Non-toxic Laundry Products

Soap nuts

As part of our Safe Family Promise, we set high standards for Non-toxic products, including non-toxic laundry products. We seek out the safest products to get the job done well and naturally.

To get your clothes and cloth diapers clean as naturally as possible, the most important factor to control is the detergent or soap that you use. We offer some of our favorite laundry detergents and other laundry aids.


Powdered Laundry Detergent

Rockin’ Green
Rockin Green non-toxic laundry detergent

Smart, smart, smart. The best way to clean depends on the chemistry of each cleaning situation, and that includes your water. The hardness or softness of your water, the mineral content, can make a big difference in how clean your laundry gets. Rockin’ Green Cloth Diaper Detergent comes in Soft Rock, Classic Rock, and Hard Rock formulated to match your water.

Nellie’s All-natural Laundry Soda
Nellies Natural Laundry Soad
Nellie’s is a very simple powdered cleaner. The only ingredients are Sodium Silicate and Coconut oil based surfactants. To whiten and brighten your clothes, you can also add Nellie’s All-natural Oxygen Brightener.


Liquid Laundry Detergent

Allen’s Naturally Detergent
Allen's Naturally Laundry Detergent
Over 30 years ago, Allen’s Naturally Detergent was developed for people with multiple chemical sensitivities. They avoided scents and common allergy-inducing ingredients and stuck with the basics. This detergent is very popular for washing cloth diapers.


Soap Berries

Soap Nuts
Bag of Soap Nuts
Liquid laundry soap derived from soap berries or soap nuts, the fruit of the rittha or soapberry tree. They grow in India and Nepal. The sun-dried shell of the fruit has a waxy coating, saponin, that acts as a surfactant, freeing dirt and oils from clothing naturally.

Berry Plus
Soap Berry laundry liquid
Berry Plus extracts and concentrates the saponin from soap berries and mixes it with water for a natural liquid laundry soap.


Natural Fabric Softeners

Fabric softeners are one of the most toxic inputs in conventional laundry. If you want soft clothes, you don’t need to coat the fibers with chemicals. Softening doesn’t have to be a chemical process at all. Softness is a physical attribute, and you can use physical means to soften your laundry.

Nellie’s Dryer Balls
Nellies PVC-free dryer balls
Nellie’s Dryer Balls roll around in your dryer poking, agitating, and softening clothes as they dry. If you like to add a scent to your laundry, Nellie’s Fragrance Sticks fit right inside the Dryer Balls.

Wool Dryer Balls
Wool Dryer Balls Canada
An all-natural solution for softening your clothes and cloth diapers as they dry are wool dryer balls. Do you ever add a towel to your dryer? Add these instead. They can reduce drying time up to 40%, and you can add essential oils if you want scented laudry.

Do you have favorite non-toxic laundry products? Let us know. We are always looking for new products that you love.

2 thoughts on “Non-toxic Laundry Products

  1. How do all of these work with HE washer machines, I just bought a HE top loader and have the soap nuts but was also looking at Rockn’ Green for baby clothes/ cloth diapers.

    • Hi Kim – all of the laundry products we carry are safe for HE washing machines. I have one myself, and we only source products that can be used in both top loading and front loading machines. I hope this helps!

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