What’s Different About Oasis™?
Beyond Biodegradable …
Oasis biocompatible cleaners not only break down, they break down into good things!
Oasis wash water contains no plant toxins – our unique formulas biodegrade into plant nutrients! Ordinary biodegradable cleaners have a high pH level, contain the plant toxin sodium and sometimes chlorine and boron as well.
Oasis enables the sustainable reuse of wash water (greywater) for irrigation, the most ecological treatment option. By recycling water and nutrients, natural waters are kept pure. Oasis is also suitable for septic tank or sewer disposal.
Our Oasis Biocompatible Products
Use 1/8 to 1/4 cup. Always measure detergent to avoid waste. For best results, sort laundry by fabric type, color and the degree of soiling. Oasis is effective in hot or cold water.
Spots may be pre-treated with full-strength Oasis. However, not all dyes are color fast, so always do a test where it won’t show first!
Use one teaspoon per two gallons of water.
Oasis Laundry Detergent may be used as a heavy duty all purpose cleaner for floors, toilet bowls, etc. Try a teaspoon of Oasis to a gallon of hot water.
Using cold water instead of hot save 80% of the energy used to do laundry. Drying on a clothesline save 100% of the energy used for drying, and drying uses more energy than washing in hot water! Gas dryers are about twice as efficient as electric. Hydrogen peroxide bleach is twice as expensive and half as effective as chlorine, but ecologically superior for plants and soils in a grey water system. Most chlorine bleach will be oxidized and rendered harmless when used in a normal septic or water system. However, if you are using a greywater system, you don’t want to use chlorine bleach! For best results, add hydrogen peroxide bleach at the beginning of the rinse cycle.
A note on allergies
Because of the simple formulation of Oasis, it may be suitable for use by people with allergies. Check with your Doctor if you have any allergies to surfactants.
Please see our product pages for specific ingredients.
Carbon dioxide, water and plant nutrients (6% potassium and 1% sulfur). No phosphate, sodium, plant toxins and will not make the soil alkaline.
Washwater for Irrigation
For more information on the reuse of wash water for irrigation, visit OasisDesign.net
More Information about Oasis Biocompatible Cleaners
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