There is a new product on the market for the laundry. It isn’t a new laundry liquid or a new laundry powder – the new kid on the block is called ‘laundry detergent strips’ – and I think they will be the next big thing!
What are Laundry Detergent Strips?
Laundry Detergent Strips are a zero-waste, ultra-concentrated ‘strip’ of laundry detergent that you pop into your washing machine instead of laundry detergent. They are effectively a ‘dehydrated’ version of laundry liquid that coated on a strip of linen, bamboo or paper. The laundry strips are pre-measured so you can’t ‘over dose’ or ‘under dose’ your washing machine – and they are low-sud so they are suitable for both top-loading washing machines and front-loading washing machines.
The huge advantage of laundry detergent strips is that they weigh 98% less than traditional laundry liquid or laundry detergent – so you can order it online without worrying the postage will kill you!
How do you use Laundry Detergent Strips?
To use laundry detergent strips, you just add one strip directly into your washing machine (right on the clothes), and wash as normal. Once the water hits the laundry strips, the concentrated detergent releases and cleans your clothing – just as well as laundry detergent does.
One strip is enough to wash a medium to large load of washing. If you are only doing a small load, cut your strip in half.
Do Laundry Strips really work?
Absolutely they do! They work just as well as any laundry detergents on the market. We only use sensitive laundry detergents here at home and the strips are just as gentle on the skin as the sensitive versions of laundry liquids and powders.
All my kid’s clothing came out smelling fresh and clean and although it didn’t take out all stains that the kids made, neither does any other laundry liquid! So for any stains, you will still need a good stain remover!
Advantages to Using Laundry Strips
There are many advantages to transitioning to the use of laundry strips instead of using laundry detergents.
- Laundry strips are light and compact, so they have a significantly lower eco-footprint. Most laundry strips are under 3 grams in weight.
- Laundry strips are low sud so they are suited to all types of washing machine>
- Less plastic bottles into the environment. Most laundry strips come in a cardboard box or similar.
- Less wastage as all strips are pre-measured.
- Many brands are paraben-free, phosphate-free, free of dyes, free of bleach.
- Many brands of laundry strips make their strips totally biodegradable.
- Less mess!
Tru Earth is the most ‘known’ brand of eco-strips on the market. They come in three different ‘flavours’, original, ‘Fragrance-Free’ and ‘Baby’. They come in two sizes, 32 and 64 laundry strips in every pack.
All Tru Earth Eco Strips are vegan, so there are no animal ingredients whatsoever.
Comes in packs of 100 laundry strips per pack so these seem insanely cheap! The quality doesn’t seem to feel as good as the Tru Earth variety – but for the price – can you really beat it?
Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco-Sheets come in two different flavours, ‘Fresh Scent’, and ‘Fragrance Free’. Each pack contains enough laundry strips to clean 60 loads of washing. These eco-sheets are hypoallergenic so they are great for those with sensitive skin.
If you live in the United States – you get free shipping!
Biocasa produces eco-friendly, ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic cleaning powder into every strip making your laundry easier, healthier and more economical. Each pack contains 32 strips.
All Biocasa Laundry Detergent Strips are paraben free, phosphate-free and readily biodegradable.
6. Laundry Project Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets
These laundry detergent sheets are more ‘bespoke’ and have a real handmade feel about them. They come in packs of 30 and you use one sheet per 7kg of washing. Apparently, they smell like ‘a Lazy Sunday Morning’. Ahhhhh. They are fully biodegradable and can be used in either hot or cold washes.
We will keep adding suppliers of laundry strips as we find them – so bookmark this article and check back regularly!