Benefits of Tangie: The best zero waste cleaning products!
- No water weight reduces shipping costs.
- The packaging is compostable in your home composter or facility. No composter at home? Shred the box and shove it in the ground or inside a flower pot. 🙂
- Cardboard packaged paste is cheaper than a bottle in cost and environmental damage.
- Over 14,000 US tons of plastic containers and packaging was produced in 2018 and under 2 US tons of that was recycled. It has been estimated that over 1 billion laundry detergent bottles are disposed of every year in just the USA alone! You can do better for yourself and the environment with your purchases like choosing from the Tangie line of household cleaning and body products.
- We offer scent free options with No Fragrance and No Essential Oils added.
- Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) is not a clinical diagnosis yet, but close to 13% of adults in the USA have been diagnosed with MCS and are experiencing negative physical reactions to certain chemicals, many from those found in plastics and perfumes. 1
- According to Johns Hopkin Medicine, MCS is “a medical disorder triggered by exposures to chemicals, electromagnetic forces, or other environmental triggers. This often begins with a short-term, severe chemical exposure, such as a chemical spill, or a longer-term exposure. It is reported that once exposed, low levels of chemicals found in everyday materials, such as soaps, detergents, cosmetics, and newspaper inks, can trigger physical symptoms in people with multiple chemical sensitivities. 2
Tangie started out making all-natural liquid laundry soap. After a few years, we realized the plastic bottle was still part of the problem. Using good ingredients was not good enough. People already had water and containers at home, we shouldn’t need to provide them. After years of reformulating, Tangie emerged with the Laundry Paste and no longer needed to sell liquid laundry soap in a plastic bottle. 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.
- A Leaping Bunny cruelty-free certified product.
- Tangie is a carbon-balanced company for office and shipping.
- The packaging is plastic-free and can be recycled or home composted.
- The lightweight cardboard is made from 75% post-consumer waste.
- Environmental Working Group (EWG.org) gave it an ‘A’ rating for consumer safety.
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
After the laundry paste is dissolved, we recommend you use it within 6 months, with the caveat that water is the breeding ground for mold. Of course, mold has a hard time growing on soap but if you feel you won’t be using up the dissolved laundry concentrate within 6 months, cut the bar in half and make less.
The bar has a long shelf life of 3+ years. The outside of the bar will develop soap ash which will not look pretty but it is completely safe and will not reduce the efficacy of the soap. Store in a dry location.
We recommend cold/cool washes. How laundry gets done is a personally preference but the end result is that soap is the carrier to remove dirt and bacteria and the water washes it all away. Load size should always be considered. Do not overstuff. The water needs to be able to have enough space to wash the clothes and adequate room to rinse away the dirt. Using cold water works great with out laundry concentrate. Thank you for asking!
Not really. It depends on how much clothes you load in at one time.
If the machine fills the tub all the way with water, you may want to start with one ounce of dissolved Laundry Concentrate and see how it goes for you.
I just read from a “Going Zero Waste” (by Kathryn Kellogg) blog that homemade laundry soap can damage clothes–maybe Tangie doesn’t fit the description of the homemade type soaps We are big fans of Kathryn Kellogg too! Homemade soap I think she refers to is made from soap bars. We use yucca root and soap nuts liquid which are natural saponins, or natural detergents.
Oil build up has not been reported to us by users. We’ve had reports from some front load machine users.They report the smell they used to have in their machine before using Tangie went away after using Tangie Laundry. Not sure why that is but we were happy to hear it and share their experience.
Yes, that will work and so would the hand soap paste. Wash the brushes out by hand and rinse. Just like washing your hands, scrub for at least 20- 30 seconds. Depending on the makeup level on the brushes, you may need to wash and rinse two times.
I understand. Allergies suck!! I formulated this laundry soap because I have super sensitive skin. I can’t guarantee she won’t be allergic but I certainly understand her nervousness. I offer a 30 day money back guarantee if not satisfied. Contact me if she has any issues.
