Whether you have a top or front-load washing machine, all you need to do is toss the strip into the drum at the start of the cycle. They work in all types of washing machines, including high-performance machines. For hand washing, tear off half of the fabric strip, dissolve in water and add your laundry detergent.
The washing strips are designed for washing light loads that are frequently soiled. If you are doing a smaller load, you can use half-strips. For bulky loads or lots of soil, you can use two strips.
Do laundry strips work?
The laundry strips disintegrated completely without clumping or leaving a residue, in contrast to certain pods or powder detergents. They don’t produce the same amount of suds as conventional detergents, but all those bubbles are only for show and don’t improve cleaning at all. Additionally, high-efficiency machines should not use them.
So, for those looking to reduce their environmental impact, bed sheets seem like a viable solution. The leaves are machine washable, made with natural ingredients, and come in plastic-free (and often even compostable) packaging.