How to wash your clothes eco-friendly?

Take care of your natural textiles.

Read more about the maintenance of plant based textiles here.

  • 4 x soap nuts (soapberries)
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda(bicorbonate)

Regular detergents contain phosphates that are not good for your skin, your clothes and our aquatic ecosystems. These pollutants mix with the rinse water and drain water. Phosphates cause algal blooms that adversely affect ecosystems and marine life. Soap nuts are an environmentally friendly alternative.

Soap nuts are 100% natural and are made from tree seeds. Tree seeds produce a soapy substance when they come into contact with water. Soap nuts are 100% plant-based and therefore also compostable after they have been used up. You can reuse the soap nuts up to 4 times after each wash. There is also an environmentally friendly alternative for fabric softeners, namely baking soda.

Baking soda helps regulate the pH in the washing machine’s rinse water. This will prevent it from becoming too acidic or alkaline. Adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to each rinse cycle acts as a balance to suspend detergents or mineral deposits in the water. This way you prevent the dirt from sticking to your clothes again and becoming stiff.

Nice extra: As a natural mineral, baking soda is less harmful to the environment than synthetic fabric softeners with perfumes.

It is a natural detergent for people with sensitive skin and allergies.

How to wash your clothes eco-friendly?
How to wash your clothes eco-friendly?
How to wash your clothes eco-friendly?

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