Tide Plus Febreze Laundry Detergent

Last updated date: May 28, 2019

DWYM Score
7.0

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We looked at the top 1 Laundry Detergents and dug through the reviews from 4 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, New York Times Wirecutter, Elite Daily, EWG and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Laundry Detergent you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Tide Tide Plus Febreze Laundry Detergent placed 9th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 2, 2019:
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Expert Summarized Score
6.2
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
3,104 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
While this detergent is designed to tackle smelly workout clothes, it works just as well on regular clothing. Formula is low-sudsing and helps keep whites and colors from fading. Scent is gentle and not overpowering, according to reviewers. Powerful stain remover.
- BestReviews
It actually beat all the other detergents at removing chocolate stains, and also did well with grease-based stains, such as lipstick and beef fat.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 25, 2018 | Full review
Not only does it have the same stain-fighting power of the overall best option above, but it also keeps your clothes fresh for longer with Febreze baked into its formula.
- Elite Daily
What experts didn't like
Expensive.
- BestReviews
While it wasn’t the best at stain removing, it did finish in the top half. It is a tiny more spendy than our top pick at 28¢ per load.
- New York Times Wirecutter
January 25, 2018 | Full review
Poor disclosure; May contain ingredients with potential for developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects; acute aquatic toxicity; respiratory effects
- EWG

From The Manufacturer

Tide Plus Febreze Sport Active Fresh HE Turbo Clean Laundry Detergent offers the brilliant clean you know and love plus even better tough odor removal. (1). It delivers a deep-down clean that helps fight sports odors, especially sweat, while leaving behind the fresh scent of Febreze. It is formulated with HE Turbo Clean technology for 6x the cleaning power in half the time . (2) and is recommended by leading high efficiency washing machine manufacturers. (3). Unlike many HE compatible laundry detergents that can slow machines down with over-sudsing, this turbo-charged formula quickly collapses suds and targets tough stains. Try Tide PODS Plus Febreze with 4-in-1 chamber technology that cleans, protects colors, fights stains and provides 24-hour freshness.. (1) vs. Tide Original . (2) Based on stain removal using 1 dose Tide HE in the quick wash cycle vs. 6 doses of the leading bargain liquid detergent, base variant, in a normal wash cycle. (3) Based on co-marketing agreements.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Tide Original Scent HE Turbo Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Gain + Aroma Boost Liquid Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
3. all Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 2
4. Tide Pods Liquid Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Presto! Liquid Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 4
6. ARM & HAMMER Clean Burst HE Liquid Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Mrs. Meyers Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Tide Free and Gentle Laundry Detergent Pods
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 5
9. Tide Plus Febreze Laundry Detergent
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Laundry Detergents

  • 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.
  • Individuals who have sensitive skin will want to look for detergents that have a USDA Certified Biobased formula. The product label will also point out that the detergent is gentle on skin.
  • When comparing the price of laundry detergent, you’ll need to divide the cost by the number of loads. Tide Original Scent HE Turbo Laundry Detergent is on the higher end at approximately $12 for 64 loads, which comes out to about $0.20 a load. Presto! Liquid Laundry Detergent is also $.20 per load at $20 for 106 loads. In the middle, you’ll find Gain + Aroma Boost Liquid Laundry Detergent at $10 for 64 loads, which comes out to $0.15 per load. On the lower end is Arm & Hammer Clean Burst HE Liquid Laundry Detergent. This detergent costs $7 for 100 loads for a total of $0.07 a load.

DYWM 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

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 son’s grass stains after soccer practice or the ketchup that your daughter accidentally spilled on her favorite dress? Tide Original Scent HE Turbo Laundry Detergent is an excellent example of a detergent that does just that. Tide uses HE Turbo Clean technology to get clothes six times 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 Clean Burst HE Liquid Laundry Detergent contains baking soda, an ingredient that is known for its ability to tackle unpleasant smells. Then there’s Gain + Aroma Boost Liquid Laundry Detergent, 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.

Take into consideration how environmentally friendly the laundry detergent is. Presto! Liquid Laundry Detergent is EPA Safer Choice Certified and made up of plant-based enzymes, making it a greener option.

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.