3 Eco Friendly Laundry Room Product Swaps

In 2017, I started making eco friendly product swaps. I was pregnant with my first daughter and I had learned in school that the skin is considered the largest organ of the body, therefore, absorbing whatever we put on it. Products are created with so many ingredients and I quickly became overwhelmed researching clean products and what should be avoided.

Thankfully, I received 2 great pieces of advice.

1. Only research and replace a product that you have finished using.

This not only helped with the guilt of throwing away unused product, but it also helped me to focus on one product at a time.

It is easy to get lost down a rabbit hole of information and get too overwhelmed to even act.

2. Use an app that provides an assessment of your current products 


gives you clean, eco-friendly, alternative options.

I used the app ThinkDirty all those years ago to get myself started. I know there are other apps out there but I did like the fact that this one would recommend alternatives. It is a really nice feature to have when you are just getting started.

This year I plan to make at least 12 clean/eco-friendly product swaps. I will share them on the blog and provide my unbiased thoughts on them (as I am not receiving any of these products for free).

We are finishing an addition on our home including a new laundry room, so that seemed like a great place to begin.

Earth Breeze Laundry Sheets: These laundry sheets come in a paper envelope and look very much like your typical dryer sheets. They are said to completely dissolve in the washing machine without leaving any residue. This will help to reduce single-use plastics. I purchased the fragrance-free option that is also Phosphate-free, Paraben-free, and Bleach-free.

BioKleen Dryer Sheets: Funny enough, these also look like your typical dryer sheets. They are biodegradable and do not contain artificial fragrances, dyes phosphates, chlorine, ammonia, or brighteners. They are made in Vancouver, WA.

A Little Green Gee Wool Dryer Balls: I’ve had these for several years but I have gotten out of the habit of using them. They can be used alone without dryer sheets to help combat static. You can even add a few drops of essential oils to them but don’t be surprised if it leaves a stain. These dryer balls are handmade in California.

The key to making these lasting changes is to start small and be patient. There are so many products on the market and more and more are providing quality products that are less harmful to you and the environment. 

Have you tried any of these specific products or others that you would find in a laundry room? Let me know in the comments below.

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