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Environmentally Friendly Laundry-Soap Nuts,Dryer Balls



 "Environmentally friendly laundry" no longer refers to what happens to your whites whenever you wash them with colors. Now, eco friendly laundry means  green washing practices that emphasize biodegradability and less waste.

For environmentally friendly laundry, quite a few preferred choices include things like dryer balls, soap nuts and eco balls. If you have never been aware of these things, please read on - they are part of all-natural, green laundry. And for those who have problems with chemical allergies or sensitivities, these natural alternatives may be a real boon.

Soap Nuts

Soap nuts are actual nuts or fruits from the Chinese Soapberry Tree (Sapindus mukorossi), which grows on the mountain ranges of India and Nepal. They may be a new idea for westerners, however these soapy nuts have been helpful to clean fabrics for generations of residents.

As soon as the seeds are taken out of their shells and dried in the sun, the soap nuts are ready to use in your laundry. For todays washing machines, soap nuts come packaged in a cloth bag. You place the nuts into this bag, tie it shut, and toss the bag into your automatic washer. They could be used for quite a few more loads before you need to replace all of them with fresh nuts. And the used nuts can be tossed into your compost pile.

Environmentally friendly Laundry: Dryer Balls

These specially-designed, rubber balls have rubber bumps all over them. They are said to be a substitute for fabric softener and/or dryer sheets, and to decrease drying time. The protrusions on the balls' surface help to separate fabrics, keeping them from balling up into a wad in the dryerwhich lengthens drying time. (If you have ever had to unwind a ball of bedding in the dryer only to find it still wet in the center, you know how valuable keeping fabric separate in the dryer can be.)

A lot of people have a preference for dryer balls to conventional fabric softeners and dryer sheets as they do not contain fragrances and chemicals. Minimal drying time saves energy, and fewer harsh chemicals in your laundry make dryer balls part of an environmentally friendly laundry.

Eco Washing Balls

At times called laundry balls or wash balls, environmentally friendly laundry  balls make use of the cleaning power of water to clean your clothes. The magic formula is in the design and materials - the clay-based balls are housed in a permeable plastic cover. The balls react with the motion of the washing machine agitator and the water itself to produce an ionization cleaning process.

Eco balls are used instead of liquid or powder laundry detergent, and are said to last anywhere from 60 to 120 loads. However, the plastic part of the eco balls will need to be recycled once you're through with them.





 

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