So, let's talk about luxury cleaning products and if in fact, they are worth the price! Luxury cleaning products have been around for a few years and they are increasing in popularity but I wanted to see if these products were worth their high price tag or if you were just paying for a label or brand name. (*cough* Kylie Cosmetics).
Today, we are going to review and test the second most expensive laundry detergent you can buy right now and it's from a company called The Good Home Company. It's a pretty bottle! Ironically, this is the same exact bottle I purchased to hold apple cider at my wedding reception which I used as the table numbers. They are very elegant and I think if you're done with this and you want to re-use this bottle, you totally can.
The Good Home Company was founded by a lady called Christine Dimmick. And in doing research for this video, I found out about a few things about Christine and the brand. Christine was a fragrance designer and a graduate of the famous Parsons School of Design. She is the author of two books and one just released in April of 2018, called Detox Your Home. I also learned that she is a breast cancer survivor and an advocate for ingredient safety in products which immediately made me feel better about having paid $25 for a bottle of laundry detergent. So, this brand was started in 1995 right out of Christine's home and she hand made all the products and actually, hand-delivered them as well. I love this story of her entrepreneurial spirit and the fact that she has a background in Fragrance Design definitely intrigues me.
Ingredients in the Good Home Co:
Lauryl glucoside: surfactant
Sodium Citrate: preservative
Alcohol Ethoxylate: non-ionic surfactant
triethyl citrate: stablizes foams?
Sodium gluconate: helps as a soil remover for laundry detergents as it breaks the calcium bond holding the dirt to the fabric and further prevents the soil redepositing onto the fabric again.
Benzisothiazolinone has a microbicide and a fungicide mode of action. It is widely used as a preservative The rest are colorants. Price: $25 for 34 oz which is approximately $0.74 a load. That's 34 machine washes and 68 handwashes. Tyler's Glamourous Wash is slightly more, but not as good a value at $28.50 for 32 oz which is almost 11 washes since you're supposed to use 3 oz per machine wash.
Watch The Review Here:
Why would you buy this detergent:
It makes an amazing housewarming gift
It can make doing laundry seem less mundane
Smell is amazing
Free of harsh ingredients
Good for people who like to reuse the bottle
Good company culture and message, especially for those who care about animal testing, parabens and phthalates
Product is made in the USA and this is not a big brand, so your money is supporting a small business.
Why you would NOT buy this detergent:
Glass bottle can be a hazard to those with small children or curious pets
Using it is a bit messy
Bottom line: This is a great laundry detergent. It smells great and gets rid of stains without using harsh chemicals. I will probably repurchase the refill and I like feeling kind of fancy while I do the laundry. The packaging is beautiful, but a bit messy to use. It's not a totally practical product but there's no doubt, it's a lot of fun!