Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips & Tricks

I love anything that tells me to do less laundry πŸ˜†

Great ways to lighten your load…

πŸ‘š Buy clothes made with natural fibres

πŸ‘– Wash clothes less often (not your socks and jocks though!)

🌿 Use earth-friendly cleaning products (like the ones we stock at WP) – if you refill your containers you get bonus eco points!

β˜€οΈ Use the clothesline for solar and wind-powered drying

These tips will help you save money, get more wear out of your clothes, reduce your carbon footprint and reduce micro-plastics in our oceans – winning!Β 

Okay, so lets circle back to those earth-friendly cleaning products. Not everything that has organic, eco, environment or natural on the label is actually friendly to the planet. Do a little research and reading to find the best options you have available to you – it doesn’t have to be perfect, just the best you can access.

The zero-waste laundry options we have at WP include:

β€‹πŸŒΏ Refillable laundry liquids (top loader, front loader and wool wash/delicates options) – add 30ml to your wash for regular loads

🌿 Refillable fabric softener – add 13 to 25 ml to your wash

🌿 Refillable laundry powder and presoaker – use a little (25g) as laundry powder and a bit more (100g) as a stain remover/presoaker

🌿 Stain remover bar – the great all-rounder for rubbing on stains or for handwashing especially when travelling, always apply to wet cloth

🌿 Refillable organic Castile liquid soap – add 30-60 ml to your wash

These have all been locally made in WA, are palm oil free, vegan, and are greywater safe.

🌿 Soap nuts – add 4-6 half shells in a little bag or old sock to your wash (replace every 3-6 washes depending on how hard your water is and how heavily soiled your washing was to start with)

Once everything is clean, pop it out to dry on a clothesline or airer using wire pegs or bamboo pegs that will last for years!