Thursday, 25 October 2012

Ecover - a review

I was sent some Ecover products to see if I wanted to try them out. A got four different products through to try.

We were the first to introduce phosphate-free washing powder in the 1980s. Since then, we've installed green roofs on our factories to save energy. We've turned raw sugarcane into fantastic plastic packaging that is 100% renewable, reusable and recyclable. We've won awards for our products' exceptional cleaning power and we've even offered our technology to our industry competitors. We don't mind sharing - not if it means less impact on the environment.
We're very proud to have built our brand on respect, integrity and commitment. But we couldn't have done it without a helping hand from Nature, and some invaluable feedback from you. So keep on letting us know what works and what doesn't, what you like and what you don't. And we'll keep using what you tell us to create products with even greater cleaning power with even less impact on the environment.

Washing up liquid. I was sent  a winter limited edition - Festive cookie Fragrance.

Cut through grease and grime to leave your dishes sparkling using Ecover Washing Up Liquid. Using plant based and mineral ingredients and clever science you’ll get the results you expect without those unnecessary chemicals.
  • Fresh perfume from plant-based ingredients
  • Cleans and degreases efficiently
  • Plant-based and mineral ingredients
  • Suitable for septic tanks

First off the smell is just so delicious , smells very much like the Christmas cake spices, I could stand and wash dishes all day with it. 
I have always been a "hands that do dishes" person where my washing up liquid is concerned and don't tend to buy anything else. 

Well I was very surprised how well it bubbles, how well the suds last and just how efficient it actually is. It managed to plough through the dishes without any problem and washed the last of the dishes as well as the first. I for one will look at buying it again instead of my usual brand. 

Oven and hob cleaner - 

Tackle burnt on food and thick grease with this powerful degreaser. Don’t let the plant based and mineral formulation fool you as this really packs a powerful punch and will cut through grease like butter (excuse the pun). From ovens and hobs to BBQs and extractor hoods, Ecover Oven & Hob Cleaner is a powerful product without those overwhelming fumes.
  • Powerful Degreaser
  • No Overwhelming Fumes
  • Plant-based ingredients
  • Suitable for septic tanks

Certainly it has no obnoxious fumes as many oven cleaners do which is a plus for me as an asthmatic, but then maybe it is not as OH does all the oven cleaning as I cant- excuse gone maybe-. It works well as a hob cleaner and works as well as most other oven cleaners do, Doesnt remove the burnt on bits but cleans the rest well enough.

Multi action wipes 
New convenient alternative to our best-selling Multi-Action Spray, these new Multi-Action disposable wipes perfectly compliment your cleaning cupboard. With an ecological anti-bacterial formulation killing up to 99.9% of bacteria, surfaces from your toilet seats to your baby’s high chair will be left perfectly clean with a delicious Pomegranate and Lime fragrance.
  • Kills 99.9% of Bacteria
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Plant-based ingredients

These again have a very pleasant scent, they are tough and clean well without tearing. They are excellent for both a quick wipe up job as well as washing the bathroom floor with. 

Lastly my package contained Non bio Laundry Gel

If you love the convenience of a laundry gel and want a product that gives outstanding results whilst caring against your skin then we Ecover may have the answer. Using plant-based and mineral ingredients and a splash of clever science, Ecover Non-Bio Laundry Gel gives you outstanding results at 15oC and gets the thumbs up approval from the Good Housekeeping Institute 2012.
  • Tough on Stains
  • Effective at 15oC
  • Plant-based ingredients
  • Suitable for septic tanks

I wasn't too sure when I received this if I would use it as I have a new washing machine and have fell in love with dizolve sheets and swore I would not put liquid into the drawer and gunge it up. But this stuff goes inside the machine, so I had to try it. 

It is non bio so it did not affect my skin either when it was wet or dry. The smell off of it was very pleasant, not over powering as some can be. 

It gives results as good as any other non bio liquid and I was happy with the results. 

The products were sent for the purpose of this review, but the findings are my own. 

1 comment:

  1. I like these products. I use them from time to time. I like the fact that they have a more natural scent and not too overpowering.


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