• Washes up 256 loads
• Waste free, reduce plastic bottles consumption
• Perfect to wash your Caliloko clothes
• Carbon neutral, no water weight decreases shipping costs
• Cardboard packaged paste is cheaper than a bottle in cost and environmental damage
• No fragrance and essential oils added
WHY LAUNDRY PASTE
We can ship you a gallon of laundry soap without plastic or wasteful water weight! Reducing our dependence on single-use plastic is possible. We can all start one load at a time.
• Zero waste
• Carbon Neutral
Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Soap Nuts Liquid, Saponified Lye, Yucca Powder, Baking Soda, Oxalic Acid, Salt, Rosemary Oleoresin
HOW TO USE THE PASTE
Choosing your own container is a great benefit! You finally get to choose a laundry bottle that works for you. The right size for your shelf, the right fit for your hand, the right look for your laundry room, because all those things matter.
But don’t overthink it! Any container that holds water will do. Just get started. Don’t wait for the perfect container before you start eliminating plastic laundry bottles from your life. The right container to start with could be an empty bottle of orange juice, mayonnaise, or pasta sauce; the options are endless.
Think of all the containers you put into your recycling bin. Start there and choose something that is easy to hold and pour from.
- You do NOT need to dissolve the entire bar of Laundry Concentrate all at one time. The entire bar dissolves to make one-gallon of liquid laundry soap. That might be too much to lift or even fit in the container you are starting with.
- Going plastic-free is great but reusing plastic first is even better. Don’t buy something new when you already have something that will work. For instance, if you start with an empty 32-ounce orange juice bottle, you will first cut the Laundry Concentrate bar into 4 equal parts and dissolve only one part in that bottle with 32 ounces of water.
- Plenty of customers, including our company founder, dissolve the entire bar into a gallon container and from that refill a smaller, more manageable bottle to easily dispenser the one-ounce of laundry liquid. It’s much easier to pour one-ounce of liquid from a smaller bottle, than it is to pour from a gallon jug. A zero waste laundry routine starts with the ability to stop buying disposable containers. Here’s where you start refilling and stop disposing.
We only see about 30% of the dirt on our clothes. They might not be dirty with dirt, but they are loaded with body oil, dead skin cells, sweat and lots of lotions and deodorant. Think about that next time you go to rewear your pajamas or jeans for the fourth time!
Don’t think you sweat much? According to studies, we can sweat as much as 30 ounces while sleeping. Maybe changing our sheets once a week is not enough?! An average adult can sweat as much as 3 litres just from their feet. Hmmmm… stinky socks anyone?
Once the temperature rises above 85, you start sweating even if you’re at rest. Tests conducted in the Sonoran Desert found that subjects sitting naked in the shade in 95-degree heat produced 220 milliliters of sweat per hour. Assuming comparable conditions were to prevail at night, you’d lose close to two liters over an eight-hour stretch. But then you wouldn’t even be thinking about a new mattress— you’d be shopping for an air conditioner. https://washingtoncitypaper.com/article/221338/straight-dope-do-you-really-sweat-one-liter-each-night/
Doing Laundry in Space — There are no washing machines up there in the black velvet sky. Ever wonder how astronauts wash their underwear while flying around at 17,500 miles per hour? They incinerate them! After reusing them for about a week (if they are lucky), those undies get burned. They have enough to do up there to not worry about washing and folding clothes!
No laundry system means the ISS crew try to wear all their clothes until they smell bad, then throw them in the trash.
According to Astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, Former resident of the ISS: “The difficult part was that I had to wear those boxer shorts for at least four days. You see, with no laundry service up there, clothes (including underwear) are what we at NASA call a “consumable.” Using up your consumables too fast results in a need for more frequent supply deliveries, and when those deliveries come by rocket ship… well, let’s just say it’s a bit costly.”
Robert Trevino is a senior engineer with NASA’s Crew and Thermal Systems Division and reported to Vice.com that “on missions farther from Earth, we’re not going to have that luxury, of the space station having cargo vehicles that bring them fresh clothing. We’ve done trade studies of providing a laundry system which uses water and power and requires something to take it up, versus the cost of just replacing the clothing, and right now it’s essentially cheaper to replace the clothing because water is just too valuable of a resource.” https://www.vice.com/en/article/kbyamw/why-astronauts-burn-their-dirty-underwear
2″ X 2″ X 1″ Weight: • 0.22 pounds