Whether you want to simplify laundry day or live a more sustainable life, you probably have questions about the eco-friendly laundry strips you have heard so much about. And we’re thrilled to be able to answer them all in this series. First things first, if you missed Part 1 and 2, check them out before continuing along. Get to know the ingredients, the problem with regular detergent and pods, and how laundry strips manage to be both eco-friendly and tough on dirt. Here’s Part 3 of Your Laundry Strip Questions Answered:
People always think it’s not easy being green. If you caught Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, you already know SaltyLama’s eco-friendly laundry strips are kind to the planet — and human health — but are they the best choice for your household? Will you still be able to manage your monthly budget? Are they really the best detergent for pet blankets and belongings? We understand. When you’re changing to a safer, more responsible cleaning solution, there is much more to discuss than just how eco-friendly or tough on dirt our strips are (which they are).
I have sensitive skin. Can I still use your laundry strips?
Yes, you absolutely can! Thanks to our bio-based formula, SaltyLama laundry strips are free of harmful chemicals and known irritants. They are a fantastic choice for those with sensitive skin! All varieties of our laundry strips are hypoallergenic, meaning they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction and are therefore a safe choice for those with sensitive skin, eczema, or any other skin condition. Compare that to traditional detergents, which commonly use Benzeze, a chemical that is a petroleum distillate. And petroleum distillates have been connected to numerous health issues, including skin allergies.
What does cruelty-free mean?
Cruelty-free means precisely what you think it would. Our 100% vegan-friendly products have been produced without animal testing. So not only are our eco-friendly laundry strips safe for you and every member of your family — including pets — but if you are an animal lover, you should have no worries about supporting SaltyLama. So go ahead and safely — and ethically — wash your fur baby’s favorite blanket, bedding, and all the rest with our laundry strips.
Eco-friendly means more expensive, doesn’t it?
Surprisingly, not at all. Consider that consumers may spend an average of $15 to $25 once or twice a month on traditional store-bought detergent brands. Compare that to the multitude of affordable collections available when you switch to SaltyLama laundry strips. Whatever your specific laundry needs, we have a solution tailored for you. And we give you the option of subscribing for as long as you want — with savings of up to more than 60%, depending on which package you choose. Not only will you never run out of laundry detergent again, but you can skip the store and the lines altogether with super-flexible delivery options; just schedule when you want your order. You can cancel, pause, or skip an order on your subscription anytime — no questions asked. This isn’t your gym membership or monthly phone bill, so there are no contracts here! Simply put, not only are you doing better for the environment and your health by ditching traditional detergent, but you will be giving a boost to your budget, too.
So, the laundry strips are safe on my skin, but can I wash delicate fabrics like wool, silk, or cashmere?
SaltyLama laundry strips are formulated for all types of fabrics. Though, as silk and cashmere can be more delicate, we do recommend tending to those items with extra love and care. Always follow the garment’s label and wash accordingly. For example, some labels will say, particularly with silk, “Do Not Soak” or may recommend handwashing in cold water only. Always be cautious with your luxurious items to avoid them getting damaged in the washing process. When in doubt, hand wash in cold water.
What other benefits do laundry strips have?
As you may have guessed, there is no shortage of benefits to switching to SaltyLama laundry strips. Here are a few more:
- Saves space: Have you ever considered just how much room that plastic jug of liquid detergent takes up? Or that big box of powder? Whether you’re practicing minimalism or simply want something that makes your laundry room a little less crowded, our strips will fit the bill. Until you need them, you’ll barely notice they are there. They come in thin, biodegradable pouches that are practically weightless. No shelf space? Just slip them into a drawer until needed.
- Leaves no messes or spills: Few things can be as messy as cleaning your clothes. That thick liquid — with the strong odor and unusual color — always seems to end up dripping somewhere or blotting something. And if you use powder, there are always chemical-based particles left scattered in the wake of every scoop. So, what a relief to switch to our ultra-concentrated strips, which are thin yet solid. They won’t crumble or disintegrate — at least not until they are in your wash, where they simply dissolve away in the water. They will get your laundry clean — without making a mess everywhere else.
- Travels great: Most of us never even consider the possibility of washing our clothes on the go — mostly because who wants to lug along a jug of detergent? Or deal with pods in our carry-on? But SaltyLama’s strips are fantastic if you’re an avid traveler. They conveniently fit in the zipper pouch of your suitcase, allowing you to easily wash your clothes on the move. Whether that’s washing by hand in the sink or paying a quick visit to the laundromat, our weightless laundry strips will save you from looking for — and spending on — detergent everywhere you travel.
As we’ve said before, the idea of saving the planet can feel like so much work. Few people equate environmentalism with convenience, after all. But from the ease of use to the bundles and subscriptions we offer to get you started on your new-wave laundry journey, we guarantee you will never look back at your old detergent again. Except maybe to wonder why you put up with such a messy, cumbersome, toxic product for so long in the first place.