Country Save Laundry Detergent Powder isn't included in formal tests at ConsumerReports.org or elsewhere. However, we found a huge number of user reviews for this inexpensive powdered laundry detergent. Many fans of Country Save started using this soap for laundering cloth diapers, then began using it for all of their laundry. Country Save can be used in either standard or high-efficiency washers (you use half as much for HE washers than standard washers). That makes it one of the least expensive detergents for HE machines. Owners like that Country Save powder is free of fragrance and dyes, and that it contains no phosphates (compounds that can harm marine life). That makes it a good choice for those with sensitive skin. The packaging is made of recycled and recyclable materials. The downside? Country Save is hard to find in stores; it's available in some Whole Foods stores and online. An easier-to-find alternative is Seventh Generation Natural 2X Concentrated Liquid Detergent (*Est. 36 cents per load), which is also fragrance and dye-free but costs a bit more.
Country Save has not been included in comparison testing, but it has a very strong fan base, as evidenced by reviewers at Amazon.com and other sites.
On Amazon.com, Country Save Laundry Detergent Powder receives more than 60 perfect reviews. Owners say that it cleans extremely well and leaves behind no fragrance. It also does not aggravate sensitive skin.
Review: Country Save HE Laundry Detergent, Contributors to Amazon.com
A handful of reviewers give Country Save Laundry Detergent Powder a perfect score. Several of the reviews also appear at Amazon.com, but this is a good place to double-check for additional reviews.
Review: Country Save HE Laundry Detergent Powder, Contributors to RateItAll.com
At this environmental website, one reviewer gives Country Save Powdered Laundry Detergent a perfect rating. The reviewer states that this detergent cleans well and is gentle on fabrics.
Review: Country Save Powdered Laundry Detergent, Contributors to Ecohuddle.com