MLM Laundry Soap Ingredients

ALookAtDirectSalesLaundrySoapsWe are taking a look at as many Multi-Level Marketing (MLM, aka direct sales aka network marketing) laundry soaps as we could find. We wanted to see which MLM disclosed a full and complete list of their ingredients on their website. Be sure to note that we are talking about ingredients listed on their website. This is important because the typical consumer/buyer, who wants to know exactly what they are purchasing before they purchase, would not typically have access to the actual product. So, if the ingredients are listed on the bottle but not on the website, that is a problem. Also, we did attempt to find the ingredients by searching for the products label. Will your MLM meet the criteria for a thumbs up? A few of these may surprise you!

We are listing these in alphabetic order and the order of the list has nothing, at all, to do with which is better. We will do that breakdown in a later post. Hopefully, by that time, we will have a full list of ingredients from those that are missing at the time of this post.

Before we begin lets be clear that we are in no way attempting to bash any MLM. It is our hope that by disclosing who is and is not being transparent, that the ones that are missing will allow their independent representatives to come together to encourage their company to be transparent and disclose their ingredients on their website. With so many green, clean choices out there, it harms a hardworking direct sales rep to hide behind terms, such as; proprietary, secret, or our all time favorite, “just trust us!”

Who else feels as if the company is hiding something when they are not completely transparent? Did you know companies do not have to disclose ingredients on cleaners? They only have to disclose ingredients that have been deemed toxic, allergenic, and/or an irritant of some sort. That’s right, a company does not have to disclose the full list of ingredients of their product. So, even when they provide a list, you really do not know for sure if it is a complete list. Are you thinking it is time for a change in regulations? We agree!

What the thumb icons mean

ThumbsUp the green, thumbs up, icon means that the company provided, what appears to be, a full list of ingredients. It does not mean we agree and/or would use the product.

ThumbsMiddle the yellow, thumbs in the middle, icon means the company attempted to provide a list of ingredients (actually used the word ingredients with a colon behind it) but the list was pretty obvious that it was not a full disclosure.

ThumbsDown the red, thumbs down, icon means the company made no attempt to disclose a full list of ingredients (there was not the word “ingredient” with a colon behind it anywhere to be found). This does not mean that we would or would not use the product listed.

LIST OF LAUNDRY SOAP MLM’S

ThumbsMiddle Amway

Name of Product: Legacy of Clean SA8 Laundry

What they tout about their product?

  • Designed to dissolve fast and rinse completely away for a cleaner clean.
  • Leaves no irritating residue, even in cold water.
  • Uses less energy so you look and feel your best.
  • Biodegradable formula.
  • No phosphates, chlorine, or other unpleasant ingredients, so it’s safer for the environment.
  • Safe and effective in all washers, even HE (high efficiency).
  • New packaging is better for the environment.
  • Recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Safer Choice
  • Program for containing safer ingredients that don’t sacrifice quality or performance.
  • Kosher certified.

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

Possibly but a little difficult to tell.

What did the ingredient list include?

  • Sodium Carbonate 497-19-8 Washing Soda
  • C10-16 Alcohol Ethoxylate 68002-97-1 Nonionic Surfactant
  • Citric Acid 77-92-9 Organic Acid
  • Fumaric Acid 110-17-8 Organic Dispersant
  • Hydrated Silica 112926-00-8 Absorbent Mineral
  • Water 7732-18-5 Water
  • Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose 9004-32-4 Anti-Redeposition Aid
  • Sodium Chloride 7647-14-5 Process Aid
  • Sucrose 57-50-1 Process Aid
  • Fragrance Proprietary (see IFRAorg.org Fragrance)
  • Triazinyl diaminostilbene disulfonic acid, sodium salt 4193-55-9 Fabric Brightener
  • Starch 9005-25-8 Process Aid
  • Protease Enzyme 9014-01-1 Enzyme
  • Sodium Sulfate 7757-82-6 Process Aid

Product and Information Link

Link to Legacy of Clean SA8 Laundry Detergent: http://www.amway.com/Shop/Product/Product.aspx/Legacy-of-Clean-SA8-Laundry-Detergent?itemno=107858


ThumbsDown doTerra

Name of Product: dōTERRA On Guard® Laundry Detergent

What they tout about their product?

  • Surfactants, enzymes, and stabilizers from sustainable natural-based sources (not petrochemical)
  • Unique, natural-based bio-originated enzyme blend
  • Unique formulation maximizes essential oil aroma and efficacy—tough on stains and dirt, but low surfactant/enzyme aroma allows full aromatic potential of
  • doTERRA On Guard essential oil blend
  • Now with more doTERRA On Guard essential oil

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

No, we checked every page that discussed this product. We also followed links on those pages and still came up empty.

