Simple Living Eco brings you a simple and effective, safer and cleaner detergent sheet designed with sensitive skin in mind.
- Fully dissolve in cold water so great for hand washing/cold washes
- Perfect for taking with you when travelling.
- Packaged in cardboard box so fully recyclable
- 100% natural ingredients
- Simple to use
- Concentrated so less CO2 emissions to make and ship
- Vegan and cruelty free
- Safe to use on delicate materials
How to use:
Simply pop one or two detergent sheets in with your load of laundry. The full box contains 60 sheets and sample box contains 10 sheets to try out the sheets before committing to a full box.
The detergent sheets will fully dissolve in the wash and won’t leave a residue on your clothing.
For use on stained clothing and reusable nappies, the manafacturer advises that stains are pre-treated before using the sheets in the wash.
Simple Living Eco are a family run business based in the UK who strive to create an eco friendly, safe and effective laundry detergent to replace the mainstream brands. They wanted to create a product that's good for the planet and good for us, by being made of 100% natural ingredients and by being easy to use.
Detergent Sheets for Laundry - by Simple Living Eco
These laundry sheets replace your standard laundry detergent such as Persil/Bold/Ariel laundry products which tend to contain plastics, dangerous chemicals & toxins.
They are free from harsh chemicals and made from only natural ingredients (water, naturally derived surfactants from coconut oil, polyvinyl alcohol, natural essential oil fragrance) and come in fully recyclable card board packaging. In a nutshell, their impact on the environment is minimal!
The fragranced laundry sheets have a soft plant fresh fragrance which is friendly for sensitive skin, but for the extra sensitive there is a fragrance free option - I will be stocking the full boxes shortly. You shouldn't need to use a fabric softener with these laundry detergent sheets but you can do if you wish to. If you are looking for a natural fabric softener, white vinegar is good for this.
Not only are these a plastic free solution to laundry, but they also have a smaller carbon footprint. Powder and liquid laundry detergent is heavy to transport so has much higher CO2 emissions from transportation. Where the sheets are light and don't contain any water, you will be saving a vast amount of CO2 emissions from shipping too!
From a cost perspective, these laundry detergent sheets will cost you £0.17 per wash whilst Persil Washing Liquid (57 Wash) for example is £9 in Tesco which works out to be £0.16 per wash. So it works out around the same.
The intial fragrance from the laundry sheets is divine! I couldn't wait to try them. Once being used in my test wash, the clothes smelt fresh and clean but didn't have that 'normal' strong laundry Lenor smell which so many of us are used to. With a bit of adjustment, this can easily be forgotten about though as the clothes were nice and clean and the environmental positives for me greatly outweigh the need for the chemical clean smell.
When asked about the smell, Simple Living Eco say that "When you add a "smell" to your clothes this does not mean your clothes are clean. Most detergents are filled with toxic chemicals which is then masked with a parfum, approximately 3,000 chemicals can be used to make a fragrance, some of which have been linked to cancer, reproductive and respiratory problems, and allergies. Our laundry sheets are completely water soluble, down to the molecule, and as a result, your clothing completely absorbs our detergent, but it also completely rinses out during the rinse cycle, along with all the dirt and dead skin cells."
From an environment perspective, they are made from natural ingredients (which is great knowing chemicals aren't being washed down the drain), they come in a cardboard box which is completely recyclable, they don't contain water so are a lot lighter to distribute than the big washing brands, and they dissolve in cold water so can be used on a lower temperature. Also, as they are cruelty free and vegan, this is great for any animal lovers out there like me!
From an ease perspective, it's lovely not having to measure out laundry liquid as I usually always spill some. They're so easy to use, just pop one sheet in with your laundry. No mess! Also, they take up a lot less room in my cupboard which is great.
My rating: All in all, I am very impressed with these! 9/10 (will be 9.5 when I'm used to not having the strong 'Lenor' smell I'm so used to).