We spent weeks testing dozens of laundry detergents to give you the top 5 best laundrey detergents. We covered popular brands like Tide, All, Arm & Hammer, Seventh Generation, and much more.
Factors that were taken into consideration to come up with this list: cleaning power, ingredients, and environmental impact.
Spoiler: Earth Breeze is our #1 pick. It provides a powerful clean (tough on stains) and it’s made from gentle ingredients approved by dermatologists (free of parabens, bleach & dye, and phthalate).
Here is our top 5 choices:
1. Earth Breeze
We ranked Earth Breeze as our top laundry detergent. It blew away the competition in all 3 categories (cleaning power, ingredients, and environment impact). We were impressed by how well it treats tough stains and odor and I personally switched to using it in my home.
Earth Breeze only contains gentle ingredients that are dermatolgoists approved. This means there’s no parabens, bleach, dye, or any of the other nasty chemicals. It also comes with 0 plastic packaging, which means it’s environmentally friendly. They also have a “Buy One, Give Ten program” where ten loads of detergent are donated to those in need for every purchase.
They also have over 44,000+ reviews from happy customers.
- Small and lightweight
- Frangrance free and Fresh Scent options to choose from
- Vegan & Cruelty free
- They will refund you 100% by email if you are not happy
2. Good Natured Brand
Good Natured Brand is our #2 choice. It’s made from natural ingredients and is a powder.
It performed well in terms of cleaning power and ingredients. Like Earth Breeze, it’s good for sensitive noses and skins. It’s available in scented and unscented versions.
Although powder detergent is less messy than liquid detergent, it’s still much less ideal than laundry sheets from Earth Breeze. When using powder detergent, I often find powder resident around the laundry area.
Good Natured Brand uses plastic packaging, making it less environmentally friendly and almost goes against its own brand name.
3. Arm & Hammer
Arm & Hammer’s Sensitive Skin Plus Fresh Scent detergent combines traditional cleaning power with ingredients tailored for sensitive skin. Many people appreciate the natural baking soda base, known for its gentle yet effective cleaning properties.
Available in fresh scent and unscented.
On the plus side, it effectively minimizes skin irritation. However, while the ingredients shine, it uses a lot of plastic in its packaging. It’s a decent option for those valuing skin care, but those environmentally conscious might think twice.
Another reason I didn’t like it as much is due to it being a liquid detergent. It’s heavy and difficult to move around.
4. All’s Mighty Pacs Free Clear Odor Relief
All’s Mighty Pacs Free Clear Odor Relief came in at our 4th spot. It is both gentle and does relatively well in fighting odor. The formula is free of any dyes or perfumes. The pacs are fairly convenient to use but still a lot heavier than Earth Breeze laundry sheets.
When it comes to being environmentally friendly, the plastic packaging made it much less ideal.
Overall, still a decent option and deserves the 4th spot on our list.
5. Seventh Generation
Coming in at #5 is the Seventh Generation Concentrated Laundry Detergent Liquid Free & Clear. It’s a decent choice. When it comes to tackling some of the tougher stains, it didn’t deliver the best results.
The ingredients are gentle and the mild scent is pleasant. Price point is slightly higher than some competing brands. It’s another brand that uses a lot of plastic.