What did the ingredient list include?

They were not listed, see note above.

Product and Information Link

Link to product: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/doterra-on-guard-laundry-detergent


ThumbsMiddle Essante Organics

Name of Product: Essante Laundry Liquid

What they tout about their product?

ENJOY THE GOOD:

  • Certified ToxicFree®
  • Safe for HE (High Efficiency) machines
  • Hypoallergenic: Recommended for infants and sensitive skin
  • 32 Loads / 1 Capful per load: Highly concentrated
  • Removes toughest stains: paint, blood, grass, oil, grease
  • Loosens and magnetizes all dirt particles away from fabric
  • Powerful and 100% biodegradable botanical ingredients
  • Cleans better than other chemical based detergents and soaps
  • Whitens without weakening or fading fabrics
  • See label for healthy organic laundry liquid ingredients: purified water, anionic and nonionic soy and coconut cleansing botanicals, sodium citrate (salt) as an anti-redeposition agent

AVOID THE BAD:

  • No Chlorine
  • No Phosphates
  • No Optical Brighteners
  • No Non-Biodegradable Ingredients
  • No Carcinogens, No Neurotoxins, No Hormone Disruptors
  • No dangerous, harmful or chemical Laundry Liquid detergent or soap ingredients

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

So close but not fully. While they disclosed a lot and it is really close, they did not disclose the exact names of the anionic and nonionic soy and coconut cleansing agents. If they do that we can update them to a green.

What did the ingredient list include?

Ingredients: Purified Water, Anionic & Nonionic Soy and Coconut Cleansing Agents, Sodium Citrate (salt) an anti-redeposition agent

Product and Information Link

Laundry Liquid: https://www.essanteorganics.com/membertoolsdotnet/shoppingcartv4/ProductDetailv4.aspx?ProductID=18795&CatalogueID=212&MG=32&G1=72&ReferringDealerID=-1


ThumbsMiddle goDesana

Name of Product: Home and Laundry Concentrate

What they tout about their product?

  • goDésana is raising the bar for the industry with our Pure Plant Ingredients Promise.
  • We promise that all of goDésana’s ingredients are minimally processed. Our Essential Oils are from first distillation only, they are never adulterated or rectified, our herbs and grasses are processed with low to no heat temperature.
  • No goDésana products are ever tested on animals, are always free of pesticides, chemicals, synthetics, preservatives, stabilizers, potassium sorbate, phthalates, petroleum, sulfates, silicones, parabens, mineral oil, triclosan, and animal products.
  • Our products provide you with the guarantee of independently tested and certified pure, unadulterated Essential Oils and physician endorsed plant-based herbal and nutritional formulas guaranteed to be therapeutic.*

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

Somewhat. They stated “other natural essential oils” within the list but did not disclose what those were.

What did the ingredient list include?

Ingredients: Saponified Organic Coconut, Olive and Jojoba Oils, Organic Orange Oil, Tea Tree and Other Natural Essential Oils, Organic Aloe Vera and Rosemary Extract

Product and Information Link

Home and Laundry Concentrate: http://greenorganicsinternational.com/homeandlaundryconcentrate.asp


ThumbsUp JR Watkins

Name of Product: Powder Laundry Detergent

What they tout about their product?

  • Dye and fragrance free
  • Gentle for baby clothes
  • Recommended for sensitive skin
  • Fabric softening action
  • Works in hot or cold water

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

Yes, appears to be a full list.

What did the ingredient list include?

Ingredients: Sodium Sulfate (processing aid / additif technologique), Sodium Carbonate (natural water softener / adoucisseur d’eau naturel), Sodium Percarbonate (whitening agent /agent de blanchiment), Sodium Alkyl Aryl Sulfonate (cleaning agent /agent de nettoyage), Primary Linear Alcohol Ethoxylate (cleaning agent / agent de nettoyage)

Product and Information Link

Product link: https://www.jrwatkins.com/products/Home-Care/Laundry/Powder-Laundry-Detergent/


ThumbsMiddle Melaleuca

Name of Product: Ecosense MelaPower, 3 scents, 1 unscented

What they tout about their product?

  • NO chlorine bleach
  • NO ammonia
  • NO abrasives
  • NO phosphates
  • NO phthalates
  • NO triclosan
  • NO parabens
  • NO formaldehyde
  • NO quaternary disinfectants

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

An attempt was made but when you read what was provided you can clearly see a generic term was used in lieu of stating the actual ingredient. Also, note, there are 3 scents available and the ingredient list for the 3 scents were exactly the same as the fragrance free. So, again, pretty obvious they did not disclose the full ingredient list.

What did the ingredient list include?

