Up until January, our laundry routine was quite simple. But then Olivia was a whirlwind that appeared in our lives, making our laundry pile even higher than before and making sure we searched for the right product for all of our skin.
With Jack recently starting football training and golf lessons, it feels like my washing machine is always on so its important I find the right product to suit us all. Our typical laundry routine is throwing in whatever is dirty, splitting colours and whites. We use certain products normally but when sent some Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Detergent, we thought we would give it a go on even the toughest washing pile.
Claiming to be something that works on everything from delicate clothing to a baby’s first baby gro, we were intrigued to see whether our full size (875ml) detergent could hit expectations. I hate my usual routine so was quite happy to give something else a try. My laundry load consists of pretty much everything – school clothes, baby clothes, Jack’s sports kits, Steve’s golf stuff, my stuff. I never really know what is in which load and it can get quite stressful trying to sort it out.
When I look for a detergent, I want something that will be suitable for the skin of the whole family – babies skin can be quite sensitive so I don’t want anything that will irritate it. Steve and Jack also have quite sensitive skin too so its something of the utmost important to us. There’s just something so great about freshly washed items – just slipping into bed when you’ve put on clean bedding is an absolute dream!
Around since 1979, Ecover’s new Non-Bio formula is now said to be 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. I put it to the test on a variety of the kids items – baby clothes with food stains, football kit with flecks of mud, school uniform that was looking a little worse for wear. Not only does the new formula smell great – just as you would expect a laundry detergent to smell – but my stains came out well and there was no rewashing or bleaching of items needed- there wasn’t even the need for an extra stain removal product as I have found to sometimes be the case when using other detergents.
My child is super sporty now and needs items thrown in the wash constantly. I was very impressed with how well the Ecover laundry detergent cleaned the clothes and how well it got rid of even the more stubborn stains. I’m definitely going to be using this with our laundry loads for the future – not only is it good for my kids skin but it gets rid of those stains your child always manages to get down them! Have you given it a try?
This post is an entry for BritMums #EcoverLaundry Challenge, sponsored by Ecover.