We can’t reduce the number of loads your family needs each week, but we can point you in the right direction of non-toxic laundry detergents that are safe for everyone under your roof. Today we’re diving into laundry pods, a convenient option that’ll make this chore extra easy, even on a busy day.
Benefits of Using Laundry Pods
Liquid, powder, or pods? It doesn’t have to be complicated to choose the best laundry detergent for your lifestyle. Although they tend to be more expensive per load than powder or liquid detergents, pods are the most convenient option. Why? Each pre-measured pack delivers consistent results and means you don’t have to mess with heavy containers or eyeballing the right measurement for your load. Instead, the soap is all wrapped up in a water-soluble pack that dissolves during the wash cycle. Just toss a pod into your drum, put your clothes on top, and you’re good to go.
Top Laundry Pods Brands
For fresh and clean clothes, turn to the laundry pod pros.
Grab Green’s innovative laundry products are all made with naturally-derived and non-toxic ingredients, so they’re safe for the whole family. Founder Patricia Spencer was inspired by her own challenges—her kids often came inside covered in dirt, and her daughter’s skin reacted to the harsh laundry soap she used. A few DIY recipes later and Grab Green was born.
This eco-friendly cleaning brand is the brainchild of a father and son duo Charlie Sutherland, Sr. and Charlie Sutherland Jr. Their first product was launched in 1971 (a natural cleaner for machines in textile mills) and in the decades since Charlie’s Soap has added a range of biodegradable and chemical-free products for the home.
Seventh Generation started in 1998 in Burlington, Vermont, and has always committed to creating non-toxic and eco-friendly products for personal and home use. This Certified B Corporation offers everything from feminine products to laundry detergent—all made with sustainable ingredients.
Best Laundry Pods
Thrive Market members love to do laundry with these handy pod picks.
Grab Green Stoneworks Laundry Detergent Pods
Good for up to 50 loads, Grab Green’s phalate-free pods are crafted with a woody mix of essential oils like cedarwood, cinnamon, peppermint, and geranium.
Charlie’s Soap Laundry Packets
Fragrance-free and biodegradable, each pod in this bag helps deep clean your clothes using hypoallergenic and natural mineral ingredients. Use one packet per load, including hi-tech fabrics and delicates.
Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent Packs
These powerful packs feature a quadruple-enzyme formula to help fight stains without dyes, fragrances, or artificial brighteners. Instead, plant-derived enzymes get to work on even your toughest messes.
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