Molly’s Suds makes laundry products that are safe for humans and the planet. With a strict focus on ingredient integrity, the company was founded in 2008 by Monica Leonard. Although, the story began a few years earlier after the loss of Leonard’s daughter, Molly, who was stillborn. After this traumatic event, Leonard wanted to learn as much as she possibly could about stillborns and what could be done to prevent it from happening to other parents.
In the process, she discovered some eye-opening facts about chemicals put into foods and other consumer products. Such as, out of 84,000 chemicals approved by the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), only 1 percent has been tested for human safety. Studies also show that mothers pass chemicals to their babies via pregnancy and breast milk, which is why traces of multiple non-natural toxins have been detected in stillborns.
As consumers, people often think about what they eat, but not as often about what they allow to touch their skin—and how those same ingredients can leach into the bloodstream. Common detergent ingredients like anionic surfactants (which have been banned in Canada and Europe) imitate the hormone estrogen in our bodies, which can affect human health and fetal development. Leonard realized that other moms like her needed to know about this. So, she decided to quit her nursing job and start Molly's Suds where each and every product is made with plant-derived ingredients that are safe, even for your tiniest family member.
Certified for safety
With ingredients that moms everywhere can rely on, Molly’s Suds are certified for safety. Here’s a list of the different titles this line has picked up over the years:
- Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny
- Green Hotels Association Vendor List
- Rated "A" on Environmental Working Group (EWG)
- National Parenting Publications Gold Winner 2015
- Certified vegan
- Cloth diaper safe
Molly’s Suds Laundry Products
Everything made by Molly's Suds is safe for you and your family. Here's a look at some of their products in more detail:
Here are just some of the great Molly’s Suds products sold at Thrive Market.
Molly's Suds Wool Dryer Balls are humanely sheared from sheep. In addition to being soft, these wool balls are safe for all dryers and all types of laundry including towels, comforters, clothing, delicates, baby laundry, and cloth diapers. The Wool Dryer Balls are hand-wound in Nepal and made with wool exclusively from New Zealand.
All Sport Laundry Wash is formulated with non-toxic, food-grade ingredients and without the use of UV brighteners, harsh chemicals, or synthetic fragrances. It's effective as a pre-treatment for stains, great as a sink wash for delicates, and can also be used as a general laundry soap. The All Sport Laundry Wash eliminates tough odor-causing bacteria in performance wear through the use of colloidal micelles, which penetrate and break up oil and dirt molecules into soluble components.
Made of five earth-derived ingredients, Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder is formulated for sensitive skin. Instead of added chemical fragrances, this powder uses organic peppermint oil to provide a fresh scent.
With the help of a great team, Molly’s Suds has more momentum than ever. In addition to raising awareness with great products, Leonard is growing Molly’s footprint across the world in more ways than one. Here’s a look at some of the other cool things Molly’s Suds is doing to make the world a better place:
This organization amplifies women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities. Women’s Voices for the Earth envisions a world where women lead to create a healthy environment without hazardous toxins in our workplaces, homes, and communities.
Healthy Child Healthy World is powered by the Environmental Working Group, and empowers parents to take action to protect their children from harmful chemicals. Molly’s Suds is a trusted partner and educates the community about everyday toxic exposures. They also recommend Healthy Child Healthy World as a resource for safe living tips and to stay up-to-date news about toxic household chemicals.
This organization fights to reform outdated, toxic chemical laws. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families is comprised of more than 11 million individuals, including parents, health professionals, advocates for people with learning and developmental disabilities, reproductive health advocates, environmentalists, and other like-minded people from across the nation. Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families also works with retailers to phase out hazardous chemicals from the marketplace, and educate the public about ways to protect their families from toxic products.