Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tide - A Reminder of the Benefits of Green Cleaning

Some recent news has once again reminded us of why green cleaning is so attractive. When using green products or creating your own home cleaning products, you have the power not only to monitor exactly what is going into your home and coming in contact with your skin and lungs but also to eliminate anything that is deemed harmful or dangerous. There is no mystery when you combine all the ingredients by hand to make your own laundry detergent or when you use simple baking soda to get your cups white.
Recently it has been discovered that Tide Free and Gentle contains a chemical called 1,4 dioxane that has been linked to cancer. Not only is this chemical harmful but it also wasn't included on the label leaving the consumer oblivious. Tide isn't the only company who don't list all of their ingredients. If you're curious about the products you use, you can check out http://www.womensvoices.org/science/fact-sheets/dirty-secrets/ It's just a reminder that no matter how many strides commercial products take to promote themselves as safer and gentler, there is nothing more sure than the cleaner you make on your own.


  1. Really? I've never tried making my own detergent but my father does..

  2. My wife and I just made our first batch of laundry detergent and we love it. The close come out smelling fresh...not because of any sent but rather the lack of. Our first batch should cost us about 1/3rd of a big box of tide.