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It was laundry detergent that really started me on my journey to crunchiness. My second child had eczema and laundry detergent can often irritate it. With him in mind, I began to use more natural detergents.
While making your own laundry detergent may be the most frugal and perhaps crunchiest method to cleaning your laundry, not all of us are ready for that. For those who would rather just buy a more natural laundry detergent here’s a list of some of the detergents that are closer to all natural.
Natural Laundry Detergent Options
Biokleen Liquid Laundry Detergent
Cost: $15.20/64 loads or 128 HE loads
Ingredients: Surfactants and conditioners from coconut and/or corn, orange peel extract, grapefruit seed and pulp extract, linear sulfonate, and filtered water.
(Edited to add: Recently Biokleen has changed the ingredients in some of it’s products. I know that their dish washing liquid now contains SLS but I am not certain on their laundry detergent. If their laundry detergent has be reformulated then I more than likely do not recommend Biokleen)
Ecos Liquid Laundry Detergent Free & Clear Unscented
Cost: $11.12/50 loads or 100 HE loads
Ingredients: 100% natural anionic coconut kernel oil based surfactant, soap bark, chamomile, horsetail plant, & purified water.
Soap Nuts (there are many brands, Yoreganics, Eco Nuts, etc. Eco Nuts were used for price point)
Cost: $12.90/100 loads
Ingredients: soap nuts
There are a few other natural laundry detergents out there. However considering ingredients, these were the ones that I feel most comfortable recommending.
Being crunchy doesn’t mean you must make everything from scratch. Thankfully there are some amazing green and natural minded companies out there who help you cheat in your crunchy journey.
where do you buy your BioKleen at?? I have gotten mine through Amazon in the past – but was hoping to find a place that offers free shipping (without having to buy 32 bottles of it).
I buy mine through vitacost. They have a flat rate shipping of $4.99 but if your order is over $49 then shipping is free. Which is usually pretty easy to do if you order other products through there.
The MSRP for Eco Nuts 100 loads is 11.99
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