I finally got around to trying the Nature Clean All Natural Laundry Liquid sample that I received at the Green Living Show. The label reads...
"Our All Natural vegetable based formula is made without dyes, perfumes, petroleum, formaldehyde preservatives, optical brighteners or enzymes, all of which we believe endanger us and our world,"
Impressive! In the ingredients list they not only give the ingredients, but they tell you where they come from. For example, the Fatty Polyglycoside used is derived from corn starch and palm kernel oil. When have you ever seen a label give that sort of info? This product claims to be hypoallergenic, unscented, safe for infants clothing, safe for high efficiency washers, phosphate, dye & perfume free, not tested on animals and septic and grey water safe. So here's my question. If this company can do all this, why can't all the others?
It's also made in Canada, which is a huge plus for me as a Canadian trying to support the local and national economy.
So how does it work? Fantastic. My clothes came out just as clean as with the Arm & Hammer and my old, non-environmentally friendly brand. The only noticeable difference was the lack of a scent. This stuff is truly unscented. Although I have grown accustomed to a lovely scent on my clothes I think I can live without it as long as they are clean and I'm not wondering about what chemicals went into the scent. And I should also mention that the consistency was a bit thinner than the average liquid laundry detergent. I'm not sure why that it, but since the stuff works I'm not going to question it.
This company also has some other great products that I look forward to trying. And their parent company Frank T. Ross & Sons also produce other non-toxic products.
The verdict? I will definitely purchase this brand the next time I need laundry detergent.