Pennies a Brew provides homemade laundry detergent that is cheaper and eco-friendlier than commercial laundry detergents. The detergent quality is not compromised by its low cost of production or ingredients.
-works in high efficiency (HE) machines and top loaders in all water temperatures
-works in hard water
-brightens clothes, avoids color fading
-deodorizes, removes stains, does not damage clothes
ingredients: soap flakes, sodium borate, sodium carbonate
-unscented or scented upon request
-use 2 tablespoons per large load
-no heavy dyes or perfumes; available unscented or scented at no extra charge with essential oils that add only a light fragrance (lemon, lime, lemongrass, orange, sweet tangerine, grapefruit)
-natural ingredients that are more biodegradable and less toxic to the environment than ingredients in commercial products
-commericial products often use ingredients that are carcinogenic and toxic to environment
Pennies a Brew started when I was researching the Internet on products to wash my then 3 month old son's clothes in the machine. I started the company in the hope to provide others with a better alternative to doing laundry while being eco conscious. I noticed the significant number of chemicals listed in commercial laundry detergent products. Most consumers, including myself, have never heard of these chemicals and they were so toxic that they could only be handled in a lab by a scientist. The Food and Drug Administration does not monitor the safety and efficacy of laundry detergent. No law exists in the United States requiring laundry detergent companies to list product ingredients. I realized my son's clothing were being washed in chemicals so toxic they were known to cause cancer. I decided to start Pennies A Brew, LLC, to use safer and more natural ingredients than those found currently on the market. My goal is to especially help college students and residents of homeless shelters, who may be using commerical products with unnecessarily high costs per load. Using Pennies a Brew homemade laundry detergent would help decrease the overall operating cost of homeless shelters. College students would improve their monthly budget by applying saved money towards other costs of attending school (ie tuition, books, etc).