Laundry That's ACTUALLY Clean
When I first started this clean living journey, one of the areas I found was most important to 'clean' up was the laundry room. We are constantly exposed to the chemicals found in detergents, scent boosters, dryer sheets, and stain removers from clothes coming in contact with our skin - but the washer and dryer are also two of the most significant sources of airborne contaminants as well. The more that I read, the more I realized that the laundry room was a great place to start changing out products. Here are some of the changes that you can make to reduce your family's exposure:
1. Use clean detergent
It seems obvious, but the best place to start is by using a laundry detergent that is non-toxic and contains clean ingredients. I was shocked to find that "clean" brands weren't as clean as I had hoped and that even products geared towards babies were unsafe (just look up the ingredients in Dreft!). Using a detergent that does not contain parabens, phthalates, and other toxins is key. Here are a few of my favorite brands, which range in price, size, and smell!