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Gentle Laundry Detergent

Gentle Laundry Detergent

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Elevate your laundry routine with our gentle laundry detergent. Formulated to remove dirt and impurities, it promises a pristine clean without the harmful chemicals common in conventional detergents.

Suitable for daily machine washing or gentle hand washing of delicate items, its organic formula is complemented by the calming aroma of Geranium, Lavender, and Bergamot essential oils and leaving clothes smelling fresh - but not overpowering.

Handmade in small batches in Wales.

How To Use

Pour the liquid into the dispenser of your machine. Always check colour fastness on an inside seam before pre-treating stains with neat liquid. Follow garment manufacturer's washing instructions. Wash dark colours separately. For best results, do not overfill your machine.

1 dose = 40ml (4-5kg load). Up to 25 washes per bottle.  

Water Hardness:

Soft; normal soiling: 40ml, heavy soiling: 50ml 

Medium; normal soiling: 50ml, heavy soiling: 60ml

Hard; normal soiling: 60ml, heavy soiling: 80ml

Handwash: 30ml

Ingredients

Deionised Water is purified water that has had contaminants removed in order to maximize shelf life of the finished product.

15% - 30% Non-Ionic Surfactants

Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside is a highly effective, plant-derived biodegradable surfactant that is also used to emulsify essential oils. It is ECOCERT Certified.

Lauryl Glucoside is a high-foaming, natural surfactant made from vegetable oil. It is Soil Association and ECOCERT approved.

Sodium Carbonate (also known as soda ash or washing soda) is used as a builder in detergent powders and tablets for water softening in the washing process. It also effectively tackles dirt and works as a potent antibacterial. Its abrasive nature cuts through grease and grime and can be used to clean various items around the house.

Citric Acid is naturally found in citrus fruits such as lemons and oranges. It is an excellent disinfectant and natural cleaning agent that is ideal for removing mould, bacteria and mildew and is also effective at tackling limescale and calcium build-ups.

Xantham Gum is a 100% natural thickening agent.

Benzyl Alcohol is an organic compound that naturally occurs in plants. It inhibits the development of microorganisms and is used in our water-based products to ensure that they are safe, stable and effective as part of our ECOCERT, COSMOS and Soil Association approved organic preservative system.

Salicylic Acid is a naturally occurring compound derived from fruits and vegetables and is used in our products as part of our COSMOS and ECOCERT approved natural preservative system.

Vegetable Glycerin is a natural thickener made from plant oils and helps stop skin from drying out. It’s also a natural preservative and is part of our COSMOS and ECOCERT approved natural preservative system.

Sorbic Acid is a naturally occurring compound obtained from fruit and is one of the most commonly used preservatives in the world. It is highly effective at prohibiting the growth of mould and is part of our COSMOS and ECOCERT approved natural preservative system.

Essential Oils - Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil (Geranium), Lavandula Angustifolia Herb Oil (Lavender), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil (Bergamot)

EU Ingredients Database

Naturally Occuring Allergens

Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene, Citral, Citronellol

A quick note on naturally occurring allergens: virtually all essential oils and some natural preservatives include naturally occurring allergens that, according to EU legislation, must be listed on cosmetic and detergent packaging. All Lavender & Lemon products use <1% essential oils and preservatives and strictly adhere to IFRA and preservative regulations, so they should be safe on all skin types, but please be mindful that these naturally occurring allergens may cause irritation, particularly if you have sensitive skin. This information is shared for your peace of mind and the sake of complete transparency.

Return & Refill

The Return & Refill Scheme celebrates the positive impact we can make towards sustainability. By returning your empty bottle to be refilled, you'll earn 10 loyalty points for each refill, contributing to a significant reduction in waste and carbon footprint.

This initiative is part of our commitment to a greener future, where every effort counts towards making a meaningful difference, no matter how small. 

✨ To return & refill 1 litre bottle:

✔Make sure you have an empty 1 litre bottle.Purchase a refill.
✔ Use warm, soapy water to wash your bottle then let dry. 
✔ Complete the return form which you’ll receive with your order confirmation when you purchase a refill.
✔ Put your empties & the return form in your box and attach the FreePost label.
✔ Drop your box off at the nearest Post Office.
✔ Keep an eye out for your refilled bottle in the post.
✔ Receive 10 loyalty points for every bottle you refill and an additional 15 points for every empty, undamaged refill bottle you return.

