Thursday, November 15, 2012
Using Toxic Scented Detergent In Rural Settings Is An Insult To Mother Nature
My family moved from the city to a rural area a week ago, looking forward to clean air, quiet, and a lot of lovely nature. Much to our chagrin, we painfully discovered that the washing machine that is on the property that is shared by several occupants was used by a couple people who used to live here and they used toxic scented commercial detergent. We discovered this when we lifted the lid of the machine to check it to see if it smelled. We bowed our heads, feeling very disheartened, and I shook my head, realizing that once again I'd have to run a couple loads with white distilled vinegar, baking soda, and my 2 magical laundry solution balls, before the machine would be safe to use. I've lost count of how many times I've had to do this in other places we've lived, especially rural settings. We find it very disheartening and aggravating that people who intentionally live in a rural setting to enjoy being away from the city madness and enjoy quiet and nature continue to use commercial scented detergent that clearly pollutes the groundwater and the air and hurts the wildlife. Thank goodness there are people like my husband and myself who are aware and enlightened and vote with our wallets in a healthy sane green manner. We've been using vinegar and baking soda for 20 years and we continue to enjoy efficient healthy clean results.