5 Products You Need in Your Laundry Room

Posted On: May 2nd, 2023

Cleaning products have been an essential part of our daily lives for decades. We use them to keep our homes, workplaces, and public spaces clean and tidy. But what many of us don’t realize is that traditional cleaning products can be harmful to our health and the environment. Traditional cleaning products often contain harmful chemicals that can cause a range of health problems, from respiratory issues to skin irritation and even cancer. Included in the list of products that are utilized for cleaning, is laundry detergent.

Truly Free Gift Kit

Here’s a detailed look at the harm of traditional cleaning products and laundry detergent and the harmful chemicals they can contain:

  • Phthalates – Phthalates are often found in fragranced cleaning products like air fresheners, fabric softeners, and dish soap. They are known endocrine disruptors that can interfere with hormone production and cause reproductive issues.
  • Triclosan – Triclosan is commonly used in antibacterial cleaning products like hand soaps and dishwashing detergents. It has been linked to antibiotic resistance and can also disrupt hormone production.
  • Ammonia – Ammonia is often found in glass and window cleaners. It is a respiratory irritant that can cause asthma and other breathing issues.
  • Chlorine – Chlorine is commonly used in bleach and other disinfectants. It can cause skin and eye irritation and can be deadly if ingested.
  • Formaldehyde – Formaldehyde is often found in air fresheners and fabric softeners. It is a carcinogen that can cause cancer and other health issues.
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – SLS is commonly used in cleaning products like dish soap and laundry detergent. It can cause skin irritation, and some studies suggest it may be a carcinogen.
  • Petroleum-based surfactants – These are commonly used in cleaning products like dish soap and laundry detergent. They can be harmful to aquatic life and can pollute our waterways.
  • 1,4-dioxane – 1,4-dioxane is often found in laundry detergents and can be a carcinogen.
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) – NPEs are often used in laundry detergents and can be toxic to aquatic life.
  • Perchloroethylene – Perchloroethylene is often used in dry cleaning and can cause liver and kidney damage.


Truly Free laundry wash on washer

Traditional laundry detergents are a common household product that many of us use on a regular basis. However, these detergents can contain harmful chemicals that can cause health problems.

Here are some of the ways traditional laundry detergents can cause health problems:

  • Skin irritation – Many traditional laundry detergents contain chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate, which can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions. This is particularly true for people with sensitive skin. Symptoms of skin irritation can include redness, itching, and dryness.
  • Respiratory problems – Traditional laundry detergents can also contain chemicals like fragrance and formaldehyde that can irritate the lungs and cause respiratory problems. These chemicals can be particularly harmful for people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Symptoms of respiratory problems can include coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.
  • Endocrine disruption – Some chemicals found in traditional laundry detergents, such as phthalates and parabens, can disrupt the endocrine system. This system controls hormone production and regulation in the body, and disruption can lead to a range of health problems, including reproductive issues and developmental disorders.
  • Environmental impact – Traditional laundry detergents can also have a negative impact on the environment. They can contain phosphates, which can contribute to water pollution and harm aquatic life. Additionally, the chemicals in these detergents can contribute to air pollution and climate change.


Truly Free Tote

To avoid the health problems associated with traditional laundry detergents, opt for a natural laundry detergent like Truly Free Home. These chemicals can also have a significant impact on the environment, polluting our waterways and harming wildlife. Laundry detergent is no exception. When designing your laundry room, ensure you are utilizing safe products that won’t cause harm to your health or to the environment. Here are the top 5 products you need in your laundry room:

Truly Free Home Signature Scent Laundry Wash: A plant based laundry detergent that washes your clothes in nothing but safe ingredients. It’s tough on stains and eliminates odors, while being gentle on your skin. 

What’s in it

Sodium Citrate (mineral based water conditioner)TriSodium Salt (hard water softener) Sodium Carbonate (alkalizing salt)Sodium Polyacrylate (eco-friendly soil anti-redeposition agent) Signature Scent Blend of Essential Oils & Plant Based Fragrance Oils (Including; Lavandin Grosso, Lime Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Fir Needle Oil, Clove Leaf Oil) Alkyl Polyglucoside (non-ionic surfactant from sunflower) Sodium Cocoate (plant based surfactant)Cellosize (homogenizer) Precipitated Silica (to prevent clumping) Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (organic salt) and…LOTS OF LOVE!

