Did you know that one of the most common source of body toxification is right in your own home – inside your washing machine? Your skin is your body’s largest gland that can soak in (or occasionally expel) toxins from direct contact with the clothes you wear.
Laundry detergents contain powerful chemicals such as formaldehyde and other body toxic chemicals that detergent manufacturers are not even required to state the contents of on their packaging, yet can even cause cancer! Formaldehyde is also used to preserve dead body parts and has such an awful smell that it needs to be masked with very strong, flower-smelling fragrances (phthalates) when added to your detergent – or you would never use it. Both formaldehyde and phthalates are toxic to the liver when they find their way inside the human body. As well as this, some washing machines also allow water contact with aluminium also, which acts as a neuro-toxin when it enters the brain; and this aluminium is one of the primary causes of poor concentration, memory loss and eventually Alzheimer’s. It can also affect respiration and trigger asthma when clothing agitates the respiratory tract.
Furthermore, the chemicals in the laundry detergent, and chlorine in your water seem to react with the aluminium in your washing machine and slowly release ever more toxic contamination onto your clothes - especially the longer and hotter the wash cycle is. Try pouring some concentrated bleach or chlorine onto some aluminium yourself and notice the chemical reaction! And the effect of fungal enzymes in laundry detergent may not be good for your health either.
For some odd reason, several commonly used top load washing machines such as Simpsons or Westinghouse and a few more large manufacturers (this photo was from a fairly new Westinghouse LT819S machine) have large base-plates of exposed aluminium inside of their washbowl, located just under your agitator that frequently corrode rapidly - even though all you can see is nice clean stainless steel and white shiny plastic when you look inside. Remove your agitator and check it for yourself. Notice the dark grey, wet area that stays wet and corrodes for days after washing clothes too.
Also, most front load machines these days have an aluminium (older models have stainless steel ones) main bearing bracket for holding the washbowl inside of your machine; more commonly called the ‘drum spider.’ This can contaminate your clothes as it slowly corrodes out within a few years too, so you need to purchase a new machine when the whole washbowl breaks loose one day.
This is a must see video for those who really want to understand the harm that is being done to your health by your laundry detergents. Please click on the link below to find a solution to this problem…
Also, here is a good, natural substitute laundry detergent that you can make yourself:
3 Cups of Borax
3 Cups Washing Soda
3 Cups of Baking Soda
2 Bars of Soap (Castille is best)
30 Drops of Essential Oil– you can use a 50:50 mix of wild orange and lemon, or add whatever you like.
1. Grate the soap with a cheese grater.
2. In a large bowl, mix the borax, washing soda, and baking soda.
3. Toss the grated soap into a food processor. Now, add about 1 cup
of the powdered mixture from the bowl. This allows you the food
processor to process the soap into smaller pieces without sticking
to the blades.
4. While the food processor is on, drop the essential oil into it. This
allows the essential oil to blend into the soap.
5. Take the grated soap mixture out of the food processor and add it
to the large bowl.
6. All done! Add 1-2 tablespoons to each load of laundry! You can also, add
about 1/4 cup of white vinegar to the load as a fabric softener
Note: This last photo is was taken of a heavily corroded aluminium base plate (under the agitator) of perhaps one of the most commonly used top load washing machine models in Australia - a Simpson Eziset 22S750N machine. There even seems to be a little pocket (see darker area) where water can sit after a wash is finished, and get trapped, thus corroding while not even using the machine.