Our company came about in a very unexpected way.
Our daughter Molly was born in 2005 but she never took a breath. As a pediatric nurse and mother to three other healthy children, this was not just a tragedy, it was a shock. The nurse in me yearned to know what could have caused her stillbirth. I began to read everything I could about stillbirths and uncovered a disturbing fact that would change our lives.
In the United States alone 80,000 chemicals were approved for use by the TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) and yet only 200 of the toxins were tested for human safety. Each year the list of chemicals changes. Furthermore, a report by the US Department of Health and Human Services proves that mothers pass chemicals to their babies via pregnancy and breast milk. Newborn baby cord blood and amniotic fluid had multiple non-natural toxins detected in it! Traces of nearly 300 of the chemicals were from toxins in food, personal care, environmental and household products. I knew right then, we had a responsibility to teach others about these toxins, and to make a difference.
Our Core Values
🌱 Use only the safest, simplest ingredients available
✨ Create wonderful products that really work
🕵️♀️ Embrace radical transparency for consumers
🌎 Stay mindful of people, animals and the environment
👪 Make choices that would make our children proud
As consumers, we think about what we eat, but not about what we allow to touch our skin and how the ingredients can and do leach into our bloodstream! For example, detergent ingredients like ionic surfactants are the most persistent in the environment and change the sex of our fish, and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE’s), which have been banned in Canada and Europe, imitate the hormone estrogen in our bodies which affect our health and fetal development. These chemicals are found in our drinking water because they are not completely biodegradable.
So, the decision was made to create Molly's Suds Laundry Powder and other household cleaning products that are a safer alternative for humans. Molly’s little footprints are on our website to remind you that our products are safer for even your tiniest family member. Learn more about the ingredients we use and why
From our family to yours, Thank You for choosing Molly’s Suds!
Our company uses the purest of ingredients to formulate products without carcinogens or known human toxins. We strive to be good stewards of the Earth and give back to our community and those in need.