ECOS Earth Friendly Products 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent, 2-Pack

Last updated date: June 26, 2020

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ECOS Earth Friendly Products 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent, 2-Pack

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Overall Take

You won't find any parabens, phosphates or brighteners in this laundry detergent. It's hypoallergenic and pH-balanced to be gentle on skin. Users will appreciate that the detergent is formulated with plant-powered ingredients and scented with natural essential oils. In our analysis of 103 expert reviews, the ECOS ECOS Earth Friendly Products 2X Liquid Laundry Detergent, 2-Pack placed 6th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
1,635 user reviews
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What experts liked
The magnolia and lily scent is quite nice. The twice-concentrated formula saves product, and the built-in fabric softener keeps clothes soft and durable.
- BestReviews
Ecos Laundry Detergent is 100 percent biodegradable and free of 1,4-Dioxane, petrochemicals, and formaldehyde.
- The Spruce
Besides being great for sensitive skin, it also has a built in soy softener. That means clothes come out feeling soft without the use of an added fabric softener in the dryer.
- Health
And since it’s got a built-in fabric softener, you don’t have to have an extra product on hand to keep your baby’s clothes as soft as possible.
- Mom Loves Best
Built-in fabric softener. No dyes, parabens, phthalates, and phosphates.
- Mom Junction
The laundry detergent features an ultra-concentrated formula that is color-safe and suitable for all water temperatures.
- Best Seekers
Because it is free from phosphate, chlorine, borine, cocamide, DEA and dye and petroleum products it is safe for the environment.
- Noble Rate
Another EPA Safer Choice product, ECOS laundry detergent is greywater- and septic-safe.
- The Thirty
Extremely well reviewed, readily available detergent with a great price tag.
- Greater Houston Moms
It has a nice scent and is hypoallergenic another positive for our family.
- Eco Going Life
What experts didn't like
Some complain that Ecos doesn't remove heavy stains and odors.
- BestReviews
While Ecos is not available at every mass-market retailer, it is easily ordered online.
- The Spruce
It contains a fragrance, which some parents don’t like.
- Mom Loves Best
A minor downside to this product is how well it cleans certain fabric types (i.e. whites), with a few customers saying the cleaning power could be a bit stronger.
- Best Seekers
If you have sensitive skin you may want to try another detergent.
- Greater Houston Moms
Overall, I didn’t notice a difference between my name-brand unscented laundry detergent and this one.
- Eco Going Life

From The Manufacturer

Hypoallergenic ECOS Laundry Detergent lifts stains, brightens whites and guards colors with plant power that's safer for people, pets and the planet. Plus, it has a built-in fabric softener to save you money! Delightfully scented, it works beautifully in all water temperatures. Great for high-efficiency (HE) and standard machines. Ideal for hand-washing and gentle enough for delicate fabrics. ECOS Laundry Detergent is kind to the environment—it’s readily biodegradable and septic and greywater-safe. ECOS products are never tested on animals and contain no animal ingredients (they’re Leaping Bunny certified!). * 2X ultra concentrated detergent is tough on dirt yet kind to clothes * Made in USA without dyes, optical brighteners, parabens, phosphates or phthalates * Dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic; pH-balanced * Built-in fabric softener reduces static cling & saves money * Made with plant-powered ingredients & Magnolia & Lily essential oil * U.S. EPA Safer Choice certified for safety and effectiveness Family owned and operated since 1967, ECOS Products is the maker of ECOS Laundry Detergent and over 200 other friendly cleaners. We're a team of mothers, fathers, chemists and pioneers who believe passionately that everyone should have access to safer, effective and affordable cleaners. We've been breaking barriers in green science for 50 years, shattering the misconception that buying “green” has to be expensive. ECOS products are made in the USA using thoughtfully sourced global ingredients and powered by 100% renewable energy. We’re leading the industry with facilities that are carbon neutral, water neutral and Zero Waste Platinum certified, and we’re committed to helping you create a healthy home while protecting our planet’s precious resources. Gluten free.

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An Overview On Laundry Detergents

Keeping your clothes clean, bright and free of dirt and grime not only extends the life of your garments but also boosts your confidence as you get ready to tackle a busy day. In other words, you’re going to need a laundry detergent you can rely on to look and feel your best. There are a few things you need to look for when choosing the best detergent for your family.

Perhaps the biggest and most important feature is the laundry detergent’s cleaning power. Will it get out your child’s grass stains after soccer practice or the ketchup that they accidentally spilled on their favorite dress? Tide Pods 3-In-1 Laundry Detergent, 81-Count is an excellent example of a detergent that does just that. Tide uses 10 times the cleaning power to get clothes cleaner than other brands.

Next, determine how well the detergent fights strong odors and how long it keeps clothes and linens smelling fresh. Arm & Hammer OxiClean Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent contains baking soda, an ingredient that is known for its ability to tackle unpleasant smells. Then there’s Gain flings! Laundry Detergent, 81-Count, which leaves your laundered items smelling fresh for as long as seven weeks.

Check to make sure that the detergent works with your traditional or high-efficiency washer. Then look to see if it minimizes the amount of suds, as too many suds make it harder for your clothes to rinse clean.

Once you have a winning detergent, you’ll need to pick a scent. Of course, you can always change the scent to match the season. You may opt for a burst of citrus or a hint of lavender. Some brands even offer that “fresh off the line” smell.

DWYM Fun Fact

Up until World War I, traditional soap was used to clean clothes and linens. During the war, soap became scarce. This led to the invention of laundry detergent. It wasn’t until the first washing machine was manufactured in the 1940s, however, that laundry detergent became a regular item on household grocery lists. In fact, by 1953, the United States sold more laundry detergent than it did soap. Laundry detergent has undergone many changes over the years with the most recent changes leading to the replacement of harsh chemicals with more environmentally friendly ingredients.

The Laundry Detergent Buying Guide

  • Pay attention to the “best used by” date on the detergent container. While most laundry detergent doesn’t expire, it can lose its effectiveness. That means it may not remove tough dirt and stains or leave your clothes smelling as fresh as it once did.
  • Store powder detergent in a dry location, as it is highly susceptible to moisture. Liquid detergent, on the other hand, is sensitive to high temperatures, so you’ll want to store that type in a room with temperatures that range between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Always place any form of laundry detergent on a high shelf or lock it in a cabinet where children can’t access it. Some ingredients within the laundry detergent are toxic when consumed.
  • Be careful not to get any of the detergent in your eyes. The detergent contains chemicals that may irritate your eyes. In the event that you do get some in your eyes, it is recommended that you rinse your eyes with water for 15 minutes.
  • Check to see if the detergent you like in the scent you desire has a matching fabric softener or dryer sheet in the same scent. Competing scents may or may not combine well.
  • When comparing the price of laundry detergent, you’ll need to divide the cost by the number of loads. Tide Pods 3-In-1 Laundry Detergent, 81-Count and Gain flings! Laundry Detergent, 81-Count are on the higher end at approximately $.25 per load. In the middle, you’ll find Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent, 2-Pack. This detergent costs $.17 a load. On the lower end is Arm & Hammer OxiClean Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent at just $.09 per load.