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What kind of soaps and detergents are graywater-safe?

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In general, detergents containing Boron, bleach, antibacterial compounds, and fabric softeners can degrade the health of your landscape's soil over time.

Food-safe soaps and detergents

Since soaps and detergents contain a variety of chemicals to aid in cleaning, inquire with the following for additional information if you choose to use graywater on food you may eat and you are unsure of the soaps or detergents in your graywater:

To minimize potential health and safety concerns, look for “graywater-compatible,” “garden-friendly,” and “dioxane-free” detergent labels.