Friday, April 22, 2011

happy earth day: eco-friendly laundry products for a green clean

My son's allergic to lots of things...from food items, to environmental elements to my mom's Maltese. So I'm always looking for products that won't irritate his sensitive skin.

Vaska uses natural ingredients to develop laundry products that clean effectively without harming people or the planet. Whether washing high tech workout clothing or a toddler’s favorite tee, Vaska products clean even the most delicate fabrics gently yet effectively.

Whether you're celebrating Earth Day or want to be good to the planet every day of the year, check out Vaska’s home laundry product line:

• Herbatergent ™ liquid laundry detergent uses real lavender and potent botanical cleaning agents to clean clothing and linens effectively without harmful chemicals. Available in Light Lavender (it smells better than typical laundry detergents) or Scent Free, Herbatergent is free of perfumes, dyes, optical brighteners, and the traditional chemicals that damage fabrics and cause skin irritation. Ingredients include plant based surfactants, vegetable conditioner, water soluble degreasing agent, lavender extract, lavender scent (Light Lavender only) and filtered water.
$9.99 for a 48 oz bottle/32 loads and $15.99 for a 96 oz bottle/64 loads
(Available at Target)

• Herbasoft™ liquid fabric softener gives clothing and linens enhanced softness and a light, fresh, lavender scent. Herbasoft uses real herbs and advanced botanicals to soften textiles naturally, without leaving behind waxes or harmful chemicals that damage fabrics and or irritate skin (definitely better for kids with allergies, texture issues or those who just love the feel of something soft against their skin). Safe on colors, whites, natural and synthetic washable fabrics, Herbasoft is an ideal way to add an extra soft and fresh touch to laundry. Ingredients include vegetable derived softener and natural lavender scent. $9.99 for a 48 oz bottle/32 loads

• Oxygenbleach is natural, chlorine free bleach that makes whites sparkle (even those that have been spit up on and otherwise damaged) and keeps color garments bright. Oxygenbleach is safe on colors, whites, natural and synthetic washable fabrics, and it makes clothing and linens truly soft – without the stiff and crunchy bleach-feel. Oxygenbleach gets whites whiter, and unlike traditional chlorine bleaches that can harm fabric and skin, this formulation does not cause whites to become yellow over time. Ingredients include hydrogen peroxide, plant based surfactants and filtered water. $6.99 for a 48 oz bottle/32 loads

• Spotoff™ is an all natural stain remover designed to treat spills and stains on clothing, rugs, and upholstery. Spotoff uses potent botanical cleaning agents to remove wine, dirt, and other tough stains (we won't discuss which ones specifically but anyone with an infant can relate) without harming textiles. Safe on colors, whites, natural and synthetic washable fabrics, Spotoff contains no dyes or fragrances that can irritate sensitive skin and harm the environment.
Ingredients include botanical surfactants, natural blending agents, lavender extract, alcohol and filtered water. $9.59 for a 22 oz spray bottle

For additional information on Vaska’s product line, please visit

Vaska Herbatergent is available at select Target stores nationwide and in Duane Reade in New York City. The entire line is available online at,, and

1 comment:

  1. I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!