Top 25 Best Eco-Friendly Laundry Products
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The Ultimate List of Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

25 Best Eco-Friendly Laundry Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

We all have to do laundry.  But if you’re looking to live a more sustainable life, it can be hard to know where to look for eco-friendly, low waste, and sustainable laundry products.  These 25 best eco-friendly laundry products will be sure to help you like laundry just a teensy bit better.  At least you’ll align with your sustainable values.  And that feels good!

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Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent

ECOS Liquid Laundry Detergent

This is my number one go-to for eco-friendly laundry detergent! It is made from plant-based cleaners, contains no harsh chemicals, aligns with a vegan lifestyle, and the lavender scent smells amazing. And of course, it is EPA Safer Choice Certified.

You can read about the EPA Safer Choice certification at EPA.Gov.

Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry Detergent

This Seventh Generation laundry detergent is made with 0% dyes, fragrances, or artificial brighteners. It also sports the new easy dose cap, which prevents the user from over-pouring – saving money and product!

Dropps Sensitive Skin Laundry Detergent Pods

If you prefer using eco-friendly detergent pods, Dropps is the way to go. Dropps offers low-waste packaging with a convenient, safe, and gentle product. It is also part of the EPA Safer Choice Certification.

Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder

Charlie’s soap is hypo-allergenic, cloth diaper friendly, and EPA Safer Choice certified. It is fragrance free and super concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Laundry Detergent Sheets

Tired of big, bulky plastic containers taking up a ton of space in your laundry room? Try these compact laundry detergent sheets. They have zero-waste packaging and can be used in any type of washing machine. In addition, they are safe for sensitive skin: paraben-free, phosphate free, bleach free, and dye-free. 

Ecoegg Fragrance Free Laundry Egg

We keep getting more unconventional the further we go down this laundry detergent list, but hear me out! This actually works! I used to use this all the time but during the pandemic they became unavailable. I completely forgot about the Ecoegg until now. This product has over 17,000 positive reviews, so don’t just take my word for it.

This particular one can last for up to 3 years! It is made from natural ingredients, contains no harsh chemicals, and is a huge environmentally friendly win in the laundry world.

Soap Nuts Berries

I know, I know. Soap Nut Berries sound like a weird mix of food and soap and not at all what you would want to put in your washing machine. BUT these are a natural alternative to laundry detergent. Soap nuts grow at the base of the Himalayan Mountains and are said to be excellent at removing dirt, stains, and odors. This is another zero-waste option for laundry detergent that is also vegan, cruelty-free, and hypoallergenic.

If you’re looking for more sustainable household swaps, check out these posts:

Everything You Need for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom
Everything You Need for a More Sustainable Kitchen

Eco-Friendly Fabric Softener

Dropps Fabric Softener Pods

Dropps Fabric Softener Pods use mineral-based cleaning to make your clothes softer with every wash, and reduce pilling and fuzz in your clothes. Much like the detergent, the fabric softener pods come in recyclable and compostable packaging for a plastic free, zero waste experience.

Dr. Easy Dryer Sheets

Dr. Easy Dryer Sheets are plant based, cruelty-free & vegan, contain no added dyes, and no parabens phosphates. They come in 100% recyclable packaging and have transparency with full ingredient disclosure. The best part? This one box has 252 sheets – making them an amazing value!

Organic Wool Dryer Balls

Wool Dryer Balls are my personal favorite reusable option for eco-friendly drying. They naturally soften the laundry, reduce wrinkles and static, and shorten the drying time (using less energy)! Missing out on the scent you’re looking for? Wool dryer balls can be infused with essential oils, see below.

Woolzies Laundry Collection Essential Oil Set

The Essential Oil Laundry Set contains 3 scents: Still Breeze (Lavender & Jasmine), Citrus Clean (Orange & Lemongrass), and Petal Fresh (Rose & Sandalwood). They are natural, vegan, and a few drops on your wool dryer balls can go a long way.

Woolzies Laundry Essential Oil Linen Spray

Just like the essential oil set above, this all-natural fabric freshener comes in 3 scents. It can be used on pillows, sheets, towels, and clothes. It can also be used directly on the dryer balls. Keep in mind, however, the sprays and essential oils can both be used on the dryer balls, but don’t use the essential oils directly on clothes or linens!

Ecoegg Dryer Egg

The Ecoegg Dryer Eggs reduce drying time, soften clothes, and fragrance your laundry (there’s also a fragrance free version). Ecoeggs are hypoallergenic, eco-friendly, and last forever.

