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Birchbox Test Case: Dropps Laundry Detergent

Here at Birchbox HQ, we’re all about achieving one thing: the total effect. That means our socks match, our hair is done, and our lips are freshly glossed—even when we’re dressed down. Accordingly, our fabulous Beauty Partnerships team is always searching for exciting products that improve every aspect of our routine. 

When the Ops Team found out we were including eco-friendly Dropps laundry detergent samples as a lifestyle extra in some of our April Birchboxes, we were intrigued. These innovative biodegradable pacs are perfect for Earth Month (not to mention cute) but could they do the job? Naturally, we had to put this earth-conscious detergent to the test.

Grabbing April samples, we began staining a white t-shirt with makeup (a scenario that actually happens quite a bit in our office!). Alima Pure’s Nourishing Lip Balm in Rhubarb left deep, berry stains. We smudged Revolutionary Organics Glow Beauty Balm into the fabric, leaving pink marks. Spreading Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturizer around the collar created brown blotches.


The result was a big mess and a big challenge for Dropps’ dainty pacs. We took the once-white shirt to a nearby Laundromat and tossed it into a machine with a single Dropps pac.

After 20 minutes, we pulled the t-shirt out of the machine and were amazed that the detergent got almost everything out. We’d been a little too aggressive with the Revolution Organics Balm and it had left a faint pink ring that came out in a second washing.

The verdict? Dropps work better than our usual drugstore detergent, with the benefit of coming in tidy, single-use packets. We love the idea of going green in style and looking even better because of it.

—Ally

Curious about what else is in our April Birchboxes? Watch this month’s spoiler video!

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