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Laundry Index Table “A-B”

Laundry Index Table “A-B”

Contents

Our detergent recommendations are based on the following criteria

 

To be reommended for cloth diapers:

 

  • The detergent must not contain fabric softener.
  • The detergent must contain enough cleaning agent (surfactants) to clean poo from cloth diapers.
  • Must not have reported burn issues, repellancy issues or cause damage to the cloth diapers.
  • Must not contain sodium cocoate, which can build up on fibers and cause repelling

 

To be reommended for hunting gear or military combat uniforms:

 

  • The detergent must not contain fragrances.
  • The detergent must not contain optical brighteners.

 

Individual detergent recommendations will vary based on

 
1. Washing machine type (front loader, top loader, etc)

2. Water condition (hard water, soft water, etc)
 

Laundry Detergents “A”

 

 
Image Product Details Recommended? HE Safe?

A Happy Green Life Powder

NOTES: Basically this powder contains baking soda, oxiclean, and washing soda.

  • No Enzymes
  • No Optical Brighteners
  • Fragrance or Essential Oil (optional)
  • No sodium cocoate

Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
ace-liquid

Ace (Ace Ultra, Ultra Ace, etc) Liquid

NOTES: South American version of Tide

  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers Yes
Ace-Laundry-Soap-W-Bleach-171oz

Ace (Ace Ultra, Ultra Ace, etc.) Powder

NOTES: South American version of Tide

  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers Yes

ahold-single-dose-pacs

Ahold Liquid

NOTES: Package is very vague! Simply says “Contains Anionic and/or Nonionic Surfactants, Enzymes”. Product page also says “Detergent. Stain remover. Brightener” It is Synthetic based.

  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers Yes
Ajax Dual Action Clean laundry detergent

Ajax Dual Action Clean Liquid

NOTES: Synthetic Based. Package simply says “Includes Biodegradable Surfactants (Anionic and Nonionic). Contains no Phosphorus.” The US Dept. Of Human Services listed the following information about Ajax 2x Ultra Liquid, which is the new name. Contains: Nonionic surfactant(s) (unspecified), Formaldehyde, Ethanol/SD Alcohol 40, Sodium carbonate, Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate, C14-15 Pareth-7, Cleaning agent(s), Sudsing agent, Anionic surfactant(s) (unspecified)!!!

Cloth Diapers Yes
Ajax 2X Ultra Liquid Detergent with Bleach Alternative

Ajax 2X Ultra Liquid Detergent with Bleach Alternative

NOTES Contains Softeners so not a good option for cloth diapers. Has fragrances so not a good option for hunting or combat uniforms.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No sodium cocoate

Yes
all-laundry-powder-pail

All Powder

NOTES: Does not contain sodium cocoate.

  • No Enzymes
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers Yes
all-baby-laundry-detergent

All Baby Liquid

NOTES: Reports of repelling issues with cloth diapers. According to EWG “Poor disclosure; May contain ingredients with potential for Combat Uniformte aquatic toxicity; respiratory effects; kidney and urinary effects”. Contains sodium cocoate.

Yes
all-free-and-clear-powder detergent index cleanitguide.com

All Free Clear Powder

NOTES Does not contain sodium cocoate.

  • No Dyes
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers Yes
all-free-and-clear-powder detergent index cleanitguide.com

All Free Clear Liquid

NOTES: Contains Biodegradable Anionic And/Or Nonionic Surfactants, Water Softeners, Brightener, Enzymes, Sodium Percarbonate And Processing Aids. Reported repellancy issues with cloth diapers.

  • No Dyes
  • No Fragrance

Yes
all-free-and-clear-military-edition-liquid

All Free Clear (Military Edition) Liquid

NOTES: Only available at military commissary. Reports of repelling issues with cloth diapers.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance

Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
i-love-all-free-and-clear-oxi

All Free Clear Plus Oxi Liquid

NOTES Reports of repelling issues with cloth diapers.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance

Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
All Fresh and Sensitive Liquid

All Fresh and Sensitive Liquid

NOTES

  • No Enzymes

Yes
all powercore

All Powercore Pacs, Free Clear

NOTES

  • No Dyes
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Yes
all-small-and-might-liquid

All Small and Mighty Free & Clear Liquid

NOTES: Reports of repelling issues with cloth diapers. Contains: Ethoxylated Lauryl Alcohol, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Propylene glycol, Alcohol Ether Sulfate, Coconut fatty acid salt, Glycerin, Ethanolamine, Water, Protease (an enzyme), Acrylic Polymer, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate (optical Brightener!), Denatonium Benzoate

