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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

Finding a high-quality laundry detergent that actually works can be a very difficult task. Many detergent brands claiming to be “natural” or “non-toxic” aren’t actually clean.  So, what’s the best non-toxic laundry detergent for sensitive skin? What’s the best liquid laundry detergent? What are the most eco-friendly and truly natural detergent options?

Keep reading to learn more! You worry about the piles of laundry… we’ll worry about finding the best laundry detergent brands with great ingredients.

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Summary: 

  • There are a TON of “natural” laundry detergent brands out there, but many of them don’t use great ingredients. Instead, opt for these top picks that get the job done + use healthy ingredients.
  • Best Brands = Attitude, Branch Basics

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Understanding the Importance of Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of using non-toxic laundry detergents. These products are formulated without harmful chemicals, so it’s safer both for you and the environment. Choosing non-toxic options contributes to better air and water quality too! Unfortunately, it can be very difficult to find *truly* non-toxic laundry detergent options without sorting through hundreds of ingredients… but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

First, let’s explore the common ingredients commonly found in conventional laundry detergent brands.

Common Ingredients In Laundry Detergent

There are many different ingredients commonly used in laundry detergents… even in brands that claim to be “clean.”

  • Sodium Laurel Sulfate (SLS)/Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): They can be major skin, eye, and lung irritants.
  • Synthetic Fragrance: Added for a scent, but may trigger allergies and skin sensitivities.
  • 1,4 Dioxane: A byproduct of certain detergent ingredients, it is a potential carcinogen and may be harmful to aquatic life.
  • PEGs (Polyethylene Glycols): Act as emulsifiers but can be contaminated with harmful substances like ethylene oxide and 1,4 dioxane.
  • Chlorine: A strong disinfectant, but can contribute to respiratory issues.
  • Optical Brighteners: Enhance whites and brighten colors, but it may cause skin irritation.
  • Ethoxylated Ingredients: Added for various purposes, but ethoxylation can lead to the presence of 1,4-dioxane and other harmful contaminants.
  • Benziothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone: Preservatives that help extend the shelf life of the detergent but may cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
  • Plastic (common in laundry detergent pods): Packaging material in pods contributes to plastic waste.
  • Phosphates: Historically used for water softening, phosphates contribute to water pollution, promoting algal blooms in aquatic ecosystems.

For a full list of ingredients we prefer to avoid in personal care products, check out the Clean Beauty Checklist E-Book!

  • Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs): Surfactants that may break down into nonylphenol, a persistent and toxic substance harmful to aquatic life.
  • Formaldehyde: Used in some laundry detergents as a preservative, it is a known carcinogen and may cause respiratory irritation.
  • Quaternium-15: Another preservative releasing formaldehyde, linked to skin sensitivities and potential respiratory issues.
  • Artificial Colors: Used for aesthetic purposes, they may cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.
  • Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonates (LAS): Used as surfactants. It can persist in the environment and pose risks to aquatic life.
  • Ammonium Quaternary Sanitizers: Commonly found in fabric softeners, they may contribute to respiratory problems.
  • Artificial Dyes: Added for color, these may cause skin irritation and have been linked to allergies.
  • Diethanolamine (DEA): Used as a pH adjuster, DEA can react with other ingredients to form potentially carcinogenic nitrosamines.
  • Triethanolamine (TEA): Another pH adjuster that can react with nitrite preservatives to form nitrosamines, which are associated with cancer.
  • Phthalates: Sometimes present in fragrances, they may disrupt hormones.
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Criteria For Selecting Non-Toxic Laundry Detergents

When you’re shopping for non-toxic laundry detergent, it’s best to look for the following:

  • Free of the above “common ingredients”, such as synthetic fragrance, DEA/TEA, SLS, PEGs, optical brighteners, and more.
  • Look for fragrance-free (which is best for sensitive skin) or essential-oil-based (if you’re not sensitive to a little natural fragrance)

 

Laundry detergents are available in various forms, including liquids, powders, pods, sheets, and tablets – it all comes down to your personal preference. While liquid detergents offer ease of use and precise measurement, powders are often preferred for their affordability and effectiveness, and detergent pods, sheets, and tablets provide convenient pre-measured portions, minimizing spillage and waste. I prefer liquid detergent.

What Does "Free and Clear" Or "Free and Gentle" Mean In Laundry Detergent?

