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Changing the way you do laundry.

We all do it, and we do a lot of it. In fact, the average family does 8-10 loads of laundry a week! I’ve been doing laundry for well over 30 years and some of my main peeves over the years have been tough stains and big, heavy detergent jugs. Many years ago before a family camping trip, I discovered laundry sheets that had detergent and softener embedded in them. I thought this was brilliant. They were perfect for traveling, they were small, easy to transport and use. I bought them a few times and then I could never find them again. Back to the big jugs. Then, about a year ago I came across Tru Earth laundry strips, gave them a try and ever since then I have been ridiculously excited about this laundry product for so many reasons. They are easy to use, economical and environmentally friendly. If you are open to a whole new way of doing your laundry that you can feel good about, let me tell you how these little strips can change your world, literally.

First off, they are super easy to use. Regular liquid or powder detergents are messy. I always had leaks on my laundry table and all over my washing machine. These ultra-concentrated and pre-measured strips are a dream. Tear one off, toss it in the machine with your clothes and run your machine. One strip equals one load. No measuring, no spilling. You can also tear the strips in half for smaller loads. I also hated that laundry jugs take up so much space. Tru Earth strips take up no room at all. You just have to make sure that you keep them somewhere dry and when you take them out of the package make sure your hands are dry because they dissolve pretty easily, which also means they dissolve quickly and completely in your wash, which is a good thing. The low-sudsing formula works in all types of washing machines, including high-efficiency (HE). I have a top load Huebsch washer and my sister has a front-load LG HE machine and Tru Earth strips work equally well in both.

They are healthier than mainstream laundry detergent. They are:

  • Hypoallergenic,
  • Paraben-free,
  • Phosphate-free,
  • Free of added dyes,
  • Free of chlorine bleach,
  • Readily biodegradable and
  • Vegan with no animal-based ingredients or testing on animals.

This makes them better for my family, better for my skin and better for the environment.

We all want to help make the world healthier and cleaner for our children. These laundry strips are eco-friendly in so many ways. They don’t contain the harsh ingredients that regular laundry detergents do, like paraben, phosphate, dyes or bleach so they are kinder to the environment. They come in the mail in a compostable cardboard shipping sleeve, which is cool and makes the rest of my mail smell great! According to the Tru Earth website over 30 billion loads of laundry are done in North America each year with 700,000,000 plastic laundry jugs being dumped into landfills. Tru Earth packaging is completely plastic-free meaning no jugs at all end up in landfills or oceans. Liquid detergent is also very bulky and heavy and therefore responsible for huge amounts of fuel consumption and carbon emissions from transportation. Tru Earth strips are super lightweight meaning much less transport pollution. 

I also LOVE the fact that this is a product proudly manufactured in Canada.

One thing I had to get used to was not buying laundry detergent in the store. I was so accustomed to having it on my shopping list, looking for sales and only buying more when I needed it. Now I see how much of a bother that all was. I started by placing one order of 16 fragrance-free and 16 linen scent Tru Earth strips to see if I would like them but I quickly switched to a subscription as it gets much more cost-efficient this way. The more you buy, the more you save. You simply calculate about how many loads of laundry you do per month and then choose how many months of supply you would like to receive per shipment. You can choose from 8, 32, or 64 loads and get shipments of that amount every month, 2 months or 3 months. You can also buy an annual supply. Shipping is free so you can order the amount that works for you. Now I never need to worry about forgetting to buy detergent and running out. I have a subscription for several loads more than I need in a month so I always have some spares, just in case. The strips come fragrance-free or in baby or linen scents. Changing or canceling your subscription is easily done online.

The biggest question people always ask when I start talking about these strips is “but do they actually work?” We’ve all bought eco-friendly products that are disappointing, compromising effectiveness to be environmentally concious, but these little strips really do work. My clothes come out just as clean and fresh as with any other detergent I have ever used.

Tru Earth is also a feel-good company. Since the beginning of COVID, for every new subscription, they donate 32 loads of laundry to front-line workers, food banks, or a community organization. They also offer fundraising opportunities for schools, clubs, communities and non-profit groups. Check out their Critical Cause page at

Their website also features some other neat eco-friendly products such as bamboo cutlery, makeup remover pads, beeswax food wrap, reusable produce bags and New Zealand wool dryer balls.

Tru Earth was founded by three friends hoping to make real change in the world. This is the kind of business that we need to support, one that offers products that are good for our families and good for the planet. Tru Earth laundry strips are easy to use, eco-friendly, convenient and best of all they really work.

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