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Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate – Overview

What’s so great about using a zero-waste laundry soap instead of traditional detergent?

Using Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate in your home cleaning product lineup is a great way to reduce your impact on the planet while still getting all the benefits of an effective cleaning product.

What Is Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate?

Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate is a highly concentrated laundry detergent that comes in a 32-ounce bottle. It is designed to be used with a reusable dispenser, making it a more sustainable option than traditional laundry detergents. It is made with plant-based ingredients and is free of harsh chemicals, making it gentle on both your clothes and the environment. It is also biodegradable and phosphate-free.

Our Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate works by cutting out the middleman in the laundry detergent game: water.

Traditional laundry detergents can contain between 10-90% water! Tangie laundry paste concentrate contains 0% added water; simply add your own at home.

This is how we can send you such a large amount of laundry soap (1 gallon’s worth) in such a small package (about the size of a tin of mints).

The ingredients that are present are gentle yet effective in keeping clothes clean. Wash away grease, dirt, sweat, and bacteria with simple ingredients and no harsh chemicals.

Ingredients of Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate

🌿 Plant-based surfactants: These are cleaning agents derived from natural, renewable plant sources.

The ingredients we use for our Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate are carefully selected for maximum effectiveness without using harsh, irritating, harmful chemicals.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil contains lauric acid and caprylic acid, which have antimicrobial properties. The fatty acids in coconut oil are excellent at lifting stains like food and grass out of fabric. The lauric acid also helps the soap bar keep its shape and creates a fluffy lather.

Olive Oil: The oleic acid in olive oil helps keep the soap soft enough to cut while providing a softening effect on clothes. It helps the soap’s lather stabilize so it can swish among the clothes more effectively and has mild antimicrobial effects.

Soap Nuts Liquid: The natural saponins in soap nuts is best activated in warm/hot water, but can be effective in cold water as well. Saponins work to break down fats (like grease and body oils) so they can be rinsed away.

Saponified Lye: Don’t be afraid! Lye is safe for use when it has been saponified (mixed with fats), which is another function of the coconut and olive oils. After saponification, no actual lye remains in the finished product; it’s been chemically changed by the saponification process. Science! Lye solidifies the oils so the soap can be made into a bar. When agitated in water, the saponified oils help to remove grease from clothes.

Yucca Powder: Yucca also contains saponins, like soap nuts. It helps mix the oils in the clothes with the water so the filth can be rinsed away.

Baking Soda: Baking soda reduces odors, makes the soap work more effectively in water, and ensures the concentrate bar holds together.

Oxalic Acid: An effective stain-remover, oxalic acid is another antimicrobial substance and also helps to make a good lather.

Salt: Salt helps the concentrate bar retain its shape and helps lift stains from fabric.

Rosemary Oleoresin: Rosemary oleoresin contains carnosic acid, an antioxidant that keeps the oils in the laundry concentrate from going rancid. It doesn’t have the strong scent associated with rosemary, so if this herb isn’t your favorite smell, you don’t even need to worry about it!

And that’s it!

All of these ingredients are safe (do not cause harm to organisms), septic-safe, plant-based, cruelty-free, and vegan!

The product is also free of the following ingredients:

  • Synthetic fragrances
  • Optical brighteners
  • Phosphates
  • Chlorine
  • Dyes
  • Parabens

Where Can I Buy Tangie’s Laundry Concentrate?

The options for where you can purchase the Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate:

  • Tangie’s Website: You can purchase the laundry concentrate directly from the Tangie website. They offer to ship within the United States.
  • Amazon: The Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate is available on Amazon.com. You can find it by searching for “Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate” on Amazon.
  • Brick-and-Mortar Stores: Tangie products, including the Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate, may be available at select natural/sustainable living stores or co-ops in your local area. You can use tangie’s Store Locator on their website to find the nearest retailer carrying their products.
  • Other Online Retailers: The Tangie Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate may also be sold on other eco-friendly or sustainable living focused websites and online stores.

You can find all the zero-waste sustainable products available on Tangie!

Why Should One Buy The Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate?

Here are 5 reasons why Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate is the perfect addition to your laundry room:

  1. Choose your container: You are no longer forced to use unsightly and bulky jugs of laundry soap if you don’t want to! Choose as large or small a vessel as you’d like. Whether it’s your old laundry soap jug, a beautiful drink dispenser worthy of a wedding, or an empty kombucha bottle, the choice is yours.
  2. A cut above the rest: Cut the solid concentrate into portions appropriate for your container. You can manually adjust the concentrate percentage according to your preferences. Bonus: Cut, grate, or squish the bar to your liking for some fun and maybe even a little bit of ASMR.
  3. Unscented bliss: There are no added scents or fragrances in our laundry concentrate, leaving it with the gentle, barely-there scent of coconut and olive oil. No smell-based headaches here!
  4. Soothe your skin: Many other laundry soaps contain harsh chemicals that irritate skin. If you’ve got sensitive skin (or even if you don’t!), you can rest easy knowing the minimal, gentle ingredients will leave you feeling comfortable all day and night long.
  5. Less packaging: Our laundry concentrate comes either in a visually pleasing tiny box or au naturale. The shipping materials are all pre-reused and can be re-reused again by you!
A beautiful aesthetic laundry room which is clean and tidy with natural wood furniture.
Zero-waste laundry soap alternatives are perfect for aesthetic laundry set-ups. But, even if your laundry room is more realistic-looking, you can still enjoy using laundry concentrate. | Photo by PlanetCare on Unsplash

How To Use The Laundry Concentrate?

