There is no doubt that washing your clothes in cold water is a great way to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint. However, there’s a catch…not all laundry detergents yield the same clean result. Kind of defeats the purpose, doesn’t it? We did some washing (get it?) and uncovered some of the best cold water laundry detergent wash options.
Say Hello to Tide Coldwater Clean Liquid Laundry Detergent
Tough on stains, gentle on clothes. It’s all in the formula. Added bonus, it is designed to work well in all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency (HE) machines because believe it or not, detergents aren’t made for all washing machines.
Get your cold wash on with Persil ProClean Coldwater Liquid Laundry Detergent
This beauty is specifically formulated to dissolve quickly, delivers deep cleaning power and works in all types of washing machines.
✔️Clean clothes ✔️Environmentally Friendly: Seventh Generation Liquid Laundry Detergent
Plant-based detergent that is free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Yes please. This detergent is environmentally friendly, making it a great choice for those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
A small company with REAL change: Dropps!
In 1980, a cotton sweater factory created Cot'n Wash, a laundry detergent that was effective but gentle on clothing and skin. Years later, Cot'n Wash became Dropps, a small, compact pod with a sustainable formula that is gentle on the environment. Dropps aims to inspire and educate consumers about the importance of using environmentally-friendly products. Sounds right up our alley, doesn’t it?
NatureFirst is an ecological design platform founded by Justine Potashnik and Noel Graupner.
They started by developing natural-dying organic linens in India and discovered the soapberry, which inspired them to explore its natural cleaning properties. They developed their first collection, Nature First, which focuses on a fully closed loop in all avenues of products they are producing.
Tru Earth co-founder Ryan was concerned about the amount of plastic in children's toy videos on YouTube and decided to take action by creating an eco-friendly laundry detergent with a smaller packaging.
By using these laundry detergents, you’ll be doing your part to reduce your carbon footprint and save some money along the way. BONUS - using products that are safe on skin and health. How’s that for a triple whammy? So what are you waiting for, go ahead and wash on cold, care-free! Don’t forget to follow the label instructions for best results.
Olivia Pedersen (Founder at Sustaio) is a seasoned creative and sustainability expert on a mission to use my expertise in human-centered design as a means to bring solutions to the climate crisis.