Many people confuse organic products with ordinary household chemicals, which contain a couple of plant extracts. Organic products are made from raw materials grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, they are not tested on animals and do not contain harmful components (refined products, chlorine, parabens, etc.). The most important condition is complete biodegradability. Recycle has chosen the highest quality and safest laundry detergents.
Conventional Detergents Or Ecological Detergents?
What distinguishes, then, a traditional product from a biodegradable product, a term so hard lately? Biodegradable products, in addition to rapid decomposition, cannot generate polluting residues that accumulate in nature. And this is what we want: to be able to fulfill your objective, without sacrificing the environment.
Typical cleaning products generally contain surface-active compounds, or surfactants, which help to remove dirt and grease and allow them to disperse in water. So far so good. The problem is that this compound is often derived from petroleum, a non-renewable resource and whose degradation is slower and less complete than that of products of vegetable origin.
Another problem with this type of cleaning product is that they are also composed of many other chemicals, in order to improve performance under different conditions, and this comes at a cost.
On the other hand, ecological detergents do not have chemicals in their composition, but ingredients of vegetable origin, therefore causing less impact on the environment.
Top 10 Organic Laundry Detergents That Are Safe For Your Family
1. Attitude Living
Most laundry detergents contain enzymes that digest the dirt off fabrics! Unfortunately, these enzymes can also irritate sensitive skin in contact with clothes, sheets, and towels all day. ATTITUDE’s Sensitive Skin Natural Laundry Detergent uses fragrance-free, natural, hypoallergenic ingredients that are as gentle on synthetic and natural fibers as they are on your skin.
To be sure, we got it dermatologist tested and certified by the National Eczema Association! Our enzyme-free formula works with both standard and HE washing machines, as well as cold water cycles.
NEA Seal of Acceptance™
The NEA (National Eczema Association) Seal of Acceptance™ logo certifies that products are free of ingredients known to be unsuitable for use by people with sensitive skin.
All our products are hypoallergenic — meaning they have minimal allergen content. We do experiments and extensive safety analyses to make sure they’re safe for sensitive skin!
Cruelty-free & vegan
All of our products are certified vegan — meaning no animal-derived ingredients. Ever. We’re proud members of PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program.
Curious how committed we are to the planet? Not only do we meet Ecologo’s standards, but we surpass them by avoiding environmental contamination at every step: from sourcing raw materials to producing our packaging.
Ever wondered where your plastic comes from — and goes? Our bottles are made with recycled HDPE #2 plastic, the easiest plastic to recycle!
Made in Canada
Each of our products surpasses all Canadian quality and safety standards.
Aqua (solvent), Sodium coco sulfate (surfactant), Lauryl glucoside (surfactant), Sodium gluconate (chelating agent), Sodium citrate (chelating agent), Triethyl citrate (antioxidant), Raspberry ketone (skin conditioner), Avena sativa (oat) kernel flour (soothing agent), Allyl caproate (emollient).
- Our Laundry Detergent effectively cleans synthetic and natural fabrics, without irritating sensitive skin.
- Formulated cold water in both standard and High Efficiency (HE) washing machines.
- Dermatologically tested, non-irritating, and hypoallergenic.
- This product is National Eczema Association certified.
- Colloidal oatmeal is known for its protective, soothing, and hydrating properties.
- Free of enzymes to reduce the risk of an allergic reaction.
- Free of harmful optical brighteners.
- Free of ethoxylated surfactants contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals (1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide), such as SLES/SLS, and free of irritants.
2. Better Life
Your washing machine with your stained socks, smelly shirts, or dirty dresses, and watch it work its magic on all your clothes!
Our natural, color-safe, 4x ultra-concentrated detergent dissolves dirt and stains, leaving laundry as fresh, bright, and soft as the first day you wore it. BETTER LIFE laundry detergent is hypoallergenic, so what's gentle on your clothes is also gentle on your skin. It can’t help you find that missing sock, but it’ll leave the other one feeling (and smelling) divine. Compatible for HE and standard machines.
Double the cleaning power with enzymatic stain lifters and oxygen bleach. Cleans tough stains and odors while whitening and brightening your whites and colors. Great for towels and cloth diapers.
