This past year I have been slowly converting to I guess what you would call a clean freak. I read labels, watch all the documentaries, and read articles that help me become more aware of the products I am introducing to my kids. You can say it’s the mother bear in me. I don’t trust many brands these days for full disclosure so I try to read up on my own and ask the advice of friends and family who are also in the clean freak category. (wink wink) Everything from the contents of our medicine cabinets, cleaning supplies, fridge, and pantry have been evaluated. I still have a ways to go, but there are some simple things we have changed around here to move in the right direction. We have had such a good experience so far with the Seventh Generation products, that I knew I would have a similar experience with their new laundry detergent packs.
To be honest, I was super attached to my detergent, but after reading how harmful some of the ingredients could be, I just couldn’t justify it anymore. I hadn’t thought much before how detergents, soaps, makeup products, etc. are so easily absorbed by our skin. I know I can’t control every potential health hazard, but I am more than willing to make preventative changes if possible. The Seventh Generation laundry packs are free of optical brighteners, dyes, and VOCs. That alone was enough to get me to try them out. I also love that they have worked for years with the health of families in mind by giving full disclosure of ingredients used. Makes it a good deal easier on us as parents!
My previous experience with “clean ingredient” laundry packs was that they wouldn’t dissolve in the laundry machine and hence the clothing wasn’t washed well and never smelled so good either. However, happy to report that these laundry packs are doing just as good of a job as my old liquid detergent, since they are formulated to dissolve in all temps. All my stains are removed which is a must with little boys who wear their clothes hard! I’ll add a few drops of essential oils in too if I want additional scent.
I have a few set days a week I try to tackle loads of laundry. We wash sheets to start the week fresh, and Rocco and Max have caught on to the fact that they get some fun entertainment in the process if they weasel their way on the bed when I am trying to make it. Their giggles are contagious though so it’s worth the extra time it adds on to the process. Always a good break to my over serious game mode of Monday morning.
I hope these posts about what we are doing to become a more health conscience and clean ingredient family are helpful to you! I know I always want to hear from my friends about what is working for them. I choose to only share products and companies that we have tried and tested, and are genuinely happy with. If you have any recs on healthy snacks for kids btw, I am all ears! We are always looking for good options.
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