Bosistos Laundry Powder Review

Bosisto’s sensitive laundry powder

🔹Natural Eucalyptus Oil (100% locally grown at our farm in Inglewood, Victoria) The two main chemical components of Eucalyptus oil are Eucalyptol and alpha-terpineol. Eucalyptol is one of several prominent oxides found in a specific group of essential oils. When specific oxides are applied topically, they can also rejuvenate and invigorate the skin. Eucalyptus oil contains a very high concentration of Eucalyptol, which makes Eucalyptus oil an ideal oil for obtaining many of these oxide benefits. Eucalyptus gobulus is one of the three main varieties of Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus oil is a great disinfectant.

🔹Alkalinity Builders = A little broad, we don’t know exactly what these are. Alkalinity is a measure of the capacity of water to neutralize acids. The alkalinity of water is due primarily to the presence of bicarbonate, carbonate, and hydroxide ions. Salts of weak acids, such as borates, silicates and phosphates, may also contribute. Bicarbonate is the major form of alkalinity. This can be achieved using carefully selected alkalinity builders designed specifically to control pH in the boiler.
🔹Oxygen based bleach= I would assume this is just sodium per carbonate but they don’t/won’t say. Trade secret.
🔹Anionic Surfactants= They won’t tell us exactly- They could be:
Alkybenzene sulfonate
Fatty alcohol sulfonate
Fatty alcohol ether sulfonates
Alpha-olefin sulfonates
These are the more potent surfactants and have been known to cause skin irritation. They are excellent at removing dirt, clay and heavily soiled clothing items.

🔹Non-Ionic Surfactants = Undisclosed ingredients-Nonionic (no charge) Nonionic surfactants contain no charge. They are commonly found in laundry and dishwasher detergents. They are the second most widely used surfactants after anionics. These molecules have no charge and so they are less likely to form ‘soap scum’ in hard water. Most non-ionic surfactants are relatively non-toxic.

🔹Citric Acid Anhydrous = Maintains the stability of active ingredients and is used as a preservative. It can also lower the pH in some formulas. Citric acid is an excellent chelating agent, binding metals. It is used to remove limescale from boilers and evaporators. It can be used to soften water, which makes it useful in soaps and laundry detergents. By chelating the metals in hard water, it lets these cleaners produce foam and work better without the need for water softening. 99% of mould is now manufactured in China from mostly GM (genetically modified) corn. Derived from a fungus/mould, Aspergillus Niger.

🔹Sodium Metasilicate = Helps with oil and grease removal and cleaning power, and because it is a buffering agent. It is a known skin irritant but can be formulated to be non irritating. The FDA has deemed sodium metasilicate generally recognized as safe (GRAS). Generally recognised as safe. Can be mineral or synthetically derived.

🔹Sodium Tripolyphosphate = Synthetic. While its use is not illegal in the EU, STPP is subject to strict guidelines on the amount to be used in processing and, more importantly, its presence should be declared at the point of sale to the consumer. (Not declared in this case) Sodium tripolyphosphate, STPP, is a chemical often used to soak seafood so that it will appear more firm and glossy. It is also known as pentasodium salt or triphosphoric acid. STPP is also an ingredient in detergents and soaps. It improves the ability of various ingredients in the detergent to penetrate the fibers of clothes (as well as other surfaces and materials to be cleaned) more deeply, and aids in foaming and bubbling.

🔹Defoamers – Typically, antifoams and defoamers are inert chemicals. They are comprised of a liquid, such as mineral oil, silicone, and/or hydrophobic polyol, and a hydrophobic solid, such as hydrophobic silica, ethylene-bis-stearamide, fatty acid, and/or fatty alcohol.

🔹Sodium Carbonate= Also known as washing soda Washing soda is a chemical compound that can be used to remove stubborn stains from laundry and is an essential component in most homemade laundry detergent for powder. It is often used in commercial detergent mixtures as well as to treat hard water. Non-toxic.

🔹Optical Brighteners = There are over 400 brightener types listed in the international Colour Index database. Some are very toxic to both humans and the environment and others are less toxic and more biodegradable. Most optical brighteners are synthetic chemicals. They are not readily biodegradable and can bio-accumulate in the environment. Optical brighteners also called fluorescent whitening agents (FWAs) are hydrophilic water-soluble compounds used in laundry detergents. Optical brighteners are designed to trick your eyes into thinking that your clothes are less yellow than they actually are. This happens because they are actually dyes that alter the way clothes reflect light. The optical brighteners absorb ultraviolet light and give off light in the blue region of the light spectrum. The blue light negates the yellow tinge of the clothing and tricks your eye into thinking that the fabric looks whiter. It also makes clothes look brighter because it gives off more visible light. The chemical must remain on the fabric after washing. This means that you have a chemical coming into contact with your skin 24/7 and raises the possibility of skin sensitivities and rashes. Contact with optical brighteners can cause an allergic reaction called contact dermatitis.
There are different types of optical brightness-Aminotriazine- or stilbene-based whiteners may cause developmental and reproductive effects.
I have read about an Eco – Friendly Detergent Optical Brighteners Cas 16090-02-1 but I can’t find any info on it only to say it’s still synthetic.

🔸 #1 for environmental impact! Sustainable, zero waste, chemical free, eco-conscious

✅ @that_red_house Organic Soapberries. One bag = 90 washes from SA- soapberries are imported from Nepal
✅ @healthyhomeproducts Front Loader Laundry Powder – Lavender and Mint, made in Melbourne
✅ @healthyhomeproducts Natural Laundry Liquid Sensitive, FRAGRANCE FREE made in Melbourne. They also have a FRAGRANCE FREE fabric softener
✅ @ecostoreau Top & Front Loader Laundry Powder – Sensitive fragrance free
✅ @greenpotions No 13 Laundry Powder made in QLD
✅ @australianbiologika Baby Laundry Liquid. Australian owned and made
✅ Kin Kin Naturals laundry detergent. Australian made
✅ @koalaeco Natural Laundry Liquid. Australian owned and made
✅ @resparkle laundry powder. Made in Australia
✅ @ethiqueworld flash bar- Stain remover bar
✅ Tasmanian Soap Company Tuff Stuff Natural Stain Remover.
🔸OR have a go at making your own! See highlights for my washing powder recipe. That way you know exactly what is going into it and the types of oils being used.
🔸 BLANTS bulk online offer a Premade non tox washing powder in bulk.
🔸 For babies and sensitive skin, I would try to stick to an unscented/ Fragrance free washing powder.


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