Truly 3X Concentrated = 108 HE Loads/54 Standard Loads
Enzyme and Oxygen Bleach cleaning power
Cleans tough stains and odors
No artificial fragrance or colors
Made in the USA
4. Citra Solv
Citra Solv Home Solv CitraSuds 2x Concentrate Liquid Laundry Detergent 35-50 Loads Valencia Orange is made with less water, this hard-working formula is lighter and more convenient to carry and store, uses less packaging and is better for the environment. But it still does 32 loads, leaving your laundry clean, bright and fragranced with the delicate fragrance of Valencia Orange.
- Derived From Natural, Biodegradable, & Renewable Sources
- Plant-Based Cleaning Power
- Chlorine bleach-free
- Contains no phosphates, EDTA or NTA
- Contains no synthetic perfumes or dyes
- Contains no optical brighteners
- Safe for septic systems
- 50 HE (High Efficiency) Loads or 33 Standard Loads
- Cruelty-Free & Vegan
- Eco-Friendly & Socially Responsible
Natural cleaning agents (coconut- & vegetable-based), alcohol ethoxylate (plant-derived), sodium chloride (salt), natural citrus and other natural essential oils, preservative (less than 0.002%), water.
This concentrated natural Laundry Detergent is tough on dirt and stains, yet gentle on sensitive skin. It fights stubborn stains without harmful chemicals. Its clean and safe formula contains powerful natural ingredients and essential botanicals that rinse easily leaving laundry fresh and clean.
2X Concentrated - Makes up to 64 Loads. For the front and top load HE and standard machines
- Perfect for those with sensitive skin
- Gentle on delicate fabrics
- Free from phosphates, chlorine & formaldehyde
- NO synthetic fragrance, sulfates, dyes, or parabens
- Greywater & Septic Safe
- Available in Great Natural Scents
What Makes it Work?
- Natural Plant-Based Cleaning System
- Plant Essential Oils
What it Doesn't Contain:
- No Dyes or Colorants
- No Harsh Preservatives
- No Sulfates (SLS, SLES, ALS)
- No Animal Testing or By-Products
Water, Coco Glucoside (Plant-derived soap), Decyl Glucoside (Plant-derived Soap), Capryl Capryl Glucoside (Plant-derived Solubilizer), Leuconostoc (Radish Root Antimicrobial), Xanthan Gum, Natural Plant Essential Oils, Glyceryl Caprylate Caprate (Vegetable-derived Thickener), Potassium Sorbate (Food-grade Preservative)
- With plant-derived cleaning agents
- Wave is a high-performance detergent that works well with any dishwasher
- Give your dishes, glasses, and silverware a sustainable, sparkling clean
- Plus, it has a built-in rinse aid to protect against hard water stains
Water, Sodium Citrate (plant-powered water softener), Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate (plant-powered water softener), Citric Acid (plant-powered pH adjuster), Decyl Glucoside (plant-powered surfactant), Xanthan Gum (plant-powered, food-grade thickener), Enzymatic Blend (soil remover), Potassium Sorbate (food grade preservative).
For Clean and Shiny Dishes: Follow your machine’s manufacturer instructions. We recommend you fill only one dispenser cup to start and adjust up or down.
7. Green Beaver
This deliciously fruity shampoo helps regenerate your hair from within, using cranberry extracts, known for their antioxidant qualities. Certified organic, this redeveloped formula is the new and updated version of Gren Beaver's retired Cranberry Delight shampoo. Try it and feel regenerated naturally! Great for dry or damaged hair that needs a little love.
- Certified Ecocert
- Not tested on animals
- Free from: Alcohol, Artificial Fragrance, Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, Phthalates or dyes, SLS or other Synthetic Detergents, Soy, Triclosan
- Mrs. Meyer'
- Concentrated Laundry Detergent formula is effective yet gentle on clothes, with 64 loads per bottle
- Contains plant-derived cleaning ingredients with dirt- and stain-fighting enzymes and other thoughtfully chosen ingredients
- The cruelty-free formula is not tested on animals
- Baby Blossom scent has aromas of spring wildflowers, apple & mint
Safe for sensitive skin, 10x concentrated to last. Eliminates stains, odors, sweat, and dirt from 96 full loads of the dirtiest laundry.
