FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

How can I dilute the Laundry Paste quicker?

The Laundry Paste will dilute in water within a few hours. Sometimes we need to get laundry done right now! I recommend you dilute a small amount in hot water. Make it easier by putting it all into a lidded jar and gently shake to accelerate the dilution.

My towels smell musty . . . what can I do?

Towels sometimes need an extra ounce of liquid laundry soap. Towels get the pleasure of sitting around for days, usually damp, bunched up on the floor or in the dirty clothes basket. I find an extra half to one ounce of laundry soap works well to leave your towels smelling clean and fresh.
TIP: Try washing towels in small loads for best results.

STILL NOT FRESH?

1.It’s probably time to clean your washing machine. If you have never cleaned your machine, you might be VERY surprised at the gunk that builds up inside.

Check out this video by a curious husband with a stinky washer…

Fortunately, Tangie laundry soap is free of phosphates and animal by-products. There are many ways to clean your washer machine. Check the manufacturer’s instructions first.

How much laundry soap do I use?

For a regular load of clothes use half-ounce to one ounce of liquid laundry soap. When the clothes are real stinky or heavily soiled, use one ounce to two ounces per load, depending on size of the load.
Laundry Tip: Do NOT overfill the machine with too many clothes. Give them room to move around and let the dirt out.

How do I measure out an ounce of laundry soap?

May we suggest using a shot glass, plastic scoop from protein powders, or the measuring cap from your old brand X laundry container.

Angie’s Laundry List – Tips for better laundry.

  • Always SHAKE BOTTLES FIRST. Ingredients naturally settle.
  • Use dryer balls. Old tennis balls work the best! NEVER USE DRYER SHEETS. They are toxic, Google it.
  • Want scent in your clothes? Blend your favorite essential oil with some water in a misting bottle and mist your clothes before putting them on. Try it on your sheets before bed, you’ll love it!
  • Treat stains with a little Tangie laundry detergent as soon as the stain happens.
  • Heavily oiled or super smelly clothes will need at least 1 ounce of detergent. If that does not work, try two ounces, but that should be plenty!
  • Wanted scented laundry detergent?  Add a few drops of your favorite high-grade essential oil. The aroma with NOT be in your fabrics when laundering is complete, but the soap will smell good when you open the bottle.  Do not use fragrance oil.
Is your company certified by any third party organizations?

Great question, thank you for asking. Yes. I am very proud to say that Tangie is Leaping Bunny certified, Green America Business Certified and EWG rated A for our Laundry Paste.

Leaping Bunny. Some may not be familiar with Leaping Bunny.org. They verify that we do no animal testing with our own products nor do the companies we source ingredients. They actually made us get signed letters from all our suppliers plus we have to recommit each year! When you see a company is Leaping Bunny certified, you can trust that it really means something, not just a “paid-for-logo” certification.

Why we are Chemical-Free

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found that 1/3 of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic.
But because the chemical formulas of fragrances are considered trade secrets, companies aren’t required to list their ingredients but merely label them as containing “fragrance”.

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has found that 1/3 of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic.
But because the chemical formulas of fragrances are considered trade secrets, companies aren’t required to list their ingredients but merely label them as containing “fragrance”.

At Tangie, we only use quality Essential Oils for scenting plus they have some great benefits.

A recent study by the non–profit Environmental Working Group showed that many products, more than half of all baby soaps – contained a carcinogenic chemical.You deserve better!

How toxic is your laundry detergent?

Fragrances added to many cleaners, most notably laundry detergents and fabric softeners, may cause acute effects such as:

  • respiratory irritation
  • headache
  • sneezing
  • watery eyes

The average family does about 80 pounds of laundry per week or 35 billion loads of laundry per year! In the United States alone there are 17.5 billion cups of laundry detergent being poured every year.
Do you know if the detergent you’re using contains potent cancer-causing chemicals?
Many times, a look at the bottle reveals no ingredient list at all! Unfortunately, manufacturers do not have to list their ingredients on the label and many choose not to. Sure you can go online and research their MSDS sheet (Material Safety Data Sheet), but they certainly don’t make that easy!
At Tangie, we don’t believe in using potential cancer-causing ingredients.

We refuse to use the ingredients listed below

SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES

These are exempt from labeling requirements and regarded as “trade secrets”. There is no way to determine what the individual ingredients are, and may include phthalates. These have been linked with the aggravation of asthma, headaches, allergic reactions and possible long term central nervous system disorders.

PARABENS

Found in many cosmetics as a preservative. Suspected links between parabens and breast cancer. Be sure to avoid deodorant containing parabens since it’s applied close to the breast area, every day for many, many years.

SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE (SLS)/SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE (SLES)

There are nearly 16,000 studies in the PubMed science library about the toxicity of this chemical that can be found on the SLS page on Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) website. It is present in nearly all shampoos, scalp treatments, hair color and bleaching agents, toothpaste, body washes and cleansers, make-up foundations, liquid hand soaps, and laundry detergents. Although SLS originates from coconuts, the chemical is anything but natural.

1,4-DIOXANE

Any discussion of SLS/SLES must include a discussion of 1,4 dioxane because the manufacturing process of SLS/SLES results in its being contaminated with 1,4 dioxane—a known carcinogen. (NOT to be confused with Dioxin)

PROPYLENE GLYCOL

Primarily used as a solvent and an aid to absorption through the skin. The main concerns are that this material may be a primary skin irritant and there are possible links to liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

TRICLOSAN

Primarily added to cosmetics as an anti-bacterial agent. It belongs to a class of chemicals known as chlorophenols and is suspected of causing cancer in humans.

TALC

Sometimes used in deodorants for its ability to absorb moisture and provide a “smooth” feel under the arms. Because of the particle size, it may “block” the underarm pores producing the effect of an antiperspirant. Talc is closely related to the potent carcinogen asbestos. Talc particles have been shown to cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs of cancer victims. http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/cosmetics/talc.htm

PHOSPHATES

Phosphorous is like a fertilizer in our water system. As it Increases algae and aquatic weed growth, the oxygen needed for healthy fish and aquatic life is depleted.

NOT ONLY ARE THESE CHEMICALS POTENTIALLY DAMAGING TO YOUR HEALTH, BUT THEY ARE ALSO CONTAMINATING WATERWAYS AND HARMING OUR SOIL.