Laundry detergent is not a tool commonly considered in one’s arsenal of beauty products, but as a product that frequently comes in contact with your skin, it should be! One of the biggest reasons that people opt for vegan, cruelty-free beauty products, in addition to their concern for animals, is because these products tend to be safe to use and are gentle to the skin and body. Those who suffer from skin that reacts to the chemicals commonly found in beauty and personal hygiene products have to be vigilant in making sure that the products with which they come in contact contain no phosphates, preservatives, artificial dyes or fragrances. While cosmetics, body care products and hair care products are increasingly being offered in formulations that are natural, organic and safe for your skin, there is one glaring area where beauty conscious-consumers are looking for more options: laundry detergent. If you have sensitive skin, and go through the pains of only buying the most natural and organic skincare products, a harsh laundry detergent can come along and undermine all of your hard work to keep your skin happy and beautiful. It is hard to feel your best when you are having an outbreak of eczema, psoriasis, or even a simple rash.
Roux Maison vegan and cruelty-free laundry care products are just the answer for you. These products are less like a cleaning product and more like a spa retreat for your clothing. As Roux Maison points out on their website, if you are using conventional laundry detergent then you are rubbing toxic chemicals all over your body every time you use a towel to dry off after a shower, or sleep in your sheets. If you have sensitive skin, even a good night’s sleep in sheets laundered in conventional detergent can you leave you red and itchy.
Roux Maison takes their laundry products’ effect on your skin very seriously, and even has a manifesto, with proclamations such as:
- We believe sustainability should take away the stain.
- We believe in cleaning your clothes; not cleaning out your closets.
- We believe in washing greens together, not greenwashing.
- We believe in saving the world one laundry load at a time.
- We believe that clean shouldn’t make your eyes burn.
- We believe if it smells too strong, it is.
- We believe in making future heirlooms out of what we love today.
- We believe cocktails of all colors should peacefully co-exist.
- We believe the dryer eats one sock.
- We believe everything improves with age.
- We know that everything is better clean.
- We believe that sophistication, science, style, karma, consciousness and cool all live in our bottles.
Roux Maison’s products are offered in two natural fragrances, Sweet Tea and Ambrosia, and also offered with no fragrance. The fragrance in the detergent is achieved using therapeutic grade essential oils only, so nothing that is synthetic. Their products are free of the common, skin-irritating chemicals that are found in most laundry detergents, such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate, Formaldehyde, Pthalates, Parabens, Phosphates, artificial fragrances, artificial dyes and even Genetically Modified (GMO) Ingredients! All of their products are packaged in BPA-free bottles, and can be used in all washing machines, including High Efficiency machines.
Roux Maison vegan and cruelty-free laundry products offer four types of laundry detergent:
Essential Detergent – for general, everyday use.
Sport Detergent – specifically formulated to clean dirt, odor and bacteria, as well as care for clothing made of lycra, spandex and other fabrics made for performance.
Delicate Detergent – for both machine and hand washing, this detergent is for underwear, lingerie and hosiery. It can be used on the gentlest of fabrics, including silk, cotton, satin, lace and other materials commonly found on delicate clothing.
Swimwear Detergent – meant specifically for clothing that is made from speciality fabric and that comes into contact with chlorine frequently. This is conveniently available in 1oz travel sizes, so that you can slip it into your gym bag and wash your swimsuit immediately after using it.
Roux Maison also offers a gentle stain remover that works to gently get rid of stains in your garments, without using the irritating toxins that are contained within most conventional spot removers. All of their products are available in travel sizes as well, which is great for those who travel frequently and find themselves needing to wash a few things in the bathroom sinks of their hotel rooms!
To learn more about Roux Maison vegan and cruelty-free laundry products, visit their website.