Looking for luxury laundry detergent? Read on to learn how Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent compares with Tyler Glamorous Wash. We evaluate price, performance, scent, ingredients and more to help you choose between these popular luxury detergents.
Choose A Luxury Detergent: The Best Option for Fine Linen and Clothing
Using a luxury laundry detergent to extend the life and performance of your fine washables is a wonderful idea. These products are made to clean tough stains while protecting the integrity and beauty of both regular and delicate fabrics. An all-purpose luxury liquid laundry detergent* is a great option for washing towels, bed linens, or clothing. But not all “luxury detergents” are created equal. As a consumer, you want to understand exactly what is in your luxury detergent and ensure that you're getting the best value and performance for your money.
Comparing Heritage Park vs. Tyler Glamorous Wash
Today we'll review Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent in comparison with Tyler Glamorous Wash Diva Detergent, a popular “luxury” detergent from Tyler Fragrances. Both of these products are made to 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. However, Heritage Park yields many more loads per bottle; is formulated with cleaning enzymes to boost performance; is hypoallergenic; and is friendly to the environment and animals. Let's take a closer look.
More About Heritage Park Fine 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 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. The Heritage Park Laundry Essentials company exclusively manufactures detergents and laundry essentials.
- 100% biodegradable
- Hypoallergenic (independently certified by outside lab)
- Dermatologist and pediatrician approved
- Certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny
- Proprietary enzyme blend of stain removers
- No harsh chemicals (sulfates, phosphates, chlorine bleach, or optical brightener)
- Plant-based ingredients listed/explained on bottle
- Manufactured by laundry detergent company
More About Tyler Glamorous Wash Diva Detergent
This detergent seems to be all about the scent. Made by Tyler Candle Company, Glamorous Wash allows candle fans to enjoy their "favorite scents throughout the day and night." It promises to "clean effectively yet remain gentle" on delicate fabrics such as "linens, lingerie, and fine fabrics." Instructions say to shake the bottle before using it. It is made without phosphates but otherwise, the ingredients are not listed on the website or the bottle. The website sells many scented products such as sachets and signature scented candles. We tested the DIVA scent, which is a heavy mix of fruits, rich floral, aromatic chocolate, and amber.
- Made without phosphates
- Ingredients not listed on bottle (or website)
- Not clear if biodegradable
- No animal testing but not outside verified
- Not hypoallergenic or free of dyes
- Manufactured by candle company as brand extension
- Heavily scented
Comparing the Performance of Heritage Park with Tyler Glamorous Wash Diva
Let's begin with cost: Tyler Glamorous Wash is significantly more expensive than Heritage Park. A bottle of Tyler yields ten loads, at a hefty cost of nearly $3.00 per load (regular and HE use the same amount), which is between two and three times the cost of Heritage Park, depending on whether your machine is regular or HE.
It's also difficult to discern whether clothes washed in Tyler Glamorous Wash are getting clean, because the Diva scent is very overpowering; we assume that is by design for fans who say this is their favorite scent. Heritage Park left our mildly soiled clothing clean and smelling fresh, even though the original formula contains no added scent (note: for people who enjoy a bit of fragrance, lightly scented versions of Heritage Park are available in both Lavender Mist and Shore Breeze). When it comes to towels, Tyler Glamorous Wash left behind a very strong scent but did not necessarily get them clean or fluffy after machine washing; in fact, the towel nap was actually down a bit after washing with Tyler, as if it had been coated. In contrast, Heritage Park got towels super clean and left them noticeably soft and fresh smelling. 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 Essential Things to Know about Heritage Park vs. Tyler Glamorous Wash
It's important to remember that Tyler Glamorous Wash Diva is made by the Tyler Candle Company, as a brand extension of their popular candle scents. Heritage Park is made by a laundry detergent and accessories company founded with the sole mission of helping customers care for fine fabrics. Heritage Park embodies a commitment to transparency and to being friendly to the environment and animals. Along with containing a powerful blend of cleaning enzymes (not found in Tyler), Heritage Park is biodegradable, septic/grey water safe, and made from organic and plant ingredients. While Tyler Glamorous Wash is free from phosphates, Heritage Park is also free from sulfates, chlorine bleach, and brighteners. Heritage Park is hypoallergenic and made entirely without animal testing, and independently certified for both. Heritage Park ingredients are listed and explained on the bottle; Tyler does not list ingredients on the bottle or website.
- Heritage Park is a much better value for the money (half the cost per load)
- Tyler Glamorous Wash Diva is overpoweringly scented, hard to tell if clothes are clean with the strong aroma
- Heritage Park contains cleaning enzymes and performs significantly better on towels
- Tyler is a candle company; Heritage Park is a fine fabric care and accessories company
- Heritage Park is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, contains plant-based ingredients
- Heritage Park free from phosphates, sulfates, chlorine bleach, and brighteners
- Heritage Park is independently certified to be hypoallergenic and free from animal testing/cruelty
Our recommendation: Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent.
Side-by-side Comparison of Heritage Park Luxury All-Purpose Detergent and Tyler Glamorous Wash Diva
Luxury All-Purpose Detergent
|Tyler Glamorous Wash
|HE, standard washing machines, and hand wash
|HE, standard washing machines, and hand wash
Loads per bottle
|64 loads hand wash, 21 loads HE, 16 loads regular
Cost per load
|$0.36 hand wash, $1.09 HE, $1.43 standard
|$2.99 per load
Recommended washing temperature
|Cold, Warm, and Hot
|Cold, Warm, and Hot
|Fragrance-free, But smells “clean”
|Heavily scented. Fruits, florals, rich aromatic chocolate, and amber
Other scent options
|Lavender Mist, Shore Breeze
|11 additional scents
Allergies and Sensitive skin
|Hypoallergenic, pediatrician and dermatologist tested
|100% biodegradable, No dyes or harsh chemicals
Cruelty-free / No animal testing
|No animal testing
|No animal testing
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
|Linens, lingerie, fine fabrics, everyday use, made to leave a signature scent
|Not stated on bottle or website<
Spot treat stains?
|NO sulfates, phosphates, chlorine bleach, brighteners
Ingredients listed on the bottle?
Ingredients listed on the website?
|Yes, with a detailed description
Septic system or Greywater safe?
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. Instead, we recommend using biodegradable wool dryer balls to shorten drying time while naturally softening towels and clothing. Read more about the benefits of wool dryer balls here.
A Word About Laundry Enzymes
Anyone shopping for an effective luxury laundry detergent should understand the role of laundry enzymes in safely cleaning fine fabric. In simple terms, a laundry enzyme is a natural compound that acts as a cleaning catalyst. An easy analogy for understanding enzymes is to think about the digestive enzymes in our saliva; each of these is targeted to break down and dissolve specific types of food. Laundry enzymes operate similarly, with different enzymes working to dissolve different types of stains.
Most stains contain more than one component; ice cream, for example, contains proteins, fats and starches. Stains are multi-layered and require multiple enzymes to release them from fabric. Trying to clean that ice cream stain with only protein enzymes would be ineffective because the starch and fat in the stain would coat or block the protein enzyme from working effectively. This is why enzyme blends are essential; a good enzyme detergent contains multiple enzymes that work to clear paths for each other, thus boosting their collective power to remove stubborn stains.
Detergents containing enzymes will be labeled “enzyme detergent” or “biological detergent.” While laundry enzymes have been around the cleaning product industry for decades, they've grown quite popular in recent years as consumers seek alternatives to harsh cleaning chemicals. Enzymes are also gentler and safer for skin than chemical stain removers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any product feedback or questions.