I received a parcel in the office consisting of laundry liquids about two weeks ago. This is NOT a paid post, but when you receive something free of charge, well, of course you have to use and review it, then blog about it. So that's what I'm gonna do now.
The products are called Ecover products. It is a new brand of eco friendly household cleaners. The brand is over 30 years old globally, but very very new in Asia, so I think I was the first few ones (*ahem*) to road test them! Ecover’s cleaners use powerful ingredients made from plants and minerals, and they really walk the talk with their ecological factories.
It's safe for the entire family. It's:
Tested for sensitive skin
Kind to your hands thanks to plant based and mineral ingredients
No petrochemical ingredients
No residue of unnecessary chemicals left on your clothes
Fresh perfume from plant based ingredients
Washes efficiently using the power of nature
Not tested on animals
Here's my loot.
A bottle of laundry liquid - for normal regular washing - Ecover products do not use phosphates (very bad for the environment and the water in rivers and lakes) Ecover was founded by a man who saw a need for cleaners without phosphates when he noticed his local streams were becoming extremely polluted. So as far back as Ecover’s beginning in 1980, the brand has never used phosphates in their products.
They also don’t use optical brighteners. This is the stuff that is added to laundry detergents to make your white clothes look even whiter. So when detergents promise you clothes that are ‘whiter than white’ .. be careful! It’s a synthetic chemical that doesn’t have anything to do with cleaning, and is left behind in clothes after the wash, so you’re the optical brighteners will rub off on your skin when you wear your newly washed clothes. It can cause skin allergies!
A bottle of laundry liquid, for fine fabrics - Ecover delicate is for fine fabrics, woollen clothes and silky materials. They even have the Woolmark approved logo, so it’s safe to use with wool clothes and winter wear.
A bottle of laundry conditioner, something like a softener I reckon.
This softener is also cloth diaper friendly, because baby’s bum bum is very sensitive. Ecover softener does not cause product buildup, so no skin irritation. Good to use when washing the boss’ clothes.
Plus, four boxes of these, but they're all EMPTY boxes. I don't know why they were sent to me, since they're all empty.
***Oohh, updates as at 18.09.2014 @ 8am.
They replied my email and said that these empty Dylon boxes that was sent to me wasjust a filler so that the Ecover products are packed well. So, I was right - as cushions.
I don't have expensive silk or satin dresses to use this with, so I use it to soak my G's clothes. What's more delicate than a baby's skin?
G's rompers and pants, soaking in the tub. It smells like lemon juice plus milk. Really.
Psst, Ecover gets really serious about being safe for family use and looking after the environment. All their bottles are made from sugarcane! They call it Plantastic … plant-tastic .. geddit? So they are 100% recyclable. Makes me feel better, even though I also reuse my empty bottles.
Eh, what is this? The boss having his afternoon nap. Out of topic, back to Ecover please.
In the evening, I used the regular laundry liquid, mixed with this conditioner aka softener (I reckon) to try. Then I wash my laundry as usual.
After 45 minutes, done. Here's my laundry for the day.
Here comes my humble review. I'm a very simple but straight-to-the-point person. I write what I feel.
My laundry smells like creamy liquid cleaners. Like C*F or J*F brand, those type, if you know what I mean. Try mixing C*F with water, and rub together with your hands. It smells just like that. The smell is acceptable, doesn't smell as strong as normal commercial laundry liquid. To be really honest, I prefer my laundry to have more fragrant smell, but I'm not complaining, because Ecover is plant-based, so not expecting "flowery" smell is normal.
Overall verdict and the texture? Very soft, I like. It smells ok when I took my laundry out from the machine, and when the clothes dried up the next day, there was still that refreshing lemon-milkish-cream smell.
I know you guys are getting bored already, teehee. Wait, if you are interested to try, you can email to firstname.lastname@example.org.