Last week we talked about natural household cleaners. This week…laundry detergent.
Laundry soap and dishwasher detergent are two areas where I have had little luck in finding a suitable natural alternative. I just really like soft clothes and towels, and dishes that are squeaky clean and shiny.
Once again, Gaia came through for me in the laundry area. Still using, and loving, the All Purpose Cleaner I told you all about last week. This week I’ve moved on to the Laundry Detergent they sent me to sample. This stuff is super concentrated. I used a whole 2 tablespoons in an extra large load, so it’ll last a loooong time.
My Gaia Laundry Detergent Experience:
So I washed a load of towels using the soap and (recommended) distilled white vinegar as fabric softener. I was skeptical because my past experiences with a natural laundry soap/vinegar combo have left my towels crunchy and not at all fresh smelling.
I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. My towels were soft. Not Downy soft, but still. And they smelled decidedly fresh. I kept taking big whiffs to make sure and, yep, they smelled seriously fresh. Like they’d been taken-off-the-line fresh. Oh ya, they were clean too.
If you are still on the search for a laundry detergent that is all natural, really works, and smells good, I recommend giving Gaia a try. Guess I’ll have to try their Dishwashing Detergent too.
And remember to get in on the discount they are offering FGS readers through 3/6/14. 15% off your entire order at Gaia Natural Cleaners with code FEELGOOD15.