Your skin is a sensitive organ in your body. Physical contact with certain substances can cause an allergic reaction, including your laundry detergent. This can occur when your body detects chemical compounds on your clothes and then see them as a foreign object. Your body gets signals and sends for allergic antibodies to defend your body. When that happens, you may experience symptoms such as: skin redness, itchy or irritable skin or even watery eyes.
Allergens include (but are not limited to):
· dust mites
· pet dander
The chemical components in conventional laundry detergents can also affect your body such as dyes and fragrances/scents. This can be especially sensitive and noticeable if you have children. Even when you read a “baby safe” label, it could still contain an irritant. If you notice symptoms such as itchy or redness for more than a week, consider switching out your laundry detergent for something more natural. Our e-concentrate liquid laundry is phosphate-free, dye-free and is designed to remove allergens from dust mites, mold, mildew and pet dander. With 100 percent natural ingredients, it’s gentle enough for your sensitive skin but can get the cleaning job done like any other laundry detergent.
Don’t forget about your carpet and upholstery. Allergens can build up on your furniture. You don’t need to hire a professional cleaning crew, treat it with Pure & Gentle products. The anti-allergen carpet and upholstery shampoo is hypoallergenic, non-toxic and can restore your furniture to tip top shape. It also works with all common carpet cleaners. Find out more about the importance of green upholstery cleaning on our previous blog here.
The clothes you wear can affect the way your skin feels by the kind of laundry detergent you use. Avoid itchy, irritable skin by washing your clothes with detergents that are natural, non-toxic and safe for your septic systems.
We are committed to you, your health and the environment. We strive to provide products that are truly all natural, biodegradable and non-toxic. You can shop our entire anti-allergen collection of household products here.