In 2008 I began my journey, researching and sourcing safer and more eco friendly products for my family and friends. I always found laundry products were the most difficult to find. However, these days we are spoilt for choice with so many options, so after careful research, I have chosen these top 5 Laundry Product Swaps which are all natural, free of synthetic nasties and of course cruelty free whilst being gentle on the planet and our bodies!
Please note: Swaps should be done ONCE your original products are finished or reached the end of their life!
The Well Store Top 5
1.Organic Clean Laundry Liquid 1.25L
This is made from naturally derived ingredients like organic soap nut powder which is another natural form of detergent, cleanser, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agent that is very gentle on the skin. Free from phosphorus which is harmful to sea creatures and can cause terrible damage feeding blue green algae growth! Also grey water safe, this liquid will not harm our marine life, our bodies or our pets! Scented with beautiful essential oils of cedarwood and eucalyptus. This washing liquid is also hardworking on stubborn stains e.g grass and food marks. Suitable for both top and front loader machines it is also cost effective at approx 25cents a wash. Vegan and Australian. Shop Organic Clean Laundry Liquid
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2. Lil Bit Better Unscented Ground Coconut Laundry Powder 1kg
This powder is not your ordinary washing product, made with 100% natural and skin soothing ingredients. Made with organic coconuts that are come from sustainable sources and just 3 simple, natural ingredients; organic coconut, lye and water. Lil Bit Better Coconut Laundry Powder has no fragrance, phosphates (which harm our waterways and marine life), fillers acids or SLS. It can be mixed with hot water to dissolve and added to the washing machine or poured straight in, in its dry form. Perfect for anyone with sensitive skin, eczema and dermatitis as the coconut oil has natural soothing properties, nothing to irritate or aggravate the epidermis. This laundry powder is such an efficient eco swap as it is biodegradable, plant based and totally waste free, even the packaging is planet friendly too! Each bag of Lil Bit Better Coconut Laundry Powder comes in a home compostable, biodegradable zip lock bag within a reusable cotton calico bag, great for storing your powder in! Vegan and Australian. Shop Lil Bit Better Coconut Laundry Powder
3. Stainless Steel and Bamboo Pegs
Pegs, a daily necessity for millions of us and unfortunately a lot of these are made of wasteful plastic. Remember plastic pegs are not recyclable, by reducing our plastic waste we can do huge things for the planet collectively! Investing in Stainless Steel pegs which are recyclable is an easy and efficient way to reduce plastic pegs and save money by not having to replenish pegs again! We estimate that the stainless steel pegs will last for years and years if looked after according to the grade of Stainless Steel peg you choose. For information about the types of stainless steel and their durability click here:
They wont heat up and burn your hands in Summer either,due to their aerated design and thin stainless steel. The pegs cannot retain the heat and therefor will not heat up to scalding temperatures. If you aren’t keen on Statinless Steel then Bamboo pegs may be another option. Made from 100% Bamboo which is a cheaper renewable, a quick growing source and these pegs will eventually biodegrade and the stainless steel spring within the pegs can be recycled.
4. Kin kin Laundry Soaker & Stain Remover
This one is a game changer, Kin Kin all natural eco laundry soaker removes stains, brightens and sanitises clothes with any nasty chemicals! It is also ultra-concentrated so less is more with this product, meaning you will save money – which we all love! Kin Kin Laundry Soaker is colour safe and very gentle on our precious skin, perfect to use if anyone is suffering with sensitive skin or irritation. It contains no articifial fragrances, it is scented with the refreshing essential oils of Eucalyptus and lime, contains no phosphorus and is grey and septic water safe. Suitable for both front load and top load washing machines and also pre soaking begore popping into the washing machine. Australian made and vegan. Shop Kin Kin Laundry Soaker and Stain Remover
5. That Red House Soap Berries
These incredible Soap Berries are biodegradable and waste free, sourced from sustainable sources and ethically picked and packed in the Himalayas. That Red House certified organic Soap berries are perfect for anyone who suffers skin allergies, sensitive skin, children and babies as they are all natural with no harsh soaps, pesticides or harsh chemicals! When the Soapberries are agitated they release a natural soapy foam which is what cleans your washing effectively to remove dirt and leave fabrics, soft and clean. What is even better is that the soapberries also have natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties for that extra clean! You would essentially pop 5 berries into the cotton wash bag provided and throw them in the washing machine (suitable for either top load or front loading) there is no fragrance and is also hypoallergenic because they are natural with nothing added! If you prefer a fragrance, add 4-5 drops of your favourite 100% Essential Oil and pop it in the wash or a laundry tonic blend by That Red House. Each set of shells will do approx 5 wash loads, depending on water temperature and wash cycle you use. Shop That Red House Soap Berries