What is an inexpensive, eco-friendly laundry detergent?

Question by Amy: What is an inexpensive, eco-friendly laundry detergent?
I am looking for an eco-friendly laundry detergent, but I don’t want to have to pay an arm and a leg for it. I also prefer the liquid to powder. Right now I am using All Small and Mighty. I would like something more natural, but that still smells good and clean. Any suggestions?

Best answer:

Answer by Iroc24
I recommend getting something that is concentrated and designed for cold water. Both will help the enviornment.

I use Arm & Hamer which I think is eco-friendlish because it is based with baking soda.

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8 Responses to “What is an inexpensive, eco-friendly laundry detergent?”

  1. all free and clear.

  2. chicadivertida90 Reply March 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    drugstore.com has Method and Seventh Generation laudry detergent on sale. $ 10-$ 15 for a good amount.

  3. I love Method’s detergent and softener! Currently, I’m using water lily & aloe detergent products for my washes and they smell great and work well (haven’t tested it on heavy stains yet though). They’re also really affordable – the HE detergent is only $ 8 and the softener is only $ 6, both for I think 32 fl oz.

    Method’s products are all biodegradable and made with natural ingredients.

  4. Depending on where you live, at P&C in rural Northern NY, they have Full Circle Eco-Friendly laundry detergent. It was $ 5.30 something, its for High Efficiency machines and it says it does 32 loads. They had lavender and a few other fragrances. I’ve been told its important it is biodegradable as some stay soapy even after being discharged as treated waste water.

  5. Laundry Dropps are GREAT!!!! They are:
    Pre-measured pacs are super-handy. Just toss and wash! 1 pac = 1 load
    Biodegradable pac dissolves completely. No measuring, no mess.
    Great for HE washers. Plus, all temperatures + all colors + all fabrics
    Deep-cleaning formula means fresh clean clothes
    Phosphate-free, enzyme-free and biodegradable

    This is the link:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000M5USQE?ie=UTF8&tag=jinknobes-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B000M5USQE

  6. HI There,

    I would suggest the Aquaball as it is the strongest laundry ball on the market and costs about £14.95 and does 120 washes so that works out at a fraction of the price of detergents.
    The Aquaball is made up of ionic salts and crystals that increase the PH of the water like detergents. But unlike detergents that use harsh chemicals to do this the Aquaball does this in a more natural way.

    For example if you swim in a natural spa, water travels through minerals and salts through the earth and as a result the water feels ‘soft’ and the surface tension is reduced this is what the Aquaball does in a more extreme way. (so therefore the PH is too high for bathing)

    Soft water is able to penetrate through the fabrics and remove dirt particles and the high PH kills the bacteria (the smell)

    With detergents it is important to rinse as the residue is full of harsh chemicals and this would irritate your skin. The Aquaball does not have this problem as it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals and the water is a softener to the clothes. Therefore the rinse could be reduced if the model of the machine allows it.

    It also uses a ionization process that basically means that the water has a charge that also helps removes the dirt particles from the clothes.

    they can be bought on http://www.ecohip.net

  7. Method is the best i love using it and it works better then tide does. i also use the full circle which works good and a little cheeper then method.

    seventh generation is another one but i think there a little pricey and dont work as good

  8. We make an eco friendly laundry soap from scratch, not too expensive and it works! Clothes come out clean and soft with no fabric softener, too. Only drawback is that I only make a powder, not a liquid, powders are less expensive to ship. You can check out our soap here:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=20548&section_id=5095590

    We’ve got samples available if you’d like to give it a try. :0)

    Thank you!

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