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Monday, July 16, 2012

Ecover Laundry Detergent and Softener *Review* and #Giveaway! US 7/30

Company Overview
Since 1980 Ecover has been devoted to developing and producing effective and ecological washing and cleaning products made from plant-based and mineral ingredients. Ecover’s aim is to provide effective, sustainable washing and cleaning solutions that can be used daily by people all around the world.

I am all about eco-friendly products! I think it's been about 2 years since I made the decision to be a "greener" person. Since I made up my mind, I have switched to cloth diapers, I recycle everything I can and my most recent change was my cleaning products. 

I had the opportunity to review two products from Ecover. I received a bottle of the Liquid Concentrate Laundry Detergent~ Sunny Days and also a bottle of the Fabric Softener~ Sunny Days. Both products have many benefits for people and the earth.

Powerful cleaning action with gentle plant-based and mineral ingredients make Ecover Laundry Liquid ideal for the whole family.  Tackle tough stains without unnecessary optical brighteners or chlorine.

Personal benefits:
  • suitable for sensitive skin
  • fresh fragrances from plant based ingredients
  • keeps colors bright
  • gentle on your skin
  • compatible with High Efficiency machines (HE)
Environmental benefits:
  • plant based ingredients
  • quick and complete biodegradability
  • no optical brighteners
  • minimum impact on aquatic life
  • not tested on animals 
  • new pioneering ingredients. Click here to read more 
  • safe for septic tanks

Let the crisp, summery scent of our Sunny Day Fabric Softener freshen your laundry. 

Personal benefits:

  • suitable for sensitive skin
  • compatible with High Efficiency machines (HE)
  • softens your laundry and reduces static cling
  • makes ironing easier
  • naturally cares for your skin
  • fresh fragrance
Environmental benefits:
  • made with plant based and mineral ingredients
  • fast and complete biodegradability
  • minimum impact on aquatic life
  • not tested on animals
  • suitable for septic tanks 

*My Review*
I was thrilled to receive not one, not two, but three products from Ecover for my review. I do a lot of laundry and I do all the grocery shopping, so these three items have great use for me!
 A lot of eco-friendly products tend to be scent free. I like a little scent for my cleaning products~ I guess I just got used to that since I used all the non-ecofriendly products, that are overpowered with scent, for so long.
Both the liquid detergent and the liquid fabric softener have a very light, crisp and clean, citrus scent. I think citrus is a great scent for a cleaner. 
I love that the detergent is concentrated so a little goes a long way. It does not make a million bubbles, but there are some, and that is promising to me, that it's got some cleaning power. 
My wash routine~ I add clothes, fill my washer with water and add one cap of Ecover Liquid Detergent. I let it swish around for a few minutes then I stop the cycle and let it soak for about 10-30 minutes. I add the fabric softener during the rinse cycle. With three kids in the house, all under the age of 8, there are going to be some staining on clothes.  Since I started using this detergent, with this method, I have noticed some stains(chocolate milk, freezer pops,etc) are lightened or have gone away completely.
I have even used the detergent on my cloth diapers and was impressed with the results. This left my diapers clean, smelling fresh and even lightened some staining!

There is no doubt in my mind that this product is effective. It cleans well, goes a long way, and leaves a nice *light* scent on your clean clothes.

The Ecover reusable tote has been used for toting groceries from the grocery store quite a bit and we have also used it to tote our swim gear to the pool a few times too.

Would I recommend Ecover Laundry products?
Ecover also offers dishwashing products, household cleaners and more!

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*To Purchase*
Ecover products can be purchased at the Ecover website as well as many retailers. Check out their list of retailers! Their prices are very reasonable! The bottle of detergent(51 loads) sells for $10.10 and the softener sells for $4.30, on their online store.

Ecover is generously offering both products I reviewed (Laundery Detergent AND Softener) to one lucky winner! Thank you so much Ecover!
Please enter using the rafflecopter form below. Only the mandatory entries are required. All other entries are totally optional but will increase your odds of winning! Thanks for entering and good luck! US only 7/30.

**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

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  1. I'd like to try the bathroom cleaner

    cmcosman at yahoo dot com

  2. the dish washer soap

  3. would try the bathroom cleaner debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  4. I want to try this: http://www.ecover.com/us/en/Products/Laundry/Non-Chlorine+Bleach+Liquid.htm

  5. aww man no goofball for this prize.

  6. I'd love to try their stain remover. http://www.ecover.com/us/en/Products/Laundry/Stain+Remover.htm

  7. I would like to try their bathroom cleaners

  8. Pomegranate and lime liquid dishwasher soap.

  9. Thanks so much for using Ecover's ecological laundry products and reviewing them here on your blog! It's so nice to hear that you were impressed with the effectiveness and the scent too! (We do have ZERO products with no scent for those who are sensitive to fragrances.) So, thanks again for the glowing review. Take care, and enjoy your clean clothes!
    -Deb for Ecover