Thursday, October 18, 2007
So I want to save the planet just like everyone else, so when I read Eren's post about Mugwort Maggie's natural laundry soap I was intrigued. I read about the soap on Mugwort Maggie's site and found out that it doesn't have all the crazy chemicals that regular soap has, it takes a lot less, it comes in lots of cool different scents, and it was $2 a sample (now $1.75!). I thought I'd give it a try. A load of laundry only took about a tablespoon and it smelled great while it was washing. I even left the door to our laundry closet open while it was washing, putting up with the crazy amount of noise our Craigslist-$50-washer makes so that I could enjoy the Tea Tree and Eucalyptus scent. Unfortunately, after a spin in the dryer (with a chemical-ridden dryer sheet), the scent didn't stick. So when I read about Nellie's Dryer Balls on Not Martha's site, I thought, a-ha! Doubly better for the environment, and I get good smelling clothes! You can read here for an in depth review, but basically, surprisingly, they work. So not only am I probably saving the planet single-handedly with my eco-friendly laundry choices, I have clothes that smell like Eucalyptus, Fresh Cut Grass or even Dragon Blood if I want, and I don't have to buy dryer sheets ever again!