Laundry Soap (BORATE FREE)
MamaSuds Laundry without the Borate
I respect my customer's choice/opinion on what they use in their homes so I offer borate-free laundry soap.
Does it clean well without? Really, it depends on your water. The people who ask for borate-free (and can vouch for it's effectiveness) generally have city water.
In order for the soap to penetrate fibers the water has to be an ideal pH and water that is hard (full of minerals) makes it difficult for the soap to penetrate the fibers to clean them. Borate increases the effectiveness of the soap by making the water stable for the soap to work at it's best.
Also- this is a little nerdy but borate also does a really cool thing when it's mixed with water- it releases hydrogen peroxide which acts as a bleach and also makes the water more alkaline which kills bacteria and fungus (something cloth diaper-ers know a lot about). Because my soap is all natural and made of olive oil soap, it rinses free (no residue) so even though you washed with it, it's completely rinsed out and therefore isn't being absorbed by your skin.
128 ounces (1 gallon)
64-128 loads of laundry [HE safe]
ingredients: MamaSuds Castile Soap, water, sodium carbonate
Directions: For normal loads of laundry – use two ounces of our MamaSuds Laundry Soap per load. For cleaning cloth diapers use two to four ounces of MamaSuds Laundry Soap per load.
MamaSuds Laundry Soap is FREE of:
- Synthetic Surfactants
- Optical brighteners