Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Testing the New Ecover Detergent for our Laundry

The only good thing about washing is climbing in to a fresh smelling bed at night :)
Laundry – sometimes I feel like all I do is laundry!  With a 4 year old who has just started school, a husband who always gets filthy at work, 4 cats (and kittens at the moment!) and 2 dogs it is never ending.  It always falls on me as hubby works weekends and this is when the school uniform normally needs washing.


I came across the #EcoverLaundry Challenge in conjunction with Britmums and signed up.  What Ecover say about their new Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Detergent: 
“it delivers a powerful clean and features a new delightful naturally-inspired fragrance, Lavender & Sandalwood. From your baby’s first wash to the average bedding load, this dermatologically tested, plant-based Non-Bio formula delivers spotlessly clean results, even on a cold wash.  Pioneering a greener clean since 1979, Ecover’s new Non-Bio formula is now even tougher on stains, but just as kind on sensitive skin and is now Mumsnet rated* (with 89% of Mumsnet raters saying they would recommend to a friend), making it the perfect partner for all the family, as well as the planet. You can find Ecover on Twitter at @EcoverUK, and on Instagram at @Ecover_UK.”


When I look for a detergent I must admit I tend to usually avoid liquids as the caps get sticky and I find I get it all on my hands, so I tend to go for a powder as I find it less messy.  I want a detergent that cleans well and I do love to smell that lovely freshly washed smell on clothes.  However hubby isn’t keen on a smelly detergent at all so we tend to have to compromise somewhere along the lines.


I have given the detergent a good test.  Our bedding is delicate and it cleaned this well, it came out smelling really fresh and that stayed for a couple of days – the usual detergent seems to stop smelling after just a few hours.  My husband also didn’t hate the smell so it is obviously just a very fresh, neutral smell.

Benji finds the washing more interesting than I do lol!
I washed some of Macy’s white PE shorts on a 30 degree wash with the detergent and it didn’t get the mud off them so I did have to put them through on a 40 degree wash and it cleaned them no problem.


I did really like the fresh scent of the detergent and if they were to do it in a powder form I would buy it.  I do find I tend to end up dripping liquid down the bottle after using the cap for meausuring it and then it gets all over my hands.  I would recommend it to someone who uses liquid detergent though as it is good and the smell is lovely.


This post is an entry for BritMums #EcoverLaundry Challenge, sponsored by Ecover.