What’s not in it

SLS, glycol, dyes, fillers, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, thickeners, formaldehyde or optical brighteners.

Truly Free laundry wash

Truly Free Home Softening Rinse: This softening rinse is made with essential oils, and is free of all synthetic dyes and thickeners. It creates the softest and cleanest clothes, with zero toxins! 


Check out what Honest Brand Reviews has to say about our Truly Free Laundry Wash!

What’s in it

Water Lauryl Trimethyl Ammonium Chloride (eco-friendly cationic surfactant) Trisodium Salt (water softener) Potassium Citrate (mineral-based water conditioner) Signature Scent Blend of Essential Oils & Plant Based Fragrance Oils (Including; Orange Oil, Lime Oil, Fir Needle Oil, Clove Leaf Oil, Lavandin Abrialis Oil & Eucalyptus Oil) and…LOTS OF LOVE!

What’s not in it

SLS, dimethicone, surfactants, silicone products, glycol, dyes, fillers, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, thickeners, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, or optical brighteners.

Truly Free Laundry Rinse

Enzyme Stain Remover: Use this as a stain-removing paste to spot treat on clothing, or throw directly into your washer for powerful stain fighting power. One tiny scoop of this Enzyme Stain Remover is powerful enough to naturally digest organic material to eliminate the toughest stains on fabrics. Water-activated enzymes protect your fabrics, reduce exposure to toxic chemicals, producing the cleanest clothes you’ve ever had!

What’s in it

Sodium Bicarbonate (mineral based alkalizing salt) Enzyme Blend and…LOTS OF LOVE!

What’s not in it

SLS, perfumes of any kind, glycol, dyes, fillers, phosphates, 1,4-dioxane, chlorine, DEA, thickeners, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, or optical brighteners.

Truly Free Enzyme Stain Remover

Truly Free Home Oxyboost: OxyBoost is the most powerful yet family safe bleach alternative available that is tough on stains, but won’t damage fabrics over time.

What’s in it

Sodium Percarbonate (technical grade oxygen booster) Sodium Carbonate (alkalizing salt) and…LOTS OF LOVE!

What’s not in it

Bleach, optical brighteners and other harsh chemicals that may brighten your clothes, but are not good for your family or skin.

Truly Free Oxyboost

Laundry Machine Cleaner: Could that funky smell in your laundry machine be mold? Dirty washing machines can keep your clothes from getting fully clean, and even be a breeding ground for germs & mold. This Laundry Machine Cleaner is formulated using mother nature’s most powerful ingredients to break apart detergent residue, stuck-on organic material, and leave your machine cracks & crevices squeaky clean! 

What’s in it

Citric Acid, Sodium Bi-Carbonate, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Chloride and LOTS OF LOVE!

What’s not in it

No toxic surfactants, Oxygen Bleach (Percarbonate), Carbonic acid, polyethylene glycol, glucano-delta-lactone, benzenesulfonic acid, or Perfumes.

Truly Free laundry machine cleaner

With Truly Free Home products, you know you are getting the best at a great price. Signing up for a monthly subscription will allow you to get the products you need in a timely manner. Traditional laundry detergents can contain harmful chemicals that can cause a range of health problems, including skin irritation, respiratory problems, and endocrine disruption. By making this switch to Truly Free Home, you can protect your health and the environment.

Mother and Daughter laundry


“Cleaning Supplies and Your Health.” American Lung Association, https://www.lung.org/clean-air/at-home/indoor-air-pollutants/cleaning-supplies-household-chem.

“Hazardous Chemicals in Health Care.” Health Care Without Harm, https://noharm-global.org/issues/global/hazardous-chemicals-health-care.

“Cleaning Products and Your Health.” National Institutes of Health, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002710.htm.

“Safe Cleaning Products.” Environmental Working Group, https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/content/cleaners_and_health.

“Environmental Impact of Cleaning Products.” Clean Water Action