It would seem that Tracee Ellis Ross, like all of us, is not immune from the most delicate of laundry tasks, but she's found one product to make it easier – and it comes with a tiny price tag.
Like all great laundry sagas, the tale begins in the actress's laundry room, where Tracee is handwashing her linen dress. 'I'm in the laundry room doing a little bit of hand washing. 'I have this beautiful new Prada dress that is 100% linen, so I did a little research online on how to care for linen because I really like this dress. It said to handwash room temperature water, not cold or not hot, just water,' the Girlfriends star says.
'I hand washed in this beautiful lavender and rose linen wash, just a tiny little bit. I [let it] soak, and it said not to ring it.' The detergent in question, Diamond Life Home's 'Calm' wash, lists for only $15 on Amazon, and (likely), thanks to Tracee's endorsement, it's currently sold out. However, in the meantime, we found almost the same product, only in a different scent, that's still available below.
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While this detergent sells itself as a linen wash, it's safe to say it's suitable for a range of other materials, including cotton, durable synthetics, button-down shirts, sheets, and towels.
Designed by the same company as those behind Tracee Ellis Ross's go-to wash, this Pink Fields linen laundry detergent is the next best thing. The only difference is the scent, but by the sounds of it, this is just as aromatic.
Judging from the fact that the Calm scent has sold out, we'd say this counterpart will likely follow suit. We're adding to our basket while we still have the chance.
'One of the things my mum told me when I was young is that you can spend your hard-earned money on things that are expensive if you’re going to care for them, and I am that person,' Tracee explains alongside the dress that is carefully placed on her laundry room countertop.
'I care for my things; I cherish the things that I spend my money on, and I don’t like to waste, but I am okay was spending my cash on special things. This dress is a special thing for me; I love it, it’s perfect for the summer.'
'Right now, I am smoothing the seams and the pockets and making sure they’re laying flat, and I’m going to lay it on a towel, and hopefully, in the next day, it’ll be dry,' the actress adds. 'I just thought I’d share because it’s important to care for our things if we’re going to spend money on them.'
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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