The 13 Best Natural Detergents That Actually Get the Job Done


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We talk a lot about going natural on THE/THIRTY, whether it's looking for remedies for allergies, changing up our period products, or testing out the latest natural deodorants. Making the switch to something more natural, whatever it is, can be beneficial to your health and also the environment, reducing your carbon footprint. For us, the term "natural," means products with no chemicals or artificial ingredients, which are better for the environment, whether they're biodegradable or recyclable.

One other opportunity to go natural is in your pile of dirty clothes. There are so many natural laundry detergents out there, but it's hard to tell which ones will actually get your clothes clean. And that's especially important when you're dealing with a load of smelly workout gear. You definitely don't want to be that person at the gym or fitness class who's literally stinking up the place.

We did some of the homework for you and rounded up some of the best natural detergents out there. Take a look and see if you're ready to make the switch.


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.