No, not done in a river.

I am generally pretty conscious of what I put into my body. I try to eat only natural, healthy food. I always read the ingredients list of everything I eat, and if I can’t pronounce more than one of the ingredients I put it back (which is why I still haven’t tried quinoa).

I am not, however, very conscious elsewhere in my life. Most detergent, for example, is comprised of harsh chemicals — and I just put it all over my clothes like it’s no big deal.

Well, it is a big deal. The chemicals in your average detergent can increase your family’s chances for developing skin irritation, asthma, and more. So if you are looking to switch from the mysterious blue liquid to something all natural and eco-friendly, here are a few detergents worth trying.

ECOS Hypoallergenic Detergent

Created for people who are allergic to traditional detergents, ECOS brand made this mild formula that is still tough on dirt. All the ingredients are derived from plants, and the scents from essential oils. Even still, this detergent is strong enough to use on your toughest stains, and it comes with a built-in fabric softener. What’s not to love?

Nellie’s All Natural Baby Laundry

Designed with babies in mind, Nellie’s All Natural Baby Laundry is gentle enough for a babies skin, and tough enough to get out all the messes a baby creates. It has a built in oxygen brightener to get out tough stains, and is made of 100% vegetable-based ingredients.

Nuby All Natural Laundry Detergent with Citroganix

All natural and non-toxic, Nuby is another wonderful choice if you are looking to detoxify your clothing. Containing Citroganix, a non-medicated, citrus-based, soothing agent, you know your laundry is going to come out soft and comfortable. Nuby is also safe to use in all laundry machines, including HE.

Biokleen Liquid Laundry Detergent

3x concentrated to reduce packaging, Biokleen sacrifices nothing in strength just because it is chemical free. Their cold water formula gives you a pristine clean without having to waste energy using hot water. Family owned and operated since 1989, you know that Biokleen always has its heart in the right place — keeping your clothes clean and chemical free.

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