Powerful Cleaning, Safer Ingredients

Who They Are

In 1980, a cotton sweater factory was facing a huge problem. Every laundry detergent they used was stretching out their beloved yarn and causing it to change colors. Unable to source anything that would both clean their products and maintain the fabric’s integrity, owners Jonathan Propper and his mother, Lenore Propper Schwartz, set to work creating something on their own. With an innovative, sustainable formula, Cot’n Wash came to life! Effective, but gentle on clothing and skin, it became a huge hit.

Years later, the sweaters are gone and Cot’n Wash has transformed from the classic liquid laundry detergent into a small, compact pod, known today as ‘Dropps’! The clean-revolution didn’t stop there, though. Dropps recognized that in order to create real environmental change, businesses needed to use their platform to inspire and educate consumers.

Finally, detergent pods that aren’t filled with harmful colorants or unnecessary ingredients, only effective, gentle formulas! Clean on, people! And feel good about it, too.

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Why We Like Them

What comes to mind when you think about the dishwasher or the washing machine in your home? Maybe the amount of water or energy they require? What about the products we use to help them run effectively? While often overlooked, household goods like dish detergent or laundry pods play a huge role in the impact humans have on the planet and its other inhabitants. 

In addition to creating an incredible cleaning product that we didn’t even know we needed, Dropps also partners with Oceana, the largest international ocean conservation organization. Through science-backed policy reform, Oceana is effectively tackling major issues like overfishing, habitat destruction, and various other threats to marine biodiversity. Not only will your Dropps pods help reduce plastic and chemicals from entering our waterways (and soils and drinking water!), but they’ll help support a leader in environmental change!

  • Compostable Packaging
    Compostable Packaging
  • Paraben Free
    Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Charitable

This product is packaged or shipped in materials that can be composted in home systems or industrial facilities. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

Parabens are synthetic chemical preservatives, commonly used in beauty products like shampoo, lotion, and deodorants. Parabens can accumulate in your body, and have been linked to hormonal disruption and reproductive problems. In studies of breast cancer patients, parabens have been found in the tissue of cancerous tumors–yikes! If you want to avoid Parabens in your beauty products, keep an eye out for methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben in the ingredients list.

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.

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