Half an ounce to 1 oz depending on load size and dirt level. Try one half ounce for clothes that are not super dirty or stinky. ADjust up from there per your needs and load size.
Depending on how many items you wash at one time by hand, I would start with 1/4 ounce of Laundry Concentrate Bar after you dissolve it.
Yes. Our laundry paste works in high efficiency washers.
I’ve heard that when the laundry soap was made by grating a bar of soap to make laundry soap. We use yucca root and soap nuts liquid as cleaning agents which are nature saponins, not grated soap.
I think your machine will ask what the concentration level is. The laundry paste is 3x concentrate.
Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Soap Nuts Liquid, Saponified Lye, Yucca Powder, Baking Soda, Oxalic Acid, Salt, Rosemary Oleoresin.
This bar dissolved easily in my 64 oz jar with pour cap. It works very well cleaning and does not leave residue. Combine with stain remover bar for grimy dirt.
Very happy! Good for high efficiency washers. No waste!
Elly M –
I love this laundry paste. Clean clothes with absolutely no waste. 2 bars lasts me almost a full year. Well worth the price.
Paris J –
To be clear, this product did NOT work for me. However, I rate 5 stars for two reasons
1. It’s quite possible the reason it didn’t work is due to my unbelievably hard water with no installed water softener.
2. The seller is quite amazing. She went above and beyond to make sure my experience was good despite the troubles I had.
Prospective customers should keep in mind the thousands of good experiences with this product recorded all over the web. If you’re gonna give it a chance, buy it from this seller.
Christine C –
The BEST zero waste laundry paste ever. It left my clothes very clean (even the stinky activewear). So grateful I found this amazing product that’s good for my family and the planet.
Kym F –
I have been using this for over a year. My clothes are clean and soft. Earth friendly for my septic as well. I have a glass jar with a spigot sitting above my front load washer. Now I not only do not have plastic bottles to put in the landfill, but I don’t have to lift the heavy economical containers. I love every single product I have tried!
I like the product very much. It is easy to dissolve and use. It cleans my clothes wonderfully! I love not having plastic waste.
Deborah R –
So far I am loving this!! It was easy to cut the bar up to put into the narrow neck of my repurposed vinegar jug. I just have to swish it around each time & then pour it into a repurposed scoop I had. I will really know how well it cleans when it gets to planting time with my farmer husband but things are nice & clean so far. I have started adding a drop of lavender essential oil in it to add a slight scent. Thanks Angie for coming up with this basically no waste product!! I plan to see if the box will compost 🙂
Kristin W –
This has become our go-to for laundry detergent. Safe for us, our machine, the environment, affordable, hand made, zero waste, and relieves me from having to do everything DIY like I do for so many other products. Thank you Angie!
Karli M –
Wasn’t sure if this laundry soap would live up to the hype but it has! Easy to make, easy to use (I got the dispenser jar with a sticker), smells amazing, and works! I have tried other natural laundry soaps with varied results. Most recently used soap berries and because I hand dry all my laundry my towels and pants would often be a little stiff and not soft at all. All of my clothes are much softer after hanging dry when using this laundry soap. Give it a try, you won’t regret it!
Cathy C –
My daughter and I tried making our own several different ways. This bar is easy to use, cleans the clothes without leaving any residue, and makes so many loads. Thank you.
Megan L –
I love this laundry paste! This is my second time purchasing this. The paste dilutes quickly, cleans well, and smells like plants. I cut the bar up into small cubes that make it easy for traveling. It’s so great to be able to travel with the solid paste, and then dilute it when I need it! I love that all of the packaging is biodegradable, and that you only need to buy one sticker and keep it on the same container. I plan on using this laundry detergent forever!!!
Danielle P –
I am very pleased with this product. My laundry is clean and the environment is better off!
Caitlin C –
I love this product! It is different from what I’m used to and takes some getting used to but it is so worth it! My partner and I have 2 dogs and a cat so I tend to use the maximum amount of liquid for every load and this paste still lasts significantly longer than any detergent I’ve used before. Our laundry is coming out clean without the nasty chemicals and no more lugging those heavy bottles home from the store! Thank you Angie for being so available to answer questions via social media! I appreciate you!