✨ Subscription customers

Use the included FreePost label to return your empty 1-litre bottle to be refilled for your next order. You'll receive 10 Lavender Loyalty Points for every bottle you refill and an additional 15 points for every undamaged empty bottle you return. 

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Benefits

Gentle Laundry Detergent is crafted with the planet in mind, free from harsh chemicals like quats, ethoxylated surfactants and synthetic fragrances, ensuring your wash is gentle on the planet and gentle on your clothes.

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Elevate Your Laundry Routine

Formulated without the harsh chemicals found in conventional detergents, this gentle yet effective formula ensures a deep clean that preserves the integrity of your clothes. By choosing our eco-conscious detergent, you're not just achieving a pristine clean; you're also contributing to a healthier planet, reducing your ecological footprint with each wash. Perfect for those committed to both environmental responsibility and laundry excellence.

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Infused with Natural Essential Oils

Transform your laundry into a sensory delight without overwhelming your senses with this delicately infused detergent, blending the calming essences of Geranium, Lavender, and Bergamot. The harmonious blend offers a subtle, refreshing scent that leaves your clothes smelling fresh and natural, enriching your laundry experience by providing a gentle touch of nature that is effective yet not overpowering. Enjoy a delightfully balanced sensory experience and fresh, clean clothes.

Features

Discover the joy of eco-conscious laundry. Your planet, your skin, and your clothes will thank you.

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Suitable for Delicates and Everyday Items

Designed with versatility in mind, our Gentle Laundry Detergent is as effective on delicate fabrics as it is on your daily wear. Whether you're caring for blouses or cotton tees, our formula offers a gentle yet effective clean, ensuring that your entire wardrobe is impeccably maintained. This makes it an essential addition to any laundry routine, simplifying the process without sacrificing quality.

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Handcrafted in Wales

Each bottle of Gentle Laundry Detergent is handcrafted with care and precision in the Welsh countryside. This commitment to small-batch production ensures the highest quality and purity, embodying our dedication to sustainability and the artisanal craftsmanship that sets Gentle Laundry Detergent apart from the rest.

Real Homes, Real Happiness

See how customers are transforming their cleaning experience.

I won’t use anything else!

"Im Rachel and I’m a washaholic , this product has not helped my addiction. I’ve even washed my scabby dog in it. The washing comes out Devine and so did my dog! I am not advising you do this but it must be a very non toxic product. Oh and I washed baby clothes , stains came out (poo) and no skin reactions."★★★★★-Rachel

  • Clean & Fresh

    "I love the fresh scent of this Gentle Laundry Detergent and the natural way that my clothes are cleaned. I also like that I can control the amount of detergent I need for my clothes."★★★★★ - Laura

  • Gentle natural scent

    "I have reordered this laundry detergent and I think its a firm favourite for the future.Its works, it smells nice and its eco and natural credentials suit the washing generated by my family and my natural therapy business. I am delighted that there is no plastic anywhere."★★★★★ - Sarah

  • No more inhaler

    "I was speaking my mum the other day - she's given up her daily antihistamine and inhaler. We had already got rid of harsh chemicals in beauty products ect so we really think the change is from switching to this detergent. 💜"★★★★★ - Angharad

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Questions

Is Gentle Laundry Detergent as effective as traditional ones?

Lots of happy customers think so! Gentle Laundry Detergent is formulated with powerful plant-derived ingredients that effectively remove dirt and stains without harsh chemicals.

Why is Gentle Laundry Detergent more expensive than other detergents?

Every bottle of Gentle Laundry detergent is formulated by hand at our studio in Wales so the price takes into account the artisan production process. Additionally, our pricing reflects the ethical sourcing of high-quality, sustainable ingredients and our commitment to environmentally responsible practices. We also donate a portion of revenue to verified environmental campaigns.

Does your detergent work in hard water?

Yes. Our detergent is effective in all water types. Specific usage guidelines are included on the bottle to ensure optimal performance, whether you have soft, medium, or hard water.

What makes Gentle Laundry Detergent better for me and the planet?

Gentle Laundry Detergent stands out not just for its effectiveness but also for its commitment to wellbeing. By consciously avoiding synthetic fragrances and harsh chemicals it offers a kinder laundry solution.

Here’s how our detergent makes a difference for you and the planet:

❌ Free from Petroleum-Based Ingredients: We steer clear of petroleum-derived components, significantly reducing harmful waste byproducts that typically result from the production process. This choice not only lessens environmental pollution but also supports a healthier ecosystem.

