Product Detail

  • Deeper clean* that is gentle on skin.
  • Free of dyes and perfumes.
  • Hypoallergenic.
  • America's #1 Detergent**
  • #1 recommended by washing machine manufacturers***. 

*vs. leading national competitor Free detergent
**based on sales
***based on co-marketing agreements

Like most Tide detergents, 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.

Detergents usually contain more than one type of surfactant to remove certain types of soils and clean different types of fabrics. Other ingredients in laundry detergent can include fluorescent whitening agents (to help maintain whiteness or brightness) and enzymes (to help break down complex soils such as blood and grass).

Most detergents also contain dyes and perfumes. Tide Free & Gentle does not.

Dosage

Directions:

Measure with cap.

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

Add clothes, pour into dispenser, start washer.

Usage Instructions:

Follow care label instructions, then sort.

Test inside seam for colorfastness.

FAQ

Q: Are your laundry products ok to use with Septic Tanks?
A: Our laundry products have been thoroughly evaluated and are safe to use in homes with septic tanks. Using normal, recommended amounts of these products will not disturb the septic system (including aerated systems) or damage plumbing systems with a properly functioning septic tank.

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

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

Q: Will Tide Free & Gentle work on heavily soiled clothes?
A: Tide Free & Gentle will work great on heavily soiled clothes. While Tide Free & Gentle is free from dyes and perfumes, this won’t affect its great cleaning power.

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 on my baby's clothes?
A: Yes. Tide Free & Gentle is free from dyes and perfumes, which is perfect to use for a baby’s sensitive skin.

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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4.37/5 (135)
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87% Recommended

Lori K.

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1/11/2015

The benefits of Tide Free and Tide with Downy

Reliable and cleans my family's clothes!

Ashley K.

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11/13/2012

My video tells about how much I like tide free and gentle and its great value .

My opinion of Tide free & gentle is that it works great and smells good with out being over powering .I think its a great value and time saver .

Trish R.

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1/27/2012

Perfect for small children or those with sensitive skin!

A fantastic laundry detergent that is gently on skin. Free of dyes and perfumes, it's perfect for people with sensitive skin or young children. It is super effective and does a great job at cleaning but without the dyes and perfumes - perfect!

Yaniris V.

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6/14/2013

good for people with allergies

good for people with allergies

Juliet H.

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6/14/2013

Free and gentle detergent that is soft on skin and also effective at cleaning

I have always loved the cleaning power of Tide original but it was too harsh for my son's skin. Now Tide Free and Gentle is the perfect combination of clean and sensitive.

Lynne G.

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6/14/2013

Tide free and gentle lives up to its name!!

Tide free and gentle is another quality product made by Procter and Gamble. It is non-irritating and gentle on clothes. Our clothes came out clean and did not irritate sensitive skin. Packaging was convenient and easy to use. Even though the bottle wasn't orange the Tide logo was the same and easy to spot. Overall a great product that I highly recommend!

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05/14/2016

LOVED this product

LOVE THIS DETERGENT USED TO HAVE ALL KINDS OF ALLERGIES NOW WE ARE IN THE CLEAR :)

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02/25/2016

Perfect for Baby

I use this on our baby's clothes. It works perfect. It has gotten out everything. No scent of any kind and gentle for baby.

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12/10/2015

Tide Free & Gentle is one of the Best Detergents

Tide Free & Gentle free of Dyes and Perfumes, is what I purchase when choosing a Detergent. I would say it is one of the best Detergents you can buy, for your money!!!

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12/10/2015

Tide Free & Gentle is one of the Best Detergents

Tide Free & Gentle free of Dyes and Perfumes, is what I purchase when choosing a Detergent. I would say it is one of the best Detergents you can buy, for your money!!!

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05/27/2015

Best product for baby!!

I have twin babies with very sensitive skin. This product is the best out there!! None of the others compare to the results this product had!! Will not go to any other brands!

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01/15/2014

Bring Back Lilac scented Pure Essentials

The only scented laundry detergent for which I have ever had any brand loyalty was Pure Essentials with baking soda - white lilac scented. It worked on my toxic work-out clothes and I liked the scent. Why is there no equivalent or substitute?

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