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What Are Laundry Sheets? What You Should Know

By the time you’re an adult, you probably have a routine when it comes to doing your laundry. Maybe that routine is doing all of your washing on a designated day weekly or making a day out of tidying and refreshing your space and wardrobe. Or maybe your routine is more like you wait until you absolutely run out of clothes and then wash everything in a panic.

Whatever your routine is, you probably have a particular laundry detergent that you’re accustomed to using. Some of us like the product that we grew up with; others might prefer picking a detergent based on the scent alone. There are many different aspects of a laundry detergent that can make it seem like the one.

Unfortunately, there are downsides to all kinds of different laundry products. Powders, detergents, and pods can be packaged in an excessive amount of plastic. On the whole, these products are less-than-awesome when it comes to environmental friendliness.

Plus, all sorts of products can contain an endless list of potentially irritating ingredients for your skin. But what’s left if powders and detergents aren’t for you?

Enter laundry sheets: A new way to keep your clothes clean and fresh while keeping your track record for eco-friendliness clean, too.

What Are Miracle Laundry Sheets?

Laundry detergent sheets are a great alternative to traditional products you might use to get your clothes clean. Miracle laundry Sheets come in zero-waste packaging. And, as it says in the name, rather than a liquid or powder you have to measure or pour, laundry detergent sheets are just that: sheets. 

The Miracle Brand Laundry Detergent Sheets are flat and easy to store, so they won’t take up much room in your cabinet. They’re also pre-portioned, so you never have to worry about using too much or too little cleaning product. 

It’s time to put that nightmare of walking into the room to see your washing machine overflowing with suds to rest. Besides, the extra fact that they’re pre-portioned eliminates the need for any kind of jug or scoop, which creates further unnecessary waste. And when you’re done with the packaging, you can recycle it as you would any other cardboard.

Production of plastic products continues to hit staggering numbers and creates an unsustainable amount of waste. Any little bit you can contribute to cut down on plastic usage in your day-to-day life is so important. While it may not be easy to make every part of your life sustainable or eco-friendly, taking a lot of small steps like rethinking how you wash your clothes can really add up.

What Are Miracle Laundry Sheets Made From?

Depending on where you purchase your laundry sheets from, the ingredients that go into them can vary widely. It’s important to look at what goes into products before you commit to them. Especially if you’re concerned about being eco-friendly, checking the label is key!

A lot of companies and products participate in a practice known as “green washing,” where products that aren’t that eco-friendly are advertised and branded in such a way that you think you’re helping the environment. In reality, these products are no better than any other.

Our Miracle Brand Laundry Detergent Sheets are made from only four ingredients. You can rest assured that you’re not putting anything you can’t pronounce into your clothes, onto your skin, or back into the water.

Along with checking the ingredients that go into the actual laundry sheets, it’s worth investigating what goes into their packaging. If you’re looking into laundry sheets to reduce your negative impact on the environment, ensuring that you’re not getting your laundry sheets wrapped in layers of unnecessary plastics is vital.

How Do You Use Laundry Detergent Sheets?

Laundry sheets are even easier to use than you imagine. You don’t have to measure or portion the amount you use. You’ll just need between one and three sheets each time; there’s no messy pouring.

Does this sound familiar? Every time you end up with your hands covered in sticky residue from the detergent bottle, you just want to give up on washing your clothes altogether. 

If so, laundry sheets are for you.

First and foremost, all you need to do is decide how dirty your laundry is. If you’re washing delicates or just doing a small load, you can probably stick with one sheet. If you’re doing a heavy load of gym clothes or towels, you can use two to three sheets. Read any instructions provided on the packaging for a great end result.

Place your laundry sheet in with your wash, choose your wash cycle, press the button and… that’s it. You’ve got clean laundry. Super simple, right?

Are Laundry Sheets Effective?

We totally understand your skepticism! Not all eco-friendly detergents are created equal. You can go in with the best of intentions, but if you tried an eco-friendly detergent in the past that left your clothes smelling and looking dirty post-wash, you might be reluctant to dip your toe into sustainable products once again.

Luckily, laundry sheets are powerful and effective on just about everything. They’re gentle enough to keep your Miracle Sheet set looking new and feeling soft while ensuring that they’re clean and smelling fresh as the day you bought them. 

They’re strong enough to keep even your bathroom essentials like towels and washcloths, which are prone to some pretty heavy use and hand traffic. Since dirty towels can lead to frustrating problems like acne, it’s so important that you trust your laundry detergent to get your things clean.

Are Laundry Sheets Good For Sensitive Skin?

If you struggle with sensitive skin, you’ve probably put a lot of thought into products like laundry detergent. Products made of abrasive chemicals and strong scents may irritate your skin and lead to dryness, rashes, and redness.

Not just that, but if your skin is exposed to an irritant for a long period of time, it can become sensitized and start reacting negatively to even more things. In short: not ideal.

If finding a laundry detergent that’s kind to your skin is important to you, laundry sheets are a great option. They’re often made with few ingredients, most if not all of which should be natural. This way, you’ll be able to easily ensure you’re not putting anything on your skin that shouldn’t be there.

Our laundry sheets are gentle on skin, hypoallergenic, free of toxins, and also cruelty-free. You can rest assured—on your freshly washed sheets, no less—that laundry sheets will keep your skin as clear as it keeps your clothes clean.

So… What’s the Downside?

Honestly, there isn’t one! Laundry detergent sheets are easy to use and are some of the most environmentally friendly products on the market when it comes to cleaning your clothes. They’re made from natural ingredients and are packaged in recyclable materials.

They’re gentle on skin but tough on bacteria, dirt, and odors. Plus, because they’re not liquids or gels, so you can even travel with them if you need to.

There isn’t really any reason not to switch to laundry sheets. Anything other detergents can do, they can do better and more safely.

Keeping Your Clothes (and Environment) Clean

If you’ve been using the same kind of detergent for a long time, the idea of switching might fill you with dread. Particularly if you have sensitive skin or lead an active life that lends itself to lots of sweat and stains, changing a product that you use as often as laundry detergent may be daunting.

Luckily, laundry sheets aren’t just effective. They’re also gentle on your skin and good for the environment. They’re oh-so-easy to use; you'll be wondering where they’ve been all of your life.

When it comes to doing laundry, we all have our own ways of doing things. You might be committed to a product because you are obsessed with the lovely smell. Perhaps it’s the cleaner that your grandma swears by. Despite your connection to these, maybe they aren’t loving you back. 

Unfortunately, strongly scented products can be irritating to your skin. Not to mention the many other ingredients and chemicals in traditional detergents that can bother your body over time.

On top of that, powders, liquids, and especially pods are usually packaged in a ton of plastic and aren’t great for the environment as a whole. If you’re environmentally conscious and want something that uses less plastic and is 100% biodegradable, we have a Miracle solution. 

It might be time to add laundry sheets to your weekly shopping list. 


Sources:

Plastics, the Environment and Human Health: Current Consensus and Future Trends | The Royal Society Publishing

Green Washing | Environmental Health Perspectives

Liquids Rule | Transportation Security Administration



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