Ingredients: palm kernel and/or coconut oil derived nonionic surfactant (cleaning agent), readily biodegradable anionic surfactant (cleaning agent), solubilizer, natural enzymes, soil release and dispersion aids, brightening agent, and preservative

Product and Information Link

This link easily takes you to all 4 available types: https://www.melaleuca.com/ProductStore/Product?sku=5019


ThumbsUp MiEssence

Name of Product: Platypus Laundry Liquid

What they tout about their product?

Free from:

  • Animal Testing
  • Sodium Lauryl/Laurel Sulfate
  • Parabens
  • Butyl Ethers
  • Chlorine Bleach
  • Phosphates
  • Zeolites
  • Ammonia Agents
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Synthetic Preservatives
  • Artificial Colours
  • Fillers

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

Yes, they appear to have provided a complete list.

What did the ingredient list include?

ingredients: organic sapindus mukorossi fruit extract, organic ethanol (cane sugar), sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), organic glycerin, non-GMO xanthan gum, organic eucalyptus radiata essential oil

Product and Information Link

Platypus Laundry Liquid link: https://www.miessence.com/shop/en/product/13233/platypus-laundry-liquid


ThumbsDown Norwex

Name of Products: Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent HE and Liquid Laundry Detergent

What they tout about their product?

Key Features

  • Non-toxic, with biodegradable ingredients
  • Formula is phosphate-, sulfate-, chlorine-, dye-, fragrance- and filler-free
  • Contains environmentally friendly water softeners
  • Dissolves quickly and starts working immediately
  • No optical brighteners
  • Can be used with both conventional and high-efficiency (HE) washing machines
  • Use just a fraction of the amount required by typical store brands
  • Can be used with the Magnet Ball* in top-loading washing machines, saving you even more
  • Works well in all water temperatures
  • Color safe

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

No, we checked and checked and nothing.

What did the ingredient list include?

None were listed, see above note.

Product and Information Links

Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent – HE: https://norwex.biz/en_US/shop/product-detail/211450

Liquid Laundry Detergent: https://norwex.biz/en_US/shop/product-detail/211719


ThumbsUp Pure Haven Essentials

Name of Product: Pure Haven Home Laundry Detergent

What they tout about their product?

“When it comes to cleaning house, we leave harmful chemicals outside the door. only safe, effective ingredients- like natural enzymes and essential oils- make the guest list.”

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

Yes, they appear to have provided a full list.

What did the ingredient list include?

ingredients: sodium carbonate, sodium carbonate peroxide, coco glucoside, lauryl glucoside, sodium citrate, sodium chloride, sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate, sodium iminodisuccinate, protease, amylase, silica

Product and Information Link

Laundry Detergent, powder: https://shop.bydesign.com/PureHaven/#/shop/detail/40060/from/1


ThumbsDown Shaklee

Name of Products: Fresh Laundry Concentrate, Powder and Fresh Laundry Liquid

What they tout about their product?

Clean Credentials

  • Natural
  • Biodegradable
  • Concentrated
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No phosphates
  • No chlorine

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

No, we checked everywhere and found nothing.

What did the ingredient list include?

They were not listed.

Product and Information Links

Fresh Laundry Concentrate, Powder

https://www.shaklee.com/us/en/shop/healthyhome/laundry/product-_p_fresh-laundry-conc-14lbp?g=powderlaundryconcentrate

Fresh Laundry Liquid

https://www.shaklee.com/us/en/shop/healthyhome/laundry/product-_p_fresh-laundryp?g=liquidlaundryconcentrate


ThumbsUp Young Living

Name of Product: Thieves Laundry Soap

What they tout about their product?

Primary Benefits

  • The plant-based formula is free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), dyes, petrochemicals, formaldehyde, phosphates, synthetic perfume, and optical brighteners.
  • Formula uses the power of Thieves, Jade Lemon™, and Bergamot essential oils.

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

Yes, it appears to be a complete list of ingredients

What did the ingredient list include?

Ingredients: Water, Decyl glucoside, Sodium oleate, Glycerin, Caprylyl glucoside, Lauryl glucoside, Sodium chloride, Sodium gluconate, Carboxymethyl cellulose, Alpha-amylase, Protease, Lipase, Citrus Limon (Jade lemon) peel oil, Citrus aurantium bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil (Furocoumarin-free), Syzygium aromaticum (Clove) bud oil, Citrus limon (Lemon) peel oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) bark oil, Eucalyptus radiata oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil

Product and Information Link

https://www.youngliving.com/en_US/products/thieves-laundry-soap


ThumbsMiddle Youngevity

Name of Products: Hydro Wash, Liquid and Hydro Wash, Liquid, HE

What they tout about their product?