Full Circle Anti-Static Dryer Balls

Anti-static dryer balls are another reusable option that will last you years. They reduce drying time, reduce wrinkles, and eliminate static. They are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and made from recycled plastic bottles. Full circle is also a Certified B Corporation. Learn more about Certified B Corps here.

Don’t miss my time and money saving eco-friendly cleaning routine! 

Eco-Friendly Stain Remover Necessities

Stain removers often contain harsh chemicals and can be bad for sensitive skin. Live Simply has dedicated several articles to natural cleaning products and DIY. I would recommend any of these recipes for stain removers over commercial brands.

Check out this post for natural, DIY stain removers from Live Simply.

Micromanager Detail Cleaning Brush

This is my favorite cleaning tool ever. This Micromanager Detail Cleaning brush by Full Circle is super inexpensive but does MAJOR work around my house. It has tough bristles to withstand scrubbing and a flexible pointed end for removing gunk. It’s dishwasher safe so you can feel good about cleaning with it after gross messes.

This tool is also from Full Circle and they take their products seriously. This was made with BPA-free recycled plastic and a bamboo handle. Full Circle shows they care for our planet by using less energy and emitting fewer greenhouse gases in production.

Full Circle Reusable Glass Spray Bottle

If you need somewhere to store those DIY Homemade Cleaning products, look no further than this sleek glass bottle. Not only is it functional, it’s the most aesthetically pleasing spray bottle you will ever own. (It’s also dishwasher safe and BPA free).

Eco-Friendly Laundry Accessories

Water Hyacinth Sorting Basket

My Nana has had the same wicker laundry basket for as long as I’ve been alive and I’ve always admired it. This Water Hyacinth basket gives off the same vibes, but with sustainability in mind. The water hyacinth plant is incredibly eco-friendly in that it needs hardly any processing to manufacture. (Read more about the water hyacinth plant here). And you just know this gorgeous sorting hamper will last forever.

Comellow Hamper and Folding Shelf

Bamboo is another sustainable material that offers long-lasting use. This laundry hamper contains two baskets for sorting clothes and includes a shelf above for easy storage or folding you clothes. It’s simple design will look beautiful in any room of your home.

Bamboo Drying Rack

Hanging clothes to dry is the best way to conserve energy in your laundry routine. This bamboo drying rack will get the job done if you don’t have access to an outdoor clothesline. It’s collapsible design makes it a space-saving, convenient option.

For more tips on How to Make Your Laundry Routine More Eco-Friendly, check out my post.

Wall Mounted Drying Rack

This retractable drying rack folds discreetly into the wall, can be used inside or outdoors, and holds up to 40 lbs of clothes! This is another great way to save on energy and hang dry your clothes. I would have loved this when I was cloth diapering my twins!

IKEA Octopus Hanging Dryer

The IKEA Octopus gets used every day in my house! Between wool socks that need hang drying, bras or workout clothes, dance and gymnastics leotards, and wet snow gloves & hats, the hanging octopus has a forever home in our main bathroom. My favorite part? It folds up and takes up hardly any space when not in use.

Recycled Mesh Laundry Zipper Bag Set

Full Circle’s mesh laundry zipper bags are made from recycled water bottles. They help to extend the life of your clothes, prevent microfiber shedding, and minimize micro-plastics in the water – environmental win!

Anti-Static and Lint Removing Mitt

This anti-static and lint removing mitt is a sustainable replacement for lint brushes with disposable sheets. It’s also made from recycled plastic bottles (Certified B Corp – remember!?) and is made to use over and over again.

Full Circle Fuzz Off Bamboo & Silicone Lint Brush

I know…I’m obsessed with the Full Circle brand. But this is the last one, I swear. This is the prettiest little lint brush! It has 2 sides, one for larger lint and hair and the micro-bristles for finer fuzz. It’s compact design is meant to be travel friendly.

Portable Washing Machine 

Last but not least, an option for when you don’t have access to a washing machine. This little powerhouse is foldable and portable washing machine that uses 1/20th of the water than an average washer.

This is a great option if: 1. You only have a few things that need to be washed and don’t want to waste the water and energy of a full load, 2. You are camping or traveling by RV and need to do laundry, 3. You live in an apartment without a washing machine.

25 Best Eco-Friendly Laundry Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

If you’re living a sustainable, eco-friendly, or zero waste lifestyle, remember to save this list for easy reference! If you’re looking for more laundry or sustainable living resources, check out my links below.

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Did I miss anything on this list you would have like to see? Is there anything new you’re going to try? Let me know in the comments!

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