Laundry > Cupcakes

I’m just going to throw this one out there – housework and I don’t get along. I’m a great planner and organizer and the perfectionist inside me loves to scrub things until they’re clean, but to get me to that point…well, it takes a lot of convincing. The reality of the situation is this:


My university roommates still rag on me for my lack of desire to actually do dishes…or laundry.

Enter: The Laundry Tarts. For the first time in years, I was actually really excited to do my laundry. This detergent smells like dessert.

Laundry Tarts Vegan Detergent Review

This one in particular smells like birthday cake, but apple pie, banana bread, key lime pie, pina colada, strawberry shortcake, rootbeer float, bubblegum and blackforest cake are other options. Sounds magical, right? It is. The entire laundry room smells like delicious birthday cake thanks to my detergent.

Laundry Tarts Natural Detergent Review

It looks like regular detergent, even if it doesn’t smell like it. It isn’t your average detergent, though – The Laundry Tarts detergents are 100% vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic and do not contain chlorine, phosphates, phthalates, dioxins, enzymes, bleach, SLS, parabens or EDTA. None of the bad stuff. This makes it perfect for people who have sensitive skin or for cleaning cloth diapers. It’s also gentle enough to be used as a soak for your delicates. It’s also fine for High-Efficiency (HE) washers – this was a question asked by my mom, naturally. Any time I voluntarily do laundry is cause for concern + reassurance that I’m not out to bust the machine.

I’m not one to rant and rave about detergent (um, hello), but if the novelty can get me excited about doing laundry and be great for the environment while we’re at it, I’m in. In case you’re wondering, this detergent doesn’t actually make your clothes smell like baked goods. You might notice a slight scent, but the only way to infuse your clothes with that bakery smell is through using the Laundry Tarts’ dryer balls as well. Nom nom nom…

A 2.5 lb bag of The Laundry Tarts detergent retails for $18.99. Find a location near you (or order online) here: