If there’s a way to make any of my household cleaning routines 1. easier, 2. more sustainable, and 3. non-toxic, you know I’m in. I’m pretty good when it comes to most cleaning products in my household, although the one that needed some more consideration was my laundry detergent.
Between added fragrance, emulsifiers and colors, laundry detergents can actually be more harmful than we think. With hundreds of “greenwashed” products out there, which brand is *truly* the most sustainable, healthy option?
I was recently introduced to Kind Laundry and had the opportunity to give them a try. And after trying out Kind Laundry Sheets with just one load, I was instantly sold. Here’s why I swapped my liquid detergent for Kind Laundry Sheets.
Kind Laundry Sheets are 100% zero waste
One of the biggest pieces of plastic found in households is, hands-down, laundry detergent containers. And these bulky containers aren’t just an eye sore – they make up a large portion of plastic in landfills. Whether you use liquid detergent or pods, those plastic containers can take nearly 500 years to fully biodegrade.
The laundry detergent sheets by Kind Laundry are a completely zero-waste. The sheets come in a small, 100% recyclable packaging has a significantly smaller eco-footprint on the environment than those bulky jugs.
They’re made from plant-derived, non-toxic ingredients
f you think your laundry detergent won’t affect your skin (or your overall health), thin again. Household cleaners, including laundry detergent, are some of the most harmful things to our health. Chemicals found in laundry detergents can lead to allergies, skin reactions, hormonal disturbances and more.
We love that Kind’s formula is plant-derived, making it a much safer option for regular washes. It’s free of toxins, dyes, fake fragrances, and other harmful ingredients.
And just because it’s made from plants doesn’t mean it’s less effective. They’ve been tough enough to give our bedding and clothing a seriously deep clean (and even come compliments from guests on how good our towels smell!)
They’re cost effective
These laundry sheets start at $0.33 a load – much cheaper than the national average cost of $1.27 a load. And if you do their subscription service, its even cheaper.
Here’s a breakdown of how many sheets you need per load:
(Taken directly from Kind Laundry’s website:)
“1 sheet = 1 load
2 sheets = more cleaning power
3 sheets = heavy loads like bedding and towels
One regular load is approximately 5KG of lightly soiled laundry, or the equivalent of one cup of liquid detergent or one pod – without the mess.”
I don’t think there’s ever been a time where my laundry detergent hasn’t leaked all over my cabinets and surrounding area. It might be one of my biggest pet peeves. Kind’s laundry sheets are small in size, completely dry, with zero chance of it spilling all over the place – aka, perfect for the type-A person who likes everything looking clean like me.
The best part about these laundry sheets? They’re the best for travel. You can easily fit a few laundry strips in a toiletry bag or purse to quickly remedy any mess no matter where you are. And if you’re a parent or nanny, keeping a few of these in your car or bag is the ultimate hack for any unforeseen accidents. Just rip off a tiny piece, place it on top of the stain, and run it under water while rubbing the sheet into the fabric. Violá .
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