Real Green Essentials™ for your laundry Are your clothes really clean?
"What's Lurking on Your Freshly-Washed Clothes?" You'll be horrified when you discover what's showing up in your clothes, towels and sheets, freshly laundered in your own home's washing machine or your local laundromat. What's in your laundered clothing threatens you and your family's health in a way you never ever imagined.!!!
Whatever liquid or powder you’re pouring into your washing machine week after week, do you know how safe any of these detergents are… or are not?
The laundry room is also highly toxic, it contains the same chemical perfumes in both the laundry detergent and especially the dryer sheets. Dryer sheets coat all your clothes with a layer of toxic chemicals. When you wear those clothes, your body moisture causes those chemicals to come into contact with your skin and be absorbed directly into your bloodstream. It's an easy way to poison your system with cancer-causing chemicals.
What Potentially Toxic and Cancer-Causing Ingredients Found in Most Laundry Detergents are you using?
Most laundry detergents contain a potentially toxic brew of chemicals that can leave residues behind on your clothing… and can be absorbed by your skin or released into the air you breathe.
Listed below are just some of the toxic and potential cancer-causing chemicals found in typical laundry detergents that can not only cause you harm, but raise havoc in the environment as well. These harsh chemicals can build up in your clothes and eventually penetrate your skin. Detergent makers are not required by law to list these ingredients.
Here are just some of the toxins found in typical detergents
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)– Chemical foaming agent known as a surfactant. Studies have linked use of this chemical to a variety of health issues from skin irritation to organ toxicity.
Dioxane (1,4-dioxane) – The majority of top laundry detergent brands contain this synthetic petrochemical known as a carcinogen. This is a by-product contaminant of the manufacturing process and is not required to be listed on product labels.
Linear Alky Benzene Sulfonates (LAS) – Synthetic petrochemicals that biodegrade slowly making them an environmental hazard. Benzene may cause cancer in humans and animals.
Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (NPE) – Petrochemical surfactant banned in the EU and Canada. May cause liver and kidney damage. Biodegradable, but biodegrades into more toxic substances.
Petroleum distillates (aka napthas) – Derived from synthetic crude oil, linked to cancer, lung and mucous membrane damage.
Artificial fragrances – Linked to various toxic effects on fish and mammals, and can cause allergies, skin and eye irritation to humans.
Phosphates – Used to prevent dirt from settling back into clothes after being washed. Can stimulate growth of marine plants that trigger unbalanced ecosystems.
Dangers of 1,4-dioxane ( from Dr. Mercola) About two-thirds of the laundry detergents tested contained 1,4-dioxane
· 13 popular brands contained 1,4-dioxane with one brand as high as 55 parts per million (ppm)
· Even the so-called Synthetic 1,4-dioxance is created when laundry detergents, and other cleaning products, are cheaply manufactured using ethoxylation (a short-cut industrial process in which ethylene oxide is added to fatty acid alcohols to give them detergent properties). And since 1,4-dioxane is considered a byproduct, it’s technically recognized as a contaminant and doesn’t require listing on the product label. Doesn't this Sound familiar? 1,4-dioxane… · Is considered a carcinogen by the State of California · Has been found to be potentially toxic to your brain and nervous system (according to the CDC) · Potentially causes issues with your kidneys, liver, and respiratory system (based on info from the CDC) Plus, due to its lack of effective biodegradability, it’s an increasing threat to waterways.
Like other detergent toxins I’ve already talked about, 1,4-dioxane goes by other names as well. Look for the following suffixes in detergent ingredients… · "Myreth," "oleth," "laureth," "ceteareth," any other "eth" · "PEG" · "Polyethylene," "polyethylene glycol," or "polyoxyethylene" · "Oxynol" Plus, you need to be aware that SLS is often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane. This raises even more of a concern with both ingredients potentially linked to cancer.
How could almost 16,000 studies be wrong?
With SLS, there are 15,965 studies in the PubMed science library relating to the potential risks. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), research studies on SLS have shown potential links to… - irritation of eyes - Organ toxicity - Developmental/reproductive toxicity - Neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, ecotoxicology, and cellular changes - Possible mutations and cancer
Use laundry detergent without phosphates, no sodium lauryl sulfate NO 1,4-dioxane or any of the above toxic chemicals and others not mentioned.
Real Green provides Thieves Household Cleaner - Take Action
Thieves Household Cleaner new formula boasts the most effective 100 percent plant- and mineral-based ingredients available with therapeutic grade essential oils including:
1. Vegetable-based surfactants like alkyl polyglucoside that are compliant with Green Seal and EPA Design for Environment (DfE) standards.
2. Biodegradable cutting agents like sodium methyl 2-sulfolurate and disodium 2-sulfolaurate from renewable sources.
3. Active ingredients like tetrasodium glutamate diacetate that are readily biodegradable and derived from food-approved amino acids.
4. The all-natural cleansing and disinfecting power of therapeutic-grade Thieves and lemon essential oils. All of the ingredients that make up this new formulation are ecologically friendly, come from sustainable sources, have biodegradable properties, and none of them are petroleum-based.
Not only that, every one of these ingredients received a "green" rating from the Enviromental Working Group website- www.ewg.org . ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE PACKAGING - means that they are "good for me, good for the planet and good for the community." ECOLOGICALLY RESPONSIBLE PACKAGING Thieves cleaner's packaging remails recyclable, but with the option to purchase the standard 14-ounce bottle, or a new 64-ounce economy size, you can do your part to cut down on packaging waste and production emmissions. WHAT IS "PLANT-BASED"? Tracy Gibbs, PhD Pharmacognosy—the study of medicines derived from natural sources—consulted with Young Living on the development of the new Thieves cleaner. The term "plant-based" can cause some confusion, so we talked with Tracy about what it means to have a 100% plant- and mineral-based formula:
"Basically, if you trace and chemical back to its origin, it all comes from nature at some point; the key is in the extraction process," Tracy says. "Plant-based ingredients are those extracted from the source without the use of synthetic chemicals—typically by using water or ethanol. When you use plant-based, biodegradable products you have zero impact on the environment. It's important to use a natural household cleaner because it's what you do every day that matters. That's what determines your health being environmentally aware counts the most." Real Green Essentials™ is all about plant based products that are cohesive with mother nature.
Dilution Ratios: Light Degreasing 60:1 Medium Degreasing 30:1 Heavy Degreasing 15:1 Floors 100:1 Walls 30:1 Upholstery, Fabrics, Carpet Spotting 40:1 Carpet 100:1 Glass 20:1 Pots and Pans 100:1 Hand Cleaner 1:1
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease
Real Green - Aromatherapy - provides more along with Thieves Household Cleaner
* Add 25 drops Eucalyptus essential oil to each wash load for effective dust mite control. Recent research has shown that eucalyptus oil kills dust mites. Dust mites live in your bedding, feeding from the dead skin cells you constantly shed.
* Use 1-2 drops of Lemon oilto help remove gum, oil, grease spots or crayon. * Add 2-3 drops of Lemon oil to water and spray the laundry room, counter tops and sinks as lemon oil will help sanitize them. * Soak your dishcloth or other laundry items overnight in a bowl of water with one drop of Lemon oil to help to sanitize them.