The Best Mom-approved Laundry Detergents for Sensitive Skin
Better Life Laundry Detergent — Better Life has a full line of AMAZING plant-based cleaning products, including a killer laundry detergent! It offers more plant power with fewer warning labels, and is free of dyes, synthetic fragrances, sulfates, and petroleum solvents. And best of all, they use the same, totally natural plant extracts as Tubby Todd to add fragrance (specifically citrus grandis peel oil and lavandula angustifolia extract.) So with pure fragrances, you can safely choose the Lavender Grapefruit or the unscented.
Biokleen Laundry Liquid — No artificial fragrances, colors, or preservatives! Just like Tubby Todd, Biokleen is fragranced with essential oils. We love that it’s safe for the whole family, and the environment, too!
Molly’s Suds — If you’re looking for a powdered detergent for your top-loading washer, look no further than Molly’s! It’s free of harsh chemicals, is gentle on sensitive skin and eczema, and is perfume free. One tablespoon is good for an entire load! Their regular powder is scented with peppermint (much like our Dream Cream), but for an even gentler option you can try their unscented Baby Detergent that’s safe for cloth diapers!
Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent — Safe for the environment AND safe for sensitive skin! Cleans clothes and linens without harmful additives. There’s even a fragranced, baby-safe version with — you guessed it — pure essential oils and botanical extracts.
Many natural detergents come in a fragrance-free option, which may be a good place to start when dealing with stubborn skin irritations. But if you’re really missing the fragrance of fresh laundry, try using wool dryer balls with a few drops of pure essential oil. Also, have you ever made your own laundry detergent? Here’s a recipe to get you started.