I will keep this short because I am headed out to the gym. However, I thought this was worth sharing real quick!
I found this natural laundry detergent at a local speciality health food store.
It is the first natural laundry detergent I’ve tried. It is free of dyes, sulfates, formaldehyde, and has a coconut oil based fabric softener within it. So far I think it is AWESOME and it feels great to gradually switch all of my soaps over to options that have fewer chemicals in them and more natural replacements. It smells wonderful and light, not soapy and overpowering, and is also reasonably priced.
Briefly, the reason I believe it is necessary for me to also use a natural detergent is because I wear and launder athletic clothes constantly with this soap. When I am running or working out, I am sweating, which is opening my pores, which is making them more susceptible for absorption. If my running tights are washed in detergent stricken with chemicals, my skin is going to absorb some of that.
Unlike the food you eat, the agents absorbed through your skin do not have the benefit of going through your digestive system, kidneys, and liver to have the impurities filtered out.
These agents, or chemicals, go directly into your blood stream.
I’ve learned all about the integumentary system, which includes your skin, in the extensive anatomy and physiology classes I’ve taken with my college degree plan. Everything considered, it is obvious that what goes onto your skin should not be looked over and avoided, because ultimately, what goes ONTO your skin is going INTO your skin.
This is one of the most recent “switches” I’ve made in my household–and I’d say it’s a good one!