Summer means dirt and grime of all sorts. Campouts, sunscreen, day camps, cookouts…lovely, all of it, but my eco-friendly laundry detergent could not keep up. Plus, I was ready to switch since realizing it had been greenwashing—claiming 100% all natural ingredients but in fact, using synthetic surfactants.
“You can’t check into the Post Ranch Inn with kids, but your towels can smell as good as theirs.”
All-natural but hard-working and convenient is the holy grail of my cleaning product search. I somehow stumbled upon the fact that The Post Ranch Inn uses Vaska (as do a few of your other favorite boutique hotels, as well as the SF Giants ), so I decided to give this ‘perfect’ laundry detergent a spin.
Founded in 1999 by a fashion designer living in Berkeley, Vaska’s been quietly and patiently doing detergent right for nearly two decades. Perfectly non-toxic, and beautiful in your laundry area, I was thrilled to discover that Vaska works. Hard. Clothes from the tent and day camps went straight into the washer, no pre-treating, emerging de-greased, de-dirted, de-grassed, de-camp fired but without any additional wear-and-tear or fading. Digging a little further, I found this performance report in a washoff conducted by the Association of Linen Management. No surprise then that Vaska has done so well with the my summer camp wash.
I also packed the tablets for travel, using them for the quick, mid-trip wash. The tablets break in half (or less) for smaller loads, and I even left one out to help clear out the musty scent of our rental. Hooked. I’m totally hooked. Now you can be too. Enter below to win a year’s supply of Vaska laundry detergent.