An environmentally-safe cleansing liquid that performs efficiently and powerfully without damaging our ecology. HydroWash™ is 100% FREE of phosphate, bleach and dye, and completely biodegradable with an organic fragrance. HydroWash™ is septic-tank safe, not tested on animals and contains no animal by-products. HydroWash™ is especially safe for baby clothes and those with sensitive skin.

Were ingredients fully disclosed on their website?

Yes and no. The ingredients for the Hydro Wash, Liquid were listed but did not include a full disclosure. For instance, they listed “nonionic surfactant,” which is a broad term and does not include the actual “nonionic surfactant” that was used. No ingredients were listed for the HE version.

What did the ingredient list include?

Ingredients: Water, Anionic Surfactant, Nonionic Surfactant, Intermediate Surfactant, Sodium Hydroxide 50%, Enzymes, Fragrance, Optical Brighteners, Blue Pigment.

Product and Information Links

Hydro Wash, Liquid: https://youngevity.com/home-family/household/cleaning-disinfectants/hydrowashtm-1-qt.html

Hydro Wash, Liquid, HE: https://youngevity.com/home-family/household/cleaning-disinfectants/hydrowash-he-version.html


Our Thoughts

It is our belief that every company should provide a full and complete list of ingredients. We, as consumers and buyers, have a right to know what we are putting onto our skin… before the nay-sayers jump on that comment, let us clarify… no, we do not put laundry soap directly onto our skin, per-say but the chemicals (good and bad) from the soap are on our clothes and when we wear our clothes, those chemicals (good and bad) are absorbed into our skin. So, yes, we should be concerned about the products we are using. Not only do we have the possibility of absorbing them into our skin but we are exposed in other ways, such as inhalation.

With that said, if you are a representative of an MLM that did not provide a complete and full disclosure of your products ingredients… stand up, gather your troops (team), reach out to your upline(s) and demand they disclose! Tell them you want transparency.

Why? More and more consumers are becoming aware of the importance of using products that are free of harmful chemicals (remember even water, H2O, is a chemical). And, consumers have way more choices than ever before… so, if your company is not being transparent, if they are hiding behind proprietary and other such terms, they are costing you money! Your consumers will find products that do offer transparency.

One caveat before we end this post… ingredients should be listed, right there, on the same page as where the product is featured… or, at the very least, via a tab that is not hidden on the page. In other words, it should not take “an act of congress” to uncover the ingredients list. So, if we missed any, consider what we said, they should be easy to find.

Yes, we know there are a LOT of pure, clean, transparent non-MLM brands out there. Yes, we know you can make your own, for those that are so inclined. However, this post is specifically about laundry soaps from MLM’s.

Oh, and if you are with an MLM that offers a laundry soap, and we missed your MLM, drop us a note and let us know. We will be happy to add it to the list.


Be sure to follow our blog as we take a look at other product ingredients! and leave your thoughts, good or bad, we want to hear from you!

9 thoughts on “MLM Laundry Soap Ingredients

  1. Just an FYI Ask any Norwex consultant what the ingredients are and they will tell you every ingredient.

    1. Yes, however, if you read the majority of the peoples feelings on this, they do not want to have to do that. People value companies who are transparent, up front, without having to go to lengths to obtain this information. In this day and age of so many options for products you will find people will go elsewhere before going to lengths to get what should be made easily available to them… especially when your competition provides this up front.

      Our recommendation is to encourage the company you are with to be transparent and place the information on the products web page. Easy, quick, and simple. Give the public what they want or they will go elsewhere.

  2. This seems like a pretty ridiculous list! What it should give is which ones are the best and the least TOXIC! That is all I care about. All of them have the ingredients on the package! Good grief!

    1. Thank you for writing. We appreciate everyone, no matter their stance. Unfortunately, not every company provides a list of ingredients on their product and current regulations do not require them to do so. The purpose of the list was to bring awareness to this fact.

      We, at Field and Herbs, believe every consumer has a right to know what they are purchasing before the product is purchased and hope the majority of our readers would agree.

  3. The $64 question: Do the laundry products actually get your clothes clean? It would be interesting to see comparisons of HOW EFFECTIVE the various products are. After all, when you purchase a product to get your dirty clothes clean, It should do what it is marketed and designed to do.

    1. Great suggestion, Nancy! We can put this on our list to study in the future. Keep an eye on the blog we have another review coming soon and this one is HUGE! Thanks for writing.

  4. But why isn’t the ingredient list on the Norwex package? We are talking about transparency. The package only list what is not in it. Hmmm. Something to think about.

  5. Any Norwex consultant can give you a complete ingredient list for any product. You have to purchase through a consultant anyway so it’s not that hidden.

  6. Of course, all Norwex Consultants have access to the full ingredient lists and can share them with customers ❤️

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