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5 Best Laundry Detergent Strips that are Eco Friendly and Waste-Free

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5 Best Laundry Detergent Strips that are Eco Friendly and Waste-Free

Laundry Detergent Strips are the new kids on the block when it comes to cleaning your clothes.

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!

Table of Contents:

1. What Are Laundry Detergent Strips?
2. How Do You Use Laundry Detergent Strips?
3. Do Laundry Detergent Strips Really Work?
4. Advantages to Using Laundry Detergent Strips
5. Best Brands of Laundry Detergent Strips to Buy

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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 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 Detergent 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!

1. Tru Earth Eco Strips

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.

Buy them here ->

tru earth | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

2. Smart Wash Laundry Detergent Sheets

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?

Grab them here ->

100 sheets Eco friendly Ultra Portable Laundry Detergent Smart Wash Camping Travel Catch com au | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

4. Earth Breeze Laundry Detergent Eco-Sheets

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!

Grab them here ->

Laundry Detergent  Eco Sheets - 60 Loads

5. Biocasa Laundry Detergent Strips

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.

Grab them here –>

Laundry Detergent Strips 32 loads Fresh Linen Fragrance – Biocasa | Stay at Home Mum.com.au

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.

Grab them here ->

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We will keep adding suppliers of laundry strips as we find them – so bookmark this article and check back regularly!

About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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