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Comparing Luxury Laundry Detergents: Heritage Park vs. The Laundress

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.

Today we'll review Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent in 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.

The difference between Heritage Park vs. The Laundress comparing luxury laundry detergent

Heritage Park 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.

  • 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)

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.

  • All-purpose
  • 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 Performance of Heritage Park with 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 Items to Note

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 All-Purpose Laundry Detergent

Side-by-side Comparison of Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent and The Laundress Signature Detergent

Side-by-side Comparison of Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent and The Laundress Signature Detergent

 

 

Heritage Park All-Purpose Laundry Detergent
32 oz.
The Laundress Signature Detergent
32 oz.

Price

$23 $20.50

Compatibility

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

Loads per bottle

21 loads HE, 16 loads regular 32 loads HE, 16 loads regular

Cost per load

$1.09 HE / $1.43 regular $0.64 HE / $1.28 regular

Recommended washing temperature

All All

Scent

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

Shore Breeze 4 additional scents and unscented

Allergies and Sensitive skin

Hypoallergenic, pediatrician and dermatologist tested Allergen-free

Environment

100% biodegradable, No dyes or harsh chemicals Biodegradable, Non-toxic

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 ----

Cleaning enzymes

Yes Yes

Recommended for

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

Neutral pH

Yes Available in other detergent options

Spot treat stains?

Yes Yes

Dye-free?

Yes No “artificial color”

Made without

NO sulfates, phosphates, chlorine bleach, brighteners NO petroleum, phosphate, phthalates, and artificial color

Ingredients listed on the bottle?

Yes Yes

Ingredients listed on the website?

Yes, with a detailed description Yes, list only

Organic ingredients?

Yes, plant-based ----

Septic system or Greywater safe?

Yes ----

Made in

USA USA

*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

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 info@heritageparklaundry.com with any product feedback or questions.

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