Everyday Products Edition: My Favorite Natural Products of 2012

 

Hello!  In this video (Part 2 of the Favorite Natural Products of 2012 series) I’m sharing my favorite natural everyday products- from laundry detergent, floss, sunscreen, to bug repellent spray, that I have either used throughout 2012 or that I discovered in 2012.  Enjoy and have a sunny day!

For the other half of my Favorite Natural Products of 2012- Beauty Products Edition: https://sunnymothernature.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/fav-natural-products-2012-beauty/

Products included in this Everyday Products video:

1. BottlesUP Reusable Glass Bottle
2. Dr. Bronner’s USDA Certified Organic Hand Sanitizing Spray in Lavender
3. Badger Aloe Vera Broad Spectrum SPF 16 Sunscreen Lotion
4. Sage Stone Botanicals Citronella Deet Free All Natural Bug Repellent Spray
5. Eco Nuts Natural Laundry Soap- Liquid Form
6. Radius USDA Certified Organic 100% Biodegradable Silk Floss
7. The Natural Dentist Stim-U Dent Thin Plaque Removers
8. Simply Straws Reusable Glass Straw in Blue
9. Graze Organic Organic Cotton Reusable Sandwich and Snack Bags, set of 5
10. People Towels GOTS Certifed Organic Cotton Individual Towels

Please note: All of the products in this video I either bought myself or were given to me as gifts from family and friends, except for the Badger Sunscreen, the Sage Stone Botanicals Citronella Bug Spray, and the People Towels (The People Towels I received through the Stonyfield Rewards program).  I was not paid for mentioning them, nor was I required to mention them.  I am not affiliated with any brands mentioned in this video.  All the products in this video are ones that I love and that I would buy myself.

Sunny Mother Nature Loves Castile Liquid Soap

Sunny Mother Nature loves using castile liquid soap as laundry detergent!

Laundry is always going to be part of all of our lives and we will always be using some type of laundry detergent to help clean our clothes.  So, why not help Mother Nature while doing your laundry?

Castile liquid soap makes an amazing laundry detergent.  I have been using this instead of normal laundry detergent for a couple of months now, and I find that there is no difference between using castile soap and Tide, All, etc. laundry detergent.

So, why use castile soap instead of normal laundry detergent?  It’s simple!

Castile liquid soap is biodegradable.  That means better for the environment.  And although many regular laundry detergents say they are biodegradable too, there’s a difference-normal laundry detergents still only separate into their chemical, toxic ingredients.  So, it does not mean that they later become “safer” for the environment, or that they will be “safe” for the environment once they separate.

It also has better ingredients compared to normal laundry detergents.  Most liquid castile soaps are primarily made from olive oil.  For example, I use Bramble Berry, Inc. (www.brambleberry.com) Natural Castile Liquid Soap Base as my detergent, and the ingredients are only Water, Potassium Olivate, and Glycerin.  But any castile liquid soap would work.

Not only that, but castile liquid soap can be used for many things other than just as laundry detergent.  It can be used as a hand soap, as a household cleaner for your kitchen, bathroom,etc., as shampoo and much more.

There is also no fragrance added to it.  Often times, the fragrance that is added to your laundry detergent can be toxic.  The laundry detergent companies (along with all other companies at this time) are not required by the FDA to list the ingredients they place in as “fragrance” or “perfume.”  So consumers have no idea what those ingredients are.  And it’s not just one ingredient.  It could be hundreds, or more, that are not listed because they are considered part of “fragrance.” If you would have an allergic reaction to one of these many ingredients, you would never know which one it actually is you had the reaction to.  (If you want to add a scent to your castile liquid soap, use essential oils-but always research how much you should use because they are often bought at 100% pure- meaning they are at their strongest level.  So, you are the one who is supposed to dilute them.  You can also buy already scented castile liquid soap.  Just look at the ingredients to see if they are all good ingredients)

It is also about the same price as regular laundry detergent.  So, you will not be paying tons more money for more environmentally friendly laundry detergent.  Also, I use the same amount of castile liquid soap as I would for regular laundry detergent (although you could possibly use even less than that-experiment!).

Castile liquid soap is even one of the oldest types of soap used.  And it has only been since the introduction and popular use of synthetic detergents that there are now so many environmental problems resulting from it.

So, go green an easy way!  Use castile liquid soap as your laundry detergent.  Mother Nature will love you for it.

Please Note- I am not affiliated with Bramble Berry, Inc. and they did not give me any of their products to try.  My sister decided to try some of their products and bought some castile liquid soap for me to try along with her.