  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance

Cloth Diapers Yes
all-mighty-pacs-free-clear

All Mighty Pacs Free & Clear Liquid

NOTES: Reports of repelling issues with cloth diapers. Contains: Ethoxylated Lauryl Alcohol, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Propylene glycol, Alcohol Ether Sulfate, Coconut fatty acid salt, Glycerin, Ethanolamine, Water, Protease (an enzyme), Acrylic Polymer, Disodium Distyrylbiphenyl Disulfonate (optical Brightener!), Denatonium Benzoate

  • No Dyes
  • No Fragrance

Yes
mollys-suds-all-sport-wash

All Sport Wash Liquid by Molly Suds

NOTES: Contains: Purified water, decyl glucoside, vegetable glycerin, plant based minerals and enzymes, sodium bicarbonate, cocomide MEA, vanilla extract, organic sweet orange oil, plant based alcohol* *Alcohol is used in processing, however, it is not in the finished product. Note: Seasonal variations in raw materials may affect product color but does not affect efficacy

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
all-stain-lifter-liquid-laundry-detergent

All Stain Lifter Liquid

NOTES Reported repellency issues with cloth diapers.

  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance

Yes
all-oxi-liquid

All with Oxi Liquid

NOTES May contain ingredients with potential for Government enforceable restrictions; respiratory effects; biodegradation. Reports of repelling issues with cloth diapers.

  • No Softeners

Yes
Allens-naturally-powder-laundry-detergent

Allens Naturally Powder

NOTES Best for babies with sensitive skin, however, doesn’t clean very well! Rinses well in cold water

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
allens-powder

Allens Naturally Ultra Powder

NOTES Although there are no brighteners, the label reads “Not recommended for military uniforms”.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
allens-liquid-detergent-150x150

Allens Naturally Liquid

NOTES Allen’s Naturally liquid laundry detergent requires only 1/4 oz for HE Machines.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Amway-Legacy-Of-Clean-SA8

Amway, Legacy of Clean SA8 Powder

NOTES According to this products disclosure report it does contain Sodium carbonate. 1/8 cup cleans a medium load of clothes.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners

Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Amway-Legacy-Of-Clean-SA8-Supreme-Laundry-Detergent-liquid

Amway SA8 Laundry Detergent Legacy of Clean, Floral Scent Liquid

NOTES

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
AmwayLegacyofCleanAllFabricBleachPowder

Amway Legacy of Clean All Fabric Bleach Powder

NOTES Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice Program.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Amway Legacy of Clean Delicate Laundry Detergent, Liquid

Amway Legacy of Clean Delicate Laundry Detergent, Liquid

NOTES

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No sodium cocoate

Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Amway Legacy of Clean SA8 Liquid Laundry Detergent, Light Scent

Amway Legacy of Clean SA8 Liquid Laundry Detergent, Light Scent

NOTES Has fragrance so not a good idea for hunting or combat. Added softeners make this a bad option for cloth diapers.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No sodium cocoate

Yes
Attitude Baby Fragrance-Free

Attitude Baby Fragrance-Free

NOTES Good plant-based option. Use half a cap in prewash and a whole cap and a half in the main wash. Wash on hot and add a water softener if your water is at all hard. Awesome for sensitive skin and eczema!

  • No Optical Brighteners

Cloth Diapers Yes
Attitude-ylang-ylang-tangerine

Attitude Ylang-Ylang & Tangerine

NOTES Good plant-based option. Use half a cap in prewash and a whole cap and a half in the main wash. Wash on hot and add a water softener if your water is at all hard. Good Value For Money

  • No Optical Brighteners

Cloth Diapers Yes
lavendar-grapefruit

Attitude Lavender & Grapefruit

NOTES Good plant-based option. Use half a cap in prewash and a whole cap and a half in the main wash. Wash on hot and add a water softener if your water is at all hard.

  • No Optical Brighteners

Cloth Diapers Yes

 

Laundry Detergents “B”

 

 
Image Product Details Recommended? HE Safe?
babies-r-us-liquid-laundry-detergent

Babies R Us Baby Liquid Detergent

NOTES Not enough available information to recommend this brand.
Yes
baby-ganics-laundry-detergent-

BabyGanics Loads of Love 3X, Fragrance-Free

Loads of Love is an unscented detergent that has none of all the “bad stuff” in regular laundry detergent. This means that it is free from petrolatum, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrance, and parabens.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Fragrance

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
BabyGanics 3X Lavender liquid

BabyGanics 3X Lavender liquid

 

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes

Cloth Diapers Yes
Biokleen-Bac-Out-Stain-Odor-Remover-16-fl

Bac-Out Liquid

NOTES This is a booster. Particularly helpful with detergents that do not contain enzymes.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Fragrance

