Japanese Laundry Detergent + Organic/Natural Brands

Japanese Laundry Detergent and SafenessPopular Laundry Detergent in Japan + Natural/Organic Brands

I’m someone who knows more then the general public does when it comes to the chemical warfare that we are exposed to every day, I’ve done the research and have seen the physical effects of bad detergents, not only are most horribly bad for the environment, they are also horribly bad for YOU, and especially children. Most laundry detergent are so bad for you, that the lobbyist here in America made it so that laundry detergent manufactures do not BY LAW have to tell you what it’s in the mixture of death. To be blunt, it’s a toxic concoction of petroleum based products and many are straight responsible for the rise in asthma and respiratory challenges as well as cancer. To push this even further in many main stream brands of detergents have a chemical used in them that are actually used in laboratory conditions to INDUCE asthma attacks for research!

So here is a basic run down of popular detergents in Japan, and few you may want to lean towards when given the option! Overall it’s not super popular for natural/organic safe detergents in Japan, but they do exist! When my wife and I get over there we’ll update with a new post when we find more options for those that care about their health.

WARNING UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE RUN FAR FAR AWAY FROM THESE BRANDS


Words to know when reading ingredients and words on detergent boxes/bottles:

洗濯 せんたく sentaku laundry
洗剤 せんざい senzai detergent
粉末 ふんまつ funmatsu powder
液体 えきたい ekitai liquid
固形 こけい kokei solid
石鹸, 石けん, せっけん せっけん sekken soap
柔軟剤 じゅうなんざい juunanzai fabric softener
柔軟仕上げ剤 じゅうなんしあげざい Jūnan shiage-zai fabric softener
詰替用 or つめかえ用 つめかえよう tsumekaeyou refill
液性 えきせい ekisei pH
香り かおり kaori scented
入り いり Iri Included
なし Nashi without
おしゃれ着 おしゃれちゃく Oshare chaku fashionable clothes
Extras:
無添加 むてんか mutenka – no additives
エコ洗剤えこせんざいEkosenzai – Eco-detergent
環境洗剤 かんきょうせんざい kankyousenzai – Environmental detergent

Ingredients:

成分 せいぶん seibun ingredients
界面活性剤 かいめんかっせいざい kaimenkasseizai surfactant
合成 ごうせい gousei synthetic
純石けん じゅんせっけん junn sekken pure soap
酸素系 さんそけい sansokei color-safe bleach
塩素系 えんそけい ensokei chlorine bleach
衣料用漂白剤 いりょうようひょうはくざい iryouyou hyouhakuzai hyouhakuzai Clothing bleach
漂白剤 ひょうはくざい hyouhakuzai bleaching agent
漂白剤なし ひょうはくざいなし Hyōhaku-zai nashi no bleach
蛍光増白剤 けいこうぞうはくざい keikouzouhakuzai optical brighteners
酵素 こうそ kouso enzymes
アルカリ剤 アルカリざい arukarizai alkaline agents
水軟化剤 みずなんかざい mizunankazai water softener
柔軟剤入り じゅうなんざいいり juunanzai-iri including fabric softener
無香科 むこうか Mukou ka No added fragrances
配合していません はいごうしていません Haigō shite imasen Not formulated

Laundry detergent is typically labeled as: 洗濯用合成洗剤 on the back following 品名 (hinmei), which means “product name”

Common Brands:

  • Arau (SAFE TO BUY)
  • アリエール  (Ariel)

  • アタック  (Attack)

  • アワーズ  (Awa’s)
  • ボールド  (Bold)

  • エマール  (Emal)

  • ファファ  (Fa-Fa)

  • ミヨシ  (Miyoshi)

  • ニュービーズ  (New Beads)

  • トップ  (Top)

  • ブライト (Bright)
  • シャボン玉 (Soap Bubble)

  • ブルーダイヤ (Blue Diamond)

  • NANOX

  • 洗浄剤 (washing soap) -アクアウォッシュ洗浄剤

  • Pigeon – Pua
    Detergent stuffFabric softener:

Fabric softener bottles look very similar to laundry detergent bottles, but instead, their 品名 (“product name”) on the table on the back of the bottle will be 柔軟仕上げ剤. Also, fabric softeners tend to be extremely scented, which is reflected by the flowers, berries and other representations of scents on the bottle. Fabric softener has been shown to be the most poisonous part of doing laundry. The EPA actually says on their own website that if some of these chemicals are floating around in the air that they are to be taken serious and to be avoided. DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER. It’s better to get dryer balls instead to make your clothes less starchy.

Downy

Chemical Crap Downy Detergentさらさ (Sarasa)

Pink Brand of detergent in Japanレノア (Lenor)

Renoa Japanese Brandファーファ (Fafa)

Weird Bear Launry Detergent Ripoffソフラン (Soflan)

Soflan Laundry Detergent in JapanMieux Luxgeous

Fancy Cleaning AgentsAroma Rich
Interesting smelling detergents in Japanハミング (Humming)

An odd cleaning detergent called humming


Bleach:

Popular brands:

ブライト (Bright)
Bright Cleanersハイター (Haiter)

A popular cleaning product in Japanワイドハイター (Wide Haiter)

Widde Haiter Brand

マイブリーチ (My Bleach)

My Bleach Japanese Brand


Organic Detergent in JapanDetergent for super fine clothes: (Good to Buy)

The Laundry Detergent has premium ingredients and can save you a trip to the dry cleaners for certain fancier clothing. It also has a premium price at $42.73 for 500ml http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/favor/item/the_laundry_detergent_refill_set/

Aroma materials / ingredients detergent components (surface Activator equivalent amount): high grade alcohol-based (non-ionic) 9%, coconut oil fatty acid alkanolamide (ME A use) 7%, other: ro purified ingredients: Lavender essential oil 1% 83% (additive is any unused) water / liquid: neutral / applications: cotton, hemp, chemical fiber, wool, silk fabric washing

MORE TO COME!

-NihonScope

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