When it comes to washing clothes for our precious kids, we tend to become very particular about the safety of the detergent we use. I am always looking for detergent that is free of harmful substances and made of natural ingredients only. Especially with babies, their skin are more sensitive than adults and some ingredients can be allergens to their skin and causes itchiness and rashes and certain ingredients can go beyond that to cause respiratory issues, liver, and kidney damage such can be found in bleach.
That’s why we are now using B&B Detergent and Softener sent to me from Mothercare and has so far found it to be really good and easy to use. B&B also known as Baby & Basic is the number one brand in Korea for infant-related household products. B&B promises to eliminate 30 potential harmful substances as proclaimed by European Bureau of Consumer Unions (BEUC) and USA’s environmental organisation EWC (Environmental Working Group).
First is the B&B Baby Detergent 1500ml (RMRM52.90) in the white bottle packaging. That’s how I differentiate it as it’s mostly in Korean!
Basically, this detergent is known to have no phosphate, no SLS, SLES, no artificial dye, no preservative and no fluorescent material. It is made with 7 natural extracts (fermented bean, willow tree, portulaca, cinnamon, oregano, cypress tree, root of skullcap) which has antibacterial effects and protects the skin. Also, it has a special ingredient which is the Murumuru fruit grown in the Amazon that has a natural cleaning effect. Most importantly, it is also 97% biodegradable, which makes it eco-friendly which I love.
The screw cap is used as the measurement cap. The liquid is clear, no colour at all and really no smell. I don’t really even need to use a whole cap for a full load, normally I wash my clothes in the washing machine. A full cap is about 50ml and is recommended for 3kg load of clothes.
This is the B&B Fabric Softener 1500ml (RM52.90). It has the same natural ingredients as the detergent and also without all the same harmful ingredients, however it has the Jasmine fragrant. The other option is Rose fragrant and they are both to aid baby in having better sleep, something like aromatherapy. It also contains antibacterial substances that prevent any germ propagation and is not irritable to the skin (S-mark awarded by Korean Chemical Synthesis Testing Lab).
It has a pink bottle and pink cap for easy differentiation and the the liquid is more cloudy white. My washing machine has a softener dispenser, if not, you must pour it in at the last rinse only. The softener is able to make clothes and towels soft and comfortable on the skin.
Well, I don’t have any babies at home anymore but the boys approve of the detergent and fabric softener as they love the towels that are now no longer rough on their skin and smelling great without all the negative side effects of toxins.
If you want to get them, they are available at major baby retail stores like Mothercare and selected Aeon and Tesco.