Product Detail

Tide Free & Gentle Powder Laundry Detergent gets to the bottom of dirt and stains to help keep your whites white and your colours bright. A laundry detergent powder made without dyes and perfumes, dermatologically tested for sensitive skin.

Deeper Clean That Is Gentle On Skin

Dosage

Directions:

Measure with scoop.

  • For medium loads, fill to bar 1.
  • For large loads, fill to bar 3.
  • For he full loads, fill to bar 5.

Start washer, add detergent, then add clothes.

Time Smart Tip: Be sure to add the detergent at the right time. Begin filling the washer with water, measure and add detergent as the washer fills, then add the clothing. This helps ensure that the detergent is dissolved and properly distributed in the washing water.

Powder Measurement Instructions

How It Works

Like regular Tide, Tide Free & Gentle contains surfactants. Surfactant molecules have two parts. One is "water loving" and the other is "water hating." The water-loving (hydrophilic) part breaks the surface tension of water. The water-hating (hydrophobic) part is attracted to oil and grease in soils, loosening and removing them from fabrics.


Safety

Ensuring the safety of our Tide® line of fabric care products is a responsibility that P&G takes very seriously. Before any product can appear on store shelves, it must be demonstrated safe to use as intended. But that is only the beginning of our journey. The Earth's resources are limited and valuable, and we have an obligation to future generations to use these resources wisely.

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FAQ

Q: Do your laundry products contain gluten?
A: None of our laundry products contain gluten (wheat or wheat derivatives, barley, casein or rye). Our production lines are dedicated to laundry products and are not susceptible to cross contamination. 

Q: What does the Free in the product name mean?
A: Tide Free & Gentle laundry detergent is free from dyes and perfumes.

Q: Can I use this product on my delicates?
A: Tide Free & Gentle laundry detergent can be used on any garments that are considered machine washable. Some garments can be more susceptible to colour loss and bleeding, and as with all detergents, it is recommended that a small hidden area of the garment be tested for colourfastness if there is concern.

Q: Will Tide Free & Gentle laundry detergent work on heavily soiled clothes?
A: Tide Free & Gentle laundry detergent will work great on heavily soiled clothes.

Q: Do I need to add anything else (bleach, laundry aid, pre-treat) to get my clothes clean?
A: Depending on the level and type of soil, you may still have other laundry additives that you choose to add. For typical laundry, nothing else will be required for cleaning. 

Q: Can I use Tide Free & Gentle laundry detergent on my baby's clothes?
A: Yes. Tide Free & Gentle has been specially formulated with dermatologists for sensitive skin, including babies.

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Tide does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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3.54/5 (104)
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02/02/2021

Works on cloth diapers

After trying every natural product out there for cloth diapers (and them not working), I succumbed to buying Tide Free and Gentle powder. It’s works amazingly and perfectly. If it can clean human waste with ease, then it’s really really good.

Recommend Product

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01/29/2021

New towels ruined and a few clothes items as well

I’ve been using Tide powder for about 7 months now. This last box I purchased with acti lift must have been very potent that it left bleach spots all over my new towels and on a few clothes items.

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The Tide Team 01/29/2021

This certainly isn't the experience we'd like a loyal Tide fan like you to have, since our products are designed to provide your items with a superior clean. We can assure that our products shouldn't cause any bleaching if the items were washed according to the care instructions, and the instructions on the package were followed. As well, no detergents on the market can completely remove color, so this color loss was most likely caused by bleach. If you used bleach in a previous load, some may have remained in the washer. Even if you don't use bleach, other products in your home contain bleaching agents, such as certain toothpastes, acne treatments, and hair dyes. Your satisfaction means everything to us, so we'd be happy to look into this further for you and see how we can best help! When you have a moment, please give us a call at (800) 879-8433.

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01/11/2021

Nothing is better than Tide Powder

I have been washing my family's clothes for twenty-five (25) years. I have tried almost every premium laundry detergent. While others are good, Tide Powder is the best cleaner and leaves a fresh fragrance. P & G cannot improve on perfection.

Recommend Product

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01/03/2021

Just perfect.

Tide Free & Gentle powder is the ONLY detergent I use in hot and warm water laundry. It doesn't irritate my husband's allergies and the powder version keeps terrycloth towels and items smelling fresh and clean. I pair it with Woolite Dark for cold water washing and Bounce Free & Gentle softener sheets.

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12/12/2020

This product has changed!!

I have been using Tide Free & Gentle for over a year and have been very happy with it, even with hard water and kid stains galore. Recently, I recommended it to a friend and she mentioned to me that her box smells perfumed. I was really surprised to hear that as I am very sensitive to scent and have never noticed a perfume smell before. Then over the last month, every store I have gone to is out of stock of the Free & Gentle powder. My husband finally found some across the city near where he works so I asked him to buy 3 boxes as I literally ran out almost a week ago. Just opened one of the new boxes today, and it smells perfumed! I now have 3 boxes to return and still have no detergent for my family of 5. I’m very frustrated and disappointed as I had finally found an unscented product that performed well with our hard water and kid grime. There are no markings on the boxes indicating that the formula has changed. You’ve definitely lost a loyal customer.

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The Tide Team 12/15/2020

This absolutely isn't something we expect, Alisa, and we're sorry to hear this was your experience! Our Tide Free & Gentle is made without any dyes or perfumes, so we'd like to learn a bit more about this! When you have a moment to share, could you please call (800) 879-8433? We look forward to doing all we can to make this right!

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11/09/2020

Nothing like Tide

Just started using the powder again after like 20 years. The scent seems to be the true original scent. It does a great job cleaning. Tide is the best.

Recommend Product

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