How Clean is Your Laundry Detergent?

Even some “Green” detergents aren’t free of toxins—Green Virgin Products Offers Non-Toxic, Natural Alternative that Safely Cleans

TAMPA, FL – July 31, 2014 – Many consumer branded laundry detergents contain toxic ingredients.  Whether it’s Diethanolamine, Quaternium-15, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or some other chemical, it’s a good idea to understand the harmful potential that ingredients such as these can pose to you and your family.

But what about potentially harmful ingredients NOT shown on the label?  Particularly Dioxane (1,4-dioxane). “The Organic Consumers Association explains that 1,4-Dioxane is a by-product of the process called ethoxylation, a cheap shortcut process many companies use to provide mildness (in other words, reduce risk of skin irritation) to harsh cleaning ingredients. This process requires the use of the cancer-causing petrochemical ethylene oxide, which generates 1,4-Dioxane as a by-product.”[1]
  Many top laundry detergent brands contain this synthetic petrochemical which the Environmental Protection Agency considers a probable carcinogen
  This is a by-product contaminant of the manufacturing process and is not required to be listed on product labels.

There have been some successful movements to have this toxic by-product removed from consumer brands.  Most recently, the Women’s Voices for the Earth
has been successful in influencing the makers of Tide to reduce the amount of 1,4 Dioxane in their laundry detergent, although not completely eliminated.  Says Erin Switalski, executive director of Women’s Voices for the Earth: “We don’t fully understand how much 1,4 dioxane is needed to give someone cancer. For us, the bottom line is that Tide and Tide Free and Gentle are contaminated products.[3]

There are safer alternatives in the market place that work just as well as major consumer brands.  One new product to consider is Green Virgin’s Soap Nuts Liquid, which not only contains natural, non-toxic ingredients; but does not contain even a trace of 1,4 Dioxane!

Ken Marion, Founder of Green Virgin Products notes that “Soap Nuts Liquid is made with our USDA Certified Organic Sapindus Mukorossi Soap Nuts
(a berry that grows on the Chinese Soap Berry Tree and has the highest saponin(surfactant) content of any plant). We extract the saponin using only water. We then remove all the solids and tannins and deodorize it. This is all done using high tech filters using no chemicals only water. This is an important step and one that most of our competitors are not capable of.”

“Because this is the extract of a fruit,” Ken went on to explain, “it has a short shelf life of about two weeks. Therefore, a preservative is needed. Preservatives can be toxic, which is why we were hesitant to sell a soap nuts liquid because of our commitment to only selling totally non-toxic products.  We finally found a pair of non-toxic preservatives that when combined, make a non-toxic and extremely effective preservative (caprylyl glycol and phenethyl alcohol). These are rated a 0 and a 1 on the Skin Deep Data Base--which is about as non-toxic as you can get!  Our liquid has at least a two year shelf life and costs well below the leading brands in terms of cost per laundry load.”

Green Virgin Products is starting their own movement to convert more consumers to using Soap Nuts Liquid Detergent
as a way to make a positive impact on the planet.  In addition to the non-toxic, safe attributes of this product, it also has a negative carbon footprint.  This is one environmentally responsible product that actually works.  Just one 8 oz. bottle of Green Virgin Products’ Soap Nuts Liquid does 120 loads of laundry.

About Green Virgin Products

Green Virgin Products is a family-owned business created in 2009 to fulfill a specific need in the marketplace. Ken Marion, founder, lost his brother to cancer, and is a cancer survivor himself.  These experiences were the foundation of the Marion family’s vision—to provide high quality, non-toxic, eco-friendly products that actually work, and can save money compared to the toxic polluting products.

Green Virgin Products is dedicated to selling only completely non-toxic and eco-friendly products.  Based in Tampa, FL, Green Virgin Products are currently available online.  For more information and special offers, go to  www.greenvirginproducts.com
and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greenvirginproducts

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