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What is Laundress Laundry Detergent? Is it Any Good?
The Laundress is a luxury brand laundry detergent that will leave your linens smelling great. The Laundress is the brainchild of founders, Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd who discovered a need in the market for an eco-friendly, effective and affordable product that will not only clean garments but also keep them lasting longer.
I bought a 32 oz. bottle of their signature detergent along with the fabric conditioner and all-purpose bleach alternative. My test was throwing in some relatively new sheets along with a blanket that my wife and I had received for our wedding over 13 years ago.
I wasn’t expecting any miracles but I wanted to try a product for my most used textile, my bedding. The bottle recommends using 4 capfuls of the detergent for a conventional washing machine. I found that to actually be more than enough. I could have gotten by with just 3 or maybe even less. I also added the fabric conditioner and bleach alternative since I was doing whites. I normally just use a fabric softener sheet in the dryer so this was a different approach.
Below is a picture of the back of the bottles which have the instructions.
My Laundress Laundry Detergent Findings
This laundry detergent smells amazing. It leaves your sheets with an unrivaled fresh scent that is long-lasting. according to their website, the scent is a, “blending lily of the valley and jasmine with sweet musk, sandalwood, and a touch of citrus”. To me, it is a scent you will never grow tired of.
I recommend setting your washing machine to “extra rinse” as I found the smell to be a bit overwhelming the first night sleeping on the sheets after washing them. An extra rinse would help with that or you may even want to do less than the recommended amount, especially if your sheets aren’t that dirty.
Given that the recommendation is to use 4 capfuls for a traditional washing machine, I will only be using this on my linens. It can get expensive if you plan on using their product with all your laundry. They also have a fabric fresh spray that you can use in between washes for an extra boost.
Despite the relatively high cost of this product, I find that it is well worth it. My linens look and smell wonderful. Think of it this way, would you want to hang around with someone who smells like cheap perfume all the time? I prefer Chanel No. 5 myself and that’s what this is, the Chanel No. 5 of laundry soap.
So, if you are expecting a romantic weekend ahead or just want to impress company or indulge yourself, invest in a set of The Laundress, your sheets will look and smell like a million bucks.
I bought my Laundress products through Amazon since they have such an easy and generous return policy and since I’m also an Amazon Prime member, delivery was free and received the product in two days.
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