As a mom, I want to protect my children from anything and everything. Even the little things like Eczema is a battle for me. Laundry being one of the factors for breakouts, my challenge was how to launder clothes for sensitive skin without spending a fortune? My son Owen and my daughter Haleigh both suffer from eczema breakouts. We’ve tried lots of detergents and I always went back to my favorite brand, Tide. We were out shopping at Costco and thought we’d give their store brand a try. Within days of using it Haleigh broke out with eczema spots in her usual places: under her arms, back, and behind her knees. I was back to the drawing board and sticking with our usual brand.
Then I received the offer from The Laundress to work with them on a review, we discussed my needs for a detergent that is soft and non-irritating to the kid’s skin. Their Baby Laundry Detergent is an allergen-free detergent that is formulated with color guard to preserve frequently washed items. The scent is amazing, it’s a soft and calming blend of vanilla, musk, lily of the valley, lavender, and sandalwood. Smells so good! Haleigh’s blankets were so soft and cozy! This is without using a fabric softener. I have been using the product for the whole family and no one has had an Eczema outbreak and Haleigh’s flare up has gone away!
They’ve got a great line of, not only Laundry Detergents, but Fabric Care and Home Cleaning products. What I like most is that their products are nontoxic and 100% biodegradable. No artificial colors, dyes, or additives. Their Laundry Detergent is highly concentrated, and suitable for all machines and temperatures. For me, using an HE Washer, I use (on a regular cycle): 2 capfuls / 1/8 cup and I’ll get 32 washes out of a 1 liter bottle.
In addition to my needs for a gentle detergent, I also have the weekly pickup/drop off at the dry cleaners for Todd’s dress shirts. I love the idea of not having to iron all his shirts, but the extra money seems a bit of a waste. The Laundress products can clean 90% of your “dry-cleaning” items. With a Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, you can leave the toxins at the dry cleaners. The shampoo is also scented in Cedar, which is a natural moth repellent.
Looking through their catalog I have noticed several items that I’d be able to use:
Sweater Comb and Stone
Sport Detergent for our gym clothes, because I like to wash those separately.
Candles, with their original scents.
They recently did a blog editorial ‘How To Launder Bugaboo Footmuffs’ featuring The Laundress Baby Detergent and Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.
For more information, please see their website at: The Laundress.com