Before commercial cleaners and synthetic, chemical surfactants were introduced in the 1940s, the majority of household cleaning was performed by combining basic, natural ingredients, such as soap flakes, borax, washing soda and baking soda. These products may have required some additional "elbow grease", but they cleaned effectively and most importantly had little impact on the health of the user or the environment.
Eco-Pioneer Pure Washing Soda is 100% pure, with natural ingredients from local suppliers. Their boxes are made with 100% recycled paper fibres and use non-toxic, vegetable inks.
Basic Automatic Laundry Soap Recipe:
- 1 cup soap flakes (forces dirt out)
- 1/2 cup Eco-Pioneer Pure Washing Soda (cuts grease and softens water)
- 1/2 cup borax (kills germs and whitens)
Presoak heavily soiled items in water water with 1/2 cup Eco-Pioneer Pure Washing Soda for 30 minutes. Rub soiled areas with moistened soap flakes.
Caution: MAY IRRITATE EYES. Do not get in eyes. Keep out of reach of children. First Aid Treatment: If in eyes, rinse with water for 15 minutes. If swallowed, drink a full glass of water or milk. Do not induce vomiting. Call a physician.
Nancy: more than a year ago
Love this product! Simple, efficient packaging and it works well. I use it in my homemade laundry soap. I love that I can buy all my DIY cleaning ingredients at Well and have it delivered right to my door! I would highly recommend the other Eco-Pioneer products as well if you make your own cleaning products.
Pauline: more than a year ago
I've been happy with this so far. I haven't made my own laundry soap but just use as-is as an add-on to our Rockin' Green for cloth diapers. It made a HUGE difference and improvement in how clean the diapers were getting and made the inserts fluffier and whiter, removing our hard water build up. Definitely glad we got it and have since recommended to friends. Yeah the box is a bit annoying but could easily dump into another container. Love supporting Canadian products, too.