Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Vaska Herbatergent

A long time ago, I (and my sister) reviewed two fitness clothing detergents.

In the meantime, I haven't been using any special detergents for my workout clothes.  For one thing, I haven't been wearing my fabulous Nike capris in this hot weather, and for the most part, my clothes are not high-end enough to warrant special treatment.  I mean, if I break it, then I can get another one the next time I hit up an outlet, right?

No, not really.  I hand-wash my "high-end" (and some low-end) workout clothes to stretch their lifespan, as I am not made of money.  Imagine the pain of breaking a Lululemon item... I have not even step foot in that store in fear that I will want something!

For items like that, and I guess my current items, I was sent a sample of this Vaska Herbatergent in this huge box (overstuffed with bubble wrap, but I guess that is customary?).
  • Liquid laundry detergent uses real lavender and potent botanical cleaning agents to clean clothing and linens effectively without harmful chemicals 
  • Available in Light Lavender or Scent Free
  • $9.99 for a 48 oz bottle (32 loads)

This lavendar version (it also comes in unscented) smelled LOVELY!  I felt like I was using aromatherapy while I was washing my clothes (making it more fun?!), and best of all, once dry, it did NOT retain any strong smells like some of the other sports detergents I've used.  No residue, no feeling that my clothing fibers were being damaged.

And of course, it cleaned my clothing pretty well.  The water I was using to wash them got dirty much faster than usual, indicating that my clothes were getting clean.
FTC Disclaimer: I was sent a sample of this product and was not compensated in any way for any particular kind of review.


  1. I'm simply too lazy to separate workout clothes from other clothes in the wash. But, it does sound like good detergent!

  2. I didn't even know there was a recommended detergent for workout clothes.

    ...but to be honest, I only recently discovered detergent in general.

    Baby steps.

  3. Sounds nice, I will have to look for some of this.

    Not all that long ago, one of the people at my running store was selling me some new clothes and said to me, "Now you know you shouldn't use fabric softener when washing these?"

    My response: "I do now!" ;-)

  4. I learn something new today that there is special detergent for workout clothes. Since I stop working out 3 years ago, I don't have any work out clothes to wash but it is good to know.