Non-Toxic Detergents that are safe for baby and family

My first, Abby has eczema. And the second thing my pedritican recommended to lessen the severity of this skin condition was to choose a natural and hypoallergenic detergent. Apparently laundry detergents can leave a residue and not wash off completely. This means that your skin can absorb it and get into you and your babys’ system. Abby was extremely sensitive to the scented, non-plant based detergents that we were using at the time.   I have to say that I’m strangely attracted to the faint smell of fresh laundry so when I was trying out the different types of plant-based detergents, it wasn’t the same. Then I learned that the inhalation of the detergents could also be harmful and cause headaches. That quickly made me a convert to organic, natural, non-toxic detergents!

Here’s the list of non-toxic, natural and organic detergents:

Greenshield Laundry detergent

  • USDA Certified Organic Laundry Detergent
  • Packaging made from sustainable Sugar Cane
  • Lavender Scent
  • Eco-friendly and natural plant ingredients

Babyganics 3X Laundry detergent

  • Triple concentrated, so you use less per load
  • Free from fragrances, optical brighteners, chlorine phthalates, phosphates and dyes


  • Fragrance free; clear of dyes and brighteners; no phosphate, chlorine, ammonia, petroleum solvents, alcohol, butyl, glycol ether, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) or SLES (sodium laureth sulfate), EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), DEA  (diethanolamine)
  • Eco-friendly with no negative effects on rivers, streams, plants, or wildlife; rapidly biodegrades and ozone safe
  • Allergy tested
  • Tested this and was the least effective in removing stains but really admire this company’s commitment to green manufacturing

Seventh Generation Baby

  • Non-toxic, hypoallergenic, no synthetic fragrances, no brighteners
  • Eco-friendly, Biodegradable, made out of 96% plant based materials
  • Unscented and will not trigger skin allergies
  • Comes in small bottles, fully concentrated


Other recommendations that I haven’t tried, but has lots of good reviews and sound ingredients:

EcoMe Laundry Detergent

Honest Company Laundry detergent