Tide Purclean Laundry Detergent ( The Difference?)

Tide Purclean-1OMG Tide has made it to my clean blog! This brand is known for being all mighty and full of some pretty (let’s face it) Good cleansers. Yes, some purists that make their own homemade stuff or opt for something completely clean, wouldn’t even give Tide a thought. But maybe they deserve a second glance with their newest detergent.

Tide Purclean

Tide purclean™ is the first plant-based liquid laundry detergent that has the cleaning power that you expect and deserve from Tide, even in cold water. Tide has been on a journey of sustainability for many years now and this is the latest step in this journey to deliver a more sustainable product that does not compromise on cleaning performance. It is the first 65% USDA certified plant-based detergent with the cleaning power of Tide.

So according to their site, it’s 65% plant-based.

I think thats a number I can root for. I know that laundry detergents are not the easiest to make at home and families can have some pretty icky laundry.

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I had to step-up my laundry game recently.

The ball I was using (you can read more about that here) wasn’t getting to all of my laundry needs. I still use it, but I also use detergents. I love my smells and I really don’t like the idea of wasting my essential oils. I’ve done it all, from the ball, to homemade cleansers, to “cleaner” brands, to wool balls, and different dryer sheets.

Thrive Market sells your favorite organic and non-gmo brands for up to 50% off retail.

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My helper and I

 

What is the actual difference of plant-based compared to regular detergents?

Tide vs Purclean

Basically there’s not a whole lot, but the main difference is:

  1. Purclean has a plant-based surfactant and no ammonium-based cleansers.
  2. Purclean has no optical brighteners. Some people actually prefer these.

These few things can make a big difference if you’re trying to clean up your products. I’ve seen very similar ingredients in brand like Meyers or Free & Clear. Molly’s Suds has a great coconut-based liquid with plant-based ingredients and no preservatives. You can find them on Thrive below.


Thrive Market sells your favorite organic and non-gmo brands for up to 50% off retail.

The Result?

I loved it! It smelled really nice and my clothes were noticeably soft when transferring to the dryer. I’m pretty happy with it and glad its convenient at Walmart or Target.

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