Various sources have noted that chemicals put on the skin can get through that dermal barrier and into your bloodstream. So, is it possible for your really “nice smelling” laundry detergent to affect your health? The CDC has issued a warning for skin exposure for various industries and products that may create a risk for trans-dermal penetration of chemicals.
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Do you know anyone who has a sensitivity to certain types of laundry care products? Ever wonder why something so simple, like laundry detergent or fabric softener, can cause so many people (especially children) to have allergic reactions?
There’s a hidden truth you need to know about laundry chemicals. Since up to 60% of what you put on your skin will get absorbed into your bloodstream, it is extremely probable some of your favorite conventional laundry slime can leach in as well.
Let’s uncover how…
The Slimy Non-Rinsable Truth
Conventional laundry goop is actually designed to leave a film on your garments. On purpose!
The manufacturers have convinced us to think:
If suds are not blowing the door off of your washer, then clearly your clothes can’t get clean, right?
There are three main reasons why laundry product manufacturers design products to leave chemicals on your body.
#1 No Slime = No Spring Fresh Funk
Whether you realize it or not, you have become addicted to toxic perfumes in your home products. The majority of people gauge how clean their laundry is by how “good” it smells. That chemical bouquet in your laundry detergent is designed to trick your mind into thinking your laundry is clean through your nose.
Most of the perfumes and fragrances that are used are water-soluble. Which means they should rinse away if added to natural soap. So these fragrances need a carrier (AKA “surfactant slime”). That in turn leaves a perfumed sheen on your garments. YUCK!
#2 Brighter Brights & Whiter Whites Guaranteed
This toxic optical illusion is not a new scheme. Years ago the concept of “bluing” became very popular. Adding blue dye to the wash served to diminish yellow light. That then gives the illusion the yellow tinge of your clothes, caused by dirt buildup, has been cleaned away.
The reason why most mainstream laundry detergent is blue or green is that it has been designed to leave behind a bluish film on your clothes. This haze tricks your eyes into believing your clothes are brighter than usual because blue is in the color spectrum that we recognize as brightness.
Even the very popular oxygen boosting products add these toxins in the form of little blue beads to fulfill their brand promise.
#3 That Oh-So-Soft Static-Free Towel
Your towels don’t get that slick-so-soft feel by accident!
It’s actually a toxic concoction of synthesized ingredients. Chemicals such as:
- and, sadly, so much more
These “softeners” are not as gentle as their marketing mascots and messages would have you believe.
Free will is an amazing gift!
Whether your clothes are “clean n’ fresh” or not is irrelevant. Are you willing to use great-smelling, super-bright, oh-so-soft laundry slime knowing these chemicals are being put on the backs of your family?
You owe it to yourself, and your family, to know what’s in the products that you are
putting on your bodies.
Our desire, our why for sharing this information, is to create change. We want to change the way that people think about laundry products. We also have an eco-friendly mission and want to change how people interact with packaging.
Join the Refillable Laundry Revolution today! Free your family once and for all from all the toxic goop in your laundry room.
1 – CDC – Skin exposures and effects
2 – Is laundry detergent causing your child’s skin rash?
3 – The role of skin absorption as a route of exposure for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in drinking water
4 – Why optical brightening chemicals are not needed in laundry detergents
5 – Optical brighteners – the dangers of “blueing”
6 – Fabric softeners contain toxic chemicals