These Eco-Friendly Laundry Products Are Less Than $20 Each

Made with earth-friendly ingredients that benefit both your family and the planet, these sustainable laundry products—all less than $20 each—prove you can go green without breaking the bank.

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Plant- and Mineral-Derived Laundry Packs

Made without harsh chemicals or dyes, this laundry detergent comes in convenient pods for hassle-free laundry days. The plant- and mineral-derived formula effectively cleans clothes and removes stains, while remaining gentle to sensitive skin and the environment. The concentrated formula and pre-measured water-soluble packs mean you don't have to worry about wasting detergent—one or two packs per load is all you need. ($16; honest.com)

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Reusable Wool Dryer Ball Set

Replace your dryer sheets with these reusable wool balls for a sustainable laundry softener option. The dryer balls are hypoallergenic and free from fillers and synthetics. They also help speed up drying time to reduce energy usage— helping both the environment and your budget. This pack includes six wool dryer balls, enough to soften and reduce static in any load size; use three or four dryer balls for small loads and the full set for extra-large loads. You can even add a few drops of essential oils to the balls to lightly scent your clothes as they dry. ($17; amazon.com)

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Biodegradable Laundry Detergent

There's nothing quite like the scent of a clean load of laundry, especially when that scent is calming lavender. This fresh-smelling detergent has plant-derived ingredients that wash away dirt and grime, and the formula is concentrated, biodegradable, and never tested on animals. Plus, the container itself is made of recycled material and is recyclable after use. Wash everything from your clothes to your sheets and enjoy the soothing, aromatherapeutic scent throughout your day. ($16; target.com)

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Natural Laundry Powder for Sensitive Skin

Finding the right laundry detergent for a family with sensitive skin can be tricky. This concentrated laundry powder is made with gentle ingredients and is free from the kinds of harsh chemicals that can cause reactions and discomfort. This detergent is gentle enough to wash even the clothes and bedding of newborn babies, making it a great choice for the whole family. Safe for use in all washers (including HE machines) and most fabric types (with the exception of leather and silk—which require specialized washing methods). Make sure to wash with warm water, as recommended by the company, to ensure proper dissolving of the powder. ($19, usually $20; amazon.com)

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Oxygen Boost Bleach-Free Brightener and Stain Remover

Adding a brightener and stain remover to your laundry load can help keep colors vibrant, whites pristine, and remove pesky stains or smells. This brightening and stain-removing formula is free from harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, or dyes, and is gentle on both your home's equipment and the environment after it drains away. Simply add two tablespoons to your laundry load prior to washing, or use it to pre-soak or hand-wash extra-soiled or delicate items. This product can also be used as a cleaning agent around the house. ($10; branchbasics.com)

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