Pros: SLE/SLES free, cruelty free, paper packaging
Biokleen is a great laundry detergent option -- it's packaged in recycled paper cardboard.
All Biokleen products are free of chlorine, optical brighteners, and phosphates. The surfactants used in Biokleen products are vegetable-based -- they do NOT use Sodium Laurel or Sodium Laureth Sulfate surfactants (SLS/SLES). SLS/SLES often act as skin irritants for many people and are generally a good thing to avoid.
Even better - all their products do not use any animal ingredients or animal testing.
To get the most out of this soap, I recommend putting it in the machine first, running the water a few minutes and then swirling it around with your hand or a laundry item to dissolve the soap better. It does have a tendency to clump and streak clothing if put on top of the clothing.
This soap smells really great -- it is tied right up there with lavender as my favorite laundry detergent scent.
The downside is that it costs a bit more per wash than other powdered soaps.