unscented laundry soap in a plastic-free container
A sustainable laundry soap labeled with a lavender flower illustration
Natural laundry detergent scented with lemongrass essential oil
Natural laundry detergent with a citrus scent
Eco friendly laundry detergent scented with rosemary and mint essential oils
Laundry detergent made with natural soap, baking soda and washing soda
Wool dryer balls and a tin canister of high-efficiency detergent sitting on a countertop with a rolled up hand towel

Natural Laundry Detergent

34 reviews
Regular price $ 22.00

This laundry soap will lighten your load on laundry days because you don’t have to worry about harmful ingredients hiding inside. You also don’t need to toss or recycle anything because it’s packaged in a tin that can be reused with zero-waste laundry detergent refills.

For High-Efficiency and Standard Washers
Containers wash 116 loads in a high-efficiency washer or 58 loads in a standard washer. A small plastic measuring scoop is included.

Light and Fresh Scent
The soap is naturally scented with essential oils that leave sheets, towels and clothes smelling light and fresh. Choose from four scents or try the unscented laundry detergent for sensitive skin.

For a Full Laundry Detox 
We also recommend replacing dryer sheets and fabric softener with a set of wool dryer balls.

This product is:

  • safe for high-efficiency machines
  • biodegradable and safe for septic systems
  • non-toxic 
  • made with essential oils 
  • made in the USA 
  • free of phosphates and sulfates
  • free of artificial colors, fragrances and preservatives

Net weight: 31 oz. 

Use one scoop of powder (1/2 tablespoon) for high efficiency (HE) machines and two scoops (one tablespoon) for standard washing machines.

Sprinkle powder directly into the washer rather than the detergent tray, then add items.

For gym clothes or items that require extra deodorizing we recommend adding 1/2 cup to one cup of distilled white vinegar to the rinse cycle. Do not combine vinegar with bleach or oxygen bleach. 

This is a non-toxic laundry soap but it's not for consumption--please keep it out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact with eyes occurs, flush with water thoroughly.

Avoid use with delicate fabrics.
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda), Soap [Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide*, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Oil]

*used in the soapmaking process—none remains in final product

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda), Soap [Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide*, Lavandula Hybrida Grosso (Lavender) Oil]

*used in the soapmaking process—none remains in final product

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda), Soap [Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide*, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil]

*used in the soapmaking process—none remains in final product

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda), Soap [Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil]

*used in the soapmaking process—none remains in final product

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Sodium Carbonate (Washing Soda), Soap [Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Water, Sodium Hydroxide*]

*used in the soapmaking process—none remains in final product
We believe in the effectiveness of our products and will refund purchases if a product's performance isn’t working for you. Refunds are available one time per household per product. Shipping costs are not refundable.
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Ariana A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

I am a huge fan of young livings laundry detergent but I got tired of liquid laundry soap so my hunt began for laundry powder and this was my first find on the EWG app! I love the short ingredient list because it reassures the quality of the product. I knew going into it based off the other reviews that once laundry was complete my clothes will probably not smell like the detergent, but they don’t stink and that’s priority! I will be recommending this product and will be continuing on using this product!

Lauren L.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Awesome product!

I love this laundry soap! I use it for my entire family, including my newborn daughter. Clean ingredients and a cute refillable container to keep on my counter, it’s the best!

Lauren D.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Best laundry soap

I have very sensitive skin and I have to watch what I use for laundry soap. I'm glad I found this company. I got my first order and so far so good.

Tara W.
United States United States
Winner in the clean world

Even successfully cleans our stinky sports clothes, which is a win for our family of 5!

Trisha W.
United States United States
Loving it!

So excited for the quick shipment. Great product! Happy to support another Iowa small business!

Grace M.
United States United States

I love this soap so much!! It smells wonderful and it is not overpowering!! I will be continuing to purchase from Whoa Nelli! Thank you for making a laundry soap I can truly feel good about using on my families clothing! I purchased the Rosemary Mint and the Lavendar and they both smell wonderful! The Rosemary Mint is my favorite so far! I highly recommend this laundry soap!

Briana H.
United States United States
Peace of mind

I ordered Whoa Nelli after having done research on all of the bad things mainstream detergents contain (even some of those that claim to be "natural" are not that natural). I have been absolutely satisfied so far with my decision to purchase Whoa Nelli. I took the advice on the can to add some white vinegar and had even better results. What I love is that my clothes are soft without using softener; my clothes are brighter; the armpits of my shirts are actually CLEAN and there is no leftover deodorant residue AND some of the older yellow stains have even come out completely! Something I wish was different, but certainly not a deal breaker, is that the essential oils were a bit heavier because I personally enjoy a little more scent in my clean clothes. I find that after the dryer, the clothes just smell like nothing (which is great because that tells me they're actually clean) and I only get the ever so slight hint of the mint ( I purchased the rosemary mint detergent powder). It would be nice to smell the rosemary too but again, totally not a deal breaker because I'm just so happy to use something I feel confident in and doesn't scare me with the thought of slowing getting cancer from all the endocrine disruptors that are just so disgustingly pumped into every product that is shoved down our throats in advertising.... Thank you for a great and transparent product. 10/10 recommend and have been telling all of my friends and family members to make the switch too!

Sara C.
United States United States
Love it

The lemongrass scent is lovely, and my laundry comes out super clean. I will say the scent does not linger after drying which is a bit of a bummer, but clothes do smell fresh

Courtney F.
United States United States
Natural laundry detergent - LOVE!!

I LOVE this product!! I have been using it for about a month now and I can’t give enough compliments. The smell is amazing, the packaging is SO CUTE, and I feel like my clothes are cleaner than they were with regular detergents. I’m slowly moving towards using more natural products this year and will definitely be purchasing more from the shop!!

Linda M.
United States United States
Whoa Nelli Lover

First of all, the containers are great. The laundry soap tin is a perfect size for me. It’s big enough to hold a lot of soap but small enough for my arthritic hands to maneuver. The scour product shaker tin is also a perfect size. Secondly, the products themselves are very effective. I am impressed and grateful for these products.

Yvonne H.
United States United States
Love this laundry detergent

I have used the lavender laundry detergent for a few months now, it lasts forever and leaves laundry clean, soft and smelling fresh. I’ve just started using the lemongrass and the scent is amazing

Tiah K.
United States United States
Favorite detergent scent

Love the lavender! I’ve used most of the scents but the lavender is by far my favorite!

Destiny Y.
United States United States
Love it!

Glad to find a detergent that I know isn’t full of harmful chemicals.

Mary H.
United States United States
Clean and easy

I ordered the citrus scent. My order arrived within 4days. My product was intact. I was skeptical about using such a small amount for my load of clothing but I went with the directions. Our laundry smelled fresh and clean. I will be re ordering when I run out. I also intend to buy other scents to use for different items.

Dina F.
United States United States
Amazing product!

I have been trying to find more sustainable alternatives to incorporate into my everyday life and I have finally pulled the trigger on switching from tide pods...and I’m not going back. And what better way to switch than to buy from a small business! This laundry soap makes my clothes smell fresh and clean! I look forward to exploring more of what Whoa Nelli has to offer. Give this small business a shot, you won’t be disappointed!

Christine H.
United States United States

A great product and I just loved the packaging. The biodegradable packing peanuts is a wonderful idea!