5 out of 5 stars
I would like to thank Mouths of Mums for selecting me to be a reviewer of this product.
As I am posting it not just on their website, but on my own, I will go with my usual open and honest ways and say I have been buying and using this product for a couple of years now, so when I got a chance to review it, I jumped at the chance… simply as I love it!
Why? Well, to start with, there’s the “no nasties” – so no sulphates, optical brighteners, fake scents, and all that gunk. Not containing these ingredients is important to my family for a few reasons. Firstly, as we are doing our best to be environmentally sustainable so try and choose products that are only plant based, natural, and not containing any nasties (including ones that can be listed as “natural).
Secondly, synthetic or “natural” chemical ingredients found in a lot of laundry liquids, cause bad reactions to the skin of my family. Ecostore Eucalyptus Laundry Liquid doesn’t cause the same bad reactions – as it contains none of those nasties – and cleans our clothes just as well as the synthetic washes.
The fragrances in this product are natural – or unscented completely – which is another bonus to the sensitive people, and pets, in our home. Those fake smells aren’t good for your pets either. So when I’m washing their bedding or cover clothes (for parrot cages) I know I’m not then forcing them to sleep on things that can make them sick. The same goes for my kids. I don’t want them wearing stuff that will make them sick from the stuff it was washed in.
Another bonus? Well, we live in the Adelaide Hills and – like most houses here – have a septic tank rather than be connected to a sewer system. And Ecostore products are safe for septic tanks – not all laundry liquids are, as their harsh chemicals can damage the tanks.
I love the fact that their plastic bottles are made from a plant based material (sugarcane) rather than a petroleum based plastic. Now please don’t think this means they are biodegradable… it just means their plastic is made from plants not fossil fuels. The less we use fossil fuels, the better for us and the planet.
Ecostore Eucalyptus Laundry Liquid is versatile too – can be used in both top loaders and front loaders. Plus it doesn’t leave a soapy residue behind either! You know how some laundry soaps leave a soap scum rim on the soap dispenser of your washing machine? Ecostore’s doesn’t! So your washing machine not only cleans the clothes, but STAYS clean too! Less cleaning – double bonus.
But what I love the most about Ecostore
Eucalyptus Laundry Liquid is that it is a gentle, environmentally friendly soap…
that actually CLEANS those nasty stains. I have tried other “earth friendly”
laundry soaps and am then so disappointed to see stains left behind. I have
three active kids, not as young as they used to be (teens and tweens now) but
still as messy as when they were younger. I have two artists – so loads of
paint, chalk, clay and pastel stains. One of them is a garden lover – so dirt,
plant sap, grass stains. We have indoor and outdoor pets we play with and
interact with daily – so pet stains. And one of my children is high functioning
autistic spectrum disorder with incontinence issues. Sadly, both “number 1’s”
and “number 2’s”… which isn’t a heck of a lot of fun when they hit double
digits! So I’m not a happy washer woman at times and have those rubber gloves
strapped on up to my elbows! But you know what? Pop it all in, do the special
wash mode with Ecostore, and it all comes out clean, stain free and SMELL free.
Seriously, with incontinence, things being SMELL free are an important factor.
Why is this? Did you know that eucalyptus oil is amazing at getting rid of a lot of different organic stains, especially the ones made by our bodies! This is one of the things that attracted me the most to this product! The eucalyptus oil does the work and that means less scrubbing, less soaking, and less work for me. Yay!
Oh, and I love that I can add other essential oils to my wash, in this soap, to help make loads smell “special”. Like when I use lavender essential oil on the sheets and pyjamas, to aid with sleeping. Ecostore Eucalyptus Laundry Liquid gets rid of all the stains and bad smells, but not the essential oils. Same goes with clove oil in my towels (to help keep them free from that musty smell).
So, I honestly feel my 5 stars are justified. It’s affordable (unlike a lot of plant based “earth friendly” laundry liquids), really does clean those nasty stains, really does remove those nasty smells too. Safe to use with a septic tank, or even in a grey water system (if it’s legal in your area). Safe to use around those with delicate skin, as well as your pets. So a win, win, win… and more wins.
Would I recommend this product to others?
Yes I would, for all of the reasons above. If you’re looking for a truly environmentally friendly product, which really does clean, is safe around pets and kids, and contains no nasty chemicals… then this is the product for you.
Would I buy this product myself?
Yes I would as… yeah I said I have been using it for a couple of years already, right? I love Ecostore Eucalyptus Laundry Liquid and highly recommend it.
In summary: Their tagline says it all – Safer for you. Safer for my pets too. The picture included below is one of the main reasons I love this product. We have a galah who is a bit of a “special needs” case and can’t bath himself properly. So, after bath time we wrap him in a warm, clean towel for cuddles while he dries. Ecostore is safer for him too!