Turning the Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate into usable liquid laundry soap is simple and easy!

  1. Find a container. You will need to use a specific amount of concentrate depending on the size of your container. Use whatever container you want! Note: 1 bar will make 1 gallon of liquid laundry soap.
  2. Cut up the bar. First, divide the bar up as needed for your specific container.

    Whole bar = 128 oz (1 gallon)

    Half bar = 64 oz (half gallon)

    Quarter bar = 32 oz (1 liter)

    8th bar = 16 oz (2 cups)

    16th bar = 8 oz (1 cup)

    For larger pieces, like a half or whole bar, you can cut it up into smaller bits to make it dissolve faster, but it’s not necessary.

  3. Fill your container with water. It doesn’t have to be hot water, but the warmer the water, the faster the concentrate will dissolve.
  4. Add your concentrate pieces. Give it a swirl and let it sit. That’s it! All the concentrate should be dissolved within the next 8 hours.

When you’re ready to use your liquid laundry soap, make sure you don’t overpour!

  • 1 load = 0.5 oz of soap (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 large or heavily soiled load = 1 – 2 oz of soap (2 – 4 tablespoons)

If you happen to keep your liquid soap in a Mason jar, you can even use our specially-made laundry soap dispenser lid made of reclaimed wood, which is designed to measure out 1 oz of soap easily.

Simply add the soap to your washing machine just like you normally would and wash your clothes!

All in all, one average load of laundry costs less than $0.20 and you can wash 128+ loads with one bar of concentrate.

Cut up your concentrate bar to make your desired amount of detergent on demand.

What Are The 5 Concepts Of Zero Waste?

The world of zero waste has become increasingly popular in recent years. You might even say: it’s trendy!

And, as with all trends, some wish to capitalize on a hot topic, and those who want to stay true to the core values.

What are the core values of zero waste when it comes to home cleaning products?

The Zero Waste Cycle

You’ve probably heard the adage, “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” While that was a great first step in getting the public more aware of the impact of the items they buy, the phrase is from 1976, and naturally, it’s gotten a recent update.

The new mantra those in the zero waste sphere have memorized is: “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot” and, you have the option of adding on some extra reminders: “Regift, Refill, Repeat.”

While zero waste is about “5R-ing” every possible material, the biggest concern is plastic.

Refuse

Did you know you can decide to not use something in the first place? It might feel like you’re going too much against social norms to flat-out refuse to take something, especially if it’s not the most convenient option, but trust that the moment of awkwardness that comes with saying “Actually, I don’t need this plastic bag so I’m giving it back to you” is nothing compared to the dent your decision has made in the grand scheme of things!

Reduce

What used to be the primary plan for consumers is now the backup plan. Ensure that you consume as few items as possible in your daily life. This is the step that prompts you to ask the question: “Do I need this?” “Would So-And-So actually like this for a gift?” “Can I afford the version that’s a little more expensive but will last twice as long?” Take good care of your possessions so they last even longer.

Reuse

One major problem we all face is being told that things that are old or look a little worse for wear are unworthy of use. “Everything should be shiny and perfect!” That’s the message we often receive every time we turn around. Resist the urge to get rid of something just because it’s outdated or doesn’t look the same as when you got it. And if it’s truly broken? See if you can scrap it for parts and use its pieces elsewhere.

Recycle

If you really can’t do anything more with something, it’s time to send it back to a recycling facility (and hopefully it gets properly processed!). Ensure you choose the correct bin(s) and bring things like scrap metal and batteries to the proper facilities.

Rot

Many materials can be composted instead of being thrown away or recycled! Certain food waste, compostable packaging*, hair and fur, yard waste, cardboard, and paper may all be candidates for composting. If you don’t have your own backyard compost, you can try to find someone in your community who does and would like to take your ingredients or locate a composting program in your area.

*Packages labeled “compostable” are only meant to be composted in industrial settings, not backyard compost systems.

Regift, Refill, Repeat

Before reaching the Recycle or Rot stage, see if you can give something away to someone else who needs or wants it. Even scraps can be useful if you can find the right person! Use refillable containers and restock them at zero-waste stores whenever possible.

Repeat ad nauseam to help reduce your impact as much as possible.

How Does Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate Fit Into All This?

So, why should you choose Zero Waste Laundry Concentrate?

Tangie is committed to actually upholding the 5Rs (and the additional 3) in the Zero Waste Cycle, as well as ensuring the total footprint of all ingredients, packaging, and shipping is minimized as much as possible.

Tangie Laundry Concentrate is shipped in the fewest packaging materials possible, and the materials that are required are reused as much as possible by us, and are reusable/recyclable/rottable by you!

By using zero-waste products like our laundry concentrate, you help reduce the demand for wasteful packaging and products in the world. You also help support the existence of cruelty-free, vegan, plant-based, nontoxic, safe, septic-safe, and USA-made products.

Together, we can help more people make better choices when it comes to everyday essentials. Every load of laundry makes a difference!

Author:

Bryanna Forest

Hi! I'm Bryanna and I'm passionate about reducing my tax on the Earth through things like veganism and practicing a low-waste lifestyle.

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