For as long as I can remember, I have had sensitivities to many store bought products. I realized that certain ingredients would probably be the cause of the problem. So, I began creating my own waste free product “recipes” for body and household use. In the beginning, I wanted to clean my windows naturally… without harsh chemicals. I did some reading and researching. The first old school formula I found that made sense was vinegar and water. Wow! Clean windows without chemicals!
Then I began reading about petroleum-based ingredients. I didn’t need a degree in rocket science to figure out that I was wearing those petro-chemicals everyday. Yuck! Gross! Plastic Free Laundry soap was my next “product”.
My first recipes were straight off the internet. You’ve probably seen it; the Borax, Washing Soda and Fels Naptha soap. At that time, according to the internet; that was how to make “natural plastic free laundry soap”. Natural soap with man made chemicals? No! There had to be a better way. What did people use to clean their clothes a long long time ago? I researched and read everything I could find regarding natural ingredients and clothes cleaning. Finally I came upon real natural ingredients. I’m talking yucca root, hazelnuts and soap nuts. Yep, I would start washing my clothes with nuts and berries.
For 1,000’s of years before me, that’s what people did to get clean clothes. My interest was as high. I scoured the internet and library for details. What I was learning would eventually hone my eco-skills and turn me into a daily eco-warrior.
The more I learned, the more I reworked my formulas! It felt good putting the ancient and eco-friendly cleaning ingredients to use. I formulated and tested. Load after load. Small changes… big changes. When finally, I did it…no more borax or washing soda…or Fels Naptha! The new formula worked. I worked on white clothes and clothes with color. It worked on clothes made of all types of fabrics. The clothes emerged from the washing machine like a Phoenix rising from the ashes — ok, so maybe it was more like a clean shirt emerging from the dryer.
The formulation worked and it was here to stay!
I am extremely proud of my efforts to get a liquid laundry plastic free laundry soap into a concentrated paste form. There is nothing like these products on the market.
All of these waste free products do the job – without harsh chemicals.
No excess water weight!
No excessive plastic containers to throw away each month. The effectiveness and affordability is awesome.
You can order Tangie products packaged or package-free.
Package-free bars will be wrapped in paper for shipping purposes.
We ship using no plastic shipping supplies.
Tangie products are small and compact.
Most orders sent in padded paper envelopes or repurposed cardboard boxes.
We strive for waste free and plastic free business and shipping practices.
My company’s mission is expressive of how I try to live my life everyday…. Please join me on my mission: ”doing more with less, because it’s the right thing to do.”