Nature Clean Lavender Fields

Picked up a new laundry detergent from Bulk Barn. This lavender-scented Nature Clean liquid detergent is vegan and not tested on animals, environmentally friendly, made in Canada with biodegradable ingredients (except the bottle), and the bottle is recyclable. I would prefer a no bottle/bulk option, but those others are all good things. It came to $13.99+ tax for 3 litres—compare to Tide, $12.97 for 2.2 litres at flyer price. It smells great—very lavender-y—out of the bottle, and lavender is one of my favourite scents.

At the cost of appearing unappeasable, there was no trace of even a sprig of lavender when I took the clothes out of the dryer. Lack of fragrance is supposedly a good thing, though. To take insult from injury, it did clean a food stain on my gym clothes (an unfortunate snack mess from the kitchen counter—usually a bad decision to eat standing), despite gross and true fact that pits on one of my shirts didn’t smell as fresh as with Tide.

Do I need to treat these bits before throwing them in the wash like I do dirty white socks? I am willing to try…

This is my second all-natural laundry detergent. The first was a powder from Soap Works, and it was okay (I stopped using it… I don’t remember why). Read this Ecoholic guide to laundry detergent by Now Magazine columnist Adria Vasil. She seems to approve of Nature Clean.

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