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Berkley-Jensen-Ultra

Berkley Jensen Ultra

NOTES Equivalent to Tide

  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners

Cloth Diapers Yes
Better_Life

Better Life Liquid Lavender Grapefruit

NOTES Not recommended for cloth diapers due to the Potassium Cocoate ingredient (coconut derived) that will build up in diapers. It is a great economical and eco-friendly option for all other fabrics! Works in all temperatures and for all types of fabric with great results. Non-toxic and biodegradable. Safe around kids, pets, and the planet. Never tested on animals. Kind to waterways and marine life. Made in the USA with solar energy! This variety is Scented with essential oils and botanical extracts. Due to the scents from essential oils, we don’t recommend this variety for hunting or combat.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Yes
better-life-unscented

Better Life Unscented

NOTES Not recommended for cloth diapers due to the Potassium Cocoate ingredient (coconut derived) that will build up in diapers. It is a great economical and eco-friendly option for all other fabrics! Works in all temperatures and for all types of fabric with great results. Non-toxic and biodegradable. Safe around kids, pets, and the planet. Never tested on animals. Kind to waterways and marine life. Made in the USA with solar energy!

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Bio-D-Laundry-Detergent

Bio D Concentrated Laundry Liquid

NOTES No petrochemicals, phosphates, preservatives, enzymes or synthetic perfumes. Hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Bio D Nappy Fresh Sanitiser and Stain Remover

Bio D Nappy Fresh Sanitiser and Stain Remover Powder

NOTES This is a booster. It is HE safe and plant based. It’s added to the main wash. No petrochemicals, phosphates, preservatives, enzymes or synthetic perfumes!

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
bio-vert-laundry-detergent

Bio-Vert Liquid, Fresh Cotton

NOTES Contains sodium cocoate, which can build up on fibers and cause repelling issues on cloth diapers. This variety is scented so it’s not recommended for combat or hunting gear.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners

Yes
Biokleen-Laundry-Powder-Free-and-Clear-10-Lb

Bio-O-Kleen Powder Free & Clear Powder

NOTES According to various cloth diaper forums, this brand of detergent causes repellency issues with pocket diapers.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
Bio-O-Kleen Liquid Laundry Detergent

Bio-O-Kleen Liquid Laundry Detergent

NOTES Great all around choice

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
biokleen-baby

Biokleen Baby Laundry Detergent Liquid

NOTES

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
biz-stain-odor-remover

Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator Powder

NOTES Enzyme booster

  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers Yes
Boardwalk Huracan40 Powder

Boardwalk Huracan40 Powder

NOTES Contains sodium metasilicates. Sodium metasilicates are non-flammable, non-explosive, and non-toxic. They are, however, alkaline materials and pose hazards to the skin and eyes. The physiological effects of contact range from causing irritation to causing chemical burns. The detergent powder is a mixture of: Disodium carbonate and Alcohols, C10-16 (Emulsifiers/Surfactants), ethoxylated. Has fragrance therefor we can not recommend it for hunting or military camo.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Yes
bold-2-in-1

Bold (European) Liquid

NOTES This product has synthetic fabric softener and therefor we can not recommend it for cloth diapers. The natural flavouring, coumarin, can cause liver damage in highly sensitive individuals! 5-15% Anionic Surfactants, <5% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Phosphonates, Soap, Enzymes, Optical Brighteners, Benzisothiazolinone, Perfumes, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal (perfume), Linalool (scent)
  • No Dyes
  • No sodium cocoate

Yes
borax

Borax Powder

NOTES Borax is a water softener. Great for anyone with hard water.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
boulder-laundry-detergent

Boulder Liquid

NOTES COntains METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE and SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE which are toxic to aquatic life! Also contains SODIUM BORATE which the Enviroment Working Group list as a High Concern: developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects. There are some outdated sites out there reporting that this is not HE safe, this is very old information! This brand has been HE safe for several years!

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Yes
branch-basics-laundry-detergent

Branch Basics Liquid

NOTES These ingredients are about as pure as you can get! Purified Water, Coco Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Decyl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Citrate (Food-Grade Emulsifier), Lauryl Glucoside (Sugar-Based Cleanser), Sodium Bicarbonate (Food-Grade Baking Soda), Sodium Phytate (Plant-Based Antioxidant). This has an OXYGEN BOOSTER of Pure sodium percarbonate combined with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), which is NOT the same thing as Optical brighteners.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No sodium cocoate

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
bumgenius

BumGenius Powder

Moms report cloth diapers are clean, and no funky smell.  Commonly used on both pocket diapers and prefolds. This old version is harder to find and is basically the same as Country Save detergent. It just takes more of this (compared to Country Save) to wash your clothes.

  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Enzymes
  • No Dyes
  • No Softeners
  • No Fragrance

Cloth Diapers
Hunting Gear
Combat Uniform
Yes
buncha-farmers-liquid-laundry-detergent

Buncha Farmers Detergent Liquid

NOTES Ingredients are not listed. Simply says “all natural ingredients” so we can not recommend!

Yes