Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Clorox GreenWorks Laundry Detergent

A few weeks ago, CBC TV,  here in Canada broadcast a report about their findings, after checking out three popular "green" laundry detergents and the claims of plant-derived ingredients these companies were making.

You can read the (very interesting) full report and viewers reactions at:

CBC report re: "green" laundry detergents.

What I was pleased to note was the green detergent that I personally prefer: Clorox GreenWorks Laundry Detergent came out with top marks. The others: Sunlight Green Clean and Purex Natural Elements tested were both "wash-outs" based on this report.

I've tried a number of green laundry detergents in the past few years. Some good, some not. For me, a big part of what makes a great detergent (green or otherwise) is it's cleaning ability. Yes, I always prefer green products but if it doesn't do a great job, then all the "greening" in the world isn't going to make it a product worth buying.

Clorox GreenWorks Laundry Detergent delivers on it's promises. Their laundry detergents are 97% plant derived, biodegradable, phosphate free, free of harsh chemicals, not tested on animals, reasonably priced. Best of all:  IT REALLY CLEANS! Even tough stains come out, without the use of additional stain removers, bleach etc...when using this product. I've noted this again and again.

I use the non-scented (Free and Clear) type of this detergent as I don't like scents of any kind in detergents and that's what you get. Clean, fresh clothes without any scent.

There is a lot of information over at the GreenWorks site about all their products including page after page of customer reviews. I've also previously reviewed their dish soap here.

I was sold on GreenWorks Laundry Detergent after the first couple of uses. Seeing/reading  the CBC report made me feel even better about finding and buying this product.

From the GreenWorks website re: GreenWorks Free and Clear Laundry Detergent:

It’s tough on dirt and stains — and dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin.* A powerful combination of naturally derived cleaning ingredients will leave your clothes, towels and linens fresh and clean — without phosphates, optical brighteners or harsh chemical residue. Formulated for both standard and high-efficiency (HE) washers.    

If you are making the effort to provide  a greener home environment for you and your family, GreenWorks Laundry Detergent is definitely worth a try. It's a great product even if you aren't.  But there's really no excuse not to "go green" when there are products this good on the market!
Overall rating for this product: Excellent. 5 out of 5.


  1. The CBC report was very interesting. Consumers should be made aware of what these companies are up to. This detergent works great, even on stains, that's true.

  2. Actually I really needed to know that, I never know what to buy so I stick with the usual and it doesn't do a good job, and with 3 cats in the house you know how needed it is, thanks my dear , I've written it down in my file G.'s recommendations ;)

  3. Geraldine, I'm planning to try this now, once my Tide Free detergent is finished. I agree that clean is important, but green is really important, and I'm so glad you've provided this review.

  4. Hi Joe, It's such a good all-around detergent,the green really is just a bonus. I wish it was available in more stores though. Hopefully consumer demand will take care of that.

    Hi Lorraine, I certainly can relate to the "catty" issues. Let me know how this works for you L. I think you'll be pleased.

    Hi Brenda, Green IS really important but they've got to do the job as well as the regular types to get people to buy again and again. That certainly has been my experience with this detergent. It's as good or better than the regular detergents available. Very good.

    Happy Weekend, G :<)

  5. I initially admired the product since it is made environmental friendly but dissappointed the way my clothes are cleaned. Dirt doesnt get removed and bobbling occurs on woolen clothes

  6. Nice blog Geraldine. Thanks for providing such an important information regarding laundry detergent. Green liquid laundry detergent


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