❌ No Dyes: Our formula is devoid of artificial dyes, which are notorious for containing compounds that can be carcinogenic. These substances have also been linked to mood disorders and hyperactivity, making our detergent a safer choice for your overall wellbeing.

❌ Formaldehyde-Free: This gentle detergent does not contain formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. Formaldehyde is a known irritant that can trigger allergic reactions and is harmful to both human health and the environment.

❌ No Optical Brightenes: Unlike many conventional detergents, ours does not include optical brighteners. These chemicals are not biodegradable and can cause fabric deterioration and skin irritation over time. By excluding them, our detergent is not only gentler on your clothes and skin but also minimizes environmental impact.

By choosing Gentle Laundry Detergent, you're opting for a product that respects your health and the planet. Lavender & Lemon is committed to providing a laundry solution that is as gentle on your skin as it is on the environment, ensuring a safe and comfortable laundry experience without compromising cleaning efficacy.

Lavender & Lemon values full transparency so all ingredients are listed here on the website and product labels.

Will your detergent cause fading or damage to my clothes?

Our detergent is formulated to be gentle on fabrics while effectively cleaning them. We have many happy customers and have never had any reports of fading or damage - just lovely, fresh clothes wash after wash.

Is Gentle Laundry Detergent safe for people with allergies or sensitive skin?

Many happy customers have shared that they have made the switch to Gentle Laundry Detergent as it doesn't trigger their allergies or sensitive skin issues but every individual is different so it’s important that you review the ingredients and conduct a patch test to be sure.

While all Lavender & Lemon products are formulated with organic ingredients that are generally gentler than harsh chemicals, please check the ingredient list if you do have sensitive skin or allergies. Virtually all essential oils and some natural preservatives include naturally occurring allergens that, according to EU legislation, must be listed on cosmetic and detergent packaging. All Lavender & Lemon products use <1% essential oils and preservatives and strictly adhere to IFRA and preservative regulations, so they should be safe on all skin types, but please be mindful that these naturally occurring allergens may cause irritation, particularly if you have sensitive skin. This information is shared for your peace of mind and the sake of complete transparency. Naturally occurring allergens are listed on every product page and label.

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Customer Reviews

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Sophie

Honestly, the nicest laundry detergent I've ever used. My clothes come out clean and fresh every time and the bottle is so stylish too. I just love it.

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Daniel K.
A win for eczema

As someone with eczema, finding a laundry detergent that doesn't trigger my symptoms has been a struggle. This laundry detergent is a game-changer. I used to dread laundry day because of all the irritants in detergent, but now it's a breeze!

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Angharad J.
No more inhaler

I was speaking my mum the other day - she's given up her daily antihistamine and inhaler. We had already got rid of harsh chemicals in beauty products ect so we really think the change is from switching to this detergent. 💜

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Janice C.
Gentle laundry detergent

Really pleased with the beautiful scent of the laundry detergent. The only downside is there isn't a complimentary fabric conditioner. Mine totally obliterates the beautiful scent. Works a treat on my towels though!

Hi Janice. Thank you so much for your lovely review of the laundry detergent. I'm so pleased you like it! It's a shame to hear that your fabric conditioner overpowers the laundry detergent. I'm afraid I don't plan to make a complimentary fabric conditioner, but I definitely recommend you consider the Wool Dryer Balls (https://lavenderlemon.co.uk/collections/laundry/products/wool-dryer-balls) as they replace the need for fabric conditioner and are much gentler on your clothes. x

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Jude C.
Amazing product 😁

Amazing product

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Sarah W.
Effective liquid cleaner with a gentle natural scent.

I have reordered this laundry detergent and I think its a firm favourite for the future.
Its works, it smells nice and its eco and natural credentials suit the washing generated by my family and my natural therapy business. I am delighted that there is no plastic anywhere.

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Rachel W.
I won’t use anything else!

Im Rachel and I’m a washaholic , this product has not helped my addiction. I’ve even washed my scabby dog in it. The washing comes out Devine and so did my dog! I am not advising you do this but it must be a very non toxic product. Oh and I washed baby clothes , stains came out (poo) and no skin reactions.

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Sasha711
Clean & Fresh

I love the fresh scent of this Gentle Laundry Detergent and the natural way that my clothes are cleaned. I also like that I can control the amount of detergent I need for my clothes.