There are plenty of options when it comes to choosing the best liquid laundry detergent. The only problem? Many conventional options are filled with ingredients you don’t want anywhere near your skin. But here’s the good news: Thrive Market stocks a variety of curated picks that get the job done using nontoxic formulas.
How to Make Eco-Friendly Dryer Sheets
Did you know you can make DIY dryer sheets at home? It’s an easy way to repurpose old t-shirts you were probably planning to throw out anyway—while treating your clothes with eco-friendly solutions that’ll keep static at bay. Here’s our recipe!
Natural Dryer Sheet Recipe
- Old, clean t-shirt
- 2 mason jars
- 1 small bowl
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 20 drops Thrive Market Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Cut an old t-shirt into two 8-inch squares, then stuff each panel into a mason jar. Mix vinegar and essential oil in a small bowl, then divide equally between both mason jars; stir to combine. Once soaked for 1 hour, remove to an airtight container and use as needed. After each load, soak the used dryer sheet in the vinegar solution once more.
Top Liquid Laundry Detergent Brands
For the cleanest (and eco-friendliest) laundry in town, stock up on these top brands.
Biokleen was founded in the 1980s, and the brand has always believed toxic chemicals have no place in our homes—laundry rooms included. Its cleaning formulas are always free of phosphates, chlorine, ammonia, petroleum, solvents, alcohol, butyl, glycol ether, brighteners, and artificial colors.
Inspired by environmental stewardship, Planet develops green household products that are tough on grime, stains, and messes while remaining gentle on the planet. Every product is formulated without harmful chemicals, and are always packaged using recyclable materials.
It’s easy to go wild for this great-smelling cleaning and skincare brand that uses plant-based ingredients (not chemicals) to get the job done. Based in the Midwest, Indigo Wild offers everything from liquid laundry soap to facial toners, and adds a touch of aromatherapy to every bottle.
Best Liquid Laundry Detergent
Stock your laundry room with the best eco-friendly liquid laundry detergents.
Indigo Wild Zum Clean Laundry Soap
Made with cruelty-free ingredients like essential oils, baking soda, coconut oil, and vegetable glycerin, this formula is ready for your HE machine and features a patchouli scent.
Molly’s Suds All-Sport Laundry Wash
Active families need detergent that’s tough on stains but gentle on clothes. Molly’s Suds has the perfect formula that works for all your technical and synthetic fibers.
Biokleen Laundry Liquid
With an upbeat citrus scent, Biokleen’s chlorine-free detergent uses the power of plant-based surfactants to clean your clothes naturally. Bonus: this wash is delicate enough for the gentle cycle, too.
Cruelty-Free Liquid Laundry Detergent
Each of these picks offers a cruelty-free way to clean your clothes.
Schmidt’s Laundry Detergent
With a soothing lavender and sage scent (thanks to essential oils), this detergent makes laundry a relaxing chore. Schmidt’s plant-powered formula is tough on stains, but gentle enough to clean sweaters, natural fibers, and delicates.
Planet 2x HE Ultra Laundry Detergent, Free & Clear
This concentrated detergent is extra efficient and can handle up to 32 loads of laundry. Planet’s formula is biodegradable and free of synthetic preservatives or abrasive chemicals.
Seventh Generation Easy Dose Concentrated Laundry Detergent
A little goes a long way with Seventh Generation’s concentrated formula—it’s good for up to 66 loads.
Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips from Thrive Market
Our best eco-friendly laundry tips are over on the blog.
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DIY Spot Treatment Recipe
It only takes two ingredients to make an eco-friendly and stain-fighting solution that can handle even your toughest stains. Get our easy recipe!
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From how to wash your washing machine to choosing the right temperature, here are nine tips for making the most of this chore.