Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Citra Suds Natural Laundry Detergent | Natural Cleaning Product Reviews

CitraSuds Natural Laundry Detergent, Valencia Orange Fragrance, 50 fluid ounce bottle of 2x concentrate, does 32 loads and is designed to be used in regular clothes washers and high-efficiency washers; just follow the directions for either type on the back of the bottle.

(CitraSuds Natural Laundry Detergent is also available in powdered form, although I haven't tried that yet.)

It is manufactured by CitraSolv (for more information on that company look at my prior blog posting on CitraDish Natural Dish Wash Soap). CitraSuds is a concentrated formula that is made with less water, to make it easier to carry and store, and needs less packaging, which helps the environment.

Like Fresh-Squeezed Oranges
CitraSuds Natural Laundry Detergent, the Valencia Orange Fragrance, has a delicious aroma, straight out of the bottle! It beckons one back to memories of mornings of fresh-squeezed orange juice with Grandma. Better yet, after the wash your clothes smell fresh with that citrus-clean scent.

Retail ranging from 8.64 to 9.99 . That is only an average of .29 cents a load. Pretty Good! Online buying bulk you can get deals for 3 or more at 8.29/each or 12 or more at 7.86 .

Also online, I did find the older formula for the same brand, i.e. not concentrated and probably not for high-efficiency washers for only 7.09

Fragrance Choices
Valencia Orange: Wonderfully rejuvenating! Lavender Bergamot: Very Soothing.

Natural cleaning agents (coconut- & vegetable-based), alcohol ethoxylate (plant-derived), sodium chloride (salt), natural citrus and other natural essential oils, preservative (less than 0.002%), water.

Good Points!
Chlorine bleach-free
Contains no phosphates, EDTA or NTA
Contains no synthetic perfumes or dyes
Contains no optical brighteners
Safe for septic systems
Non-toxic, plant-based soaps
No petroleum-based cleaners
Not tested on animals
Great Scent!
Excellent Performance!

My Experience Using in the Laundry
I used CitraSuds Natural Laundry Detergent for the first time ever today. I cleaned a normal load in a normal (not high-efficiency) washer. I didn't even use fabric softener, because I wanted to test how CitraSuds actually worked by itself. I am very pleased! It worked great even very dirty socks, towels, and a gross bathroom rug. Everything came out smelling great and actually soft. I would recommend that you don't even have to use fabric softener with CitraSuds Natural Laundry Detergent (I certainly couldn't say that with the chemical laundry detergents on the market today.)

Big Thumbs Up! Hurray Again, for CitraSolv and their CitraSuds Natural Laundry Detergent.


  1. This all sounds very good, but... do they test on animals? You see, I'm a huge animal lover, and I'm on a mission to find an animal-friendly laundry detergent, since Tide is out of the picture. Thank You!

  2. Dear Anonymous Animal Lover:

    No, CitraSuds doesn't test on animals! Take Care,
    GreenKeen aka Pam