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Laundress Review: Tired of paying for Tide Pods that don’t work? We Tried The Laundress to give you our honest The Laundress Review. Read on the find out if The Laundress is worth it – and if it is actually cheaper than Tide Pods.

The Laundress Products: Our Quick Review

Eco Friendly, High-Efficiency Products that work
The Laundress

The Laundress makes highly concentrated products may look more expensive on the surface but can save you from multiple washes, using less detergents, treating stains better and an overall better product in general.

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The Laundress Review: what is The Laundress?

The different types of Laundress Laundry liquid detergents.

The Laundress is a line of laundry and home cleaning products that are eco-friendly and highly-efficient. The creators worked in luxury fashion and were tired of paying for dry cleaning. So they created The Laundress. The Laundress brand allows you to clean almost everything at home.

Meet the Founders

They do like they have bougie laundry detergent, right? But it’s more than just that….

In need of a better laundry detergent, Gwen Whiting and Lindsey Boyd started The Laundress. A company that’s eco-friendly, affordable, and provides effective cleaning for garments to make them last longer than ever before!

Gwen and Lindsey personally research every product (ranging from Shampoo to detergent to Cashmere cleaner) to make sure they bring life to your clothes – all while keeping them fresh and as natural as possible.

Their products are gentle on a wide variety of fabrics and they really to research to find the best solution. If you have allergies, check out our ClearUP Review.

The Laundress has a wide variety of products ranging from a baby detergent to scented vinegar to home spray. If you can think of something that needs to be cleaned in your homes, there’s a great chance that The Laundress makes a product to clean it.

Lots of Laundry? Get the Laundry Detergent and fabric softener in bulk and the delicate wash detergent in bulk, too.

The Laundress Review: What we tried

Similar to the gift pack we tried – full of great items for delicate items and super fresh laundry. Not pictured: the bleach alternative.

We tried The Laundress Signature Detergent, The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Shampoo, The Laundress Delicate Wash, and The Laundress Whites Detergent.

We simply thing this is the best smelling long-lasting laundry detergent.

I was drawn to this product because I don’t dry clean anything (as a stay-at-home mom it seems like a waste!). However, I am obsessed with getting my clothes really clean.

I do not like wearing clothing that has stains (who does?). But the bigger problem is: I don’t like putting the kids in clothing that has stains. I end up using a ton of detergent and stain spray and then occasionally still having to throw clothing away.

Mr We Tried It was anxious for me to find a cheaper alternative to my Tide Habit so we decided to give this a try.

The results have been stellar. The Laundress detergents get our clothes so much cleaner while using less product (therefore less money) and also allows me to run just a normal cycle instead of the extended wash cycles (also saves money on water and electricity).

Laundress Review: What we love about The Laundress

The Laundress Review : the bottles are beautiful!
You condition your hair, right? How about a fabric conditioner?
  1. Even if the product didn’t work I would want it in my laundry room purely for their gorgeous bottles – haha!
  2. The packaging is so beautiful!
  3. I love that I can use less product and less energy through shorter wash cycles and still get clean clothes!
  4. I think it is so smart that there are different types of detergents for different types of fabric: this just makes sense as to what would clean it best!
  5. Any company that focuses on green practices and efficiency is one I want to investigate!
  6. We have absolutely saved money using The Laundress! We have had the same initial bottles for months and typically I have a bottle of a well known detergent on my shopping list every week.

The Smell of Clean – Lily of the Valley

We never knew how much smell makes a big difference in how clean something smells. Well, now, your whole home can smell like the classic Laundress Scent.

Love the smell of laundress detergent? Not make your whole home smell nice – like super clean laundry.

One of our Best Aera Scents is The Classic from The Laundress. Here’s how they describe the scent:

The ultimate “clean laundry scent,” blending lily of the valley and jasmine with sweet musk, sandalwood, and a touch of citrus.

I have zero idea what a valley of lily is, but all you have to know is this can make your whole home smell like it was taken out of the washing machine and cleaned by laundress products. Serious.

While it won’t remove stains around the house – your house will smell like it’s been washed with The Laundress Brand!

The whole house will smell like clean laundry – no matter the fabrics.

Also, now available in the Aera Mini Diffuser. Read our full Aera Mini Review, too.

The Laundress Review: What we don’t love about The Laundress

You can save even more with the auto-replenishment option on their stain solution, delicate wash detergent and even their bleach alternative.

I don’t love that you have to buy it online. Obviously, that makes it cheaper by cutting out the middleman, but it also means you have to plan ahead.

Thankfully, they have an auto replenish available! As soon as I figure out how many months it takes me to go through my initial bottles, I will be signing up to have it automatically sent to me.

Is the Laundress Laundry Detergent actually cheaper for cleaning clothes?

This bottle retails for about $20 on Amazon – it doesn’t seem like a high cost, but it is!

Let me tell you a dirty little secret (no pun intended): I use way more detergent than I’m supposed to. If Tide says the bottle is for 32 loads, like the bottle above, there is a good chance I’m only going to get 20-ish. At almost $20, that makes it about $1/load.

However, The Laundress signature detergent is $20.50 and provides enough for 64 loads. I actually get closer to 50 loads from this detergent. That makes it about $0.41/load.

Of course – you can find cheaper detergent than the Tide Bottle listed here, but I also hate to switch detergents regularly, too. Our little ones have sensitive skin that tends to have bad reactions to new detergent.

