Fragrances and dyes in detergents can trigger allergies. Some people have allergic skin reactions like dermatitis, other have chemical sensitivities that cause asthma, headaches and worse. Here is a list of scent and dye free detergents that have been reviewed and rated.
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all® free clear performs well in cleaning laundry and removing stains. The lack of perfumes and dyes makes it a good hypoallergenic choice for those with allergies, sensitive skin and babies.
Arm and Hammer Essentials is a high-performing laundry detergent containing no petroleum-based cleaners.
BerryPlus is a plant-based green detergent with innovative packaging. It is convenient to use with easy to recycle packaging. However, BerryPlus is not effective in removing heavy soil or stains.
Country Save is high-performance green laundry detergent that performs equally as well in top-loading and front-loading washers. Available in some retail outlets, most users will need to order it online.
Dropps Baby Laundry Detergent performs very well in removing fresh baby stains. The pacs are pre-measured and simple to use. The detergent formula and packaging is environmentally friendly.
Dropps Laundry Detergent performs very well in removing even heavy soil. The pacs are pre-measured and simple to use. The detergent formula and packaging is environmentally friendly.
Seventh Generation Natural Baby Detergent performs well for baby's laundry and on most stains. It is hypoallergenic and chlorine free.
Performs well in cold water and leaves your laundry soft and smelling fresh.
Performs well for handwashing and small loads of delicates. Not formulated for front-loading or high efficiency washers.
Seventh Generation Natural 2X Concentrated Laundry Detergent Free & Clear is a hypoallergenic, biodegradable, green detergent formulated to use in regular or high-efficiency washers. It performs well on normal laundry soil and some stains.
Vaska Laundry Detergent is an excellent product both in cleaning ability and in protecting the environment.
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WIN Green High Performance Sport Detergent performs well on high-performance athletic wear but is more expensive than regular detergents.