ECOS Review: A Plant Based Laundry Detergent You Can Buy At Your Local Grocery Store

Here I am writing another review about eco-friendly detergent.  The last time I wrote about detergent it was about soap nuts and how to make your own liquid detergent.  A zero-waste option….but

After writing about soap nuts, I realized that busy families need an eco-friendly option they can pick up at the store.  It’s hard to eliminate plastic completely and until a local refill store opens in my area I will continue to review products that are more eco-friendly and earth conscious than competitors.

Disclosure: The following review is based solely on my experience with this product and is not affiliated with  or sponsored by any company or organization.  I may earn a small commission on purchases made by clicking on the links in this post.

Today I’m writing about ECOS Plant Based Laundry Detergent

The Question I asked myself…Is this laundry detergent really eco-friendly?

I did a little research and here are the positives about this brand and the reasons I decided to give this detergent a try.

Eco-Friendly Characteristics of ECOS Laundry Detergent

  1. Their Products are Made in Plants powered by 100% Renewable Energy
  2. They Use Zero-Waste Guidelines (Read on to find out more about this)
  3. Never Test their Products on Animals
  4. Made in the USA – Lower carbon use for shipping


How Does It Clean?

Overall, I didn’t notice a difference between my name-brand unscented laundry detergent and this one.  It has a nice scent and is hypoallergenic another positive for our family. 

Does it Remove Stains?

I used our most common household stains on an old undershirt.  I let them sit for 30 minutes before tossing into the was with ECOS laundry detergent. 

Pre-Washing

Post Washing (I pre-treated with the soap for 45 min prior to washing a 2nd time)
This is the final result. 


Cost?

This brand is equal or less than the competitors. In fact, at my store it was cheaper than the common name brand.

Is It Really Eco-Friendly?

This brand is made in the US.  (This information is surprisingly difficult to find for other name brand detergents.) Reducing carbon waste during transportation from outside of the country.

It is made with plant derived soaps rather than chemical ones.

Fabric softener is included so you don’t have to buy another plastic bottle of fabric softener.

Not tested on animals.

Safe for grey water septic use.

The only information I couldn’t find was an explanation about what ‘Zero-waste Guidelines’ are followed.  I was unable to find information about this on their website.  I have yet to hear back after sending an email asking for more information about this statement. 

Overall

It’s more eco-friendly than other popular name-brand options.  

It checks off a lot of boxes from my eco-friendly list when compared to alternative store bought brands.

The only thing I don’t like is that plastic bottle. 

HOWEVER, on the back of the bottle it indicates that it is a recyclable plastic bottle and lists how2recycle.info website. 

This website offers a standardized way of labeling recyclables so that less end up in the landfill.  As indicated on the bottle, all that is needed is to empty and replace the cap before recycling. recycle symbol on the back of the ECOS laundry Detergent

ECOS, would you consider developing packaging that is something other than plastic?  Thank You!

Have you tried an eco-friendly laundry detergent?  What did you use? 

ECOS is an easy switch from traditional name brand laundry detergent.   Just remember to empty the bottle and replace the the cap, then toss it in the recycle bin. 🙂 

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