I was recently sent a package of laundry detergent in return for a review of the product. Here it is! Thank you, Eucalan Delicate Wash for providing me with such a lovely product to review.
Eucalan is an interesting product. It is a no-rinse detergent for delicate laundry. It seems ideal for quilts that need hand washing, as it doesn’t need to be rinsed out. I had never heard of such a thing, but it works nicely.
I did my first test on my Shattered Crystal quilt. I was very happy with the way the quilt came out. All of the blue marks from my marking pen are gone, nothing ran, and it feels soft and smells clean. I opted to use the unscented version for my quilt. I’ll save the pretty smells for my actual laundry.
I filled my laundry tub about 1/2 way with warm water, added some Eucalan, and let the quilt soak (it was supposed to be just 15 minutes, but it ended up soaking over night.) I drained the tub, ran the quilt through the spin cycle on my washer to get the water out, then ran it through a cycle in the dryer. It looks great.
My next project is a silk quilt with wool batting. I’ll use the Eucalan on that, too. I get a little nervous washing such saturated colors, especially in silks.
I think if I were forced to prewash fabrics, I would use this instead of a trip through the washer. It would cut down on fraying.
These little bottles will also be great for travel. If I were headed on a vacation and trying to pack light, a little bit of detergent for hand washing my delicates would be perfect. This one in particular, since lots of rinsing isn’t needed.
There are five different fragrances. Unscented, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Grapefruit, and Wrapture (which smells like Jasmine.) I’m considering washing hubby’s pillowcase in the lavender scent.
If you would like to try Eucalan out for yourself, you can use their finder page to see where to buy it.
This opportunity came to me because I joined a group called Stitchcraft Marketing. This was the first opportunity I was contacted, and I thought it was interesting. I’m trying a lot of new things this year. Fancy detergent is just the beginning.