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Powder Laundry Detergent

Product Details

Item #06738

Our earth-friendly, high-performance formula is phosphate free and biodegradable. The ultra-concentrated, low-sudsing formula is ideal for High Efficiency (HE) washing machines and will give you up to 80 loads per box*. J.R. Watkins Naturals Powder Laundry Detergent delivers the clean and keeps cost-per-load lower than many other brands.

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

Certified by the EPA’s Designed for the Environment Program

*Newer front-loading washers require only 1/8 cup of this detergent, for a yield of 80 loads per box. Standard washing machines will use 1/4 cup per wash (40 loads per box).

(5 lb/2.2 kg)

Scents / Essences

  • Fragrance-Free

    Sometimes the best fragrance is no fragrance, especially if you have sensitivities to scents.

Product Uses

  • Tips and Tricks

    Tips & Tricks

    Absorbent and dry, laundry detergent is great for soaking up motor oil leaks on the garage floor.


  • Complete Product Ingredient List

    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)


Overall Rating: 7 review(s)

Review Location Rating

  • Great Laundry Detergent

    Scent: Fragrance-Free

    Size: 5 lb

    Reviewed By: Neil & Suzanne Zampella

    My wife is very sensitive to laundry detergents, prior to Watkins coming out with their Powder Laundry Detergent about 10 years ago, we had a hard time finding something that would work and not irritate her. What we did find cost much more, and the required amount per wash was a full cup. Even when we purchased an "HE" washer, it was still a half cup per load. The Watkins Powder Laundry Detergent not only does not cause my wife any irritation, but the cost per use is much less. Requiring, only an 1/8 of a cup, per wash, a box lasts us, a family of two, about two months or so. I highly recommend this product.


  • Consultant

    Scent: Fragrance-Free

    Size: 5 lb

    Reviewed By: Jean M Kiel

    I am a consultant, and had never tried the laundry detergent. I purchased the powdered detergent and I am so impressed with it. Even using warm water, my filthy socks (from gardening) came out sparkling white.


  • Excellent laundry soap

    Scent: Fragrance-Free

    Size: 5 lb

    Reviewed By: Donna K DaBillo

    I started using this after recommendations by others. It takes much less to get clothes clean and it is great as I have sensitive skin and can't use many other detergents. I have recommended it to others as well.


  • Naturals Laundry Detergent

    Scent: Fragrance-Free

    Size: 5 lb

    Reviewed By: Ann M Zitzelsberger

    I have a front loader and I absolutely LOVE the Watkins Powder Laundry Detergent! With there being no scent I like to add Essential Oils when needed. I have very sensitive skin and so does my daughter who is 7 and we have no problem with this Detergent! Matter of fact if I happen to run out and use something else, we can tell right away. It cleans very well and leaves behind no residue. Have been purchasing this Detergent for about 10 years now and wouldn't want to wash clothes without it.


  • Best Laundry Soap Ever

    Scent: Fragrance-Free

    Size: 5 lb

    Reviewed By: Marlene L (Consultant)

    This is by far the only laundry soap anyone should ever need. It is both economical, tough on dirt, while being gentle on clothes. I have a front loader and one box can last me almost 12 months. Now, I am not one of those that does 2 loads per day - more like 2 - 3 loads per week. Test it for yourself - buy a box, write the date you open it on the box and just see how long this lasts! Amazing product that I hope is around for many, many years!


  • It's the Best

    Scent: Fragrance-Free

    Size: 5 lb

    Reviewed By: Diane Petker

    I have been using this detergent with an HE washer and love it. The small box is deceiving - it lasts a long time! I also appreciate not needing a separate fabric softener. This product is a keeper!


  • Love it!

    Scent: Fragrance-Free

    Size: 5 lb

    Reviewed By: Jruss1958

    I love this detergent. It does a great job and I like that it's concentrated so it takes up less room.

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