Luxury Laundry Detergent:
The Definitive Guide

What makes laundry detergent luxurious? After all, you can find dozens of laundry soaps at any supermarket. Every product on the store shelf promotes its fresh scent and ability to clean clothes for a competitive price. You understand the value of spending a little extra on high-quality clothes to maximize cost per wear and scents that help you stand out from the crowd. You may have paid a premium for a high-end washing machine and dryer. Most importantly, you've learned from experience that higher costs can often translate into better value.

Why Choose a Luxury Laundry Detergent?

What distinguishes a high-end detergent from the mediocre choices found in any store? The answer does not depend upon the difference between a liquid detergent, powdered detergent, or a laundry pod. Instead, luxury laundry soap is defined by high-quality and natural ingredients, a long-lasting, fresh scent, and the product's effectiveness.

A Premium Detergent Brand Smells Like Luxury

Take a whiff of a bottle of liquid detergent from a grocery store brand. It probably has an overly-sweet scent that smells vaguely of chemicals. That's likely not the sort of fragrance you'd choose for yourself, so why walk around with clothes that smell like that all day? Compare the typical generic laundry detergent to Laundry Sauce. 

  • Siberian Pine: Far-north tundra inspired this fresh scent containing notes of Siberian pine, French lavender, juniper berry, effervescent ginger and oakmoss.
  • Australian Sandalwood: Add a touch of down under to the washing machine for an unrivaled warm, rich fragrance containing notes of Australian sandalwood, crisp bergamot, woodleather, Indonesian patchouli and Alaskan cedar-wood.

Is fragrance the only reason to try luxury laundry products on your next load of clothes? Not at all. These laundry pods don't just smell awesome, they also fight stains without harsh chemicals or artificial dyes, so they're great for sensitive skin and delicate fabrics. They will also play nice with your expensive washing machine.

Luxury Laundry Soap is Eco-Friendly

Most luxury laundry formulations are highly concentrated -- you’re paying for soap and not water. This also means that one bottle or package goes a long way and cuts down on your plastic consumption. Some brands, like Laundry Sauce, are 85% biodegradable, breaking down to benign compounds that are not harmful to the environment.

What Are the Ingredients in Luxury Laundry Detergent?

Some people turn to homemade laundry detergent these days. These DIY types don't just aim to save money. Instead, they have struggled to find retail products that source responsibly or exclude harmful chemicals.

While great-grandma's homemade laundry soap recipe might offer some benefits, there was probably a reason that she eventually gave it up for a convenient retail product, even if it had some drawbacks.

Laundry Sauce chooses ingredients with as much care as your foremother and forefathers. At the same time, we employ the latest science to provide a product that works better than the rest. Thus, customers can enjoy gentle, sustainable ingredients without compromising effectiveness.

What Are the Main Ingredients in Luxurious Detergents?

Luxury laundry detergent contains similar ingredients found in nearly every laundry product on the market. These ingredients include stain fighters, cleaning agents, carrier fluids, and water conditioners. However, luxury products like Laundry Sauce take an extra step, collaborating with top perfumers in the world to design fragrance experiences that not only smell great, but also minimize the occurrence of skin irritation and allergic reactions. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your detergent will fight tough stains without harming your sensitive skin or delicate fabrics.

Which Ingredients Does Luxury Laundry Soap Leave Out?

Sometimes, the vital thing centers around ingredients that a manufacturer never uses to make a natural laundry detergent. Harsh, unsustainable ingredients can harm sensitive skin, delicate fabrics, washing machines, and of course, the water and ground. Because of the often higher price point, luxury brands can afford to utilize high-end, sustainably sourced ingredients, and omit things like chemical additives that can irritate customer’s skin.

