If you want serious stain-fighting power, this formula uses enzymes which target stains and odors at their source while being extra gentle for your skin and your clothes. The scent is woody and citrusy, and more masculine than you might expect.
Bio laundry detergent,
$17.10 by Dirty Labs
If you spend a lot on clothes, you want them to last right? This soap is derived from coconuts and the same oils used in skincare. The result? Softer clothing that stays looking like new. Plus, the sandalwood and clove scent is subtle but welcome.
Eco-friendly laundry detergent,
$35 (for two) by Frey
For Dark Clothes
Keep your black clothes and dark denim from fading by using a special detergent like this one from the experts at The Laundress. The floral formulation is concentrated so a little goes a long way and the light scent doesn't linger on your badass black tees.
$20.50 by The Laundress
For White Fabrics
Don't let pit stains and overall yellowing ruin your white shirts and luxe towels or sheets. This was recommended to me by several in-the-know people because the enzyme-rich formula doesn't use any bleach but keeps your white fabrics bright. Plus, it apparently creates a coating around the fibers in order to even avoid future stains.
$27 by The Steamery
Did I buy this simply because of the packaging? Yes. Did it exceed my expectations? Yes. Pulling this metal oil can down from the shelf made laundry day a joy and the scent was more like cool, indie cologne (think incense, vetiver and spices). But be warned, the smooth metal can be a little slippery so be careful when handling.
$35 by Dedcool
If you workout heavily, you know that your technical clothing can hang onto that fitness funk if you're not careful. This soap is specially engineered for synthetic or blended fabrics with a luxuriously scent that neutralizes odors and keeps windproofing intact.
Clover sportswear detergent,
$20 / $14 by TangetGC
I'm a bottle man, but I know some people (or those who lug their clothes to a laundromat) prefer these handy detergent pods. The all-natural packs unleash the power of four plant-derived enzymes to get clothes clean. Plus, they're scented with real citrus peel and juniper oil.
Laundry powder packs,
$15.95 by Grove Collaborative
If you want the ease of detergent pods, but none of the harsh chemicals, these are your best bet. The hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested formula doesn't contain any of the harmful chemicals or synthetic fragrances common in many detergents and it's ideal for sensitive skin.
Natural detergent pods,
$6.95 by Public Goods