Save even more with The Laundress

Another way The Laundress saves money: not having to dry clean clothes that were previously dry-cleaned only. Thankfully, we don’t have a lot of dry-clean-only clothes anymore – thanks to great products like the Ministry of Supply Suit and Mizzen + Main Shirts.

Another way that it saves money is by simply making your clothes last longer. How often have you had to throw away a shirt, especially kids clothes, that get a random stain on it that you can’t get out. Our daughter is SUPER messy and it seems like we have to throw away items all the time because we couldn’t get them clean.

That’s until we found The Laundress…

Stains: Meet your Maker in the Laundry Room

The Laundress also has a lot of great tips on how to wash clothes and get stains out of clothes.

This is awesome for all stains. Seriously, next time, you get a stain, go here. I wish I discovered this years ago. This will help you find what’s the best laundry detergent.

All of the products in the cleaning department can be overwhelming. How do you pick which ones will go well? How much does it really cost per load? Which ones will REALLY get rid of your stains?

What kind of stain solution do you need?

I love that Laundress has a no-nonsense guide for washing your clothes. I recently got some blood on a towel after shaving. The Towel was actually an expensive Onsen Town (read our full Onsen Towel Review). So, I put in the blood stain for a towel made of cotton into the Stain Guide.

The result was pretty perfect:

How to remove tough stains, the gentle formula and your #1 stain solution. This is a great way to find the best liquid laundry detergent (or whatever you need for clean, great-smelling clothes.

Of course they recommended their own products (you can save with our Laundress promo code), but the truth is that they give simple, easy to understand advice, that helps you with the stain you may have… before you wash the clothes.

I love it when companies make it simple: give me the stain, the type of fabric and I’ll give you the instructions on how to wash them.

That’s why you see great reviews for The Laundress Products. Anyone that has washed their clothes with the products (doesn’t matter if it is sheets, jeans, or delicates), the reviews are probably positive!

Who is The Laundress for?

Anyone who does laundry… Moms who do lots of laundry… Women and men who wear high-quality clothing and don’t want to pay for dry cleaning!

I think especially people who take the time to stain treat each item, wash them with like items and try to keep their clothing looking like new.

If you are alike me at all, you hate stains on clothes and you really want to take good fabric care of the clothes that you do have. I am careful to wash my delicates carefully and apply a stain remover to anything right away.

Their products are also for people looking for a better way to wash their clothes. Someone looking to avoid toxic chemicals in their clothes. While the products could be considered green – they are more geared toward someone looking for something more natural and free of artificial toxic materials that aren’t good for anyone… or the green earth.

The Laundress Alternatives

The alternative to this product is to buy your detergent at the grocery store. This is not a bad alternative, but in my option it is more expensive than The Laundress, doesn’t work as well and doesn’t look nearly as chic!

You can also check out other Direct-to-Consumer detergent brands like Frey. Mr. We Tried It uses Frey for his clothes. It even made it on our Best Men’s Gift Guide.

Mr. We Tried It really likes Frey, too. It has a more masculine scent but not as much for the delicate wash.

Frey is an interesting alternative to The Laundress. Frey is slightly more masculine but is similar in their approach to making great, eco-friendly detergent that smells amazing.

The Laundress Review: The Final Verdict.

Eco Friendly, High-Efficiency Products that work
The Laundress

The Laundress makes highly concentrated products may look more expensive on the surface but can save you from multiple washes, using less detergents, treating stains better and an overall better product in general.

Buy Now
We might earn a commission if you make a purchase, at no additional cost to you.

Worth the hype!

Laundry detergent is one of those things that I really don’t stop to consider that often, but doing the laundry for our family does take a lot of my time. The Laundress has made this household chore more efficient, less expensive and a little posher for me and what more can you ask for?

We all have to wash clothes. We call get stains on our clothes. Shouldn’t we at least be washing our clothes with something that is good for your clothes and good for the environment.

Do you have any questions or comments about our The Laundress Review? Please let us know in the comments below!

PS: This product was also featured in our best gifts for the woman that has everything.

Laundress FAQs

Why is The Laundress good?

The Laundress is “good” because their detergent and cleaning products are plant-based, biodegradable, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly.

Plus, their products are formulated to cleanse and condition fabrics without harsh chemicals or perfumes, so they’re safer for you and the planet. And because their products are concentrated, you only need a small amount to get your clothes looking and smelling great. So if you’re looking for an earth-friendly alternative to conventional laundry detergents and cleaning products, The Laundress is definitely worth checking out.

Is The Laundress better than Woolite?

If you’re looking for a laundry detergent that’s tough on stains but gentle on fabric, The Laundress is the way to go. Woolite might be fine for some clothes, but The Laundress is specifically formulated to extend the life of your clothing. From denim to wool and everything in between, The Laundress can handle it all. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly and non-toxic, so you can feel good about using it.

Are The Laundress products toxic?

The Laundress makes a great nontoxic formula with a variety of enzyme-based cleaning ingredients. These enzymes are great for getting rid of tough stains and actually penetrate the fabric to cleanse it deep down. The Laundress products are also biodegradable and allergen free, making them a safe choice for those with sensitivities. Overall, I highly recommend their products for anyone looking for an environmentally friendly and nontoxic laundry solution!

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