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5 Reasons to Make the Switch to Clean Laundry Detergent

June 7, 2024

Laundry detergent is an essential item in every household, but have you ever stopped to think about the impact it has on your health and the environment? Traditional laundry detergents often contain harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and other unnecessary additives that can be harmful to both your skin and the planet—but they’re also less efficient and less convenient than you think they might be. More and more households are making the switch to clean, plastic-free laundry detergent (and never looking back). Here’s why:

Why Choose a Cleaner Laundry Detergent?

1: It's Gentler on Skin

One of the biggest individual advantages of using clean laundry detergent is that it is gentler on your skin. Traditional laundry detergents often contain harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances that can cause or exacerbate existing skin irritation and allergies, especially for those with sensitive skin.

2: The Environmental Benefits

Traditional liquid laundry detergents and laundry pods often contain plastics and chemicals that are harmful to aquatic life and contribute to water pollution—not to mention they often require more water for wash and rinse cycles. Not only do clean laundry detergents require less water per load, they also help limit the amount of pollutants that end up in our oceans and our drinking water.

3: Efficiency in Cold Water

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need hot water to effectively clean your clothes. Clean or natural laundry detergents are designed to work just as well in cold water as they do in hot water meaning lower gas bills, longer lasting clothes (cold water helps preserve color and fabrics), and a more efficient laundry day overall.

Washing clothes in cold water helps to preserve the colors and fabrics

4: Safer for Septic Systems

If you live in a house with a septic system, using clean or natural laundry detergent is particularly important. While traditional detergents often contain ingredients that can disrupt your septic systems’ delicate balance (potentially causing damage), clean laundry detergents are formulated with non-toxic and, most importantly in this scenario, biodegradable ingredients that are much gentler on your plumbing, wastewater, and septic systems.

5: Ingredient Transparency

Unlike traditional detergents that often contain a long list of unpronounceable chemicals, clean laundry detergents tend to provide full ingredient transparency—meaning you know exactly what you’re using to wash your clothes and can make informed choices about the products you bring into your home. Clean laundry detergents also typically avoid ingredients that are known to be harmful to both human health and the environment, giving you the peace of mind in knowing you’re making a safer and more eco-friendly choice.

Why Blueland Stands Out

Blueland's Laundry Detergent Tablets and Oxi Laundry Booster have revolutionized the way we approach laundry day—the powerful stain-fighting power you need without any of the plastic. Our 100% plastic-free laundry tablets come in eco-friendly, plastic-free packaging that’s not only compostable but also does away with the need for single-use plastic bottles commonly associated with traditional liquid or powder detergents.

Blueland offers a convenient and eco-conscious solution to laundry care

Clean laundry detergent isn’t just a trend; it's a sustainable choice for your health and the environment. By opting for natural detergents, you contribute to a greener future without compromising on the efficiency of your products and the cleanliness of your clothes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Makes a Laundry Detergent Clean?

A clean laundry detergent is often made from plant-based ingredients and avoids the use of harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. These detergents are typically biodegradable, making them safer for both your health and the environment.

How Can I Tell If a Detergent is Truly Eco-Friendly?

To determine if a detergent is truly eco-friendly, look for certifications like EWG Verified, Leaping Bunny, EPA Safer Choice, or USDA BioPreferred, which indicate that the product meets strict standards for health, safety, and sustainability. Additionally, take a peek at the ingredient list for plant-based and biodegradable ingredients.

Where Can I Buy Blueland Laundry Detergent Tablets?

You can purchase Blueland Laundry Detergent tablets on Blueland's website.


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