For the last year my life seems to have been chaotic at best and dysfunctional at worst.
The house seems to always be covered in laundry and if I am honest I am sick of clothes soaking … after a food attack from Jacob 19 months.
Having super sensitive skin I have continued to use non-bio laundry products but to not much avail on the stain front. I guess I expected more especially with a new fangled washer with a ‘stain’ setting that promised the world.
Recently we were challenged to give Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Detergent a whirl. Ecover uses plant-based ingredients in their range of cleaning products which aim to respect the planet and user by being gentle and yet effective.
We received a full-size (875ml) sample of Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Detergent and exclusive laundry bag designed by the on-pack botanical illustrator Freya Morgan to see if it could get my grubby lot clean.
The first thing I noticed was the really delicate yet fragrant scent of the lavender and sandalwood. There was certainly no need to add in any scent boosters with this detergent!
The first load ended up drying on our radiators since the rain set in but thank goodness .. it made my house smell nice and my clothes.
After the last year of having to pre soak practically all Jacobs clothes I decided to test out if pre soaking was needed with Ecover detergent.
Although after my first load of orange covered offerings I was fairly impressed. There were faint orange stains left over so on the second load I popped some of the detergent directly onto the stain just before throwing it into the drum on a stain wash and I am pleased to report that it seemed to shift the food stains.
Although I am not completely free of pre soaking clothing I now only need to deal with things as I load the washer so it’s a bonus for me. In an ideal world I would rather not have to soak at all but I am taking being able to use a more natural based detergent over others any day.
Thanks Britmums and Ecover for allowing me to put it to the test.
Disclaimer: This post is an entry for BritMums #EcoverLaundry Challenge, sponsored by Ecover.