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What are Laundry Strips Made Of?

What are Laundry Strips Made Of?


Different brands of laundry strips have different mixes of ingredients. The best way to learn what’s in each strip is by visiting the manufacturer’s website to see the full ingredient list. Environmental Working Group is another good resource to make sure the products fit your lifestyle and ingredient needs.

Here is a quick overview of eco-friendly claims and links to ingredients and reviews for two of the brands ECOccasion carries, Earth Breeze and Tru Earth.

Earth Breeze Laundry Sheets:

Tru Earth Laundry Strips:
  • Paraben free
  • Phosphate free
  • Free of added dyes
  • Free of chlorine bleach
  • Free of 1,4-dioxane, as certified by independent laboratory tests
  • Readily biodegradable in accordance with OECD 310D, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development test guidelines
  • Hypoallergenic, certified by independent dermatologists
  • Vegan: no animal-based ingredients or testing on animals by us or our ingredient suppliers
  • Ingredient list (https://www.tru.earth/Ingredients)
  • Environmental Working Group review (https://www.ewg.org/guides/brand/17520-TruEarth/)

Kind Laundry Strips:

Kind Laundry's main ingredient is SDS which is an active ingredient and makes up more than 50% of their formulation. It is also 45x more expensive than starch which is used as a filler in other brands.

  • SDS (Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate)
  • Tea Seed Oil
  • Fatty Alcohol Polyglycol Ether
  • PVA
  • Water
  • Decyl Glucoside
  • Glycerol
  • Cocamidopropyl betaine
  • Citric acid monohydrate

For those who are sensitive to fragrances or prefer unscented detergents, each brand offers unscented laundry strips.

Choosing the product that’s right for you will depend on what matters most to you. If you’re most interested in limiting the plastic packaging in your home, either works great! If your main concern is phthalates, Earth Breeze specifically mentions being phthalate free. Tru Earth may have the advantage if you’re trying to avoid 1,4-dioxane.

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Here are links to some of our most popular detergent sheets:

 

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