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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cost Compare Laundry Products

Think going “green” is too expensive or the products won’t work as well? Think again.

Here are some laundry products broken down in cost:

Laundry (powder)

Tide 70 oz – price $7.97

usage per load-provided cup – does 40 medium loads

cost per load – 19.9¢

Seventh Generation Laundry 112 oz – price $14.99

usage per load-provided cup – does 42 medium loads

cost per load – 35.7¢

Fresh Laundry Powder 14 lb – price $40.25

usage per load–1/8 cup – does 224 medium loads

cost per load – 18.0¢


Laundry Brighteners and Stain Removers

Spray ’n Wash Stain Remover - size 30 0z – price $2.38

usage-straight – gallons-15/64 gallon

cost per gallon $10.15

Shout Triple-Acting Stain Remover – size 30 oz – price $2.44

usage-straight –gallons-15/64 gallon

cost per gallon $10.41

Seventh Generation Natural Stain Remover - size 32 oz – price $5.99

usage-straight – gallons-¼ gallon

cost per gallon $23.96

Nature Bright – size 32 oz – price $9.30

usage-2 Tbsp in 16 oz water – gallons-4 gallons

cost per gallon $2.33



Fabric Softener

Seventh Generation Fabric Softener – size 40 oz - $6.49

amount per load-1oz – does 40 medium loads

cost per load 16.2¢

Soft Fabric – size 32 oz - $8.80

amount per load-½ oz – does 64 medium loads

cost per load 13.8¢

These products are not only economical, but WISE!

Cost comparisons do not take into consideration the fact that these products:

Are nontoxic and do not pollute

Use much less packaging materials

Leave no harmful residues

Are safe around children and sensitive adults

Are biodegradable

Out perform many leading national brands


Conventional product prices obtained from Wal-Mart, Athens, GA. Green product prices obtained from Wal-Mart or Earth Fare Natural Supermarket*, Athens, GA. Prices may vary depending on region.

All comparisons are based on manufacturer usage directions and/or actual measurements to determine uses per container. All prices are those in effect April 1, 2009.

I make mistakes all the time, so not respoonsible for errors.

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