Jonathan and I have searched for alternatives to the conventional laundry detergents that are riddled with ingredients that I can't even pronounce. Of course, the harmful ones being Sodium Laurel Sulfate and Fragrance. Ouch!
I had the great privilege of receiving a 2 pound bag of Natural Lavender Laundry Detergent from Belle Terre. You always have to wonder whether the natural products work as well as the conventionals....and I must say that I was very impressed with this product.
Here is the ingredients list: Borax, Washing soda, Baking soda and cold processed lavender soap.
Wow - Now try to find a conventional laundry detergent with that few words, ingredients that you actually recognize AND that works well!
Another great thing about this detergent is that you only need 1 tablespoon per full load of laundry. So what looks like a small bag of detergent actually lasts a really long time.
Our clothes came out with a very fresh and clean scent and I was very pleased with the results.
I even gave it the brave test of washing our cloth diapers....After my typical rinse, wash, rinse, rinse cycle, the diapers actually smelled amazing!
About Belle Terre in their Own Words:
There comes a time when a belief ceases to be an idea you agree with and it becomes something you live by. For us, this time was the Spring of 2010. In the space of a few months we bought 6 acres of land in the foothills of NC and started Belle Terre, our little soap company.
We are working to transition from our traditional home in a small town neighborhood to a truly sustainable lifestyle in which we eat only what we grow, use only the energy we collect, and share our home with the dogs, bees and other animals that will join us.
Part of this transition is Belle Terre. We want to prove that a small business can operate profitably while having no negative impact on the environment. Our commitment to our customers, our community, and the world at large is that we will provide great, all natural products while improving the environment and the community around us.
To this end all of our items are handmade by us. We use only 100% natural ingredients and select organic and/or sustainably harvested ingredients when possible. We use minimal packaging and use post-consumer recycled materials when we do use packaging.
Finally, we donate 5% of our sales to a local charity and buy carbon credits to offset our use of fossil fuels while doing business.
Belle Terre has so many amazing products, the lavender laundry detergent is only one of many!
One day soon, hopefully, I will be able to participate in a giveaway with Belle Terre so that you may try it out yourself! In the meantime, make sure to check them out and see all of their wonderful handcrafted soaps and more!