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A Look Inside Laundry Sauce’s Commitment to Eco-Consciousness

The Sauce Boss
Nov 5, 2023
Laundry Tips
A whopping 800+ million loads of laundry are done every week. All of that soaking, tumbling, and spinning is essential to get your clothes clean. But it’s not always ideal for keeping the planet clean. That’s why we stepped in to change the game.

Laundry Sauce is known for making your clothes smell irresistible, but that’s not the only way we upgraded laundry day. We raised the bar for eco-consciousness with plastic-free packaging, responsibly-sourced fragrances, and laundry pods that require less water (and energy) to do their job.

Keep reading to see how we’re blowing other laundry detergent brands out of the water (pun totally intended) when it comes to keeping you and planet Earth healthy.

Is Your Laundry Detergent Loaded with Toxins?

The laundry detergent you buy at the supermarket might make your clothes smell clean, but it might also coat them with toxic and carcinogenic chemicals.
Here are 5 common toxins lurking in popular detergent formulas:

1. Parabens: A common preservative linked to cancer, infertility, and skin irritation
2. Phthalates: Chemicals that make fragrances last longer—phthalates are linked to heart disease, endocrine disruption, cancer, infertility, and more.
3. Phosphates: Additives that make detergent more efficient, which are banned in several countries because they pollute water.
4. Dyes: Synthetic colors like "Blue No. 1" that can be irritating or potentially carcinogenic in large doses.

When you wear clothes washed with these chemicals, they eventually get absorbed into your bloodstream through your skin. Fragrances are common culprits for carrying these toxins. Accordingly, some people assume the solution is using fragrance-free detergent. But we believe the solution is eco-conscious fragrance development.

All Laundry Sauce formulas are free from dyes, parabens, phthalates, phosphates, pesticides, and GMOs. Further, our laundry detergent pod membrane is made from a water-soluble casing that dissolves on contact with water and is consumed by microorganisms.

Bottom line: We help you smell your best without coating your clothes with toxic chemicals.

At Laundry Sauce, we care about you just as much as we do about your clothes. That’s why our research and development team is constantly developing new products and formulas that are better for your body and the environment.

We Made Plastic Packaging a Thing of the Past

The laundry detergent aisle at your supermarket is plastic central. Liquid detergent comes in clunky plastic jugs, while laundry pods come in plastic bags and containers. These are technically recyclable, but a recent study found that only 5% of plastic ends up getting recycled properly. That leaves millions of plastic jugs piling up in landfills around the world.

To make matters worse, laundry detergent jugs are made of some of the worst plastic around: high-density polyethylene. This is made from petroleum which requires oil drilling, not to mention expensive transportation which burns fossil fuels and emits greenhouse gasses.

We realized this wasn’t sustainable, so our first order of business was developing climate-friendly packaging. All of our products come in recyclable cardboard boxes made from 40% post-consumer white fibers and virgin white kraft fibers with no chlorine additives.

By switching to Laundry Sauce for your detergent, dryer sheets, and scent booster, you’re eliminating single-use plastics that clog up landfills and leave harmful carbon footprints.

Waste Less Water with Ultra-Concentrated Pods 

Liquid laundry detergent can consist of anywhere between 50-90% water. Big brands dilute their formulas to create the illusion that you’re getting more bang for your buck. However, you end up needing more detergent to get the job done. Not to mention the excess water takes a toll on the planet.

To be clear, the water itself isn’t bad for the environment—it’s the weight of the water that matters. Adding water weighs down the plastic bottles, which limits space on trucks and weighs them down. Translation: More fuel gets burned to transport the diluted detergent.

We took the opposite approach with Laundry Sauce pods, which are five times more concentrated than liquid detergents. That means you need less laundry detergent liquid to clean your clothes. And even more importantly, it reduces packaging waste and fuel consumption during shipment. 

Cold Hard Fact: Laundry Sauce Is Made for Cold Water Washing

The idea that hot water cleans your clothes better than cold water is a myth—and it’s an expensive myth. 

About 90% of the energy a washing machine uses goes towards heating up water. According to the Cleaning Institute, your household can eliminate 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide per year by switching to cold water. Not to mention you can save hundreds of dollars per year on your energy bill.

Some low-quality detergents may require heat to fully dissolve, but that’s not the case with Laundry Sauce.

Our high-performance pods are designed to clean your clothes in cold water just as well as they would in warm water. That’s why we encourage everyone in the Sauciety to turn their dial down to cold on laundry day. The planet (and your energy bill) will thank you for it.

Saving the Planet Is Sexy

Sure, washing your clothes with Laundry Sauce makes you smell downright irresistible. But you know what’s even sexier than smelling like French Saffron or Egyptian Rose? Keeping the planet healthy.

It’s time to dump the clunky plastic jugs you’ve been buying since college and switch to Laundry Sauce. Your clothes and the planet will both thank you.

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