Do you have any specific recommendations for bio-degradable earth friendly soaps and detergents? How about bleaching agents? My wife has been buying Seventh Generation natural dish liquid which is non-toxic and a USDA Certified Biobased Product (whatever that means) as well as plant-based according to the label. She is also using ECOS Laundry detergent, which is labeled as Plant-Derived, and Earth Friendly. Again, I am not sure what that all really means, and I do not have an independent testing laboratory at my disposal. These are easy to find at the local Walmart. (I share this fact in full awareness that someone out there is likely to brand me as an evil person for shopping at Wally World... but I live in the country. I have to drive 27 miles to get to a Starbucks, and almost 50 miles to get to a Whole Foods Market! Furthermore, ordering online is not the clear answer since it can be argued that Amazon ships in trucks that are powered by the wrong kind of fuel, so I can't win in a debate about personal responsibility and social justice when the conversation has been declared to be over - the matter is supposedly settled!)
Art Ludwig of Oasis Design fame used to offer a preferred detergent line, but he sold that off and it is now very expensive and hard to find. Oasis Biocompatible Laundry Liquid, as the name goes, and once again I am not a chemist and I am not really sure that it is worth the cost and the trouble. Can only be found online.
Your insights would be appreciated.