AmineX™ Fabric Care
for the chemically sensitive.
About Laundry Products:
Of all the chemical exposures we encounter on a daily basis laundry products are a group of chemical blends that have the potential to be extremely sensitizing for some and a strong reaction trigger for others. Both laundry detergents and fabric softeners fall into this category and are mixtures of chemicals with some of them high on the list of those to avoid.
Laundry Detergents: With the advent of restrictions on the use of phosphates in laundry products manufacturers developed and marketed liquid detergents as a way to demonstrate that they were no longer using the environmentally problematic phosphates, plus liquid products were better suited for the newer automatic laundry equipment. What did remain in the formulations were optical brighteners in most brands and detergent enzymes in some brands. Both of these families of chemicals are a very significant risk for anyone who has any chemical sensitivities. Optical brighteners have a tendency, over time, to make whites gray and colors dull as the repeat treatments remain on the fabric and change color.
Fabric Softeners Are somewhat simpler formulations and are a blend of softening chemicals, optical brighteners, fragrances, and dyes. In this case, the fragrances are a bigger risk for the sensitive person. The type of fragrance selected has the requirements that it must remain on the fabric after rinsing and survive the heated dryer while still imparting a scent to the fabrics. All these chemicals coat the fabrics in a thin layer and depending on the type are quite resistant to removal in subsequent washes
Laundry: In most households, especially those with children, what is being laundered are personal garments and those items worn close to the skin including PJ's and bedding. This close contact for long periods during the day or night allows residual amounts of the chemicals to be absorbed into the skin and beyond. Some individuals are so sensitive to these chemicals that were even sitting next to someone whose clothing has been washed with a detergent containing enzymes will trigger an allergic reaction.
AmineX Fabric Care.
AmineX™ Laundry Detergent:: This product is based on synthetic detergents, water, and citric acid. It contains no phosphates, enzymes, optical brighteners, ammonia, soy products or wood solvents. It does not contain any animal products nor were animals used in the testing of these products and it is fully biodegradable. Specially formulated for the sensitive individual, for use on all fabrics including delicate fabrics, synthetics, wool, and cotton. Concentrated, only 2 fl oz is needed for a full load of clothing. Suitable for a hot or cold cycle and top or front loading machines.
AmineX™ Fabric Softener: This product is formulated using vegetable based quaternary compounds similar to those used in hair conditioners. The reason for this choice was 1) the ease of removal in subsequent washing and 2) a long history of use in hair care products with a low incidence of allergic reactions. The primary function of this product is to eliminate the static charge in synthetic fabrics, because of the type of chemicals used it also performs well to soften fabrics after washing. This product is 100% fragrance-free and has no dyes, or other sensitizing chemicals and is fully biodegradable. Use at 1 to 2 fl oz per full load, less if you are washing under garments or silky fabrics.