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The 5 Best Laundry Detergents on Store Shelves

The best laundry detergents fall into a few different categories. There are stain fighters, scented, all-natural, and sensitive skin varieties. Let’s take a look at the 5 highest rated detergents, which will hold a small sampling of these varieties.

5) Gain Laundry Detergent

Gain Laundry Detergent Liquid Original - 50 fl oz

Gain is a very popular, moderately priced detergent.  It is highly scented but lacks some of the overall cleaning power that you will find in a higher-end detergent. If using this detergent, make sure you have a strong stain-removing treatment to help with stains.

4) All 

all laundry detergents bottle

All works great and has a version that performs as well as regular but without dyes and fragrances to work with sensitive skin. It also does a pretty good job on stains, but still not as great as the highest rated options. The sensitive skin option is great for baby clothing, young kids, and anyone else with sensitive skin issues.

3) Seventh Generation Laundry Detergents

Seventh Generation Laundry detergent

Seventh Generation is a great laundry detergent that is also plant-based. It has the stain-fighting power of other detergents but without the added chemicals. It is also available in several different types. If you are looking for a more natural alternative, this is a great choice.

2) Percil

Percil laundry detergents

I big seller overseas is Percil, but it isn’t very widely known in the United States. It is a great stain remover. Several types are available, including sensitive skin options. It is widely available in the US as well as Europe.

1) Tide Laundry Detergents

Tide Laundry Detergents

Although its price tag is generally higher than most other brands, Tide does a fantastic job of removing stains. It comes in many varieties, and all work as well as the last. They also recently launched a lower price version that isn’t quite as strong as the original but is set at a good price point. For all of those reasons, it comes in as the best laundry detergent.

These detergents will all do a great job for you. There are others out there that are great as well, and you may have to pick up something like Woolite for your delicate wash needs, but overall these are the top 5 best laundry detergents.