Refresher on why we should care: http://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/14-dioxane/
My goal for this blog post is to verify if what I’ve been paying for laundry detergent with MyGreenFills is out of line. I was worried that maybe the price was high, so I went to look at some other choices. Was it? No, not in my estimation. For what I’m getting, it’s a great price:
- peace of mind that it’s a clean product, free of dioxane
- it’s a re-fill (less plastic being created)
- it’s convenient (delivered)
- MyGreenFills has been able to employ women in Jamaica
- and I generally like the smell and performance of the products.
All of that at a price that beats Seventh Generation, and several other brands.
My GreenFills. I’m currently a “member” and using their products.
50 ounces of liquid detergent. I use 1 oz. in my HE washer. Plus I use 1 oz of the rinse.
Our natural softening liquid uses citric acid (Vitamin C) to leave your clothes soft and supple. Plus, it aids as a cleaner and static reducer. My Greenfills the cheapest way to go is a 5-item “Big Box” where each item is $9. If that’s too much, you just adjust the frequency or the date of your future shipments. So…
50 loads for $9
18 cents per load
with rinse, you double it to 36 cents per load.
I’ll call out Seventh Generation 4x Concentrated Laundry Detergent. It allows 66 loads in 50 oz. You use about the same amount per load. At Jet.com it’s $18 and at Amazon it’s over $20. I’m having a hard time believing my own math. Am I correct? It’s 30 cents per load.
The regular Seventh Generation liquid laundry detergent is $12 at Walmart, $13 at Target and allows 33 loads in an HE washer. That’s 36 cents per load. That’s still more than MyGreenFills–or if you are using MyGreenFills rinse product, too, the same cost per load.