Delicate Laundry DetergentRegular price £20.00 GBP
Steamery Delicate Laundry Detergent
This high-efficiency Delicate Laundry Detergent has been specially developed for delicate fabrics like wool and silk. It’s enzyme-free and contains Lanolin oil that cares for and protects the fibers, making them softer and giving them that extra luster.
How It Works
When washing wool, silk or other delicate materials, you need an extra gentle detergent, where the active ingredients are surfactants, not enzymes. Enzymes are particularly made to break down and dissolve dirt consisting of protein (organic stains, food, sweat, make-up etc.).
Wool and silk are natural materials and consist of nothing but protein. So, when washing with enzymes you will, in just a couple of washes, break down the structure of the garment.
- Protects and cares for delicate materials like wool and silk
- Ideal for handwashing
- Scented with Rose & Musk
- Effective from 20°C
- Contains no enzymes, colorants, zeolites or phosphates
- Highly concentrated (19-25 washes)
- Our detergent bottles are made from 100% recycled PET.
- Manufactured in Denmark
Aqua >10%, Laureth-7 5-15%, Sodium Laureth Sulfate 5-15%, Sodium Chloride <5%, Propylene Glycol <5%, Sodium Citrate <5%, Lanolin <5%, Palm Kernel Oil <5%, Phenoxyethanol <5%, Parfum <5%, Sodium Hydroxide <1%, Pectate Lyase <1% Lipase <1%, Mannase <1%, Citric Acid <1%, PVPI <1%, Amylase <1%.
Why is it important to use a special detergent for garments made of fine materials?
When washing wool, silk or any fine blend, you do need a detergent especially made for these fibers. A detergent where the active ingredients are an efficient blend of surfactants, not enzymes. Enzymes are particularly made to break down and dissolve dirt consisting of protein (organic stains, food, sweat, make up etc.). However, fabrics made of wool and silk fibers consist of protein only, and consequently, an enzyme-based detergent will destroy your garments after approximately two washes.
Is the detergent environmentally friendly?
Steamery Delicate Laundry Detergent contains nothing but natural ingredients. The palm oil used is certified and not rainforest harvested. All our detergents are consciously produced in Denmark.
What is Lanolin and what makes it ideal for washing delicate materials?
Lanolin is a “wool fat acid” that is extracted from sheep wool and it has very impressive features. With the right amount (= 1%), the Lanolin oil lubricates the “living” fibers in fine materials like silk and cashmere and protects them from drying out. Applying the Lanolin also makes the fibers withstand dirt and water during future usage. This means that after using Steamery Delicate Laundry Detergent a woolen sweater or a silk dress will actually repel water and dirt.