Green Guide to Cleaning: Laundry

Natural and organic cleaning products for laundry.

Get rid of blood, mud, and grub with a simple swipe of this plant-based stain-removing stick from Ecover ($4.19).

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Seventh Generation Baby Laundry Detergent

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It’s tough enough to tackle your baby’s biggest stains, but it’s free from dyes and fragrances, so it’s ultra-gentle on your child’s skin. We like to use it on the rest of the family’s laundry loads, too. ($6.99; www.blueheronorganics.com)

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Mrs. Meyer's clean day dryer sheets

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No need to swear off dryer sheets (which can irritate lungs and skin): These use a healthy vegetable-derived softening agent. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dryer Sheets (available in five scents, $7.99)

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Caldrea Linen Spray

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Fabric mists often contain toxic chemicals. Not this one: It’s made with ginger and pomelo (a citrus fruit) essential oils. Caldrea Linen Spray in Ginger Pomelo ($12)

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Lavender sachets

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Skip chemical-laden sprays, and use these naturally fragrant organic sachets. Inleaf Design Geranium Lavender-Filled Sachets ($20 for two)

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