The “free and clear” marketing term can be very deceptive. While it suggests a lack of fragrances and dyes, it can be misleading in terms of overall toxicity. These detergents may still contain harmful chemicals. This is why it’s extremely important to read and understand the full ingredient lists for a more accurate assessment. Just because a product is marketed to be “free and clear” (which is not a regulated term, by the way), doesn’t mean that it’s “clean.” 

Always read the full ingredient list.

Are "Light" Laundry Scent Boosters Better Options?

“Light” laundry detergent scent boosters, such as Downy Unstopables, are not a better option. These products still typically contain a long list of potentially harmful, synthetic ingredients, like colorants, fragrance, polymers, and more. These products can also contribute to indoor air pollution, causing respiratory issues and skin irritations.

Laundry is a major source of indoor air pollution.

Why You Should Stop Using Bleach

Bleach is extremely harmful due to the release of toxic fumes like chlorine gas, leading to respiratory irritation and health issues. Direct skin contact can cause severe irritation and burns. It contributes to extreme environmental pollution, especially to aquatic ecosystems. It’s time to ditch the bleach for good!

We talk more about bleach in this article: 11 Natural Cleaning Products & Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist 

Truly clean laundry shouldn’t have a smell at all. It shouldn’t smell like fragrance.

Are Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergents Safer?

Much like “free and clear,” the term “hypoallergenic” is not regulated. It’s really just a marketing term. This means that hypoallergenic products are NOT non-toxic or necessarily “safer” than other products. They’re typically formulated to be better for sensitive skin, but can still contain a host of potentially harmful ingredients.

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Can You Add Essential Oils Directly To Your Detergent?

Adding natural essential oils directly to your detergent is not recommended, as it may interact with the formulation. However, you can enhance the fragrance of your laundry by adding a few drops of essential oils to wool dryer balls or cloth and placing it in the dryer. This allows you to enjoy the aromatic benefits of essential oils without compromising the integrity of your detergent.

Are "Sensitive Skin" Laundry Detergent Fomulas Non-Toxic?

No, “sensitive skin” laundry detergents are not typically non-toxic. The label primarily focuses on the exclusion of fragrances and dyes. The term can be very deceptive (like other marketing terms), since these detergents may still contain other potentially harmful chemicals. It’s a marketing ploy.

What About Dryer Sheets? Are They Non-Toxic?

Skip the dryer sheets and opt for wool dryer balls, which are a more eco-friendly and a healthier option. Dryer sheets are often coated with chemicals, including synthetic fragrances, which transfer onto your clothes and can be harsh on your skin. Plus, the residue from dryer sheets can build up in your dryer, potentially causing damage and reducing its efficiency of your machine over time.

Over 25 volatile organic compounds and air pollutants are released from dryer vents. Some of these chemicals, like benzene, are carcinogens. [1]

Top Picks

Top 10 Best Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent Brands

Important Note – this review is based on the product’s ingredient list. Like with many non-toxic products, you will likely require some trial + error to find the brand that best meets your needs.

Laundry detergent efficiency can depend on how soiled your clothing is, how you’re washing it, the type of washer machine you have, the kind of water in your area, etc…

  • I have personally tried Attitude and I love it! This is my go-to laundry detergent. It’s more affordable than some other clean brands too.
  • Available in multiple scents and made with essential oils.
  • They recently released a refillable aluminum bottle option and bulk refill boxes – this is a great way to get a clean detergent at an affordable price!
  • They also offer an ultra-sensitive detergent for babies, both with and without essential oils
  • I’ve found that this works best on my clothing, but always test it out on yours. Again, your washing machine efficiency, type of washer, type of water, etc… will impact its effectiveness.

Use code INONAROUND for 15% off the Branch Basics laundry kit.

