In the pursuit to become more eco-conscious, many people are changing their laundry routine by opting for more sustainable products. While some are ditching fabric conditioners in favour of white vinegar or switching from laundry pods to liquid detergents, others have discovered the simplicity and effectiveness of laundry sheets.
What Are Eco Laundry Sheets?
It may come as a surprise, but laundry sheets work exactly like your regular laundry detergent – they contain natural cleaning agents that efficiently remove stains and odours. While some people may worry about the effectiveness of eco laundry sheets compared to laundry powder or pods, there’s really no reason to be concerned. Laundry strips clean just as effectively without the mess or hassle.
These sheets can be used in hot, warm, or cold water, dissolving easily at any temperature. They are a versatile choice for both hand and machine washing that will leave your laundry smelling clean and fresh.
Environmental Benefits of Eco Laundry Sheets
Now, you may be wondering what makes laundry sheets so environmentally friendly. In a world full of misleading claims about 'eco' products, eco laundry sheets stand out.
The Lab Co. eco laundry strips are packaged in a minimal, recyclable packaging that is slim and compact, making storage and transport a breeze. These sheets are lightweight, take up less space, and have a lower environmental impact compared to conventional laundry products.
What sets TLC laundry sheets apart is their 100% plastic-free composition, from the product itself right down to the packaging. Made with natural, plant-based ingredients that are gentle on your clothes, your skin, and the environment, making them a truly eco-friendly choice.
Another huge benefit to eco laundry sheets is their pre-measured format. This offers a more convenient and efficient way to wash clothes while reducing individual and collective waste. Many people tend to use too much laundry detergent, believing that more will result in a better clean. However, less is often more effective. The pre-measured format of the laundry sheets prevents over-pouring and excessive use, saving you money, preventing detergent residue and reducing water waste.
How Do They Compare to Traditional Detergents?
The laundry market is saturated with different alternatives of laundry detergents, such as pods, liquid gels, and powders, each claiming outstanding stain removal and long-lasting fragrance. So, how do laundry sheets compare?
Well, laundry sheets are clearly unique, and there are many benefits to using them. Let’s take a closer look at what makes them special:
No more mess
Unlike heavy liquid or powder detergents, laundry sheets eliminate the need for measuring before each wash, preventing spillage and overuse. With laundry sheets washing your clothes becomes hassle-free. There is no more guessing since the pre-measured strips are ready to go. You can say goodbye to mess and worries about undissolved leftover detergent that could damage your clothes, making them especially convenient for households with pets or children.
Gentle on your skin
Unlike many conventional laundry products which contain harsh chemicals that may irritate the skin, these laundry sheets are made with natural, plant-based ingredients that are kinder to you and the planet. If you have sensitive skin and find traditional laundry detergents irritating, switching to laundry sheets may help the problem.
Not all laundry detergents have cold water technology, which means that they may not completely dissolve in a cold wash. The detergent residue left on your clothes can impact the quality of the fibres, leading to their degradation and unpleasant smell and feel. Furthermore, washing your clothes at high temperatures uses more energy, harming both the environment and your clothes. Eco laundry sheets fully dissolve on all temperatures and cycles, making them a more sustainable choice.
TLC laundry strips come in two compact sizes – a 32-load pouch and a 64-load box. Both packaging options have a slim, compact design that takes up minimal space in any kitchen, bathroom or laundry room setting. The minimal cardboard packaging is much easier to recycle, too!
Conventional laundry products often contain harsh chemicals like parabens, bleach, phosphates, and more that contribute to the deterioration of your fabrics and water pollution. In comparison, eco laundry sheets are truly eco-friendly since they lack harsh toxins and nasty chemicals, are completely biodegradable, and are formulated with gentle ingredients that offer a strong and effective laundry clean.
How to Use Eco Laundry Sheets?
Using eco laundry sheets is incredibly simple, quick and convenient.
For hand washing:
- Use one 1 strip in hot, warm or cold water
- Add your clothes, and start washing.
For machine washing:
- For a 4-5kg load with light soiling, you’ll only need 1 strip.
- For the same weight load but heavy soiling, we recommend using 2 strips or 1 whole sheet.
- For loads of up to 7kg, you’ll need 2 strips = 1 full sheet.
- Always remember to use 2 strips if you have hard water or you are washing heavily soiled clothes.
Once you’ve determined how many sheets you need, simply place them in the drum or the detergent drawer, add your clothes on top, choose your setting, and start the machine. It really couldn’t be simpler. The best part? Absolutely no mess.
As you can see, there are many reasons to switch to sustainable laundry products like these laundry sheets. They are entirely plastic-free, free from harmful ingredients, take up minimal storage space, are super lightweight, and are quick and easy to use. Most importantly, they clean just as effectively as traditional laundry detergents. Why not make the switch to a more eco-friendly laundry routine today?