Molly’s Suds 100% Natural Laundry Powder and Wool Dryer Balls Review and Giveaway {ARV $41}


Natural Laundry Powder

Between The Mister’s crawl space coated work clothes, spit up splatters on my clothes, proof of Luv’s rough and tumble play style, and Bugsy figuring out how to put the avocado *in* his mouth… not to mention cloth diapers? Laundry day is every day in our home. So I was happy to discover Molly’s Suds was sending me some of their 100% Natural Laundry Powder to try out![*]

Molly’s Suds was created by a fellow mom searching for answers after her daughter’s tragic still birth. She began researching; looking at animal studies, medical studies, ingredient lists full of chemicals… and surmised that she could do better.

Considering the rating the Environmental Working Group {EWG} gave Molly’s Suds, I would say they *did* do better. EWG is a site I use fairly often to look up products and ingredients along with any concerns that may be connected to them. Molly’s Suds received an A – that majorly impressed me.

mollys suds all natural laundry powder

100% Natural Laundry Powder

After reading the back of the bag, I was excited to do a load of laundry. Seriously. One thing to note is that you sprinkle the detergent directly in the wash drum – even for HE/front loading machines. I triple checked that I had read that right and followed the directions. This powder also is recommended to use with warm water cycles. That isn’t a problem when I’m washing cloth diapers or his work clothes, but I do try to use cold cycles for everything else to balance out energy usage. I’d love to see a cold water option from Molly’s Suds as well.

washing Luv's duvet cover...I noticed later that Bugsy was watching *chuckle*

washing Luv’s duvet cover…I noticed later that Bugsy was watching *chuckle*

Other details to note:

○● The ingredients are simple: sodium carbonate from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, sodium bicarbonate, epsom salt (epsomite), sea salt, and organic peppermint essential oil
○● The “no” ingredient list is long {but that is a good thing}: No sodium laureth/lauryl sulfates, no phosphates, no petrochemicals, no formaldehyde, no parabens, no 1,4 dioxane, no fillers, no Diethanolamines, no synthetic surfactants, no PEG (polyethylene glycols), no NPE (nonylphenol ethoxylates).
○● Gluten-free: this is something I have been paying close attention to lately as I cannot eat or apply glutens. My skin does better without them.
○● Enzyme free formula and safe to use for cloth diapers! Hooray for that! Your water type may need more than one tablespoon of powder.
○● Biodegradable, certified vegan, and certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny.

each bag has angel baby Molly's footprints ♥

each bag has angel baby Molly’s footprints ♥

Doing the math:

One four+ pound bag of Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder will tackle about 128 loads {depending on what you’re washing and your water type}. One bag costs $21…

mollys suds price per load

That’s about 17¢ per load!

After using Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder with each load for a couple of weeks now, I can honestly say I am sold. I use an extra scoop when I wash The Mister’s work clothes {something I did regardless of the brand of detergent – you’d understand if you heard about what he has to do!}. It also works great on cloth diapers. I’ve used a tablespoon per load so far and have had no repelling or stinky issues with Bugsy’s diapers. It rinses away, no residues to mix with the ammonia of urine and irritate his sensitive skin.

Wool Dryer Balls

Molly’s Suds also sent us a three-pack of their Wool Dryer Balls. I’m familiar with the benefits of using these little guys, but only recently did I *finally* start using them. Wool naturally wicks up moisture, so wool dryer balls help reduce drying time. Depending on the load size and how many dryer balls, a load can finish up to 15-30% faster. Use less energy by simply throwing them in the dryer! Plus, anything that lessens the amount of time I spend doing and waiting on laundry is fabulous!

For maximum reduction in drying time (about 30%) we recommend 9 Dryer Balls.
~ Molly’s Suds

*tip* upcycle the burlap bag and use it for gift wrap!

*tip* upcycle the burlap bag and use it for gift wrap!

I am not a fan of dryer sheets or fabric softener as it is, but wool dryer balls are a natural, sustainable resource that also helps soften clothes. Once the dryer is finished, I remove the clothes and leave the dryer balls inside – ready to be used for the next load! Wool Dryer Balls are available at Molly’s Suds for $20. Considering they will last about three years, I’d say that is a *naturally* worthy investment!


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natural laundry giveaway

One reader will win a bag of Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder and a set of 3 Wool Dryer Balls!
Open to US residents – ARV $41 – Open until June 2nd @ 9pm PST

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* [Erin received the mentioned product{s}, free of charge, to facilitate her review. All opinions are those of the reviewer only. Review product and giveaway prize provided by Molly’s Suds through Green Moms Media.]


About Author

Erin is a hopelessly devoted wife & momma to a five year old girl and a one year old boy. For the past year she has been on a quest to get back to the basics...


  1. Audra Weathers on

    I also like their dog shampoo. I like their reminder that if a product has a big lather, it’s toxic. I had read that before but forgotten.

  2. Krista Grandstaff on

    I LOVE the all sports…we have nasty uniforms and gear here that could definitely use some love…I hate using heavy chemicals on them to make them tolerable…this would be worth looking into 🙂

  3. I would like to try the dog shampoo for my sons dog – they live in the country ,so you know the dog gets smelly running around outside

  4. Molly’s Suds All Sport looks like an interesting product. Never knew they had special detergents for gym clothes.

  5. paulette schneider on

    Definitely the Molly’s Suds All Sport, I’m a runner. Between the sweat stains and the discoloration caused by my sunscreen my active gear always looks grungy.

  6. Thanks for hosting this fantastic giveaway! I went to their website & their all sport also piqued my interest because now that it’s summer in the South, my boys make plenty of sweaty laundry every day, haha.

    I’m excited to see it looks like we have the same washing machine…. Now I’m going to go stalk to see if you’ve posted your diaper wash routine!

  7. I would love to try Molly’s dog shampoo. I would love to switch her shampoo to something with less chemicals.

  8. Charlotte R on

    I like the dog shampoo. I am almost out of my cheapo Walmart stuff, and that would be a better replacement.

  9. the all sport looks great! our yoga mats could probably use a good scrub-down with some of that!!! ;D thanks so much for the great giveaway! 🙂 happy spring!

  10. Virginia Rowell on

    I would love to try the dog shampoo. I’m always looking for a new shampoo for my little Precious.

  11. Christine N on

    I plan to CD baby boy when he arrives in August and haven’t bought laundry materials yet so would love to try anything. It would be so awesome to win. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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