How to Green Your Laundry Suds

Buying an eco-friendly, plant-based laundry detergent is definitely the way to go. To make your money go further, buy detergent in the largest container possible, and only use 1/2 of the recommended amount. I have found that using 1/2 the amount gets clothes just as clean and if I am dealing with stains, I pre-treat the stain with a diluted eco-friendly detergent or if it is a greasy stain, an eco-friendly dish soap then I wash it with my favorite detergent, Biokleen

Do you use eco-friendly detergents? What brand do you love?


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8 Responses to How to Green Your Laundry Suds

  1. JennTRC August 20, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    I use ECOS Laundry Detergent, it’s 100% organic. It’s made mostly of Lavendar and I tend to have a Lavendar allergy, but I have yet to have a reaction. A little goes a long way!

  2. Sweet Greens August 20, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    Hi Jenn,
    Sounds lovely. I will have to check it out. I could handle smelling like lavender everyday.

  3. Martha August 20, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    This is great motivation to start using less detergent and more eco friendly brands, Thanks, S.G.
    Soft water helps clean clothes w/cold water and less detergent also.

  4. Sweet Greens August 20, 2009 at 6:05 pm #

    Hi Martha,
    I am so glad I was able to help you get motivated. Woo Hoo.

  5. one4earth August 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm #

    LOVE Sun & Earth, Seventh Generation, and Ecos!

  6. Sweet Greens August 20, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    Hi one4earth, Great products as well. Thank you for sharing. xo.

  7. Victoria Webb August 21, 2009 at 11:41 am #

    While I was gainfully employed I used Seventh Generation’s laundry detergent….
    I can also suggest line drying for sweet smelling clothes and linens and saving on energy!

    Great blog, discovered this from the recent blogging post on Etsy.

  8. Sweet Greens August 21, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    HI Victoria,
    Line drying is an excellent tool for drying clothing while saving energy. Thank you for the tip.

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