Eco Friendly & Vegan Laundry Detergent



Some of us love laundry day, others hate it! However we feel about it, we can make laundry day a little more enjoyable by using products that we know are in line with our values and ethics towards the planet and animals. All of the laundry soaps below are natural, environmentally friendly, and vegan. By vegan we mean no animal products or animal testing was used in the making of the soap but there is no guarantee that animal products had not been used along manufacturing processes. You will surely find a responsible laundry soap to suit your preference and need!




























Method


A pump? Who would have thought? That's right, just a few pumps of this and you are good to go. No measuring, and no messy mess! No big, heavy jugs to lug either. Choose your preferred scent: Fresh air, Spring Daisy, Sweet Pea, Lavender Cedar, Water Lily + Aloe, and Free + Clear.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • Partners with Terracycle

  • Uses wind power

  • Laundry Products Available: Liquid, fabric softener pump, and dryer activated fabric softener


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Seventh Generation


Finally, a responsible laundry soap that is hitting mainstream! Seventh Generation is so committed to the environment that they even offer this recycled fiber container for those who are trying to reduce their plastic consumption. Find a scent you like: Geranium Blossoms and Vanilla, Blue Eucalyptus & Lavender, Fresh Citrus Breeze, Mandarin & Sandalwood, Real Citrus & Wild Lavender, and Free & Clear.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Laundry Products Available: Liquid, powder, pacs, fabric softener, and stain removers


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Charlie's Soap


At 1 tablespoon per load this can last you a long while. No big carton to carry, small, portable, and just simply convenient. No scent, just the smell of clean clothes with the power of minerals. You don't even need to use a softener.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Laundry Products available: Liquid, powder,pre-treat spray, and booster for hard water


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Ecos


With a wide range of laundry products, Ecos by Earth Friendly Products could just be your new best friend. They even have a formula designed especially with babies in mind! Find your scent: Magnolia & Lilies, Lavender, Lavender & Chamomile, Lemongrass, and Free and Clear.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Palm Oil Free

  • Most Come With Built In Fabric Softeners

  • Facilities 50% run by solar panels


Supports local animal rights and vegetarian groups


Laundry Products Available: Liquid, pods, stain and odor remover spray, pre-wash, spray starch, and brighteners.



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Biokleen


Get ready to smell the kleen! Bad pun, we know. But hey, they proudly display on their site that they do not test on animals nor use any animal ingredients. WIN! Want to talk to them? They have a small community forum on their site where you can ask them anything. What's that fresh smell on your clothes? Could is be All-Temperature Citrus or Free & Clear?



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Laundry Products Available: Liquid, powder, and oxygen bleach.


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Rockin Green


Need something especially designed for babies and cloth diapers? Look no further! You can take pride in knowing that this will be safe for your little ones. You can use it for your own clothes too! This rockin detergent will leave your clothes clean and ready for a new beating of whatever life throws at them. Available in unique scents: Bare Naked Babies, Lavender Mint Revival, Motley Clean, Smashing Watermelons. Use cloth feminine products? They have an all natural detergent, “Femme Rock,” special for you.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Laundry Products Available: Powder


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Eco Nuts


Nut allergy? Don't turn away yet! These are NOT nuts! These are berries that just look like nuts. Berries from Himalayan Soapberry trees have been known to be amazing surfactants to lift dirt and soils off clothes. Nothing but berries and a little pouch in this little package. They do also have a liquid version of Eco Nuts. It doesn't get anymore natural than this!



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Organic

  • Laundry Products Available: Econuts and liquid


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CitraSuds


Who can resist the crisp smell of citrus? This eco friendly laundry soap promises at least a 3 year shelf life, so maybe you can let the ever growing pile of clothes sit another day while you take the day off. Available in Valencia Orange, Lavender Bergamot, and Free & Clear scents.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Proudly supports animal rights and the Humane Society

  • Created their own environmental outreach program, Rustle the Leaf

  • Laundry Products Available: Liquid


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Dropps


Too rushed to pour or scoop your detergent? Not a problem. Just thrown your clothes in the washer and "dropp" one of these pacs in. No heavy bottles, no gooey mess. These pacs readily degrade in the washer leaving the soap to get to work. Smells like: Orange Blossom, Lavender, Wild Orchid, and Fresh Scent. Scent, Dye, and enzyme free options available.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • No optical brighteners

  • Partners with TerraCycle

  • Laundry Products Available: Pacs


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Attitude


Now who can resist a detergent with cute little animals on the product? Really now. As if their curvy bottles weren't eye catching enough. This Canadian based company really wants to make sure you know what is NOT in their plant based products, like carcinogens. Scents like these are sure to please: Mountain Essentials, Wildflowers, Citrus Zest, Lavender & Grapefruit, and Fragrance- Free



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • Carbon Neutral

  • Laundry Products Available: Liquid, pouches, liquid and cloth fabric softener, stain removers, stain fighter and boosters, and static eliminator and softener


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Planet


Designed with the environment in mind, this eco friendly detergent will leave your clothes clean and your conscious even cleaner. Just pure ingredients from our planet. Free of fragrances.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • Donates to environmental organizations

  • Laundry Products Available: Liquid and powder


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Vaska


What's this weird looking bottle? Vaska takes laundry a step above by incorporating modern and unique bottle forms that are sure to have others asking about what you are using. What else? They claim their detergent is so pure, you can drink it! Though they don't advise. Available in Scent Free and Lavender.



  • Vegan

  • Biodegradable

  • Laundry Products Available: Liquid, brightener, fabric softener, and spot remover


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Article by: 4everaspirit - 4everaspirit is a passionate vegan who is always delighted when she can aid in helping new veggies with their transition or in recommending veg products. Her favorite activity is helping her University's vegetarian group host outreach events that benefit animals, the environment, and overall health.