If laundry is one of those dreaded chores you’re just not into, here’s hoping we can make things a little bit easier. After all, when you’re using safe, effective products for stain removal, washing, and drying, you can really feel good about how you care for your clothes. (Also, there’s a bit of a thrill involved when you swap out your conventional cleaner and try a cleaner option that really gets the job done.) Stick with us for the best tips, member-approved ideas for freshening up every load, and the best products to keep handy in your laundry room.
Laundry Tips from Thrive Market Members
Thrive Market members love our laundry picks, and even offer up tips in their reviews! Lisa likes to add a few drops of essential oil along with unscented laundry powder to her washer, and mixes up the scents depending on the day. And Karen mixes in a bit of baking soda and vinegar with her loads to make clothes feel extra fresh.
Top Laundry Brands
These top laundry brands are ready to do the dirty work.
Ingredient integrity is one of the things that sets Molly’s Suds apart from other laundry brands. Founded in 2008, the brand makes a range of cleaning products that have been certified by Leaping Bunny, and awarded an “A” rating from the Environmental Working Group.
Our cleaning line has everything you need to refresh your home from top to bottom—including your clothes. Whether you opt for unscented powdered laundry detergent or prefer the soothing scent of lavender, it’s all made with eco-friendly ingredients.
Nontoxic cleaning products weren’t mainstream in the 1980s, when ECover got its start. A group of scientists wanted to make products without toxins, and started with a phosphate-free laundry detergent that still anchors their lineup today. The brand is proud to be a Certified B Corporation with eco-friendly factories and offices around the world.
Best Powdered Laundry Detergent
Power up your laundry day with the best powdered laundry detergents.
Thrive Market Fragrance-Free Laundry Powder
Give this laundry powder a spin with your next load! Each capsule is made with only six eco-friendly ingredients and is free of the nasty stuff like artificial fragrances or petrochemicals.
Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder, Unscented
Keep laundry day simple—just add this unscented laundry powder to each load for a guaranteed clean using just five earth-derived ingredients. This formula is also ideal for sensitive skin, as it’s free of toxins, preservatives, and other harsh chemicals.
Thrive Market Peppermint Laundry Powder
It’s the same unscented formula you love, with the addition of peppermint essential oil that leaves a refreshing scent behind. Each bag washes up to 70 loads.
Natural Brighteners & Stain Removers
Brighten clothes—or remove stubborn stains—with these favorite products.
Molly’s Suds Oxygen Whitener
The earth-derived ingredient sodium percarbonate is the hero of this oxygen whitener that breaks down hard water minerals to brighten your whites.
Ecover Stain Remover
For stuck-on stains, reach for a powerful stain stick to help remove the offending mud, grass, or grease. It’s made from mineral- and plant-based ingredients that are gentle on the environment—but extra tough on stains.
Grab Green Bleach Alternative Laundry Pods, Fragrance Free
Skip the bleach and opt for chlorine-free laundry pods that help brighten clothes without using harsh chemicals. You can also use them to help remove carpet stains!
Thrive Market’s Best Natural Cleaning Tips
There’s a small learning curve when you’re transitioning to natural cleaning, but we’ve got you covered to make the switch simple.
Cleaning Tips Using Essential Oils
The secret to a fresh-smelling house is essential oils. Read this post to learn about how the antibacterial properties of essential oils can help you clean everything from the kitchen to the bathroom.
Make This 2-Ingredient Spot Treatment
Using only laundry wash from Molly’s Suds and distilled water, you can have a DIY spot treatment ready in no time.
Nontoxic Cleaning Tips for Your Home
Wave goodbye to chemicals and say hello to plant-based and eco-friendly ingredients to clean up your act.