Nellie's All-Natural, Laundry Soda, 100 Loads, 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)470 Reviews
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4.61 lbs (2.09 kg)
- Product Code: NEA-00120
- UPC Code: 810648001204
- Package Quantity: 100 Loads, 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 4.5 x 7.2 in, 3.9 lbs (1.77 kg)
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Nellie's Laundry Soda dissolves quickly in cold or hot water, rinses thoroughly, leaves no residue that makes fabrics stiff and irritating, and is certified for high efficiency washing machines.
This package contains 100 uses, on average, based on weight. The precise number of uses will vary slightly with packaging variations, settling during shipment and method of scooping. (Look inside for 1 tbsp. scoop).
Why Metal Packaging?
Iron and Steel are the world's most recycled materials, and amongst the easiest materials to reprocess. This makes sense to Nellie!
Liquid laundry detergents are made up from at least 50% water. At Nellie's we don't think selling you water and moving water around the planet is a good idea. The fact is, more cleaning power can be packed into a smaller space using powder. Nellie's Laundry Soda is certified for high efficiency machines and dissolves completely in hot or cold water.
Use one spoonful of Nellie's Laundry Soda for each regular sized load, wash according to instructions on garments. Always test on garments that may bleed or fade.
Coconut oil based surfactants: the natural stuff that cleans.
Sodium carbonate (soda ash): Assists the stuff that cleans by softening the water and provides alkalinity.
Sodium metasilicate: Helps prevent the metal parts in the washer from corroding.
Fatty alcohol ethoxylate: More natural stuff that cleans.
Sodium chloride: Helps hold it all together and increases flow.
May irritate eyes. Do not get in eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
First aid treatment: Contains sodium silicate and sodium carbonate. If in eyes, rinse with water for 10 min. If swallowed, call poison control center or doctor immediately. Do not induce vomiting.
Nellie's never tests on animals.
iHerb Customer Reviews
When Nellie's All-Natural Laundry Soda arrives you might be surprised at the relatively small size of the container and also at the small size of the scoop included for measuring the detergent, since a tablespoon of powder couldn't clean laundry satisfactorily. But it does! As explained by the manufacturer, Nellie's doesn't include water in its Laundry Soda formulation, which is the principal ingredient in most laundry detergents: "Nellie's [doesn't] think selling you water and moving water around the planet is a good idea." Judging from my experience, I have to agree; Nellie's Laundry Soda left my clothes clean and residue-free. In addition, the packaging is hard not to like. I thought that a metal container was chosen as an appeal to sentimentality, but Nellie's explains that the packaging was chosen because "[i]ron and Steel are the world's most recycled materials, and amongst the easiest materials to reprocess."
I wasn't sure if I would like going back to a powder laundry detergent, but I've been using Nellie's for about three weeks now (that's about 15 loads of laundry) and I absolutely love it! We have water that borders on "hard", so the white clothes can get a yellow/gray cast to them due to the minerals left behind. I have found the whites coming out brighter than ever. But, the best part is that the clothes smell like they've been hung outside in the sunshine. I can't hang clothes outside here, so I missed that lovely, fresh smell. You only use one small scoopful (included in the package). I like the idea that I am not paying for a product that is more water than cleaning agent. I will definitely buy this product again.