Product Launch: Laundry Care
We’ve launched a new line of Laundry Care soup. And the best part… It’s all made with love in Revelstoke by our very own Laney Hedley.
All about Laney
It was in the spring 35 years ago that Revelstoke became Laney’s home. The CPR was hiring and the Dam Project had started so this little town was booming! Late 1980’s a coworker and Laney bought a Hertitage Dining House on First street which became one of the best experiences of her life.
Her Grandma taught her how to knit and before long she was selling small projects to friends and neighbours. To her amazement she was making enough to buy more wool as well as have spending money. She was 12 so a ball of wool was 50 cents and she could make 2 hat toilet paper covers from each ball, which was sold for $1 a piece, “how awesome” she thought. Laney also learned at that time that most things can be made from scratch at home in your own kitchen from very few ingredients.
With that in mind it was fairly easy for her to come to the decision to make her own cleaning and personal body products when she became sick with a severe infection. Laney researched for a very long time while sick in bed, (computers are so handy)! She began making deodorant, toothpaste, dishwasher tabs, bath salts, bath fizzies, dryer balls, laundry soap, body butter, powder and soft scrub cleanser and the list continues.
So with all these products to be tested and tweaked she called upon friends and family and began giving them samples to try out. Once feedback was received she adjusted the recipes and settled on the final products that we have with us here today.
Laney and Big Mountain Kitchen are very excited to share these products for those that are looking for cleaner and healthier options. Thank You for you support!
One of the major things Laney wanted to get rid of was dryer sheets, as the chemical content is very high and sticks to your clothes which was causing her respiratory and skin problems. She learned that the dryer balls can be made out of 100% wool and you can then felt them so they last a very long time. She wasn’t able to use the plastic balls on the market either. With the wool balls they say you can shorten the length of time it takes to dry the clothes as they draw out the moisture in your clothes as well as fluff them up as they are drying. Synthetic fabrics will still have some static without the dryer sheets but the wool dryer balls are far more environmentally friendly and produce minimal waste, especially in comparison with throwing away dryer sheets after every wash.
You can get the rubbery plastic ones at the drug store, but we wonder at how much those beat up clothing. These balls are locally made with 100% virgin British wool, which help absorb some moisture while keeping your blankets, towels and other large items from clumping up and not drying properly. They should last about 1000 washes each.
Soap Use Instructions
1-2 Tablespoons per load
Safe for all washers (including HE)
One litre of soap has around 66 tbsp, enough for between 33-66 loads of laundry depending on how much you use. No chemicals are used to enhance suds which makes these soaps very good for the HE machines and they work great in the top loaders as well. Without all the chemical residue left behind as in commercial soaps, we’ve found that our clothes looked and felt cleaner and softer.
Reduce, Reuse, Refill:
We have refillable containers of various sizes for purchase, or bring in your own empty container, and we will fill it with laundry soup. Our thoughts are with environmental issues with over use of chemicals and packaging waste as much as they are with cleaner and healthier products for the home and body.
All About The Soap: