Product Type: Ecover household products
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Washing Your Delicates
Ecover Delicate Ecological Washing Liquid
Member Name: brittle1906
Ecover Delicate Ecological Washing Liquid
Advantages: Cleans delicate fabrics gently but effectively
Disadvantages: A little more expensive than other brands
Review of Ecover Delicates washing liquid
Ecover is an international company who produce ecological detergents and cleansing agents. The company was founded in 1980 in Belgium. Ecover was the first company to market a phosphate-free washing powder even before phosphates were branded as a problem.
Ecover products are made from natural, sustainable plant-based ingredients and their manufacturing processes are powered by green energy sources. The Ecover range includes laundry, dishwashing and many other household cleaners. Ecover are against animal testing and their products are as environmentally friendly a possible, the range is suitable for use in households where drainage is via a septic tank.
**Delicates Washing Liquid**
Presented in a recyclable bottle this laundry liquid has been produced to care for delicate fabrics such as woollens and silks. Ecover Delicates is gentle on your laundry; get effective at cleaning and softening the fabrics. Ecover also advise that this product is safe to use on coloured laundry as it will not fade the colours.
The bottle I am currently using contains 500ml of clear laundry liquid and I believe it can be purchased in larger quantities too. The 500ml size will was up to 11 washing machine loads.
The bottle is fitted with a purple screw top cap which also doubles as a measuring cup. The liquid is lightly scented with a subtle lavender fragrance and it can be used for hand washing or in the washing machine. For best results, Ecover recommend 1 ½ capfuls should be poured into the dispenser drawer of your washing machine and for hand washing 2/3rds of a capful should be diluted in 5 litres of warm water.
Even though this is a non-bio liquid, I have obtained good results using the recommended dosage of Ecover over the complete range of my laundry requirements. Admittedly with my family consisting of just a retired adult couple, we do not have grubby work clothes or food stained toddler's garments to wash, so perhaps that type of laundry would require pre-treating or similar treatment.
I have had no problem with this product affecting my skin or causing any discomfort even though I do not use rubber gloves for hand washing.
**Price and Availability**
I bought my first bottle for the bargain price of £1.25 from Sainsbury's.
I have checked on line today and see that this product is available in most of the major supermarkets for around £2 to £2.50, which I consider a fair price to pay.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
I bought this product originally to take on a motorhome touring holiday, the main reason I bought it had little to do with the ecological principals of Ecover and more to do with the shape of the bottle! It is a compact, fairly slim bottle which fitted perfectly in the scaled down cupboards of a motorhome! Also being a laundry liquid for delicate fabrics I felt it could double as a universal laundry product enabling me to wash absolutely everything and not have to worry about special cleaners for specific garments.
The results were so good that I was very impressed and continued purchasing this after the holiday was over.
Ecover Delicate Laundry Liquid leaves clothing and other textiles smelling fresh and clean. It is not a particularly lingering scent but the washing certainly does smell good. I never use separate fabric softeners on my laundry and even if I did, with this product it would not really be necessary.
I prefer to use environmentally friendly products where eve possible and although they can cost a few pennies more than regular brands, I am happy to continue using Ecover laundry liquids.
I would recommend this product to others and am awarding it a 5* rating.
Thank you for reading
İbrittle1906 October 2012
N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name
Summary: A great washing liquid that is kind to the environment and to your laundry