With a young baby in the house one of the things I’ve been trying to do is find a washing detergent that works for all the family. I’ve recently been trying out the Ecover ZERO range thanks to recieving a sample as it’s supposed to be great for sensitive skin containing 0% fragrances and 0% colourants. I received the sample of Ecover ZERO liquid non-bio in exchange for this feature.
Ideally I am wanting to be more eco concious so I’m interested in brands that have a eco consideration to them as well as products that are good all rounders for the family. Ecover ZERO is from an eco concious company, suitable for all the family and vegan friendly. The bottles are made from a minimum of 25% recycled plastic with the rest formed of PlantPlastic, which is reusable, recyclable, and renewable and reduces the need for fossil-fuel based plastic. The bottle isn’t something I could reuse personally, however, Ecover are available in a lot of refill shops which is great so it’s good to know this is a brand that can work with these small businesses to help eliminate some plastic bottle use. There is however, a box of non-bio available which is of course much more environmentally friendly.
The ZERO range has plenty more to offer too, not just detergent but a multipurpose cleaner, fabric softener and dishwasher tablets amongst others. It is good to see a good variety in these ZERO products which are designed for a greener clean and to minimalise allergies. This has been approved by Allergy UK. With the detergent we can maximise this as our washing machine has an allergy setting. No one in the home suffers with any obvious skin allergies but we do have sensitive skin and a baby to think of. I know sometimes harsh fragrances can be too much for babies and this has no fragrance added at all.
This does mean however that the clean laundry doesn’t really smell of anything. I do miss having a lovely fragrance, especially on the bedsheets but it’s not really an issue especially as theses fragrances can be quite harmfull. I was really suprised at the lack of any fragrance to be honest. Compared to other fragrance free brands this really does not have any scent whereas others have had some kind of chemical clean scent. Hopefully this is just because its a greener clean and trying to make this as suitable and eco friendly as possible.
The best thing about the Ecover ZERO laundry detergent is that a capful cleans a full load of washing and no one has had any reactions to this detergent. It’s a brand I would use in the future however I would more likely opt for the box next time rather than the plastic bottle as I always feel I get more for my money when it comes to detergent powder rather than liquid.
Ecover have some fantastic aims that they want to reach by 2020 to try and continue being as green as possible.
- By 2020 Ecover aims to only use 100% recycled plastic (PCR) in all its bottles
- By 2020 Ecover aims to trial the use of alternative biodegradable and bio sourced packaging
Disclosure: I received a sample of ECover ZERO washing detergent for the purpose of this feature. All opinions remain my own.