If you’re here, you’re probably looking for, or at least interested in, the best laundry sheets. These pre-measured dissolving sheets carry all the benefits of liquid laundry detergent without the plastic containers and lids that many of us are used to.
Why consider switching to detergent sheets?
First, they are light and compact, which means they are much easier to use and store.
They also answer a common question when it comes to cleaning products such as laundry detergent or dishwashing liquid: how much to use at a time? Regardless of whether we use natural detergents, this is a problem because using more products does not necessarily result in better cleaning. It’s really more like throwing money down the drain.
Additionally, pre-measured options such as eco-plastic detergent bars and zero-waste dishwasher tablets offer a pre-portioned alternative that is easy to use and helps avoid any waste associated with product measurement.
Best of all, the laundry sheets we share with you use safer ingredients and eco-friendly packaging that can be composted or recycled.
And don’t let their light and compact size fool you. Like eco-friendly dishwasher tablets, laundry detergent in sheets is concentrated and remains as effective as its counterparts. Rest assured, we are not interested in misleading you by offering reviews of only the best laundry detergents. These products really work.
How do we choose brands of ecological Laundry Sheets?
From biodegradable laundry detergent to eco-friendly detergents, when it comes to any of the detergents we use to wash our clothes, companies are not required to disclose the ingredients they use to make these products. Pretty crazy, right?!
That’s why we recommend starting by supporting brands that disclose the ingredients they use, taking into account the following ethical criteria:
Looking at corporate responsibility is a great way to avoid greenwashing. Here we look at every aspect of the brand’s business model. Are they supporting and investing in their workforce more than usual? Do they work with non-profits and charities to help those in need? Do they deal with any environmental issues? Do they take responsibility for their carbon footprint? Are they a certified B corporation? Practices like these provide great insight into a company’s values, but that’s not all.
We also consider ethical sourcing practices. This refers to how the materials and ingredients used in their products are made, under what conditions, and where they are produced. We strive to support brands that make an effort to source ingredients as ethically as possible from suppliers located as close to them as possible. Some brands track the origin of all the ingredients they use and share this information directly on their website.
Natural or organic ingredients
We also consider the ingredients themselves. Ingredients are extremely important when it comes to green cleaning products. That’s why we have a list of 14 toxic ingredients commonly found in the detergents we use for your reference.
In laundry detergents, we try to avoid things like 1-4 dioxane, MEA/DEA/TEA, formaldehyde, benzyl acetate, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE), ammonium sulfate, fragrances/perfumes, triclosan, coal tar dyes, phosphates, SLS and SLES, trisodium nitrilotriacetate and quaternary ammonium compounds (Quats). We also pay attention to monoethanolamine, phthalates, optical brightness, and bleach. Instead, we choose brands that offer biodegradable, septic-safe formulations without any of these harmful ingredients.
How to use laundry sheets
Laundry sheets are super easy to use, and all of these brands offer instructions on how to use their products. For front-loading machines, it’s best to just throw the laundry in the washing machine and place the sheet(s) on top of the clothes. For top-loading machines, put the sheet on the bottom and then add the clothes.
If you think the load is very dirty, check the box next to the instructions for the number of sheets to use. Where the loads are lighter, you can cut the sheet accordingly, but I would also check the box for the instructions.
A final word on laundry detergent sheets
So what are the best laundry detergent sheets you ask? Well, this type of thing always depends on your preferences and needs, but all brands of laundry detergent pulleys here definitely deserve attention. They are easy to use, efficient, and save space. You can find great (phthalate-free) scented options as well as unscented options. And they’re made with safer ingredients that are less likely to harm you, your family, and the environment.