Finally, Green Cleaning Products That Work!

We love a clean home, and we want to keep the earth clean, too. But we were disappointed with the quality of natural cleaners. That is, until we found The Laundress! Their naturally-derived cleaning products work great and they are safe for the environment.

The Laundress cleaning products

The Laundress Home & Linen Cleaning Products

The Laundress was started by owners Lindsey Wieber Boyd and Gwen Whiting. Like us, they were dissatisfied with the eco-friendly cleaning products on the market. As they put it, “Tired of buying inferior natural cleaning products or toxic cleaners that were not effective we decided it was time to make our own.”

Lindsey Wieber Boyd and Gwen Whiting, the Laundress Ladies.

Lindsey Wieber Boyd and Gwen Whiting, the Laundress Ladies.

Lindsey and Gwen were both educated in Fiber Science, Textile and Apparel Management and Design at Cornell University. The used their knowledge of fibers to create fabric-specific detergents that are gentle on clothes, but tough on dirt and stains. They have special detergents for denim, workout clothes, and delicates, among others.

The Laundress detergents are formulated from plant-based ingredients, and do not contain chlorine, petroleum products, or artificial color. They are triple-concentrated which means less packaging waste. You also use less product, which is better for your clothes and the environment, and ultimately saves you money.

The Laundress detergent vs. traditional detergents

The Laundress detergent vs. traditional detergents

We love their Signature Detergent for regular laundry, their Stain Solution for tough stains, and Wool & Cashmere Shampoo for our sweaters. (Yes, you can actually wash cashmere – and it comes out softer than from the dry cleaners!)

Their dusters, brushes, and cleaning cloths are made from natural materials – no plastic or petroleum products.

The Laundress feather duster

Ostrich Feather Duster

We are always looking for the best tools to make our necessary domestic chores more luxurious and above all – easier! This ostrich feather duster is what Redecker refers to as the “king of feather dusters”! It is so luxurious, we actually look forward to cleaning now.

Well, almost.

Click here to see our entire collection of The Laundress cleaning products. And get ready to love cleaning…or at least, dislike it a little less.

Musings About the Laundress Linen Spray

We recently asked some bloggers to review some of our linen care products. We love what Interior Design Musings did with the Laundress Fabric Fresh spray – tested it out on her unsuspecting houseguests.

What did they think? Find out at the Interior Design Musings blog.

Gracious Style on the Pigtown Design Blog

We asked Meg from Pigtown Design to try out some of our newest LeBlanc Linen Wash products, and she loved the Blue Violet scent. Read all about it at her blog, Pigtown Design.

Thanks, Meg!


The Laundress and LeBlanc Clean Up in Elle Decor

Laundry sure has come a long way from the days of the washboard and tub. We now have computerized washing machines and dryers. Laundry detergent has improved, too. Two of our favorite modern laundry soaps, The Laundress and LeBlanc Linen Wash were featured in Elle Decor this month.

Lindsey Wieber Boyd and Gwen Whiting, co-founders of The Laundress®, created their eco-chic line of specialty detergent and fabric care to take the chore out of doing laundry. The Laundress detergents are highly concentrated, suitable for HE machines and hand-washing, and work in any water temperature. They are family safe, allergen-free, have no toxic fumes and aren’t tested on animals. The detergents use plant-based ingredients, and do not contain chlorine, petroleum products, or artificial color.

LeBlanc Linen Wash is a specially formulated cleaning solution for washing fine linens. The gentle, pH-balanced formula contains no bleach and can be used on all natural fibers, synthetics, and blends. All LeBlanc products are low sudsing and safe for use on HE machines. Their Linen Wash is available in a range of fragrances and special formulas for cleaning towels, lingerie, children’s bedding, and down.

Introducing Peacock Alley Bed Linens

Founded in 1973 by Mary Ella Gabler, Peacock Alley has a long tradition of making the bedroom a place that speaks comfort, peace and happiness. We love their bath towels and shower curtains. Now we’re happy to bring you the best of their bedding collections, from timeless classics to fresh new designs. Read more