Doing the laundry is not a task I look forward to! With a family of four, it seems that we rack up a lot of dirty laundry. I can’t imagine what it looks like with families with more than two kids! Anyways, there is no getting out of doing laundry, so I choose to find the best detergent. In my quest to live a greener lifestyle, I prefer to use detergent with few, yet effective ingredients.
Molly’s Suds, a mom owned company, has created all natural laundry products. I feel like I am on the same journey as Monica and her family. She one day realized that buying just organic produce was not the answer. Chemicals are apparent in every cleaner and bath & body product. Upon this realization, Monica decided to create her own laundry detergent since it is used by everyone on a daily basis. If you have a moment read the “Our Story” section of the website to learn more about Monica’s journey.
Molly’s Suds product’s are truly all natural and are safe enough for babies. They never contain parabens or harsh chemicals, nor do they contain SLS/SLES or phosphates. Their ingredients are listed on their website for everyone to see. Every product is marked with Molly’s tiny footprints to show you that their detergent is safe for every member of your family, even the tiniest ones.
I was sent Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder and Wool Dryer Balls to review.
The Laundry Powder is ultra concentrated and one package will be enough for 128 loads. It will work in both High Efficiency and Standard washers. The detergent works well with cloth diapers, but will require more than the usual 1 scoop to get the job done. There are no SLS/SLES, no phosphates, no petrochemicals, no formaldehyde, no parabens, no 1,4 dioxane, no EDTA, no Diethanolamines, no synthetic surfactants, and no PEG in the powder. It is biodegradable as well as certified vegan and cruelty free. It is safe for humans and pets! The ingredients are: Proprietary blend of sodium carbonate from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, sodium bicarbonate, epsom salt (epsomite) and sea salt. It is scented with organic peppermint essential oil. Safe enough for sensitive skin as well.
Right when I got my detergent I ripped open the bag to smell it….wonderful peppermint! It wasn’t overwhelming nor was it too faint. I used the detergent on my clothes and loved how little powder I had to use. Unfortunately my dryer just broke so I have put the remainder of my laundry on hold! I can’t wait to try it out on my kids clothes.
I love using Wool Dryer Balls when drying my clothes. They cut down on drying time and reduce static cling. They are safe for cloth diapers as well. It is recommended that you have 6-9 dryer balls to reap the full benefits they offer. You can even add a little essential oil to add a scent to your clothes. The best part is that these replace both fabric softener and dryer sheets.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and industry-generated Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) from the 1990s, the following is a list of chemicals in fabric softener products, most in untested combinations. (Liquid fabric softeners additionally may contain formaldehyde.):
- Benzyl acetate: Linked to pancreatic cancer.
- Benzyl Alcohol: Upper respiratory tract irritant.
- Ethanol: On the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list and can cause central nervous system disorders.
- Limonene: Suspected Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant, Immunotoxicant, Kidney Toxicant, Neurotoxicant, Respiratory Toxicant, and Skin or Sense Organ Toxicant.
- A-Terpineol: Can cause respiratory problems, including fatal edema, and central nervous system damage.
- Ethyl Acetate: A narcotic on the EPA’s Hazardous Waste list.
- Camphor: Causes central nervous system disorders.
- Chloroform: Neurotoxic, anesthetic and carcinogenic.
- Linalool: A narcotic that causes central nervous system disorders.
- Pentane: A chemical known to be harmful if inhaled.
As you can see, avoiding both fabric softener and dryer sheets will eliminate tons of toxins from your home. Dryer sheets don’t break down quikly either, so can you imagine how many are in our landfills? Wool is a sustainable resource and naturally biodegradable. Molly’s Suds Wool Dryer Balls are 100% wool and hand spun tightly. They will last up to 3 years in your dryer. That replaces tons of dryer sheets!
I am a huge fan of Wool Dryer Balls! I currently have nine in my dryer and I love sharing about them with my friends and family. I shudder at the thought of chemicals being leached into my clothes and will never go back to them…ever! Since I have been using dryer balls and natural laundry detergent for so long, I actually gag when I smell that fake “clean” smell. I know that my clothes are clean when they don’t smell at all. I just wish that more people would embrace the more natural way to clean their clothes and do away with the myth that there must be a clean “scent” in order to believe that clothes are actually clean.
You can buy both of these products and more online, with only a flat rate shipping fee of $6. The detergent is $21 and the set of three dryer balls is $20. It’s nice to support a mom owned company! It all comes down to a mom caring enough about her kids and the environment to make a difference. Support Molly’s Suds today to cast your vote for more natural products! Use the coupon code below on your purchase.
***Use code “Corner15″ for 15% off your total purchase!***
Molly’s Suds is generously giving away Laundry Powder and a set of 3 Wool Dryer Balls in the Fall in Love with Fluff Giveaway Hop. Come back on February 21 to enter to win! Interested in extra entry? Visit Molly’s Suds and leave a comment telling me something you learned or another product they carry that you would like to try.