I’ve never liked those big, heavy plastic jugs of laundry detergent. They’re overpriced, you’re paying mostly for water, and they just end up in a landfill. That’s why I switched to laundry detergent sheets as soon as they hit the market. They’re lightweight, easy to use, cheap, and most importantly, they’re much better for the environment.
But not all laundry detergent sheets are the same. Some are cheap, effective, and prove they care about the world by giving back, while others are five times the cost of your average detergent and do as little to look after the environment as most traditional brands.
To make sure I got the best one, I bought all the laundry detergent sheets I could find and compared them against each other. Here’s what I found.
After running a full assessment of the entire laundry sheet world, I ended up choosing Earth Breeze as my #1 pick.
First, they just work really well on all my laundry. My whites load came out sparkling clean (I honestly didn’t expect that cheeky little bit of gravy to come out) without the need to soak them in any prewash. And the colors came out of the machine as bright and vibrant as when I put them in.
Second, I love the price! They’re just $0.33 per load (I bought just one packet so I could test them), but once I joined their subscription program, they cost just $0.20 per load. If I’d been using Earth Breeze instead of Tide for the last three years, I would have saved a lot of money (Tide is $0.25 per load)!
Speaking of Tide, one thing that I always struggled with was lifting those big, heavy plastic jugs—especially when they were brand new! I’m not a weakling, but after spending an entire day playing with my son, the thought of dragging that huge bottle out of the cupboard to the top of the washing machine made me want to crawl back into my glass of wine. 🙂 I didn’t have this problem with Earth Breeze. Their laundry detergent sheets aren’t 70% water so they weigh less than a slice of bread! It really makes life easier.
In addition to all this wonderful stuff, Earth Breeze works in all kinds of washing machines, their packaging is cardboard so you can put it in your compost, they’re safe on sensitive skin, carbon neutral, cruelty free, vegan, and surprisingly, gluten free!
And finally, they do a lot of great social work. They donate laundry sheets to homeless shelters, they donate 1% of their profits to sustainability charities, and they’re actively working to help improve the world. I read just the other day about how they helped a group of women in Africa plant a shea tree plantation so they could start selling shea butter and lift themselves out of poverty. It’s just really nice to know that my purchases are making a difference in the world.
If you want a laundry detergent sheet that gets sparkling results in all kinds of machines, is light and simple to use, is most likely cheaper than what you’re currently using, and is really wonderful for the environment, get yourself some Earth Breeze.
Second Place Medal: Sheets Laundry Club (3.85/5)
- Zero-waste packaging
- Easy to use
- Works in all machines
- Second cheapest price
- No charitable contributions
- Not great performance on my whites
I tried to find a really good second place for this list and I ended up going with Sheets Laundry Club. Their plain cardboard packaging is so cute and they’re the second-cheapest laundry detergent sheets, but they didn’t do well on my whites.
First of all, Sheets Laundry Club sells the second-cheapest laundry sheets behind Earth Breeze. They’re $0.40/load for one-time purchases (50 loads from their $19.99 package) and only $0.28/load if you subscribe ($13.99 per package).
Their packaging is completely compostable, they’re vegan and cruelty free, and they also work in all kinds of washing machines.
When it came to their cleaning performance, they were a mixed bag. The colors came out looking great, about as well as Earth Breeze. I was really impressed. The area they didn’t do as well on was my whites . . . They just came out kind of gray. It’s hard to explain. But you know when you see a shirt that looks like it’s been owned for two years and seems to have lost its shine? Well, that’s what I got with Sheets Laundry Club.
There were some other issues, as well.
Their free shipping is only available with a subscription, which is a bit of a pain if you just want to test them out. Also, they don’t do any social or environmental work, which I found disappointing.
All in all, they make a reasonable product at a good price that performs well and means you don’t have to lug heavy laundry detergent bottles around, but if you prefer a cheaper price with free shipping and superior performance, as well as the knowledge that your money is going to support important charities, you’re better off with Earth Breeze.
Still, if you want to learn more about Sheets Laundry Club, you can read more about them on their website here.
Other laundry detergent sheets
The short story is that most of the rest of the field produced very similar results (maybe they’re all made in the same factory or something), but they charged different prices for it. Some were the same price as Sheets Laundry Club ($0.28/load) and others were comfortable charging more than $1 per load (what?!).
I’ve called these groups “Team $0.28” and “Team I’ll-charge-whatever-I-want.”
First, they both do all the things you expect. They’re safe on my sensitive skin, work in all kinds of washing machines, and they don’t test their products on any cute little animals.
Second, as you can guess, they’re both $0.28/load. Kind Laundry sells their 60-load packages for $19.95 ($0.33/load) but drop their price to $16.96 ($0.28/load) if you subscribe. Beyond Laundry Sheets sells their 32-load packages for $8.99 ($0.28/load), but they don’t offer free delivery.
Third, they performed reasonably well in the washing tests. Neither were great, but my whites didn’t come out blue or anything weird like that.
The real knock on these guys, though, is that they don’t do any charitable work. They’re not part of any social organizations and they don’t donate any of their products to those in need. I mean, I don’t know ANYTHING about the costs of running a laundry sheet company, but if Earth Breeze can find room in their budget, I don’t understand why these guys can’t.
Now we get into the weird world of uncompetitive pricing. These are the companies that produce what is essentially the same product as Team $0.28 but charge heaps more for it.
Before we get into the pricing, let’s go over the basics.
These companies also do all the basic things you’d expect. Their sheets are safe on sensitive skin, are vegan and blah, blah, blah—you get it.
Their performance is essentially the same as Team $0.28. They’re fine on colors and whites, but they’re not going to knock out any of those nasty grass stains or that little drop of red wine from lunch with your inlaws.
But, as I mentioned, the pricing is wacky. Space White comes in cheapest for one-time purchases at $0.44/load, with Well Earth ($0.52/load) and Tru Earth ($0.62) coming in a bit more expensive and old, crazy Clean People bringing up the rear at $1.03/load!
Tru Earth leads the subscription pricing at $0.40/load, with Space White slightly more ($0.44/load) and Well Earth slightly more than them ($0.48/load). What I love most about Clean People is that they’re so satisfied with their $1.03/load price that they’ve decided not to offer any kind of subscription program.
In saying all this, Tru Earth does deserve a special mention here for being the only company other than Earth Breeze doing any kind of social good. If you purchase their subscription package (they don’t commit to any social programs with one-time purchases), they will donate 32 sheets to those who need it.
While this is far less than what Earth Breeze offers and they’re more expensive, it’s still way better than what anyone else in Team $0.28 or Team Team I’ll-charge-whatever-I-want are doing.
Wrapping it up
I reviewed the best eight laundry detergent sheets being sold on the market today and the best of these detergents is Earth Breeze.
They have the least expensive laundry detergent sheets (only $0.20 per load) and offer free shipping on every order. Their detergents are also safe to use on sensitive skin, will work in any washing machine, as well as in hot or cold water, and are vegan and cruelty free.
Even better, every time they sell a package, they donate 10 detergent sheets to charity, and they donate 1% of their profits to great nonprofit organizations, AND they go to great lengths to make sure their manufacturing and shipping process, as well as their offices, are 100% carbon neutral.
If you’re looking for laundry detergents that will meet all your needs, while also being eco-friendly and actively contributing to social initiatives to make the world a better place, Earth Breeze is your best bet.