The detergents we use on a day to day basis are full of chemicals. These chemicals are very harmful for our skin, our health, can even cause defects over prolonged use and exposure.
How do I know?
I have been suffering from skin issues, dry skin, skin irritation, excema..
I never knew it could be the detergent I was using..
I stopped using soaps, I switched from pril to natural herbal dish washing powder.
I stopped applying makeup.
I stopped using shampoo…
My allergies reduced but did not disappear.
I knew there was something else to be handled and I found the reason. It was the clothes detergent. I stopped using clothes detergent and then skin started getting better.
I am using soapnuts to wash my clothes. From the last one week I have switched to Krya detergent powder. I want to test this powder and see how many days it will last, does it clean and does it help my skin?
You know what a couple of years back I would never have considered a herbal detergent. They were something I termed luxury items.
Organic Laundry detergents are not a luxury item but are a necessity today. Commercial detergents have harmful ingredients like surfuctants, chlorine, water softeners, processing aids, perfumes, phosphates which can be very harmful.
You can read more about it this article titled : Organic Washing Powder
Krya Natural Detergent powder is biodegradable, organic, chemical free, antifungal detergent in india . This clothes washing powder is a good eco friendly cleaning product in india.
I am so excited to be sharing this product with you… I am still in week one of testing it. Stop by in one month to read the update.
- Citriodora essential oil
Soapnuts are also known as Reetha, Kunkudukai (Telugu), Boondi Kottai (Tamil) and Pasakkottamaram (Malayalam) is a wonder fruit.
It has saponins which are the soap.
Herbs – they did not mention which herbs are present so I am assuming they have a cleansing or disinfectant purpose
What did I receive?
It comes packaged in a brown cardboard packaging. I received two 100 gms packets of the detergent powder. Along with the packets, there was a small cotton pouch. This cotton pouch has to be used for washing clothes.
I have misplaced the pouch I received, so I am using an alternate method of using the product which I will share later.
The cotton pouch is small and comes with cloth strings. I loved how cute it looked but once its wet, it is a little tricky to open it.
How does the Krya Detergent Powder Look?
Watch video below to see how it looks, how to use it and watch me test it on 3 loads of laundry.
Krya Detergent Review
Krya detergent is a herbal cloth washing powder, like totally full of herbs. The main ingredient I believe is soapnuts or reetha. This is a 100 percent eco friendly washing powder India which is biodegradable and safe for use.
How to use the powder
You have to take 1 tablespoon of powder. Fill the cotton pouch with the powder and drop it into the wash. On the packaging it is mentioned that you should not use it with whites and light colored clothes.
Don’t put the powder directly in the washing machine. You see I misplaced my cloth pouch so I just added it directly in washing machine.
The powder stuck to the clothes.
No major disaster happened, the powder fell off when dry but it is a hastle.
So for the next wash I just added a tablespoon to a sock and added the sock to the wahing machine.
It did the job.
How clean are the clothes?
I was not expecting the clothes to be cleaned. Surprisingly the clothes looked clean. While I have no way of testing whether they are really clean, but I can see that the clothes dont look dirty.
They look washed and fresh.
The powder has a strong fragrance which has now evaporated and I cannot get a strong smell as before. Just a faint smell remains. The clothes do not smell after washing. They look newer, the colours look brighter and fabric seems to be softer.
I will update this post when I finish the 100 gms packet and provide you another update right here.