Sad thing is they would not be able to tell you that they were sick or hurting until it became too late so I am ever vigilant to make sure nothing gets on the floor that is harmful. But I know that accidents can happen, so it is best to start with things that won't harm them to begin with. I can always trust Tropical Traditions to help me with that!
One of the best reasons that Tropical Traditions works so well is that the Oxygen Bleach that is in their detergent is a Destainer & Deodorizer. You can safely use this detergent on whites or on colors and in all temperatures. The only two fabrics it would be best not to wash is wools and silks. Oh, and in case you are wondering, I have well water so it is what they consider hard water and it still works really well!
With Tropical Tradition's Laundry Detergent there are no harmful by-products upon decomposition. Powdered Laundry Detergent dissolves as completely as liquid detergents and rinses away completely leaving no residue in your clothes. Another plus is that it costs about the same as any other other powdered detergent but less than a liquid detergent. Tropical Tradition's Powdered Laundry Detergent contains no dyes, perfumes, fillers or phosphates.
Oh, and by the way, I have a front loading washer and it says to use half the amount that you would use for a top loading washer, which in the long run saves you even more money because the detergent will last longer! Which comes out to about 1/8 of a cup of detergent for normally soiled items. Now, that was an added bonus I did not know about until I started reading the descriptions on how to use their detergent, so I was mighty happy to read that I could use less detergent. Our clothes came out just as clean and white as any of those expensive brands that I have tried in the past. Of course, I always used a coupon but it still came out pretty darn expensive!
I did find out that they have a Special Deals page that you can check out to save some money on whatever item they put for that week or day. You can always check out their Weekly Sales site also for even more savings.
This is what I found out about the founders who started Tropical Traditions. I only gave you a snippet and there is more to the story so please go and finish reading:
The founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy.Tropical Traditions has been kind enough to offer one winner their own 5 pound container of their fabulous Powdered Laundry Detergent to one of my readers! Open to the U.S. only.
Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is currently the CEO of Tropical Traditions, Inc., and the Editor of Health Impact News.
Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND (Certified Nutritionist/Dietician in the Philippines) earned her bachelor of science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietician and nutritional counselor in the Philippines.
In 1998 Brian and Marianita returned to the Philippines with their three children and renovated Marianita's old family farmhouse. By this time the coconut industry was severely depressed due to the negative U.S. campaigns against tropical oils in the 1980s and 1990s. Coconut farmers could no longer support their families on the income generated from harvesting coconuts.
Our family moved to the Philippines in 1998. We renovated Marianita's old family farm house up on Mt. Banahaw, in a rural farming community. We learned much about the way Marianita's parent's generation approached health, using native herbs and fruits to deal with common illnesses. One thing that intrigued me was that the older generation was very active, often still farming, and yet their only dietary oil was coconut oil, often hand made the traditional way. This led me to investigate the whole issue of fats and oils. I soon discovered that coconut oil had a long tradition of being a healthy oil, and that it was wrongly accused of being bad in western countries simply because it was a saturated fat. Politics were the main reason coconut oil fell out of favor in western countries like the U.S. - not science. So we started making it ourselves using the traditional method her parent's generation used. We put these products up on the Internet in 2001, thinking that the Philippine herbs would be our most popular product line. Before long, however, demand for our traditional method of making coconut oil by hand overwhelmed us. The coconut oil revolution had begun.