The Best Laundry Detergents for Sensitive Skin

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* Detergents that boast “Free and Clear” mean no added dyes or fragrances
* Choose detergents formulated for sufferers of eczema, psoriasis or other skin sensitivities
* Allergies to tree nuts and gluten are also addressed with specific detergents

If you have sensitive skin, you know that the world is full of irritants. From harsh hand soaps to dry climates, keeping your skin smooth and healthy can feel like an uphill battle. The detergent you use to wash your clothes is especially important, with soap filled with chemicals and fragrances likely to leave you sniffing, sneezing, or even breaking out in hives and a rash simply by wearing your favorite sweater. Or former favorite sweater.

Laundry detergent contains some of the harshest detergents you’ll find in your house, but there are other options. When buying a laundry detergent, look for labels that use the term “free and clear,” which means the detergent doesn’t use dyes or fragrances that will irritate your sensitive skin.

Check out the five best laundry detergents for sensitive skin. They’ll still clean your clothes, but you’ll actually be able to breathe and enjoy the fresh smell of your socks and shirts.


1. Puracy Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent

If a detergent is gentle enough to be used on a baby’s clothes, it’s gentle enough for adults with sensitive skin. That’s the idea with Puracy, the natural liquid laundry detergent. The mineral based soap was created by doctors and is free from chemicals, including bleach and sulfates. Not only is it hypoallergenic, Puracy is also designed for allergy suffers, boasting a formula that is gluten-free and tree-nut free.

Puracy Laundry Detergent

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2. Charlie’s Soap

Charlie’s Soap packs a big, natural punch with a small, affordable price tag. The hypoallergenic detergent is biodegradeable and made with non-toxic ingredients that are tough on stains and easy on the environment. It boasts a laundry list (ha ha) of stains that don’t stand a chance, including grease, grass, red wine, tar, and poop (I.e. all things that no on wants to try to scrub out of their clothes).

Charlie's Soap

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3. all Liquid Laundry Detergent

Not only is all Liquid Laundry Detergent Free Clear for Sensitive Skin one of the most affordable detergents for sensitive skin, it also boasts the title of the most recommended detergent by dermatologists, pediatricians and allergists. Medical professionals love the detergents’ ability to remove common allergens like dust, pet dander, and pollen from clothing without using dyes and fragrances that irritate sensitive skin.


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4. Earth Friendly ECOS Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent

Using plant ingredients and lavender essential oil, ECOS laundry detergent is a hypoallergenic, pH balanced detergent that will keep your clothes clean and your allergies at bay. Customers call ECOS one of the best laundry detergents for those who suffer from eczema. ECOS has a built-in fabric softener, reducing the need for dryer sheets, which can often cause skin irritation.


ECOS Laundry Detergent

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5. Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent

Not only is Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent good for sensitive skin, thanks to its hypoallergenic qualities that include no dyes or fragrances, it’s also 100 per cent biodegradable, which means it’s good for the planet. So, it’s not just a clever name. If your home uses a septic or greywater system, this is the detergent for you.

Planet Laundry Detergent

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