  • I have personally tried Branch Basics and I love it! I use it the concentrate around my house for multi-purpose cleaning.
  • Ingredients: Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside, Organic Chamomile Flower Extract, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Phytate
  • It is unscented – your clothing won’t have any added fragrance
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • Their scented versions contain undisclosed fragrances, which I prefer to avoid
  • Ingredients: Lauryl Glucoside, Water, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycerine, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Coconut Fatty Acid, Protease (Subtilisin), Sodium Citrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Propanediol, Alpha-Amylase, Cellulase, Mannanase, Pectate Lyase, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol
  • Their detergent is fragrance-free
  • Comes in a tablet form
  • Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Citric Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Subtilsin, Lauryl/Myristl Glucoside, Sorbitan Caprylate/Sodium Zinc Polyitaconate, Amylase, Mannanase, Sodium Citrate, Cellulase, Hydrated Silica
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • I have personally tried soapberries and they worked surprisingly well! You can try alternating between soapberries and a liquid detergent. This is the most natural you can get.
  • Despite the clean ingredients, I have personally used their powder detergent and didn’t find it to be very effective, especially on athletic clothing. I haven’t tried their liquid detergent.
  • Their scented versions contain undisclosed fragrance, which I would avoid
  • Ingredients: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Oleate, Lauryl Glucoside, Protease, Mannanase, Sodium Gluconate
Meliora
  • Scents are made from essential oils. They also offer an unscented version.
  • I’ve personally used their powder and it worked “okay.” Didn’t get the stink out of athletic clothing. May work better if you combine it with an oxygen boost product.
  • Ingredients: Baking Soda, Washing Soda, Sodium Percarbonate, Sodium Cocoate, Potassium Cocoate, Organic Coconut Oil, Sodium Sunflowerate, Potassium Sunflowerate, Organic Sunflower Oil, Glycerin + Essential Oils (like Lavender, Lemon Peel, if scented)
Happi Earth
  • Clean ingredients – the first liquid version I’ve seen using soapberry concentrate
  • Only available directly on their website, not on Amazon
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • Ingredients: Organic Soapberry Nut Concentrate, Organic Bean Glycerine, Organic Sugarcane Ethanol, Organic Eucalyptus & Organic Orange Essential oil
Whole Foods 365
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • Available in stores at Whole Foods
  • Note: the 365 brand at Whole Foods sells a lot of different types of laundry detergent. Most do not meet my standards, but this baby detergent looks good.
  • Ingredients: Water, Sapindus Mukorossi (Organic Soapberry) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil & Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Lonicera Japonica (Organic Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol (Organic), Sodium Chloride, Sodium Carbonate, Glycerin (Organic)
  • They offer unscented and scented options with essential oils
  • Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Citric acid, Saponified Oils of (Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil), Bromelain
    • Citrus scent also contains lemon and orange essential oil
    • Spring Blossoms scent also contains lavender, citrus, and rose-geranium essential oil
    • Eucalyptus-Spearmint scent also contains eucalyptus and spearmint essential oil
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.

This is not an exhaustive list. There are many great laundry detergent brands out there – just make sure you check the ingredients and test it with your washing machine!

Okay Picks

Better Natural Laundry Detergent Brands

These “better” products, contain 1-2 ingredients that don’t meet my standards but could be used occasionally as needed.