Developed by doctors for sensitive skin and those with allergy
- Market-leading 10x concentration reduces waste by over 80%
- 96 loads per 24-ounce bottle
- Unlike other detergents, the first ingredient isn't water
- Pump top eliminates measuring and spilling
- Quadruple plant-based enzyme formula safely removes stains and odors, leaving clothes naturally soft and fresh
- Zinc Ricinoleate adds an extra element of odor elimination
- No sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), sodium coco sulfate (SCS), petrochemicals, sulfates, caustics, phosphates, animal by-products, dyes, chlorine, allergens, or optical brighteners
- Never tested on animals and Certified Cruelty Free
- Safe for gray water and septic systems
- Naturally derived, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, vegan, gluten-free, and biodegradable
- The original hand-drawn artwork on this bottle helps support local artists
- 99.5% Natural
Puracy Natural 10x Liquid Laundry Detergent is the most concentrated laundry detergent on the market. Using plant-based enzymes and natural cleansers, this high efficiency formula requires just ¼ ounce per load, which reduces waste by more than 80%. The biodegradable elements were carefully chosen and developed into a premium cleanser by Puracy, a trusted source for natural and organic, plant-based, child and pet safe, hypoallergenic, and effective household essentials.
Developed by doctors for those with sensitive skin, head-to-head tests have proven that our proprietary blend of plant-based enzymes and natural minerals can clean as well as — if not better than — synthetic brands, all while being a gentle and renewable solution. Our 10x formula quickly dislodges stains, eliminates odors, removes residue, and leaves laundry naturally soft and fresh.
If you're a fan of laundry powder, you'll love the way our ultra-concentrated, biodegradable laundry detergent powers out tough stains, dirt, and grease and leaves clothes fresh and clean, without the iffy stuff.
Our laundry powder is packaged in recycled paperboard, made with a minimum of 35% post-consumer content.
ngredients: Sodium carbonate (mineral-based cleaning agent), laureth-6 (plant-based cleaning agent), sodium citrate (plant-derived water softener), sodium silicate (mineral-based cleaning enhancer), sodium aluminosilicate (mineral-based water softener), sodium bicarbonate (mineral-based pH adjuster), sodium percarbonate (mineral-based oxygen stain removal agent), magnesium sulfate (mineral-based cleaning enhancer), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil (plant-derived anti-foaming agent), lauryl polyglucose (plant-derived cleaning agent), cellulose gum (plant-based anti-redeposition agent), sodium carboxymethyl inulin (plant-based soil dispersant), protease and amylase (plant-derived enzyme blend soil removers).
Product Manufactured in: Ontario, Canada
Ingredient Origins: Globally Sourced
Laundry Powder and Seventh Generation Laundry Detergents have been designed for both standard and HE machines.
SORT: Follow garment care instructions for laundry cleaning. PRETREAT: Mix two parts warm water with 1 part powder to make soaking solutions. Soak clothing prior to washing. MEASURE: For both HE and standard machines: For medium loads use a level scoop of laundry powder. For heavily soiled or extra-large loads use an additional level scoop of laundry powder. POUR: Use a laundry powder scoop to measure and pour your laundry detergent into a standard washer as it fills with water, then add laundry.
For HE machines, look for the laundry detergent powder instructions.
- Laundry Powder designed for standard and HE machines
- Super-concentrated laundry detergent powder
- Free of optical brighteners and synthetic fragrances
- Biodegradable laundry detergent formula
- Laundry Powder with enzymes and oxygen-based bleach
Holiday Cleaning Set:
- Floor Surface Cleaner Tile & Wood 1.04L
- Daily Shower & Tile Cleaner
- Disinfecting Multi-Surface Cleaner
- I Can See Clearly Now Natural Glass Cleaner 946ml
- Laundry Detergent Packs Citrus & Cedar
- Seventh Generation Dishwash - Free & Clear
Using environmentally friendly options is easier than you think and it’s not just to nature that thanks to you, but also your pocketbook and your health. So, bet on ecological cleaning products and exercise responsible consumption.
And don't forget: the more people adhere to this type of product, the faster and easier we can have a healthier planet.