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Comparing Luxury Laundry Detergents: Heritage Park vs. Le Blanc

Choosing a luxury laundry detergent is a great way to extend the life and performance of your fine washables. Whether you're washing towels, bed linens, or clothing, we always recommend using a product formulated to clean tough stains effectively while protecting the integrity and beauty of delicate fabrics. An all-purpose luxury liquid laundry detergent* is the ideal choice.

Today we'll take a look at two well-known luxury laundry detergents: Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Laundry Detergent and Le Blanc Linen Wash. These are similar in price and yield of loads per bottle; can be used in both an HE and regular washing machine on any wash cycle; and are intended for all-purpose washing of clothing and linen. Both products are biodegradable and made with no harsh chemicals. However, Heritage Park is made to wash in all temperatures, while Le Blanc is limited to cool water machine washing. Heritage Park also contains cleaning enzymes, which are not a part of Le Blanc's formula.

Comparing LeBlanc Linen Wash Detergent to Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent

Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Laundry Detergent, Fragrance-Free

Heritage Park is a liquid detergent made with a proprietary blend of powerful cleaning enzymes to remove dirt and stains while preserving and restoring the natural beauty of fine linens, delicates, and luxury bedding. Along with being 100% biodegradable and fragrance free, Heritage has also been tested by a third-party lab (AMA Laboratories) to be hypoallergenic as well as dermatologist and pediatrician tested. It contains no harsh chemicals (sulfates, phosphates, chlorine bleach, or brighteners) and is certified cruelty free with no animal testing by Leaping Bunny. The plant-based ingredients are organic and are listed on the bottle and website, where they are explained in detail.

  • All-temperature laundry wash
  • Biodegradable
  • Certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny
  • Proprietary enzyme blend of stain removers
  • Third-party tested to be hypoallergenic/dermatologist and pediatrician approved
  • No harsh chemicals (sulfates, phosphates, chlorine bleach, or optical brightener)

Le Blanc Linen Wash

Designed for the laundering of luxury and everyday washable and colorfast linens and apparel. Le Blanc Linen Wash is formulated to protect fibers while preserving the original beauty of fine textiles and apparel. It can be used on washable, colorfast, and organic linens as well as all cottons, synthetics, and blends. This cold-water wash (lukewarm for hand wash or pretreating) has a pleasing flower/fruit/herb scent and is neutral pH. It's 100% biodegradable with no animal testing but no outside certification that we can find. It contains NO cleaning enzymes as well as no bleach, caustics, phosphates, sulfates, or parabens. The ingredients aren't listed on either the website or the bottle, but the website does say that the formula contains organic ingredients; is environmentally safe; is not tested on animals; and is biodegradable.

  • Cold-water laundry wash
  • Biodegradable
  • No animal testing (no outside certification)
  • NO cleaning enzymes
  • No bleach, caustics, phosphates, sulfates, parabens

Comparing Performance of Heritage Park vs. Le Blanc

Both Heritage Park and Le Blanc did a good job on our lightly soiled clothing, leaving our items clean and smelling good. However, Le Blanc is formulated for cold-water wash only, which limits its ability to perform on loads that require warm or hot water to wash. Le Blanc also contains no enzymes, which make it less than ideal for washing stained or heavily soiled clothing.

The performance gap between Heritage Park and Le Blanc widens further when it comes to washing towels. While Le Blanc left our towels soft and lightly scented, its cold-water, enzyme-free formula limits its efficacy on soiled towels. Heritage Park leaves towels cleaner, noticeably soft, and smelling fresh (even though the original formula contains no added scent). This is due to Heritage Park's proprietary blend of enzymes that clean towel fibers while allowing them to retain their innate softness and absorbency even in warm or hot washer temperature.

Other Luxury Detergent Considerations

Heritage Park is certified to be hypoallergenic, and is pediatrician and dermatologist approved for sensitive skin. Neither detergent is tested on animals, but Heritage Park is independently certified to be cruelty free by Leaping Bunny.

  • Heritage Park and Le Blanc both effective on lightly soiled, cold-water wash
  • Heritage Park contains cleaning enzymes, Le Blanc does not
  • Enzymes are more effective on soiled laundry and towels
  • Heritage Park can be used in all-temperatures (important when warm/hot water is needed to clean effectively)
  • Heritage Park is hypoallergenic and approved for sensitive skin
  • Heritage Park is certified to be cruelty-free.

Our all-purpose luxury detergent pick: Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose

Laundry Detergent

Note: Le Blanc Linen Wash is a great option for lightly soiled or delicate items that can be washed in cold water.

Side-by-side Comparison of Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent and Le Blanc Linen Wash Detergent

LeBlanc Detergent verus Heritage Park Detergent

 

Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent
32 oz.
Le Blanc Linen Wash
32 oz.

Price

$23 bottle
(21 HE loads, 16 regular loads)
$24/bottle
(16 loads)

Compatibility

HE, standard washing machines, and handwash HE, standard washing machines, and handwash

Loads per bottle

21 loads HE, 16 loads regular 16 loads

Cost per load

$1.09 HE / $1.43 regular $1.50 per load

Recommended washing temperature

All Cold Only
(lukewarm ok for hand/pre-treat)

Scent

Fragrance-free, but smells “clean” Jasmine and hyacinth, notes of apple, kiwi, herbs, wood, citrus

Other scent options

Shore Breeze 5 additional scents

Allergies and Sensitive skin

Hypoallergenic, pediatrician, and dermatologist tested ----

Environment

100% biodegradable, no dyes or harsh chemicals Bodegradable, no harsh chemicals

Cruelty-free / No animal testing

No animal testing
No animal testing

Third-party cruelty-free certification

Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free ----

Cleaning enzymes

Yes No

Recommended for

All-purpose cleaner recommended for clothing, towels, and bed linen made from cotton, synthetic fabric, and blended fabric Luxury and everyday washable and colorfast linens and apparel

Neutral pH

Yes Yes

Spot treat stains?

Yes Yes

Dye-free?

Yes Not specified

Made without

NO sulfates, phosphates, chlorine bleach, brighteners NO bleach, caustics, enzymes, phosphates, sulfates, parabens

Ingredients listed on the bottle?

Yes No

Ingredients listed on the website?

Yes, with a detailed description No

Organic ingredients?

Yes, plant-based Yes, unspecified

Septic system or Greywater safe?

Yes ----

Made in

USA USA

Website has washing tips?

Tips, FAQs, laundry blog ----

*Liquid laundry soap is preferable to a detergent pod, bar soap, or powder detergent. We also recommend skipping fabric softener, which can cause soap scum to build up on fabric fibers, particularly towels.

Welcome to the World of Heritage Park Laundry Essentials

At Heritage Park, caring for fine fabric is our passion. As lifelong collectors of luxury sheets, towels, and cloths, we found many commercially available "gentle detergents" either damaged our fabrics or didn't get the job done, leaving stains. We knew we could do better. So we developed a formula with the perfect balance of powerful -- yet safe -- ingredients designed to remove tough, set-in stains while remaining gentle on luxury linens. Please connect with us at (800) 977-1841 or visit our store or email us with any product feedback or cleaning questions.

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