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Plant Based Biodegradable Laundry Detergent

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Plant Based Biodegradable Laundry Detergent

When you're wearing clean clothes that are fresh from the laundry, you can truly feel at your best. When you know that you laundered your clothing with products that are friendly to the planet, you're bound to feel even better. If you want to improve the eco impact of your washday routine, Walgreens can help with a selection of effective plant based biodegradable laundry detergents.

Getting Cleaner Clothes with Quality Detergent

Your washing machine can't bring you great results with just plain water alone. In order to fully remove sweat, dirt and staining, you need the help of a detergent or soap in your laundry. The purpose of laundry soap and detergent is to provide the cleansing agents needed in the wash. Called surfactants, these cleansing agents allow water to mix with oily substances, so that they can be rinsed away. They also produce the sudsing action during the wash cycle. Detergent or laundry soap is absolutely essential to cleaning your clothing; however, some people have concerns about the chemicals found in ordinary detergents. Plant based detergents substitute extracts from plants for use as surfactants, greatly reducing the number of chemicals that you use on laundry day.

What Is a Biodegradable Detergent?

The term biodegradable refers to how a detergent or laundry soap breaks down after you have used it. In order for a product to be fully biodegradable, its ingredients must be able to be safely reintegrated into ecosystems. This means that none of the ingredients found in the detergent can be toxic or potentially harmful to humans, animals or plants. It is important to note that there is no system for certifying detergents as biodegradable. Manufacturers are responsible for correctly labeling their products as biodegradable if they fit the accepted definition of the term.

Laundering Your Clothes the Green Way

One of the biggest reasons that people choose to use plant based biodegradable detergent is a concern about the environment. A growing number of people around the world are becoming "green," meaning that they are making lifestyle choices to reduce their impact on the water, air, soil and wildlife around them. Because biodegradable detergents are nontoxic and do not pose a risk for ecosystems, the plant based formulas are a good fit for a green lifestyle. The best plant based biodegradable laundry detergents can be every bit as effective as synthetic products, but you may notice fewer suds due to the natural surfactants.

Skin Care Benefits of Plant Based Options

Plant based detergents can even be beneficial for individuals who don't consider themselves to be part of the green movement. Many people develop allergic reactions and skin irritation due to sensitivities to the chemical ingredients in laundry detergents and soaps. For these people, plant based detergents can help to reduce the risk of redness, itching and rashes. Many people can tolerate natural surfactants more easily than synthetics, and often, plant based detergents are allergy tested to ensure that they are safe for sensitive skin. These products are typically fragranced with natural ingredients as well, eliminating the need for synthetic perfumes that can also trigger allergies.

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