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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I don't like doing laundry. It's one of those things I cannot get excited about doing, but it's something I do quite a great deal of in this house.

I'm very conscientious about what I use for laundry. I've used many natural products over the years, from Crunchy Clean to Seventh Generation to Ecos. I have a new favorite, though, and I just have to tell you about it.

I've been using a wonderfully gentle  Herbatergent from Vaska. I use the fragrance free formula and it rivals any standard, toxin-filled laundry detergent in terms of its ability to clean the clothes. What I like about this particular formula is that it has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment program as safe for people and the environment. That is important to me.

This is a hypo-allergenic formula, biodegradable, not testes on animals and is formulated naturally. You will not find toxins in this--just filtered water, plant based surfactants and natural vegetable softening agents.

This detergent also has been helpful at reducing static in my laundry. I appreciate that a great deal. This product works well in both standard and high efficiency models and is 2X concentarted so you only need a small capful for it to work.

I also have been using the Spot Off. This is a stain removing spray which is also hypo-allergenic and safe for the whole family. I have used this on grass stained jeans, a shirt stained with marinara sauce, and pillowcase with a dirty dog foot print on it. All stains were removed with ease using this gentle spray. This one has a very light and natural lavender scent which comes from pure and natural lavender extract.

I don't normally get excited about cleaning products and laundry detergents. Vaska, though, is an exception because I really have found the products to be stellar. You can find these products online at Amazon, Drugstore.com and Vaska. Sam's Club also carries the line, as do many Target locations. For a complete selection of stores, click here.

Disclosure: I received these products at no cost for review. This in no way has affected the outcome of the review and all opinions are my own.
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