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Dropps Review

Dropps makes eco-friendly laundry products like biodegradable detergent pods in compostable cardboard boxes, wool dryer balls that are good for up to 1,000 loads, and more.

Formulas are plant-based and free of dyes, fillers, and colorants, while some are scented with natural essential oils.

Dropps Review

We tested Dropps for weeks, and they performed like traditional options with the added benefit of not cutting corners on safe ingredients or eco-conscious design hacks.

Ideally, the household laundry detergent is a renaissance man. It's tasked with effectively cleaning clothes and removing stains while preserving the integrity of fabrics and leaving behind no residue. On top of that, it should smell great.

Dropps delivers on these needs with eco-friendly laundry detergent pods, dryer balls, mesh bags, and more. Plus, it exists in the sweet spot between sustainability, convenience, and cost.

What Dropps Produces

Dropps makes eco-friendly laundry products, like detergent pods and dryer balls.

Its best-selling detergent pods dissolve in water within seconds, releasing plant-based micro-organisms and safe synthetic ingredients that clean clothes efficiently. Dropps offers laundry detergent pods in pretty much every variety: scented or unscented, heavy-duty versions for large loads, ones for sensitive skin - the list goes on.

Dropps also sells scent boosters and fabric softener pods, booster pods, bestseller bundles, dish detergent pods, dryer balls, and laundry bags. There's no use of dye or colorants ever and items are not tested on animals. Products will also be delivered in recyclable, repulpable, compostable cardboard packaging.

Dropps Eco-Friendly Laundry Products

You can find them on Dropps.com. Prices range from $15 (50-count) to about $30 (160-count) depending on the formula and how many washes it covers. If you shop on Dropps, you can also save up to 30% by subscribing and get free shipping.

Dropps products meet the EPA's Safer Choice standards, which are designed to enforce stringent human and environmental health criteria. When designing new products, the company uses the program as its gold standard.

Dropps Cost

Alright, let's break down laundry costs.

You'll have to pardon the rough math, but we just trying to put the costs into the small terms we should all be looking at like cost per pod, cost per load of laundry, and cost of laundry per year with this pod versus that pod.

Is this 99% accurate! We can be wrong. But it gives you a rough idea of what laundry is costing you per pod, per load, and per year.

Dropps Laundry Pods

We going to break down the cost of each pod and load of laundry from Dropps, and use sale/subscription pricing.

So here's how Dropps cost-wise:

Dropps family size subscription includes 210 pods that cost $40 with the subscription ($50 without a subscription).

Dropps cost: $0.19 per pod or $0.38 per large load of laundry (two pods).

Dropps Pods would cost about $0.24 per pod and $0.48 per load without subscription pricing.

Realistically, we do 3-4 loads of laundry per week (that number includes the load or two that I forget about and have to restart the next day with new pods). 52 weeks in a year x 3-4 loads of laundry per week = 156-208 loads of laundry in a year.

Here are the annual costs of Dropps laundry pods:

Dropps yearly cost: 208 loads of laundry x $0.38 = $79 per year

Benefits to Using Dropps Laundry Pods

Here are some of the main points that led us to want to try Dropps laundry pods:

  • Are non-toxic
  • Contain no plastic, from their packaging to their actual pods
  • Contain no unnecessary chemicals, fragrances (depending on which variation you choose), or visual brighteners
  • Are naturally scented
  • Are gentle on skin
  • Use plant-derived ingredients for a biodegradable formula
  • Save some serious cash
  • Are a 4-in-1 product: detergent, stain-fighter, brightener, and odor-defense

Even the scented versions of this laundry detergent are supposed to be gentle for skin, although Dropps does offer a non-scented sensitive version as well.

Dropps Packing

We personally loved the packaging that Dropps came in, and appreciated the built-in child safety lock the boxes contained. With everyone having to worry about their kids popping pods in their mouths these days, that's a safety measure this mom applauds Dropps taking.

Dropps Packing

Not that we have that particular problem, but it's super important, and the thought really means a lot!

The boxes are also 100% recyclable and compostable. If you're concerned about our nation's recycling and environmental waste, this should make you very happy considering roughly 68% of plastic jugs and pod containers from other brands are not recycled and end up contributing around 275 tons of plastic waste that ends up in our oceans and waterways each year.

How to Use Dropps Laundry Pods

Dropps laundry pods are not meant to be placed in the liquid detergent well and should be placed in the bottom of the washer drum before any clothes are loaded in. Each box of laundry pods comes with a cold water pouch where pods can be placed before putting clothes into the washer, though know that they don't have to be. The cold water pouch helps keeps the pouches fully submerged in the water for machines that are more efficient and use less water for the best washing cycle and outcome.

Dropps Laundry Soap Pods

However, you can just drop your Dropps right in the washer drum if you wish!

Dropps Laundry Pod Membrane

Dropps' pod membrane (what forms the pod that holds the detergent) is a water-soluble, biodegradable film made up of polyvinyl alcohol which breaks down when it comes into contact with water. Microorganisms in our water systems break down the polyvinyl alcohol into water and carbon dioxide.

Dropps does not have a leg up necessarily when it comes to the membrane makeup, though, as all laundry pod membranes are made up of polyvinyl alcohol, even Tide pods.

The Bottom Line

Dropps has managed to create powerful laundry detergents that are convenient and cost-effective. For consumers concerned about planet earth and with a budget, it's a win-win-win. If you're looking for a guilt-free option that performs like the standard stuff you've been using, this is a good option.

Dropps Cleaning Solutions

Dropps Shopping Tips

  • Full-size orders to domestic addresses always receive Free shipping.
  • Refer friends and family and get a code to save $20 off a future order. Those who are referred also receive a 20% off discount code for first-time customers.
  • Customers can enter to win various sweepstakes, such as a lifetime supply of Dropps.
  • Sign up for the rewards program to earn points, which then convert to money off future orders.
  • Check out the company's social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, for additional discounts and coupon codes.
Related Links: https://www.dropps.com/