  • I’ve personally tried this powder and it worked pretty well!
  • Free of synthetic fragrance, dyes, optical brighteners, and more.
  • Contains an ethoxylated ingredient, which can have contaminants. This is why it’s in the “better,” not “best” category.
  • Ingredients: Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Citrate, Alkylbenzenesulfonate, Alcohol Ethoxylate Propoxylate, Sodium Metasilicate, Sodium Percarbonate, Sodium Silicate, Methylglycinediacetic Acid, Polyacrylic Acid, Tetraacetylethylenediamine, Protease Enzyme, Amylase Enzyme, Cellulase Enzyme
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • In my opinion, their website is quite horrible – it seems very scammy. In fact, the last time I tried to get on their website, I only received an error message. However, they also sell on Amazon. For this reason, they’re in the “better” category – not “best.”
  • Ingredients: Sodium Citrate, Tetrasodium Salt, Polyacrylic Acid Sodium Salt, Essential Oil Blend (Orange Oil, Lime Oil, Fir Needle Oil, Clove Leaf Oil, Lavandin Aerials Oil, Eucalyptus Oil), Plant-derived Oils and Fragrances (Anise, Cinnamon, Citral, Citronella, Coumarin, Eugenol, Evernia Furfuracea (Tremors), Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss), Farnesol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamon, Citronellal, Limonene, Linalool
  • I’ve personally tried this brand and it works well, especially when washing in hot water.
  • Contains cocamidopropyl betaine, but besides that the ingredients look fine
  • Ingredients: Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, Glycerol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Water, Fatty Alcohol Polyglycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Trisodium Citrate
  • Contains Laureth-7 and Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • Available on Thrive Market
  • Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Laureth-7, Sodium Methyl-2 Sulfolaurate, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Chloride, Methyl Soyate, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine.
  • Their scented versions contain undisclosed fragrance, hence why it’s in the “better” not “best” category. For best, opt for unscented.
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • Ingredients: Lauryl Glucoside, Water, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycerine, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Coconut Fatty Acid, Protease (Subtilisin), Sodium Citrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Propanediol, Alpha-Amylase, Cellulase, Mannanase, Pectate Lyase, Sodium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Allergen-Free Fragrance
  • Their scented versions contain undisclosed fragrances, hence why it’s in the “better” not “best” category. For best, opt for unscented.
  • Ingredients: Water, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Oleate, Lauryl Glucoside, Natural Fragrance, Protease, Mannanase, Sodium Gluconate
  • Contains cocamidopropyl betaine and paraffinum liquidum (aka liquid paraffin, which is a petroleum derivative)
  • They claim to be free of 1,4-dioxane and say they have 3rd party tests (although their test reports are not available online)
  • Ingredients: Corn Starch, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Glyceerin, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Aqua, Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Capryly/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Gluconate, Paraffinum Liqidum, Potassium Sorbate, Lauryl Glucoside, C10-16 Olefin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Sulfate
  • Uses undisclosed fragrance ingredients and alcohol ethoxylate. Ethoxylates can contain 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide, which are carcinogenic impurities.
  • They don’t disclose their fragrance ingredients on their website
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • Although the ingredient list is clean for this specific product, Young Living is a multi-level marketing company (MLM). I don’t support any MLMs – therefore, they’re in the “better” not “best” category.
  • I haven’t personally tried this brand, so I can’t attest to how well it works.
  • Ingredients: Water, Decyl glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Oleate, Lauryl Glucoside, Caprylyl glucoside, Sodium Carbonate, Alpha Amylase, Lipase, Protease, Sodium Gluconate, Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil (Furocoumarin-free), Citrus limon (Jade lemon) Peel Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Cinnamon Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Leaf Oil
Avoid These If Possible

Worst "Natural" Laundry Detergents

Nearly all conventional laundry detergents, like Tide, All, Persil, Gain, Arm & Hammer Oxi Clean, Purex, Lysol, Downy etc… would fall into the worst category. In my opinion, these are some of the most toxic laundry detergent brands on the market.

The below brands are commonly thought to be “natural,” but they’re really just greenwashers. Despite the “eco-friendly” branding, these do not meet our ingredient safety standards.

These products have 3 or more ingredients that we prefer to avoid…

1 - ECOS Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent (Free & Clear)

  • I have personally tried Ecos and it worked well, but it contains a number of potentially harmful ingredients, such as Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, and Methylisothiazolinone
  • This is available at Walmart and in many stores
  • Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone

2 - Mrs. Meyers

  • This brand is regularly accused of greenwashing.
  • Owned by S.C. Johnson & Son
  • Contains many potentially harmful ingredients, like undisclosed fragrance, benzisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, laureth-7, and more.
  • Ingredients: Water; Laureth-7; Lauryl Glucoside; Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate; Fatty Acid, C8 – C18 and C18 unsatd.; Fragrance; Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil; Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil; dipropylene glycol; triethyl citrate; ethylene brassylate; methyldihydrojasmonate; tetramethyl acetyloctahydronaphthalenes; 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)butan-2-one; isobutyl methyl tetrahydropyranol; linalool; citronellol; citrus limon (lemon) peel oil; methylenedioxyphenyl methylpropanal; hydroxycitronellal]; Sodium Citrate; Subtilisin (Protease) Enzyme Blend; Amylase Enzyme Blend; Mannanase Enzyme Blend; Lipase Enzyme Blend; Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate; Glycerin; Calcium Chloride; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate; Potassium Hydroxide; Methylisothiazolinone; Benzisothiazolinone

4 - Method Laundry Detergent

  • Owned by S.C. Johnson & Son
  • Contains undisclosed fragrance, ethoxylated ingredients, propylene glycol, colorants, methylisothiazolinone, and more.

