Eucalan wool wash is safe for most delicate fabrics. It’s non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate free and petro-chemical free. Eucalan is also 100% biodegradable!
My husband had a bad reaction to laundry detergent so I switched to more natural products that are free of dyes and perfumes years ago. I never liked the perfume smell associated with many laundry detergents and I get bothered by the the overpowering scent that lingers with many of these detergents.
We also have a large pond in the backyard and I don’t want to add any unnecessary phosphates into the water. And, like many people, we have switched to a low level washing machine that requires much less water and detergent.
What about hand washables? These delicate fabrics require special attention. I discovered Eucalan wash for delicate fabrics at The Wooly Thread which is a website that offers wool fibers and products for use in craft projects.
Eucalan wool wash is perfect for washing wool and other delicate fabrics. What I love about this laundry detergent is that it’s non-toxic, biodegradable, phosphate free and petro-chemical free. Eucalan is 100% biodegradable and comes in recyclable plastic bottles so it’s also an eco-friendly product.
One of the ingredients in Eucalan is natural lanolin which helps to restore and condition fibers. Eucalan comes in unscented and a variety of natural scents come from essential oils. The eucalyptus and lavender scents will even help protect against damage from moths! Other available scents are grapefruit and jasmine.
Garments and fabric can be washed with Eucalan in either the washing machine or in a basin. I just use it in the bathroom sink to wash my delicate sweaters. You really just need to let the fabric soak for a few minutes. And, there is no need for rinsing!
Just skip the rinse cycle of your washer and do a spin cycle after the delicate wash cycle to remove most of the water. When I hand wash, I just gently squeeze out the excess water and then wrap my garment in a towel to soak up most of the rest and then lay the garment flat to dry.
It’s best to have a sweater drying rack, but sometimes I just lay the wet sweater over the laundry basket to air dry. If you’ve never tried Eucalan wool wash, you should pick some up and give it a try. To learn more, you can visit the Eucalan website.
Disclaimer: I was provided a small sample of Eucalan from The Wooly Thread, but all opinions are my own.
Looking for more ways to make doing your laundry more eco-friendly and natural? Check out our post on wool dryer balls to swap out for fabric softener.