Why a Green Laundry Detergent?

By: The Cleancult Team

September 20, 2017

Most regular and leading laundry detergents present consumers with a big problem, even though most people are unaware of it. They leave a chemical residue on clothing, which is in turn absorbed by our skin and inhaled into our lungs. This residual goop present a lot of customers with bothersome, harmful, and dangerous symptoms. Ill effects of some of the chemicals in many laundry detergents range from skin or eye irritation to other more serious ailments, such as eczema, rashes, endocrine disruption, and others. Some of these dangerous chemicals are even considered potential carcinogens!

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, "1,4 dioxane which is found in typical cleaners is considered likely to be carcinogenic to humans,” and according to the Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics, “surfactants are found to disrupt your body’s natural hormone function.” Other dangerous chemicals that may be hiding in your laundry detergent (and on your clothes) are Phosphates & EDTA, Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulfonates, Surfactants, Petroleum Distillates, Optical Brighteners, Quanternium-15, Nonlphenol Ethoxylate, Diethanolamine, Polyalkylene Glycol, Ethylene Oxide, Fragances, Benzene, and stabilizers. It’s important that most of these chemicals are not only harmful to your skin and your health, but, like we detailed here, they are also harmful to the environment and animal life all around the world.

So, again, why a green laundry detergent? Well, you should choose to make the change for two reasons. The first one is that, simply put, a green laundry detergent or soap is just better for you and your health. And the second reason is that it’s also better for the environment.

The benefits of buying the best green laundry detergent you can find are many. Some people constantly find themselves with bothersome rashes, skin irritation and eye irritation without knowing what’s causing them. Well, in most cases, changing such a small part of your daily life as is a laundry detergent, can have a big impact in your overall health. By changing your regular detergent to a laundry detergent with biodegradable ingredients you could get rid of all the irritations and eliminate the presence of dangerous carcinogens in the clothes you wear every day.

Since green laundry detergent are more gentle on your skin, it’s a great choice when thinking about which detergent to buy that is safe for your baby. Because a toddler’s skin is more sensitive and vulnerable than an adult’s, you should take some precautions when choosing a baby detergent.

The use of biodegradable ingredients, minerals, and components mean that green laundry detergents are safer for the environment and your home and biodegradable.

If you’re wondering about the effectiveness of green detergent vs. regular brand detergent, don’t worry! Cleancult is as effective as the regular leading brands, so you get all of the cleaning and none of the bad stuff. That’s why it’s definitely one of the best hypoallergenic detergents out there! But don’t take our word for it, read our reviews here!