I live on a sustainable family farm and work for a humanitarian aid organization. My goal is to have a simple beautiful life. The Quaker acronym SPICE (simplicity, peace, integrity, community, and equality) guides my life.
This post is for my readers who are parents of small children. Many of the conventional laundry detergent manufacturers have come out with single-dose laundry detergent capsules. According to this story, these capsules can look extremely appetizing to children - they look like candy. So far this year, 250 cases of children ingesting these products have been reported to poison control centers. Of course, as someone concerned about our health and the environment, I recommend staying away from most conventional laundry detergents in the first place. But for those of you who do purchase the products found in most grocery and discount stores, please make sure to keep those convenient single-use packages (and all other chemicals) out of the reach of children.