Doterra Laundry Liquid Review

Doterra Laundry Liquid
Naturally derived surfactants:
🔹Caprylyl/Myristyl Glucoside in a base of water = Caprylyl/myristyl glucoside is a clear liquid created from plant-derived fatty acids and sugar. ‘Caprylyl’ and ‘myristyl’ are names used to describe fatty acid molecules of different lengths – 8 carbons long for caprylyl and 14 for myristyl. The ‘glucoside’ in its name indicates that a glucose (sugar) molecule is attached to these fatty acids. Caprylyl/myristyl glucoside is a clear liquid created from plant-derived fatty acids and sugar. As a surfactant (cleaner), caprylyl/myristyl glucoside is effective at creating lather and is also used to mix oils and other ingredients that typically are not capable of mixing into water, a process known as solubilising. There are a group of 19 surfactants with limited safety data on each individual one. Looking at their chemical and usage similarities, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel (CIR) implies that it is proper to presume the same safety for the whole group. As a result of their mildness, they are very popular and considered generally safe surfactants. Because they are not irritating to the eyes, they are common in baby shampoos. These glucose-based ingredients are of agricultural origin, including corn, palm, potato, wheat, and coconut. In other words, they are non-petroleum, which is great. Consumer ingredient review has concluded that there is a potential for dermal irritation, and typically these formulas are made non-irritating.
🔹Bio-origin enzyme complex: “biological” formulation which means it works at all temperatures of water. Enzymes can be extracted from plants, animals, bacteria, fungi and yeast. Doterra states their enzymes are natural. It also states it’s unique from natural-based sources (not petrochemical). They have created a bio-originated enzyme blend unique to typical laundry liquids by adding x5 enzymes as opposed to the typical 1-2 enzymes.
🔹 Protease = Because stains are made of different types of molecules, a range of enzymes are needed to break them down. Proteases break down proteins, so they are good for blood, egg, gravy, and other protein stains-without the need for hot water. Most widely used enzymes in the detergent industry remove protein stains such as grass, blood, egg and human sweat which have a tendency to adhere strongly to textile fibers.
🔹Amylase = Amylases break down starches without the need for hot water. Used to remove residues from starch-based foods like potatoes, spaghetti, custards, gravies and chocolate
🔹Cellulase = Cellulases are applied in detergents to make cotton fabrics regain and maintain clear colours, a smooth surface, and softness. Cellulases provide these effects by shaving off the fuzz and pills of cotton fibrils that are generated on the fabric by normal wear and washing. Cellulases are unique in providing these effects. Modifies the structure of cellulose fibre in cotton and cotton blends. When it is added to a detergent, it results in colour brightening, softening and soil removal.
🔹Mannanase= Helps to break down stains by cutting manna molecules into tiny sugars that dissolve in the wash. Removes food stains that contain guar gum and locust bean gum.
🔹Lipase = lipases break down fats and grease without the need for hot water.
Enzymes may not always be the best option for those with very sensitive skin. They are biodegradable and help reduce clothes-washing energy consumption. Decompose fatty materials. Lipase is capable of removing fatty stains such as fats, butter, salad oil, sauces and the toughest stains on collars and cuffs.
🔹Citrus Sinensis (Wild Orange) Peel Oil Expressed = Therapeutic grade pure essential oil. Cold pressed from the peel, Wild Orange oil is one of doTERRA’s top selling essential oils due to its energizing aroma and multiple health benefits. High in monoterpenes, Wild Orange oil possesses stimulating and purifying qualities, making it ideal to support healthy immune system function. Orange essential oil has both antiviral and antibacterial properties.
🔹Eugenia caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil = For its high anti-microbial, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiseptic and stimulating properties. Its main chemical component, Eugenol, makes it very stimulating and energising
Essential oil
🔹Cinnamomum zeylanicum Leaf Oil = Steam distilled. Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil can help tone and calm the respiratory tract, and the nervous system, and help to ease colds, flu and menstruation pains. It also calms the digestive system and helps with rheumatism and arthritis. Antibacterial, anticoagulant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory (COX2 inhibitor), anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, antiviral (Herpes, warts), circulatory stimulant, digestive, protects from gastric ulcers, warming.
🔹Cinnamomum zeylanicum Cinnamon Bark Oil = Extracted from the bark, cinnamon oil contains strong cleansing and immune support properties. Antiviral. Cinnamon bark also offers antiviral properties that will fortify the immune system, strengthening your body’s natural defences against colds, mumps, measles, and other viruses. A 2019 study showed cinnamon bark vapour had antimicrobial effects against viruses and bacteria common in respiratory infections.
🔹Eucalyptus globulus Leaf Oil = Therapeutic grade pure essential oil. 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 goulus is one of the three main varieties of Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus oil may have immune-enhancing effects.
🔹Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil = Rosemary oil includes the chemical constituents 1,8 cineole and alpha pinene, which are generally known for their renewing properties. The chemical makeup of rosemary oil contributes to its ability to repel insects and to affect mood. Rosemary shows biological activities such as hepatoprotective, antifungal, insecticide, antioxidant and antibacterial. It is well known that the biological properties of rosemary are mainly due to phenolic compounds.
These oils combined make up the properties of the On Guard oil blend.
🔸This is an excellent low-tox option for laundry detergent. It is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way.
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