5 - Dropps Detergent Laundry Pods

  • Contains butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), ethoxylated ingredients, plastic, and undisclosed fragrance.
  • Pods, typically made of PVA plastic, aren’t fully biodegradable and may contribute to microplastics

6 - Clean People Laundry Detergent Sheets

  • Contains cocamidopropyl betaine, glyceryl cocoate, ethylene oxide, undisclosed fragrance, mineral oil, and more.
  • Contains Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Benzisothiasolinone, sodium borate and C10-C16 Alcohol ethoxylate
  • Offers a larger refill bottle
  • They sell a “fresh linen” scent option as well, but this contains undisclosed fragrance ingredients
  • Ingredients: C10-C16 Alcohol ethoxylate, Purified water, Decyl glucoside, Lauryl/myristyl glucoside, Vegetable glycerin, Protease, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Propanediol, Amylase, Sodium gluconate, Sodium borate, Lauramine oxide, Lipase, Coco-glucoside, Glyceryl oleate, Sodium citrate, Benzisothiazolinone, Carboxy inulin, Mannanase, Citric acid, Zinc ricinoleate, Calcium chloride

Want help determining if a product meets In On Around standards? Check out our product consulting!

DIY Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent Recipes

If you want to go the do-it-yourself route, you can try making non-toxic laundry detergent from the comfort of your own home. Again, this may not work for all soiled clothing or washing machines.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 cup of washing soda
  • 1 grated bar of lavender-scented Castile soap
  • 15 drops of lavender essential oil

 

Combine all ingredients and store them in a sealed container. Use 2-3 tablespoons per wash. Give this homemade alternative a try!

Best Non-Toxic Laundry Boosters

If you have extra stinky clothes (like athletic clothing), a laundry booster can help! It’s a great alternative to bleach too.
  • Better:
    • Blueland Oxi Laundry Booster
      • Ingredients: Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Percarbonate, Sodium Citrate, Alcohol Ethoxylated, Calcium Silicate, Cellulase
      • Contains an ethoxylated ingredient, which I prefer to avoid
  • Worst:
    • OxiClean Laundry Stain Remover
      • This product contains a host of ingredients that should be avoided.
      • Ingredients: Water, C12-15 alcohols ethoxylated, Hydrogen peroxide, Sodium C10-16 alkylbenzenesulfonate, C10-16 alcohol ethoxylate, Acrylic acid homopolymer, Acrylic/acrylate ester copolymer, Fragrances

Other Non-Toxic Laundry Tips

  • Ditch the dryer sheets and opt for wool dryer balls! Here are some great options:
  • Instead of conventional stain remover, check out these more non-toxic alternatives.
    • Attitude Stain Remover – great to pair with their detergent
    • Puracy – not 100% perfect, it contains C10-C16 alcohol ethoxylate (but a better option compared to Tide pens)
    • Meliora Soap Stick – another good laundry stain removal option

Final Thoughts: Best Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

In the quest to keep your clothes clean, the choice between non-toxic alternatives and harsh chemical-laden detergents per load becomes more critical than ever. Say goodbye to chemical residues and say hello to a laundry routine that leaves your clothes clean without potentially harmful chemicals. Let’s empower ourselves as conscious consumers to make the switch to non-toxic laundry detergent choices!

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Want to read more? Check out our other articles here!  Other references on the Best Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent from: Gurl Gone Green, Ecowiser, Environmental Working Group, Maison Pur, Smart Sheep, Simple Living Mama, Mindful Momma, The Filtery

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Frequently Asked Questions – Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

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Not necessarily. The safety of non-toxic laundry detergents for sensitive skin depends on the specific ingredients used.

The suitability of non-toxic detergents for all types of fabrics depends on the formulation and specific fabric care instructions. It’s best to do a patch test first.

Yes, you can use Dr. Bronner’s as laundry detergent, however we wouldn’t recommend using it regularly. It can work in a pinch, but it doesn’t contain some components that other detergents do to help with fighting odors.

The best laundry detergent for babies would be a brand abiding to In On Around standards. It should be fragrance-free and formulated for extra sensitive skin.

About Catherine Power

Catherine Power is the Founder and CEO of In On Around. She is a Harvard-educated Ingredient Safety and Environmental Toxins expert. Catherine has a background in Food Science, Personal Care Quality, and Regulatory Compliance.

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