Seven Benefits of Chemical Free Detergents

Chemical free detergents are often referred to as organic detergents and are used in homes where they are aware of the environment and want to help take care of it. There are countless benefits from using chemical free detergents as well as natural soaps as opposed to using those that are packed full of chemicals. In this article we will discuss seven of the top advantages to choosing to use chemical free detergents:

1. They are Healthier for your Skin

The one thing that is in consistent contact with your skin is your clothing if you are using harsh surfactants in the washing machine, any residue that remains will be in contact with your skin. If you choose a chemical free detergent, especially one that is hypoallergenic, not only will it benefit your skin, it will also provide clothing that is clean, comfortable and not irritating.

2. Help Improve the Quality of the Air

When used, the ingredients found in any cleaning product will make its way into the air; this includes disinfectants, dish soaps, sprays and yes, detergents. Chemical free detergents use natural ingredients which are safer to breathe in a while they are being used; this means that the home environment is safer not only for you but also for your family and even pets.

3. Water Supply Friendly

Those who are eco-friendly care about their water supply, even if their homes are connected to the city’s sewers which of course lead to water treatment facilities. It is impossible to avoid the run-off, however, in general, the biodegradable ingredients found in chemical free detergents are much better for the environment.

4. Septic-Safe

When it comes to what is put into them that will not clog them up, septic tanks can be quite sensitive. The most can be gotten out of the normal functions of a septic tank with the use of mild detergents, and the natural qualities of chemical free detergents will not interfere with the processes of a septic tank, homes with these systems have nothing to worry about if they use chemical-free detergents.

5. More Effective

Traditional detergents are consistently outperformed by chemical free detergent; this is because ingredients that are plant based, work much harder than those who are chemical based. Standard detergents leave clothes with a gummy feeling when they are finished being washed, chemical free detergents will leave freshly laundered clothes feeling exactly that, fresh.
Floors and fixtures will have a certain gleam, and your dishes and glassware will shine. On top of that, you require fewer amounts of detergent to obtain these noticeable levels of cleanliness in your home. You will be able to be proud of your home without having to work so hard at making it beautiful.

6. More Affordable

Generally, chemical free detergents are sold in bulk; this saves you plenty of money on each ounce of soap. If you purchase concentrated forms, they are even more cost effective being as you’re able to dilute the detergent to the desired and needed levels as opposed to relying on the formula the manufacturers provide.¬† Go to the link here to see our best¬†clothes wash detergents as we rate them.

7. You Will Feel Green

The rule of eco-friendliness is one that the leading manufacturers of chemical free detergents abide by; this begins from the design production, packaging and even the distribution of their chemical free products. Producing high quality products while impacting the planet as little as possible is what these manufacturers focus on.

These are just seven of the many benefits to choosing chemical free detergents over the more traditional ones. But these seven benefits in themselves are more than enough to consider a change so why not go eco-friendly today?

Breaking Down The Chemicals

Advocates Against Chemicals promotes education and awareness. This organization is dedicated to exposing the truth about common toxic and cacogenic chemicals (known as organochlorines) that we and our children are constantly exposed to. These include chemicals used for solvents, refrigerants, pesticides, and other chemicals and by- products commonly found in and around the home.

Humans, although we often forget it, are a part of the environment. If the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat are all bombarded with toxins, we inevitably become contaminated too resulting in everything from birth defects to cancer.

We need to educate others and ourselves about the present dangers and find environmentally friendly alternatives to protect our global ecology and ourselves.

History

How It Started (by Andrew Tait, founder)
I was snorkeling off the east coast of Florida at the exact location where I had been just ten years earlier. I witnessed a loss of 40 to 50% of the reef life in that area, it was so shocking it became a life changing revelation.

On another occasion and during an annual snorkeling trip at Crystal River in Florida I noticed the green native grasses that the Manatees had been eating in previous years were gone. A brown moss like plant was now drifting along the bottom of the canals and waterways. The Manatees were eating it and I suspected the nutritional value was far less then rich native grasses. That winter a record number of Manatees died.

These events combined with an affinity for nature supported by a business background ultimately lead me to one conclusion. While environmental organizations were winning battles they were clearly losing the war to save Earth. Thereafter I began developing a synergistically designed network of organizations and events to create an unstoppable environmental revolution.

2001
After successfully completing a full concept design, which took 18 months, we conducted a six-month survey with individuals from 23 states. Our initial survey of control groups from two states indicated our original plan was flawed and would have failed. The sad reality was that Americans wouldn’t save Earth in time unless they were properly motivated.

After quickly modifying our conceptual design we then completed the survey with very favorable results. Over time, our survey virtually guaranteed our environmental model would become a tremendous success.

Realizing the need to fully empower and unite all organizations and individuals we began building a fully inclusive and synergistically designed infrastructure. Ultimately we would create turnkey business solutions to fully network and empower all like-minded organizations and individuals with one common goal – to save Earth.

One Earth, One Mission ran three ads and with a small administrative staff placed over 60 volunteers within our ranks in the spring of 2003. That summer, we completed over 2,500 hours of research. In the fall of 2003 with the assistance of some dedicated interns, our administrative group began building our infrastructure.

In the spring we placed 33 ads hoping to glean 100 to 150 volunteers. By mid June we had 265 volunteers and interns signed up. From templates to banners and programming, our all -volunteer organization completed over half of our infrastructure by the fall of 2004.