What started as a combined search effort to be both lower waste as well as not have to carry a big jug of detergent back and forth when I needed to do the laundry at work led me to discover Kind Laundry. Are laundry detergent sheets a new thing? Somewhat. Is Kind the only company that makes them? Not by a long shot, they’re just the ones I’ve found and really like.
What are some of the things that make Kind Laundry different? Well for starters their sheets are made up of only 5 ingredients: Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (plant-derived cleaning agent), Fatty Alcohol Polyglycol Ether (biodegradable grease remover), Polyvinyl Alcohol (biodegradable polymer), Tea Seed Oil (cleaner and degreaser), and Deionized Water. If you choose the Ocean Breeze scented sheets, there’s an additional ingredient: fragrance.
Other things that I love about Kind Laundry are that they take up significantly less space than a bottle of detergent, the ingredients are all plant based and simple, the packaging is entirely recyclable, they’re completely cruelty free, and being a pre-measured sheet makes it incredibly simple to just toss and wash and not worry about over measuring (thus creating more waste). The sheets are also effective cleansers, which is important because if a product doesn’t work, it doesn’t matter how many of the other boxes it ticks off because it’s just a gimmick.
These sheets have replaced our detergent both in the salon and at my house. I bought a 3 pack for the salon in March of 2021 and as of October 2021, we still haven’t even finished the 1st box. At my house we’ve gone through a few boxes, but with a toddler and a mechanic husband, I think my household does a little more laundry than the salon does. Speaking of my mechanic husband, he’s also been happy with the results we’ve gotten from the detergent sheets, which is a good thing because his work clothes tend to need a little extra love.
In the salon I only use the unscented option, but at home I use both the unscented and the ocean breeze scents. I do like when my laundry has *some* sort of a smell to it, but I don’t need it to be something that can be detected from across the room and I think this one hits the nail on the head. If you’re looking to make the switch to detergent sheets, I can’t say enough good things about these ones.