If your laundry routine is in desperate need of a refresh, you’ve come to the right place. Thrive Market stocks the best eco-friendly and nontoxic laundry detergent around, all made without harmful chemicals. That means not only will your clothes come out fresh and clean every time, but you’re not exposing yourself or your family to unnecessary ingredients that do more harm than good. And because we know everyone has a different system and different equipment, there’s something to accommodate every scenario. We’ve rounded up the best liquid and powder detergents so you can choose what works best for you.
Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips
Make your laundry room as green as possible with these great tips!
- Don’t wash after only one wear: Unless they’re really soiled, you can probably get an extra wear out of your tops and bottoms before they head to the dirty clothes bin. This will help save energy and water!
- Use cold water: Cold water uses less energy than hot water, and won’t shrink fabrics, either.
- Dryer sheet alternatives: Dryer sheets can contain harmful chemicals just like detergents, so choose yours wisely (we have some great options!). Also, you can use wool dryer balls to help soften clothes, or add a splash of vinegar to your washing machine to help soften clothes prior to drying.
Top Laundry Detergent Brands
It’s easier than ever to clean your clothes the natural way with brands like this on the job.
Molly’s Suds was founded by a mother who didn’t like the list of chemicals she found on conventional laundry products. The brand makes both liquid and powdered detergent, as well as extras like stain remover to round out your cleaning collection.
The environment comes first when Planet, Inc. develops its household products. Always gentle on the planet, its cleansers, sprays, and detergents are biodegradable, hypoallergenic, and safe for septic systems.
Biokleen is a family-owned company that makes powerful cleaners without the use of harsh chemicals. The husband and wife team often develop and test formulas right in their own home, with their two teenage kids and pets in mind.
Best Powdered Laundry Detergent
If you’re interested in opting for powdered laundry detergent, these are our top picks.
Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder, Unscented
If you’d like to avoid any fragrance (or prefer to add your own), don’t miss this unscented laundry powder from Molly’s Suds. It’s made from earth-derived ingredients and was formulated with sensitive skin in mind.
Thrive Market Peppermint Laundry Powder
We jazzed up our unscented laundry powder by adding refreshing peppermint essential oil to the mix. Each bag is good for up to 70 loads of laundry and is made with eco-friendly ingredients.
Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder
This biodegradable formula from Charlie’s Soap is highly concentrated so you can use less while still deep-cleaning your clothes. Just add 1 tablespoon per load to fight stains and odors.
Top Laundry Detergent
Here are our favorite laundry detergents, all in one place.
Biokleen Citrus Laundry Liquid
This liquid wash combines citrus extracts with plant-based surfactants for a fresh clean that’s gentle on all types of fabrics.
Planet, Inc. Delicate Laundry Wash
For your delicates (or anything on the gentle cycle), reach for this wash from Planet, Inc. It’s free from dyes, artificial brighteners, and synthetic preservatives, and is ideal for your silk, cashmere, and wool fabrics.
Molly’s Suds All-Sport Laundry Wash
For active families, there’s nothing better than a laundry detergent designed with tough stains and sweat in mind. This 32-ounce bottle is specially formulated for synthetic and technical fibers—perfect for all sorts of athletic wear and uniforms.
Household Cleaning Tips From Thrive Market
Keep your house a haven by adopting some of our favorite eco-friendly practices.
How to Use Bleach Alternatives
Ready to banish bleach for good? Instead of whitening clothes with questionable chemicals, we share an easy DIY recipe to make your own bleach alternative, plus product recommendations.
Top Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar
If you only use apple cider vinegar in food recipes, you’re missing out. This ingredient can do everything from fertilize your garden to condition your hair—really! We also love it for cleaning around the house.
DIY Recipes for Nontoxic Cleaning Products
From laundry cleaner to bathtub spray, we’ve rounded up four easy recipes that’ll help clean your home the nontoxic way.