Many laundry detergents, while they may smell good and remove stains from your clothes, can be bad for your skin. They can leave it feeling dry and itchy and can even cause nasty rashes. On top of that, the toxic chemicals that are used in most commercial detergents can contaminate the environment. The toxic chemicals in them contaminate our oceans, rivers, and water supplies. Shockingly, it is estimated that 700 million plastic jugs of laundry detergent are thrown away each year in the United States!

Luckily, this TikTok user shared a simple swap that’s better for your health and the environment!

@thehouseofsequins ♻️🧺 Eco-friendly, no plastic, no waste, no dyes, no spilling or sticky messes, lightweight, travel-friendly… what more could we really want, guys? #ecofriendly #traveltiktok #travel #travelhacks #lifehacks #laundry #laundrytok #laundryhack #laundrysheets #ecofriendlyproducts #ecofriendlygifts ♬ What You Won’t Do for Love – Bobby Caldwell

Laundry sheets are made without ingredients that cause skin irritation and often don’t contain any phosphates, bleach, or parabens. They are convenient and often have compostable packaging that saves on carbon emissions and can clean loads with only a fraction of what would be used with other detergents. By making the switch, you’ll reduce how many plastic laundry detergent containers end up in landfills. Beyond the environmental and health benefits, laundry sheets are small and compact, making them great for traveling!

Check out these 10 Eco-Friendly Detergents Easy On Your Skin and the Environment!

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