You're using goat milk soaps to keep the nasty chemicals off your skin, but have you considered what chemicals your clothes can carry? Commercial laundry detergents contain chemicals such as optical brighteners that bind to your clothing. These chemicals then come in contact with your skin and can cause irritation.
GMS laundry soap is simply made with goat milk soap, borax, washing soda, and baking soda. It doesn't contain any nasty, unwanted chemicals and is not designed to bind to your clothing. Laundry soap is made with real goat milk soap and is a wonderful alternative to store bought laundry detergents that can be irritating to the skin and bad for the environment.
We have many customers using this soap on cloth diapers with great results. Please note that the laundry soap will not "suds" like store-bought laundry detergent. It will still get your clothes clean, and is better for your washing machine (particularly high efficiency machines).
Available Laundry Soap Sizes (choose from drop-down menu):
- Trial (3 oz)= ~5 Tbsp
- Small (10 oz) = ~20 Tbsp
- Refill (5 lb) = ~160 Tbsp
Directions (included on bag):
High Efficiency/Front load Washing Machines: Use 1 Tbsp
Regular Washing Machines: Use 2 Tbsp
Use an extra Tbsp for particularly dirty laundry
OK to use in hot or cold water
Use 1/2 cup white vinegar in the rinse cycle to soften and brighten clothes.
Use up to 1 cup hydrogen peroxide as a whitener instead of bleach.
Most people put the laundry soap in the soap dispenser. Some customers prefer to put it directly in with their clothes, but if the load is very full, it may not all dissolve.
Notes on septic systems:
Septic experts generally tell people to avoid using powdered laundry soap for two reasons:
1. too much is often used and does not dissolve properly
2. many 'bargain' powders have large amounts of non-biodegradable fillers such as clay which will clog the pores in the soil in your drain field.
Now the good news... your GMS laundry soap requires a small amount of powder per load, so it easily dissolves completely even in high efficiency washers that use far less water. Also, we do not add any such fillers that will lead to premature septic failure. So you can continue to use and recommend the GMS laundry soap that you've come to love with confidence!