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Note: I’ve partnered with Petra Naturals to bring you this post.

I’m giving away two FREE packages of natural laundry detergent from Petra. Leave a comment to enter. Click here.

We’ve all heard of organic soaps and detergents for people and pets, but this new product is really different.

The natural laundry detergent from Petra Naturals called “Old Soap” is biodegradable, non-toxic and TRULY fragrance free.

This product is the perfect solution for people or pets with allergies or sensitivities to fragrances because it contains just two ingredients.

The ingredients include:


  • powdered, organic soap nuts and
  • all-natural washing soda


That’s it. This is truly a hypoallergenic product.

Soap nuts are actually berries that are de-seeded and dried, Petra said. They are used as a natural laundry detergent because they release a cleaning agent called saponin. More on soap nuts below.

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Why fragrance free is so important for people or pets with allergies

If you have a family member or pet with skin allergies, I highly recommend you look into Petra’s laundry detergent. Click here.

My husband is a good example of someone who is very allergic to nearly all fragrances found in soaps, shampoos and household cleaning products.

Because of this, we avoid all fragrances in our home, but it’s difficult to find products that are fragrance free and natural.

[quote_center]If you have a family member or pet with skin allergies, I highly recommend you look into Petra’s laundry detergent.[/quote_center]

Most natural cleaning products contain strong fragrances like lavender oil, cedar oil, sage, etc. We can’t have those fragrances in our home because my husband is allergic.

Prior to receiving Petra’s Old Soap laundry detergent, we had actually been washing our clothes with no detergent at all – just hot water – because even the “fragrance free” detergents we tried still had a fragrance.

Natural Laundry Detergent Petra Naturals

Could your dog or cat be allergic to fragrances?

Many pets seem to have allergies, but their owners aren’t quite sure on the cause.

The pet’s food is often blamed, but another factor to consider is environment, including household fragrances.

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Imagine if your dog or cat is allergic to certain fragrances in your home and how miserable that could make him feel. This could be anything from scented candles to air fresheners to natural flea and tick products to hand soaps and of course laundry detergents.

Do you really want to wash your dog’s bedding in chemicals or strong fragrances that are potentially making his skin itchy?

More info on soap nuts

Soap Nuts PetraThe cleaning agent in soap nuts is very gentle and works well for washing delicate fabrics, Petra said.

It also removes odors and I’ve had success using the detergent to wash things like pet bedding and workout clothes.

According to Petra, soap nuts:

1. Are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and all-natural.

2. Can be used as a shampoo for people or pets or for general cleaning, like wiping countertops.

3. Are safe for the environment.

Petra’s laundry detergent is made with soap-nut powder, but if you prefer to buy just the soap nuts you can by a 100-gm bag from Petra on Amazon for $14.95 (normally $19.98). Click here.

What I like about Petra’s Old Soap laundry detergent


  • It is truly fragrance free and hypoallergenic. Good for dogs with itchy skin.
  • It effectively cleans my laundry, including pet bedding. It leaves the clothes feeling clean and smooth.
  • Contains no toxins or chemicals. It’s a good option if you have kids or pets.


Make sure to leave a comment below to enter our giveaway!

Petra's Old Soap laundry detergent

What’s not so good


  • Some people won’t like that there is no fragrance. Obviously not a problem for me!
  • The soap does not create a lot of suds. No big deal, but I know some people need to see lots of suds in order to feel their clothes are clean.
  • Petra says each 16-ounce package should last for about 23 loads of laundry. I’ve seen how many loads of laundry some families do in a week. For them, it might be best to order multiple containers at once so there’s less re-ordering.


Does Petra’s Old Soap detergent actually work?

Yes. I’ve used the Old Soap for general laundry purposes like washing workout clothes, sheets, towels and pet bedding.

[quote_center]this is a great detergent that’s safe for you, your pets and the environment.[/quote_center]

I have not used it on seriously stained materials, but I imagine it would work just as well as most detergents. The company says on its web site that the Old Soap can even be used to wash cloth baby diapers!

What it comes down to is this is a great detergent that’s safe for you, your pets and the environment.

Have any of you used soap nuts for cleaning purposes before? I’m curious what you think!

Ace with Petra's Old Soap

Giveaway – Try Petra’s Laundry Detergent for FREE

Petra Old SoapPetra Naturals is giving away a FREE 16-ounce container of its Old Soap laundry detergent to two readers of That Mutt.

To enter:

Just leave a comment below to let me know you’re interested.

I’ll choose the winners at random on Thursday Aug. 27 and announce them here. Must have a mailing address in the contiguous United States to win.

*Congrats to Daniel S. and Riraho!

Ordering info

If you would like to order Petra’s powdered laundry soap, it is available on Amazon for $15.99 (normally $24.95). Click here.

Also see my post on Petra’s natural dog chews.

Do you think you or your family members could benefit from Petra’s natural laundry detergent?

Let me know in the comments!

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Tuesday 25th of August 2015

This stuff looks great :) I haven't ever tried soap nuts before but I'm intrigued


Tuesday 25th of August 2015

My mom has tried soap nuts and liked it. I would definitely like to give it a try.

Joan Kubes

Monday 24th of August 2015

I have very sensitive skin so I'd love to try this.


Monday 24th of August 2015

My family doesnt like fragrance either, and well all love natural detergents. Thanks for the feature, it's good for me to know even if I don't win.


Monday 24th of August 2015

I woud love to try this product. Seems like something I could definitely get used to.