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  • Writer's pictureCourtney Shirkey

Clean Your Clothes the Eco-Friendly Way

Doing laundry is a chore that everyone has to do at some point in their life. Whether you have a designated person in your household that washes clothes or you take turns, it's a process that you can make easier. There are small changes to be made in the process that will make it more eco-friendly as well!

Energy Efficient Machines

One of the easiest changes you can make is by buying an eco-friendly product. Companies are steering toward a more environmentally conscious road, which makes your choices simple. A high-efficiency washer may use less than half the amount of water of a conventional top loader. Investing in another machine may be easier for people who have busier lifestyles and less time in the day. However, it is the most expensive switch for an eco-friendly clean.

Hang Dry Your Clothes

In your home, the dryer is one of the biggest energy hogs in the household. After the fridge, your dryer uses the most energy. If you cut the dryer out of the equation when washing your clothes, this will save you money on utility bills as well. Hang dry your clothes once they are out of the washer to eliminate the amount of energy you use.

Laundry Detergents

The simplest switch for people is their detergent. There are companies that make 'green' detergents that are safer for the environment. When the used water washes down the drain, this won't harm any animals that it might get to. Search for detergents that say they are biodegradable and will break down. You also have the option to buy a concentrated detergent. This will use less product per wash so you also save money down the road!

Hand Washing

The most efficient but time-consuming option is to hand wash your laundry. It takes more time, but it completely eliminates the use of the machines. Thus, eliminating the energy you would have used as well. Here is a guide to handwashing if you want to try doing your laundry this way.

Overall, making small changes that don't impact your process makes a big change for the environment over time. It's an easy way for you to make a positive impact. Switching to eco-friendly products and natural items makes a big impact.

Timshel Apothecary handcrafts small batches of simple, aromatherapeutic, and rejuvenating products to use in your home and on your body. Our products are guaranteed to protect you, your family, and your home from harmful toxins providing peace of mind through a holistic and natural alternative. Timshel Apothecary's top priority is the overall well-being of our customers and the environment. We aim to create a harmonious relationship between the two through education and sustainable practices.

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