At my apartment complex we have a community laundry room. Most days I am in there, I see people using chemical laden laundry detergents. I have been using natural products for years, so the strong fake scents make my stomach churn. When I had my own laundry room, I didn’t have to deal with those smells because my detergents were natural and if they were scented, it was with essential oils, which weren’t overbearing. I can’t make everyone else use natural detergents, but I can use them.
What I use to wash my clothes in, matters! I choose cleaning products that are naturally based and don’t leave behind residue. I look for unscented and toxic free products. I have tried soap nuts before and found them effective, but since I don’t have my own laundry room, they are not as convenient to use. I used to leave the bag of soap nuts in the laundry basin so I could reuse them. Now that I trek my stuff back and forth to the laundry room, I look for convenient laundry products.