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

39 reviews
Regular price $ 22.00
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Scent

*** Please note: due to supply shortages we have temporarily replaced our original tin containers with similar white tin canisters with latching lids. The packaging for some laundry soap scents is slightly different than what is pictured in the product photos. ***

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 100 loads in a high-efficiency washer or 50 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: 25 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.
CITRUS
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

LAVENDER
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

LEMONGRASS
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

ROSEMARY-MINT
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

UNSCENTED
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.
Customer Reviews
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04/03/2022
CG
Cori G.
United States
I recommend this product

Love this stuff!

I love knowing I am cleaning my families laundry in sage detergent. Both of my babies have eczema and sensitive skin and this detergent leaves them with 0 issues!

01/23/2022
A Whoa Nelli Customer
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Hannah
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love this laundry soap!

I was surprised by how small this container was and worried it wouldn't last long but we are just finishing the container after purchasing a year ago! I don't remember ever going a year and only buying laundry soap once. It smells great, our clothes are clean, and the small container hardly takes up any room in the laundry room. Highly recommend.

12/28/2021
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Lisa
I recommend this product

Fresh Scent

I like this product for the fresh scent, but I use a stain remover if I have any major stains. I bought for gifts plus use this myself. I am saddened this will not be in the Muscatine store that I found it in anymore.

12/01/2021
SW
Spencer W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

GAME CHANGER!!

This laundry soap is hands down the best I have ever used! High quality clean ingredients, great for the planet, improves the longevity of your clothes, gentle on sensitive skin, and smells great! Not to mention it lasts 5 times as long as a traditional bottle of detergent or pods. I will never buy anything else again!

10/24/2021
AP
Amit P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Average cleaning efficacy

I like the clean ingredients, but it did not clean as well as my prior "petrochemical based" detergent. I used 2 scoops as recommended. This did not remove all the dirt stains from my socks nor a few stains on my shirts. Clean ingredients are good, but I'm buying a detergent for its cleaning power - not very satisfied !

09/21/2021
AA
Ariana A.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Eureka

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!

09/13/2021
LL
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!

07/02/2021
LD
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.

06/15/2021
TW
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!

04/12/2021
TW
Trisha W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Loving it!

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

03/30/2021
GM
Grace M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

FANTASTIC!

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!

03/16/2021
BH
Briana H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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!

03/04/2021
SC
Sara C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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

02/24/2021
CF
Courtney F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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!!

02/18/2021
LM
Linda M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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.

02/10/2021
YH
Yvonne H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

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