What can I say about this Tangie company and their products? The only thing I can think of is WOW! I have been using Costco’s laundry detergent for many years, mainly the Free & Clear type. I have also tried Tied and Arm and Hammer. I have also been using Downy and Suavitel fabric softeners. I am a person who has been suffering from MAJOR allergies for decades, and both my kids also suffer from allergies. After such a long time I have realized and discovered (by accident) how much toxic chemicals all these detergents contain, specially the ones that clean really well. Persil is one of those that has a really good reputation and one of the best detergents that clean the best, BUT, I just found out that Persil is one of THE worst detergents ever due to the terrible heavy chemicals they use. My situation is so bad that whenever I use detergents with a little bit of scent/perfumes etc my nose gets swollen and it hurts from breathing that stuff all night while I sleep. I mean, my nose is right on my pillow with all these chemicals and I can definitely feel it.
To make things really short, I just discovered this company, Tangie, also by accident, and I started reading more and more about their products. I got so curious that I simply decided to buy a few of their stuff. I purchased the laundry detergent bar, their stain remover and two shampoos. I was really skeptical about all this and I thought I was going to end up asking for all my money back. Boy was I wrong. These products are bloody FANTASTIC! Their laundry detergent, without any fabric softener, leaves my clothes very very soft and I can’t believe I’m saying this but the Kirkland detergent I have been using with the fabric softener does NOT have the same effect as this Tangie detergent. That’s just amazing. I have been adding eight drops of my favorite oil essentials to the dirty laundry together with the Tangie and my clothes comes out not smelling like Chanel No 5, but it does indeed have this feel and a natural pleasant smell like plain clean clothes. The smell is a very natural clean scent, is hard to describe it but that’s the best I can do. My laundry with the Kirkland free & clear always left my clothes smelling stinky with that very unpleasant wet dog smell and that’s why I always had to put a ton of Downy or Suavitel with those heavy perfumes to “kill” those nasty odors. The way Tangie has washed my clothes is like day and night. Is really fantastic and I know I’m not making this up or imagining things because my nose is really sensitive.
The Citrus shampoo that I tried so far is darn fantastic. I’m in my late 40’s and my hair really needs all the care it can get without any nasty chemicals and alcohol from all those shampoos I’ve tried, even some that claim to be more “natural”, which still contain chemicals. This Tangie shampoos are just great. From now on I am a believer and from now on I am buying these Tangie products and I am so glad that I found this company. I have actually had the privilege to speak with the owner over the phone, Angie, and she is just awesome and very kind.
I will say that the Tangie detergent is not cleaning (everything) well as I wish it would. For example the socks that my kids use and drag all over the house. I washed two pairs of them as a “test” and they came out not very clean. I washed one more time and this time I wet them and applied the stain remover for about 30 minutes and then washed them again with hot water. Some of the dark dirt at the bottom of the socks was still there. I’m new at this so maybe there is a better way to clean suck dirty clothes with this Tangie detergent so I will continue trying to look for better results. Even if this detergent doesn’t clean everything you throw at it I am still buying it from now on, it is just fantastic and I am super happy. I am not a car mechanic nor my kids come home with grass stains on their clothes so for the stuff we are washing this product has already made me more than happy. I just can’t believe this product is not sold everywhere.
I love this product. However, by itself it doesn’t do well getting rid of makeup or dirt from bottom of socks. I also tend to use 1-2 tbsp more than recommended because I noticed the first few times I use it by the directions my dried linens smelled “musty”. Perhaps on my next purchase I’ll get the stain remover bar recommended in the other comments. So now
I use 4-5 tbsps. For the dryer I made a 1:4 white vinegar:water + essential oils to make a scented fabric softener for the drying the clothes so they come out smelling fresh as opposed to having no scent at all.
Keep refilling my old laundry detergent bottle with this and it works perfectly! It’s like Blueland, but better!