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Best green laundry detergents for an eco-friendly clean

Get a better clean without the plastic and harsh chemicals.

Father and son loading washing machine using green laundry detergents

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Do you know what's going down the drain when you're using conventional laundry products? Some of the more traditional detergents contain toxic ingredients that may pose a danger to human and environmental health. Not to mention that most conventional liquid detergents contain well over 50% water! Get more bang for your buck with safer green laundry alternatives.

Most work with both high-efficiency or regular washers and are septic-safe. Extra eco-friendly tip: Many of these products were formulated to work with cold water, so you can save energy and resources when you wash.

Consider one of these plastic-free, planet-friendly green laundry products the next time you run out of product, and make your laundry routine truly clean. 

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sheets laundry club detergent sheets

Why It's Cool
Just drop one of these sheets made from clean ingredients into your load of laundry and neatly avoid the plastic waste and toxic chemicals of traditional detergents. Even better, they come in plastic-free packaging.


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meliora eco laundry powder

Why It's Cool
Meliora is a Chicago-based company with a modest line of cleaning products and a long list of sustainable and ethical certifications. Their eco stain stick is also a lifesaving alternative to Tide pens!


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meliora eco laundry powder


Why It's Cool
Tough stains don't require harsh chemicals. Dropps gentle laundry detergent, fabric softener, and Oxi booster pods all come in super convenient plastic-free pods and make the cleanup easy. Plus their scents are dreamy - Orange Blossom is our fave!


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Dropps Household Oxi Booster Pods

bestowed essentials zero waste laundry powder

Why It's Cool
A socially-focused zero waste small business located in South Dakota, Bestowed Essentials products are a must-have for anyone interested in reducing their trash. Their price points are also extremely affordable.


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bestowed essentials zero waste green laundry powder

dirty labs bio-liquid laundry detergent

Why It's Cool
Sweaty days at the gym stinking up your clothes? Dirty Lab's formula packs a powerful clean with no harmful chemicals. Plus, the recyclable aluminum packaging is slick and actually worth showing off in your laundry room!


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Dirty Labs green laundry
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