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Know the truth about Detergent

Most Brand-Name Laundry Detergents

Loaded with extremely toxic chemicals that could harm you, your family and the environment. Residues of these chemicals are left on your clothes and are absorbed by your skin and evaporated into the air where they could be breathed in. Most would be surprised to find that even ‘Green’ labeled detergents contain toxic ingredients.

Know the truth about Detergent

toxic-detergentsUnlabeled Toxic Ingredients
Linear alkyl sodium sulfonates (LAS)
 or ‘anionic surfactants’,  carcinogenic, reproductive toxins
Petroleum Distillates, carcinogenic, cause lung damage, lung inflammation and damage to mucous membranes.
Phenols, toxic to central nervous system, heart, blood vessels, lungs and kidneys. 
Sodium hypochlorite (household bleach):
 When it reacts with organic materials in the environment, carcinogenic and toxic compounds are created than can cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders.

I recently made the switch to an all organic, toxic free laundry detergent. I noticed the difference right away.  My daughters skin was no longer itchy and she wasn’t breaking out anymore.


You can find it HERE

Organic Living Laundry Liquid is exceptional! A small amount, 1 tablespoon or 2 capfuls, of Essante’s powerful plant-based detergent loosens & magnetizes dirt away, without weakening fabric. Our 100% organic, 100% chemical free Laundry Liquid safely cleans 32 loads of laundry.

It practically does the laundry for you, according to Deb M., an Essante Executive! She says, “My husband is in construction. He comes home filthy & greasy. He’s covered in paint. I use 2 capfuls & it works on his clothes! It removes EVERYTHING! If it works on his clothes, it will work on anybody’s clothes.” Plus you will rest easy knowing your household is sleeping in bedding, wrapping themselves in towels & wearing clothing that is free from the harmful toxins & carcinogens found in most detergents on the market. Essante’ Laundry Liquid contains no phosphates, ethoxylated detergents, xeno-estrogens, chlorine, optical brighteners or other harmful chemicals. This product meets ALL biodegradable codes and is safe for the environment.

.Organic Purified Water
.Anionic & Nonionic Soy & Coconut Cleansing Agents
.Sodium Citrate (Salt) An anti-redeposition Agent
.Sodium Metasilicate (Alkaline Builder)

Check out there other amazing toxic free products as well  Essante Organics



  1. February 25, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    This is actually very awesome. I’m glad you posted this. I DON’T use any chemical cleaning products in my house. I use organic, vegan shampoos and toothpastes. 2 challenges I still have to overcome are dish washing detergent, and laundry soap. I’ll make a purchase off amazon for this stuff (because they don’t sell it in grocery stores… )

    • February 25, 2013 / 2:23 pm

      I dumped all my cleaners as well and am sticking to vinegar and baking soda for most of my cleaning but I loved this laundry detergent. Not sure if they have it on amazon but you can find it at http://www.howtolivegreen.ca I stopped using the rinse stuff for the dishwasher and add vinegar to it instead and it does a much better job. Vinegar….how would of thought 🙂

      • February 25, 2013 / 2:25 pm

        😉 vinegar is awesome!! 🙂 yeah, thy don’t have it on amazon.
        I’ll check out that link

        • February 25, 2013 / 2:26 pm

          A spray bottle, some vinegar and baking soda…..okay some essential oils to get rid of the smell……and I’m good to go!! 🙂

          • February 25, 2013 / 2:26 pm

            Lemon is awesome for that!

  2. February 25, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    I wish I was rich so I only had to wear clothes once lol 🙂 TY for this one!

    • February 25, 2013 / 2:25 pm

      Me too….although that wouldn’t be good for the environment 🙂

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