Are you still washing laundry with toxins?

Are you still washing laundry with toxins?

I am a mom of 5. I admit, I am guilty of washing hundreds of loads of clothes in chemicals that are harmful to my children and the environment. I am still new in my journey towards creating an environment that is less toxic for my children. Sadly, all five of my children suffer from allergies, sensitivities and sensory issues that are impacted by the chemicals on toxins that surround them. We spent last year cleaning up our foods, and earlier this year swapping out of soaps and shampoos. Now on to household cleaners…

Our laundry detergent of choice was Tide clear. It even has a sticker on the label Future friendly. It is one of Proctor & Gamble’s leading hundreds of toxic chemical companies that people use in their homes every day in an effort to be “clean” and “sanitary” whilst unknowingly poisoning themselves and their families..

I wasn’t aware of how toxic it is. I am not sure how it affects my children.
I really hadn’t thought about it before. I know the soaps with perfumes bother their breathing and skin.

I decided to look up the ingredients of Tide and see the score as listed from EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning. Sadly, my cleaning product scored a D and is listed as a product  for HIGH CONCERN. Likely hazards to health or the environment. May also have poor ingredient disclosure.



Moderate Concern: respiratory effects, general systemic/organ effects; Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity, nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage



Some Concern: chronic aquatic toxicity, damage to DNA, respiratory effects, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, digestive system effects, nervous system effects, acute aquatic toxicity, damage to vision, cancer

Its time to make my own. Here’s the recipe that I have found from Real Yummy Food.

Do you have one you use you can share? 

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