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Which Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergents Also Clean Well?

Here is my full list of 7 eco-friendly laundry detergents with minimum impact on the environment.

I looked and researched for eco-friendly laundry detergents that are a worthy solution to the problems traditional detergents are causing but that are also efficient clothes cleaners, according to dozens of reviews by real-people that use these products.

BTW
No. 3 Method Laundry Detergent is my overall personal favorite

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Most Eco-friendly Laundry detergents

Mrs Meyer's Laundry...
Package Recyclable?
Naturally derived
98%
Tide Purclean Plant-Based...
Package Recyclable?
Naturally derived
65%
Greenest choice
Method Laundry Detergent...
Package Recyclable?
Naturally derived
100%
Amazon Brand - Presto!...
Package Recyclable?
UNK
Naturally derived
96%
DanSoap All Natural...
Package Recyclable?
Naturally derived
100%
Seventh Generation...
Package Recyclable?
Naturally derived
96%

1. Mrs. Meyer’s Concentrated Detergent

Mrs. Meyer's concentrated solution is really an all in one. It cleans well, it’s afordable and it’s a natural detregent.

Mrs. Meyer's
390 Reviews
Mrs. Meyer's
๐ŸŸข 98% naturally
๐ŸŸข 68 loads per bottle
๐ŸŸข Recyclable packaging
๐ŸŸ  50% post-consumer plastic

Mrs. Meyer's concentrated solution is an Eco-friendly laundry detergent that is 98% naturally derived and the reviewers on Amazon seemed to really love how well it cleans! This solution comes in 2 scents, Lavender and Lemon.

The package is made of only 50% post-consumer recycled plastic which compared to other products on our list is a bit low. Read the reviews about Mrs. Meyer's Laundry Eco friendly Detergent.

2. Tide Porcelain Plant-based Laundry Detergent

If you are a big fan of Tide products and wish to just make a small environmental adjustment – Tide Porcelain Plant-based could be a good solution for you.

Product name
244 Reviews
Product name

๐ŸŸข 32 loads per bottle
๐ŸŸข 4/5 Stars review
๐ŸŸข Recyclable packaging
๐ŸŸ  65% bio-based
๐ŸŸ  Package NOT made from recycled materials

Tide Porcelain Plant-based detergent is the Eco-friendly version of Tide detergents. If you’re a big fan and wish to stick with it and be more eco-friendly than this detergent is a good solution for you.

But if you want to go full-on eco-friendly than consider getting one of the other eco friendly laundry detergents on our list. Because Tide Porcelain detergent is only 65% bio-based (Not much compared to others) and the package is not made from recycled materials.

Buying “Green” from big brands

Unlike most green consumer, I believe buying green products from big “Non-Green” brands has a positive effect – It makes them realize there is a market for eco-friendly products, so they shift resources towards that direction. I wrote more about it here.

3. Method Laundry Detergent

Eco Friendly Laundry Detergents method

“Best Over-All”

  • Amazon $15.99
  • $0.21 per load
  • 95% bio-based
  • 75 loads per bottle
  • 4.5/5 stars review
  • Recyclable packaging
  • 100% post-consumer plastic
  • 10 inches (26 cm) tall

View Method eco-fruendly laindry detergent on amazon

Method is my favorite choise. %95 Biodegradeable, Recyclable, great price and positive reviews making it an over-all great deal.

โœ“ Small container

The Method laundry fits 75 loads in a 10 inches battle.

โœ“ Space efficent

It’s very space efficient, great for houses with small laundry rooms.

โœ“ Decent price

With 95% bio-based sources and $0.21 per loads it’s definitely my overall favorite.

Read the reviews about Method eco-friendly laundry supply 


4. Presto! (Amazon Brand)

Eco Friendly Laundry Detergents presto
  • Amazon $19.99
  • $0.37 per load
  • 96% bio-based
  • 53 loads per bottle
  • 4/5 stars review
  • Recyclable packaging: doesn’t say
  • Package made from recycled plastic
  • 12 inches (30 cm) tall




View Presto! on amazon

โœ“ Amazon home product

“Presto!” is a company established by Amazon for household cleaning materials.

โœ“ Positive reviews

Their products seem to be getting pretty good reviews and the prices are competitive.

โœ“ Bio-based

This detergent is 96% bio-based and is $0.37 per load

Read the reviews about Presto! eco-friendly detergent


5. DanSoap All Natural Laundry Soap

“Greenest”

  • Amazon $16.99
  • $0.48 per load
  • 100% bio-based
  • 35 loads per unit
  • 4.5/5 stars review
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Package made from recycled materials
  • 5.5 inches (14 cm) tall

View Dansoap on amazon.com

DanSoap laundry supply is for whom who wishes to go 100% eco-friendly. great for travelers!

โœ“ Not a detergent but a soap

See here if you missed the difference between the two

โœ“ 100% bio-based

Package is recycled materials that can be recycled again.

โœ“ Tiny

5.5 inches tall for 35 loads (great for traveling)

Get this one if you live a ‘chemical free’ lifestyle.

โœ• Plastic included

Not sure why they do it, but the lid and the measuring spoon inside are made of plastic. They said they are working on finding a solution for that.
(Maybe just let loose of the spoon? Is it really necessary? I don’t get it…)

Read reviews about DanSoap Laundry soap


#6 Seventh Generation Concentrated Detergent

“Most Popular”

  • Amazon $25.99
  • $0.49 per load
  • 96% bio-based
  • 53 Loads per unit
  • 4/5 stars review
  • Recyclable packaging
  • Package made from recycled materials
  • 11.3 inches (28.7 cm) tall

View Seventh generation on amazon

Seventh Generation unscented is a very popular eco-friendly detergent among amazon buyers.

โœ“ Plantes based

96% bio-based and costs $0.49 per load

โœ“ Great for parents

Great environmentally solution for those who look for a no-scent laundry supply (Great for babies clothes)

โœ• Pricey

$0.49 is the highest price per load on this list. But seventh generation is a known brand with quality ensured and quality comes with a price.

Read reviews about ‘seventh generation’ eco-friendly detergent


#7 Green Clean Eco Friendly Laundry Detergents

environment Detergents green clean

“Out of The Box”

  • Amazon $17.99
  • $0.018 per load
  • 100% bio-based
  • Up to 1000 loads per unit
  • 4/5 Stars review
  • Recyclable packaging: doesn’t say
  • Package made from recycled materials: doesn’t say
  • 4 inches (10 cm) tall

View Green clean laundry balls on amazon

This blue balls are filled with tiny natural ceramic bids.

โœ“ Mechanical Cleaning

Cleaning process is based on mechanical cleaning and not chemical cleaning.

โœ• Reviwers

Some claim the Green Clean Eco Washer Laundry Balls do not really work and it’s the hot water doing all the work.

On the other hand, a big part of Amazon reviewers do love this product (4/5 stars)

โœ“ Long lasting

The balls are tiny, 100% bio-based and can last up to 1000 loads!

โœ“ Cool gadget

If you are willing to try an unusual eco friendly laundry detergents , these balls are very cost effective.

Read the reviews about Eco Washer Laundry Balls

green Laundry Detergents

I hope among all the green alternatives you find your next eco friendly laundry detergents in this article!

I would really appreciate it If you tried any of the above products and wish to share your expirence in the comments section… Thanks!


Last update on 2020-07-12

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