Guide to Natural Laundry Detergent


I must apologize in advance but I have a feeling the next few weeks may be full of articles researching the last few things I need to get done before the baby comes, don’t worry Vanessa will be balancing the blog with her more adult topics :) . I hit month 8 yesterday and realized that I have stacks of adorable tiny clothes that I have no idea how to properly wash or prepare for the big day. I know it shouldn’t seem that hard but I want to make sure that I don’t come home from the hospitable with a new baby and a bunch of unwearable clothes because I accidentally used the wrong detergent. So I spent the morning researching the best natural detergents that will be good for the environment, easy on my newborns skin, and I have also listed if they are able to be used in HE washers or if they are cost effective. Please let me know if you have a favorite you would like to share!

Method Laundry Detergent: $12.39- 50 loads

  • Bottle made from 50 percent recycled plastic
  • Reusable bottle, refill pouches tat get 85 loads from one pouch
  • 95% plant based detergent
  • 35% smaller carbon footprint than conventional detergent
  • H.E. and standard compatible
  • No toxins, phosphates and dyes
  • Method Baby Laundry Detergent in Sweet Pea-great for newbies

Seventh Generation 4X Laundry Detergent: $7.99- 33 loads

  • Compostable jug made from recycled fiber
  • 66% less plastic in packaging
  • No dyes or synthetic fragrances, hypoallergenic
  • H.E. and standard compatible
  • Biodegradable formula
  • Baby Natural 4x Laundry Detergent– good for newbies

Emma Laundry Soap by Eco-Me: $9.99- 63 loads

  • NO Chemical Preservatives, Dyes or Colorants
  • NO Synthetic Fragrances, Sulfates (SLS, SLES, ALS)
  • NO Animal Testing or Bi-Products
  • BPA-free and recyclable packaging
  • H.E. and standard compatible
  • Great for washing baby clothes

Products containing Eco-Logo:

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