Dropps laundry soap moved quickly to the top of our list of eco-friendly favorites. We love the packaging which is a sort of cardboard ‘origami’. It’s recyclable or compostable depending on where you live, with no plastic wrapping and no giant jugs. The packaging creates an immediate positive impression of a company that takes environmental stewardship seriously, but it is the product that won us over.
We love the Active Wash Laundry Detergent Pods. The pods are tossed directly into the drum where they dissolve like any other laundry pods. (We were interested to learn that Dropps was the first company out with this pod design, although pods are very common today!) Floral scents aren’t a favorite, but the Rose Energy was at least natural and mild. The laundry came out fresh and clean, which is really the whole point of course. Laundry detergent isn’t environmentally friendly if you have to wash everything twice. There was a gentle lingering scent, but not the eye-watering chemically-cleaned smell of so many products. Next time, we’ll try the unscented pods.
The “Clean Scent” Stain and Odor Detergent Pods have a more traditional laundry soap smell to them, but they work exceptionally well on more challenging laundry! The detergents caused no irritation at all, even on very sensitive skin.
We don’t generally spend much time discussing cost on This Kind Planet because we realize that environmentally friendly choices can sometimes require a slightly greater investment—think organic versus conventional, pesticide-ridden vegetables—but the price of Dropps seems to be very competitive with supermarket brands, perhaps even lower if you use their subscription service. The product is made in the United States, which matters to us because it means a smaller shipping footprint.
Disclosure: We are a Dropps Affiliate