This detailed comparison of Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent with the Laundress Signature Detergent evaluates price, performance, ingredients, safety and more to help you choose the best luxury detergent.
Choose A Luxury Detergent for Fine Linen and Clothing
If you want to extend the life and performance of your fine washables, choosing the right detergent is essential. Whether you're washing towels, bed linens, or clothing, your best bet is to use a product formulated to clean tough stains effectively while protecting the integrity and beauty of delicate fabrics. An all-purpose luxury liquid laundry detergent* perfectly fits the bill. But knowing how to choose among the many brands in the market can be confusing.
Comparing Heritage Park vs. The Laundress
Today we'll review Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergentin comparison with The Laundress Signature Detergent. These laundry detergents are similar in price and yield of loads per bottle; work in all temperature water; 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 non-toxic.
More About Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent, Fragrance-Free
Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent liquid is made with a proprietary blend of powerful cleaning enzymes that 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 Park 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.
- Versatile laundry wash
- 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)
More About The Laundress Signature Detergent
According to the manufacturer, The Laundress was developed for those who are “serious about caring for their clothes and linens.” For all-purpose laundering, Signature Detergent is formulated to whiten, brighten, and preserve color while being effective at stain removal. The “clean laundry scent” is a blend of flowers, citrus, and herbs. It is biodegradable, non-toxic, allergen-free, and made with no animal testing (although the Laundress' parent company DOES conduct animal testing on other products). It contains no artificial color, petroleum, phosphates, or phthalates.
- Clean scent (flowers, citrus, herbs)
- Made to preserve color while removing stains
- No animal testing (parent company does test other products on animals)
- No artificial color, petroleum, phosphates, or phthalates.
Comparing the Performance of Heritage Park vs. The Laundress
Both Heritage Park and The Laundress did a good job on our “everyday” soiled clothing, leaving our items clean and smelling good. The performance gap widens when it comes to towels, with Heritage Park far outpacing The Laundress to leave towels super clean, 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.
Other Important Factors to Consider:
The Laundress is owned by Unilever, a multinational consumer goods company, which engages in aggressive cross-sell / upsell / brand extension on a corporate scale. Heritage Park is independently manufactured by a small company that is dedicated to the environment and sustainability; the formula is made with organic ingredients (listed on the bottle and described in detail on the website) and is septic / grey water safe.
The founders of Heritage Park are also animal lovers who are committed to making cruelty-free products with no animal testing. All Heritage Park products are Leaping Bunny certified as being cruelty-free throughout the entire manufacturing process. The Laundress' parent company, Unilever, does conduct animal testing on other products.
Lastly, a small but significant package design difference should be mentioned. The Laundress directs users to measure and add liquid soap to the washer using the bottle cap, which is clearly not made for this purpose. This is awkward, messy, and results in wasted product.
- Heritage Park noticeably outperforms The Laundress on towels
- Heritage Park is independently manufactured
- The Laundress is owned by Unilever, a multinational company
- Heritage Park is cruelty-free, certified by Leaping Bunny
- Unilever conducts testing on animals
- The Laundress packaging is awkward, causing waste
Our pick: Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent
Side-by-side Comparison of Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent and The Laundress Signature Detergent
Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent
|The Laundress Signature Detergent
|HE, standard washing machines, and handwash
|HE, standard washing machines, and handwash
Loads per bottle
|64 hand wash, 21 loads HE, 16 loads regular
|32 loads HE, 16 loads regular
Cost per load
|$0.36 hand wash, $1.09 HE, $1.43 regular
|$0.64 HE, $1.28 regular
Recommended washing temperature
|Fragrance-free, But smells “clean”
|Classic, the ultimate “clean laundry smell,” blending lily of the valley and jasmine with sweet musk, sandalwood, and a touch of citrus
Other scent options
|Lavender Mist, Shore Breeze
|4 additional scents and unscented
Allergies and Sensitive skin
|Hypoallergenic, pediatrician and dermatologist tested
|100% biodegradable, No dyes or harsh chemicals
Cruelty-free / No animal testing
|No animal testing
|Yes, but parent company Unilever does conduct animal testing on other products
Third-party cruelty-free certification
|Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free
|All-purpose cleaner recommended for clothing, towels, and bed linen made from cotton, synthetic fabric, and blended fabric
|For all-purpose laundering, formulated to whiten, brighten, and preserve color while removing stains
|Available in other detergent options
Spot treat stains?
|No “artificial color”
|NO sulfates, phosphates, chlorine bleach, brighteners
|NO petroleum, phosphate, phthalates, and artificial color
Ingredients listed on the bottle?
Ingredients listed on the website?
|Yes, with a detailed description
|Yes, list only
Septic system or Greywater safe?
*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. Instead, we recommend wool dryer balls for towels and clothing. Click here for our blog on ten great reasons to ditch your dryer sheets for wool dryer balls.
Welcome to the World of Heritage Park Laundry Essentials
Here at Heritage Park, caring for fine fabric is our passion. As lifelong collectors of luxury sheets, towels and table linens, we found that while many of the commercially available “gentle detergents” could still harm fabrics, or they didn't get the job done, leaving tough stains such as lipstick, coffee, gravy, and salad oil stains. We believed we could do better and decided to fill that need. After more than a year of intensive research and product development, we created Heritage Park Laundry Essentials.
Our unique formulations have the perfect balance of powerful, yet safe, ingredients to remove tough, set-in stains while remaining gentle on clothing, bedding, towels, synthetic fabrics, and even heirloom linens. Heritage park contains NO sulfates, dyes, phosphates, chlorine, bleach, or caustics. It has a neutral pH and our Original Fragrance-Free wash has been dermatologist and pediatrician approved for those with sensitive skin or allergies. It is biodegradable and is Leaping Bunny Approved to be 100% cruelty-free and never tested on animals. Suitable for regular and HE machines, and proudly made in the United States. We also produce a line of laundry accessories including pure wool dryer balls, mesh wash bags, and more. We are delighted to have you as our customer and welcome you to contact us toll free at 800-977-1841 or email@example.com with any product feedback or questions.