Ecover Laundry Detergent for all the Family

Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Detergent has a gentle formula for sensitive skin but is also tough on stains so I was pleased to be able to try it out with the whole family’s washing.  My 6yr old boy has always suffered with sensitive skin and finds everything itchy making it hard for us to find clothes he will wear without complaining. He won’t go near jeans and every label has to be cut out of pants, t-shirts etc. so it’s important that I also use a gentle detergent on his washing and to make life easier, ideally use the same product on the whole family so that I can just add mixed loads to the washing machine but get clean, fresh, stain free results.

My typical laundry routine consists of sorting the lights from the darks and washing those separately, two to three loads of each across the week for the whole family.  On top of that I have towel and bedding washes so being a busy working mum I need to be organised and just be able to throw a bundle of clothes into the wash between school runs, work and other activities and be sure that it comes out clean and be fit for everyone to wear.

Therefore I look for a cleaning product with a gentle formula to protect my little boy’s delicate skin and prevent any itching.  I also need something to remove stains – my daughter plays football so you can imagine the mud!  I also want a product that leaves clothes and bedding smelling fresh and clean as for me that’s what I want my items to be like so I need a good all rounder that suits all the family which is where Ecover comes in.

For me, there’s nothing better than getting into a fresh, clean duvet at night time.  The freshly washed covers always seem so much more welcoming and I was pleasantly surprised with the fresh scent from Ecover.   A combination of Lavender &  Sandalwood provides a really unisex freshness, not too floral but a very clean smell.  As for the cleanliness of our clothes and bedding, I had no need to worry.  Although Ecover non-bio comes across as gentle and suitable for sensitive skin, it really is packed with hard working cleaning agents that do their job well.  Our clothes all came out super clean, fresh smelling and super soft.  My little boy had no complaints with his skin at all and from past experience I’ve found non-bio detergents are always better for him, it’s just a case of finding ones that perform well with a pleasant fragrance that doesn’t overpower and that’s exactly what Ecover does!

I’d definitely use Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Detergent again as it’s proved to me the formula works in all areas and is suitable for the whole family which for our busy lifestyle is exactly what we need!

This post is an entry for BritMums #EcoverLaundry Challenge, sponsored by Ecover

Vanish Stain Removal Review & Giveaway

Vanish is my number one go to for stain removal.  Since having children, the vast array of stains they produce is unbelievable but with a little helping hand,  I can usually vanish most of them away!  We received some of the latest Vanish products to try out and you can win a set too, just see below.

vanishIt didn’t take long to find a stain to test them out on, 4yr old Mister B came home from nursery last week and was delighted in telling me about the new “mud kitchen” they have at nursery to play with.  A “real” sink, saucepans, pots, wooden spoons and a unused flowerbed for them to dig in to their hearts delight!

vanish 2Not only was his top covered in mud, but underneath his white vest looked dreadful.  Wet mud is never a good idea (not that I want to spoil his fun) but trying to get rid of the stains is a nightmare so before washing I applied some Vanish Gold Powergel quite liberally over the marks and left if for 5 minutes before putting in the wash.

And this was the result:

vanish 1I’m quite pleased with it and it was simple and easy to do.  A few squirts of the gel and it really helps with the stain removal.  I’m sure if I hadn’t used it I would have ended up with a vest still covered in mud stains.

Vanish have products to attack stains in all areas from clothes to carpets so it’s well worth giving them a try to get rid of those nasty spills and marks.

If you’d like to win a set of Vanish products then just fill in the Gleam widget below:

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.