And it smells SO good.

By Nina Huang
Updated Apr 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
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To this germaphobe who washes her clothes every week, discovering that my new apartment building didn’t have a laundry room was a big deal. Oh well, I said. I’ll just make weekly trips to a laundromat and get a nice stroll out of it. What’s the worst that could happen?

Well, a pandemic could happen, and it did. While the coronavirus outbreak hasn’t resulted in my local laundromat’s closure, it has made me wary of making trips to the laundromat on crowded Saturday afternoons. As a result, I’ve been trying to prolong the breaks between my laundry days by hand-washing items that I would typically bring to the cleaners (not to mention buying more underwear), and what I’ve been using nonstop is The Laundress’ Delicates Wash detergent.

This pretty detergent, which smells even better than it looks, is made for hand-washing delicates such as lacey bralettes, silk blouses, lingerie, and more. It’s formulated without iffy ingredients such as petroleum, phosphate, phthalates, and artificial colors, but don’t let its green-clean certificates fool you: It still includes plant-derived stain-fighting enzymes that will easily get rid of that one annoying spot of tomato sauce.

Plus, the detergent is nontoxic, biodegradable, and allergen-free, so not only is it good for me and my clothes, but for the environment as well. I find the brand’s recommended amount of two capfuls each time plenty for a sinkful of items, and by hand-washing my bras, lingerie, and silk shirts using this detergent, I’ve cut down my laundromat and dry-cleaning trips to about only once every three weeks.

It’s clear I’m not the only one who loves The Laundress’ Delicates Wash detergent, though, as reviewers have called it a “great for silks” detergent that saves “the hassle of running to the dry cleaners.” In fact, shoppers love it so much that it’s selling out at retailers such as Nordstrom, so grab yours now while it’s still in stock.

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