For example, Laundry Sauce’s vegan, cruelty-free ingredients are:

  • Free from chlorine bleach
  • Contain no parabens, phthalates, or pesticides
  • Made from responsibly sourced ingredients

Scent Options for a Luxury Laundry Detergent

Scent is an important part of the laundry experience. Because detergent is often the first layer of your personal scent, it’s important to have options that speak to your personal style and preference. If you don’t want to smell like “fresh cotton” or “spring rain” all day, then it’s not likely that you’ll find a mass-produced laundry detergent that fits your needs. Luckily, one of the biggest benefits of a luxury laundry detergent is the range of sophisticated scents available. Whether you’re looking for earthy, natural, and musky or crisp, cool, clean, and soft, there’s likely a luxury detergent out there to match your personal preference. Cedarwood, amber and iris, bergamot and juniper, and myrrh and ylang are just a few of the scent combinations that can be found in luxury detergents.

Popular Characteristics of Luxury Detergent Scents

Perhaps, best of all, customers would choose these scents for themselves if given the option. They're the kind of fresh, subtle fragrances discerning people pick for cologne, soap, or premium air fresheners. Thus, wearing clothes infused with these delightful smells makes sense.

You might even be able to find your favorite perfume in detergent form via collaborations like Le Labo and the Laundress’s Santal 33 and Rose 31.

One thing to note: while brands like Laundry Sauce work with fragrance and skin specialists to find ingredients that typically don't harm people with sensitive skin or allergies, luxury laundry detergents are not considered 100-percent hypoallergenic. Some people with skin conditions or extremely reactive skin may need to turn to a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic brand.

How to Use a Luxury Laundry Detergent

By now, premium laundry soap probably sounds almost too good to be true. Luxury laundry detergent costs a bit more than the discount store brand, but it's worth it for a lot of people. Here's the good news: there's no gotcha to uncover.

How Much Detergent Do You Need Per Load?

In general, luxury detergent is similar to regular detergent when it comes to per load quantities needed. In many cases, you actually need less detergent per load because of the higher concentration.

Laundry pods like those offered by Laundry Sauce offer a level of convenience and can help relieve you of the tedious, messy job of measuring out liquids and powders.

  • Measuring the perfect amount could hardly be simpler:
  • Typically, launderers should use one pod for one load.

For extra-large loads or a high-capacity washing machine, use two pods.

Biolifters, natural and synthetic fragrances, and natural cleaning enzymes will handle the most challenging part of the job.

Does a Pre-Soak Improve Cleaning Power?

For typical loads, a regular wash cycle with luxury laundry products should achieve desired results. Sometimes, splashes and spills cause stains that can challenge the cleaning powers of the best detergents. Examples of tough stains could include tomato sauce, chocolate, grease, or red wine.

A laundry enzyme presoak can work wonders when removing even the most challenging stains. Still, Laundry Sauce already contains plant-based enzymes for extra cleaning power. Thus, a presoak might not be necessary, as it is with typical products.

Is Tumble Drying Good for Clothes?

Some problems that people may attribute to their laundry detergent or washing machine may originate with the dryer. According to tests of dryers, problems with fabric damage, fraying, and shrinking stem from both the dryer's agitation and heat. For visible proof, look at the lint filter after each cycle to see how much-frayed fabric came off clothes because of heat and agitation.

Besides using luxury laundry detergent, these best practices can help preserve high-quality clothes:

  • Minimize agitation and heat: Dryers offer convenience, but try to use the least heat and agitation possible.
  • Avoid the dryer for expensive and fragile clothes: Pricey and delicate clothes should dry on a clothesline and not inside the dryer.

What Do People Say About Laundry Sauce’s Luxury Laundry Pods?

After introducing these deluxe laundry pods to consumers, Laundry Sauce has gathered plenty of positive feedback. Many reviews discussed the fantastic way their clothes smelled. Others made sure they mentioned how well these oversized pods worked.

For instance, one described their laundry basket as smelling like a luxury spa at a five-star hotel. Another reviewer said she wanted to dislike the pods because they cost a bit more than her previous product, but she loved them too much to give up on them. Best of all, everybody agreed that these luxury pods made their clothes clean and fresh and were extremely easy to use.

Do you care about your clothes and your image? If so, you should consider investing in a better way to clean your clothes and keep your image fresh.