Joybynature.com Team

A laundry well done gives a sense of cleanliness to our mind, but what about the cloth, skin and the environment that are going to lose their breath from these harsh and ruthless chemicals. Have we ever thought about these detergents the way they work on your clothes and treat them? It’s time to take your laundry work more seriously for the sake of the future. Future of the environment, human health and lastly the lifespan of the clothing.

Washing laundry isn’t just about adding water and detergent to finish the job. A lot more of science goes into this little know work. We expect the detergent to clean the dirt, remove oil and grease, remove stains, make them brighter, retain the color, smell good etc. In order to achieve all this from the detergent it is loaded with toxic chemicals by the manufacturer. The result is achieved, but the cost has been high unknowingly.    

A detergent mainly contains chemicals called surfactant which helps to clean the oil and grease dirt because water alone cannot remove the dirt, since it doesn’t stick to dirt and can’t pull it out. These surfactants and other chemicals help the water do all the jobs of removing the dirt, stains and also make them brighter and make them smell good. While doing all these jobs these chemical leaves traces of its toxic ingredients into the clothes and then go along with the water to further damage the environment. The traces left in the cloth are hazardous to the human skin and health as well. Many immunity issues are caused by these dangerous chemicals, even a little quantity would be enough for a human to cause cancer.

A detergent that is free from these so called chemicals like Chlorine, Phosphate, SLS, Bleach and Petrochemicals can be considered as environment friendly since it would have no side effects on the environment and also cause no health hazards for humans. Many a companies are now a day’s coming up with solutions for a better environment and manufacturing natural and organic detergents containing vegetable extracts and oils. These extracts are biodegradable and cause no harm when the water is used in farms, plants or drained on soil.


Natural and Organic detergents come in many types like Liquid, Powder and Bar. All these can be used in an effective manner for cleaning clothes with no harm to environment and human health. Clothes washed in natural and organic detergent retain their color, size and softness. These can be used in Washing machine or by hand.

Here are some washing tips

Separate Laundry: Separate white clothes from color clothes. Soft clothes and Heavy Clothes.

Stain: Remove stains before washing

Soaking: It is always better to pre soak the clothes for better cleaning.

Water: Clothes should be always washed in cold or warm water.

Detergent:Choose a proper detergent suitable to your clothes type.

Washing: Prefer washing in frontload machine which gives the clothes a little more life.

Fabric softener: Use an organic fabric softener to keep clothes soft.

Drying: Drying clothes in sun makes them brighter. Dry them inside out to avoid fading of colored clothes.

Ironing: Use a thermostat controlled variable temperature ironing machine to maintain the quality of your clothes.

Natural and Organic things have worked wonders on laundry. Lemon acts as a great stain remover, brightness to whites and fragrance to clothes. Lemon can remove stains of coffee, chocolate, rust, ketchup, juice and even mildew. Neem protects your woolen clothes from moth and other pests. Glycerin a natural stain remover acts strong on stains of mustard, lipstick, berry and lotion. It acts easy on your clothes and helps remove these stains with little warm water. A major advantage of these natural and organic ingredients is that they do not cause any harm to the environment and can be used without worrying much about any side effects of the used water after washing. Nature has given so much to us in simple manner and we use complicated things for simple solutions, causing harm to humans and the environment. Go for natural and organic. Be safe and let the laundry breath.    

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