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method Laundry Booster: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Last Updated: July 29, 2022


Learn about method's Laundry Booster and how it's plant-based ingredients give laundry the extra lift it needs with stain-lifting power that promises to keep your whites white and your brights bright.

Could your laundry use a boost? From smelly gym clothes and sweat-stained sheets to fading colors and lackluster scents, sometimes your laundry detergent just isn’t enough to clean your dirty duds the way you want it to. That’s where laundry boosters come in.


Laundry boosters possess cleaner sheets and stain-lifting superpowers — but how do they work? We got down ‘n’ dirty with the method Laundry Booster so you can decide if boosters are the right product for your wash-day woes.

What is a laundry booster?

Laundry boosters give your load a lil’ extra oomph to help get your clothes gloriously clean and fresh. method Laundry Booster powders are formulated to enhance your laundry detergent’s cleaning power and soften hard water while targeting laundry concerns like sweat marks, pilling, and grass stains.


What are method Laundry Boosters made from?

method Laundry Boosters use plant- and mineral-based ingredients like baking soda, enzymes, and flower extracts to lift stains — and stank — from your laundry. These powders are biodegradable, cruelty-free, and made without fragrances, dyes, parabens or phthalates. The bottle is made from 95% post-consumer recycled plastic for good vibes and maximum recyclability.

Choose your fighter: method Laundry Booster for all your laundry needs

method’s Laundry Booster comes in four blends made for a variety of laundry day needs — Sport, Extend, Sleep, and Whites. We took a deep-dive into each booster and asked a few Grove members if they think laundry boosters are a boon or a bust.


Sport

De-funk your sports duds with method Laundry Booster in Sport. method Sport is made specifically for all the clothes you and your family wear while you workout. Grass-stained gym shorts? Check. Sweat marks on your favorite running shirt? Yep. That stench from your kiddo’s soccer bag? method Sport has got you covered. This fragrance-free booster is your go-to for funked-up activewear and sports gear.


What Grove members have to say

Jennifer says: “Gives my wash that little boost it needs to get the sweaty odors out of my family's workout clothes. I have three boys who play multiple sports and my husband and I both run daily. We have LOTS of stinky workout clothes and this gets the Job DONE!”


And from Naomi G.: “The BEST clean booster! I think we have a winner! The method Sport Booster is probably the fourth or fifth ‘clean’ booster I’ve tried, but now the last. I love how it supports removing the scent from smelly clothes while simultaneously helping stains (and old stains, at that). I love adding this booster to every wash!”

Extend

Ah, the great extender! method Laundry Booster in Extend is a siren call for all things fuzzy, pilly, and fading. This nifty powder gives clothes a new lease on life with plant-based ingredients that help stop your sweaters from pilling and your jeans from losing their bright blue color. It’s fragrance-free and safe for folks with sensitive sniffers.


What Grove members have to say

Rachel L. says: “Love this! I've been through three containers and I love it. It helps retain the fluff in my bath towels and sweatshirts, and it has zero scent which greatly helps my allergies.”


Kathleen B. loves it, too: “Works great. I started using this a few months ago and it’s definitely made a difference in how my whole wash comes out! My white towels are less dingy and my colors are getting brighter. I absolutely love this product and since it has no perfumes or scent, it doesn’t bother my very sensitive skin. Will definitely continue using it!

Sleep

Catch some sweet zzz’s with method’s Laundry Booster in Sleep. Body oils build up on your bedding over time, and they can be tough to remove completely. This booster gives your detergent the pick-me-up it needs to rid your sheets and blankets of body oil stains, sweat marks, and dried-up drool spots. Plus it’s fragrance-free, so it won’t mess with the scent of your laundry detergent.


What Grove members have to say

Laura recommends method’s Sleep Booster for bedding: “My husband leaves oily sweat stains on his pillow so I bought this booster. It removes the stains on the pillowcase and has been a lifesaver for my stress level!”


Jackie has this to say: “Awesome for sheets! It definitely helped get the 'body grime' off our sheets. Now they feel so clean and refreshed.”

Whites

Grab a bottle of method Laundry Booster for Whites and make your whites shine again. This powerful booster is specially formulated for whites and brights that could use some cheering up. method’s Booster for Whites lifts stains to keep whites looking their best, but it’s safe for all colors so feel free to toss it in with your band tees and colorful blouses to keep ‘em from getting dull.


What Grove members have to say

“The BEST!!” Says Sandra H., “I hope you never stop selling this whitener. It’s exactly what I've been searching for. I have bamboo sheets, which are great for 'sleeping cool' and are very soft to sleep on, but require tons of special care — including not using hot water or bleach. I tend to slather my face and body with oils, butters, etc., so my sheets absorb these oils and they’ve stained my white sheets. I thought the damage was permanent until I came across method Laundry Booster!! My, how things have changed!! I was ready to purchase a new set of sheets. I'm happy that I bought the booster first.”


Gabrielle N. thinks it’s amazing, too: “Amazing!!! I have a lot of white linens in my home — blankets, bed sheets, pillow covers, towels — and this laundry booster has made them all look brand new! They’re so crispy white and fresh, I'm obsessed. It’s a definite must-have!”

How to use method Laundry Booster

Step 1

Add your favorite laundry detergent to the washing machine drum, then fill method’s Laundry Booster cap to the line inside the cap and pour it in the drum.


Step 2

Toss in your clothes, sheets, towels, or down pillows, then wash and dry as usual. No special settings are needed for the booster to work its magic.

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method Laundry Booster FAQ

Can I use method Laundry Booster in cold water?

Yep! Cold water washes are great for fabrics and the environment, but if your clothes are especially icky, they might need a boost. method Laundry Boosters can help increase the cleaning power of your cold washes and get your clothes back to super-clean condition.


Can I use more than one Laundry Booster at a time?

Absolutely. Mix up a custom cocktail of laundry boosters to give your sheets and clothes a seriously impressive clean. If you do give your laundry a double boost, we recommend cutting each booster in half to avoid over-soaping your washing machine.

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