Whites Turn Yellow and Colors Fade When I Use ECOS Laundry Detergent
Sue has shared her experience with this detergent.
I've been using this detergent for about 6 months.
Now, I'm searching for a new green laundry detergent. This detergent made my whites turn yellow and faded my dark clothes.
Thanks for sharing your opinion and experiences Sue.
As you can see, I've gotten several good reviews of ECOS detergent (see above and below), but no detergent works well for everyone.
I would love to hear from even more people, sharing their experiences with this, or any other natural or eco-friendly laundry detergent, since I know lots of people are searching for one that works well for them. (If you find one you really like Sue I would love it if you shared an update!)
I've created a comprehensive list of available brands of natural laundry detergent here that you can check out to try to find something new. I've also added links to any reviews I have of these products to help you make a good decision for which might work best for you.
Making Sure To Pretreat & Add Oxi Bleach Now With This Green Detergent
Heidi has shared some proactive steps she's taking when she uses this green detergent, because of the complaints some other readers have shared about its effectiveness.
Thank you for posting your review and how it effected your whites.
I picked up a jug of the Ecos to give going green a try again. I'm making sure to pretreat and add oxi bleach to all my white of heavily soiled loads.
So far so good, but I probably wouldn't have done so from the get go without your review, so thank you again.
Glad to hear with these additional steps it is working well for you so far Heidi. As you continued to use it, please keep me updated on how its going for you!
Update From Heidi After Over A Year
I really like the fact it's green and so gentle on just about everyone and everything, which is important because we have winter skin sensitivities in my home, so unscented and/or hypoallergenic laundry products are a must.
Anyway, adding the oxi bleach and pretreating stains does help. However, if you wash in cold, you end up having to pre-dilute the oxi bleach in warm water. (I've switched to mostly cold water washes, as it's easier on our gas bill and the clothes.
But the pre-diluting is kind of a pain in the buttookess if you have a lot of laundry to get done, so I've switched to other brands that work better in cold without having to add anything.
Despite that, I still use this detergent for the loads that are not so bad because it is so environmentally friendly and so gentle on everything. Plus, it's reasonably priced at Walmart for a green detergent.
Overall, it's lousy for seriously soiled clothes on it's own, but perfectly fine for everyday laundry if you want to go green and stay economical about it.
Ecos Lavender Detergent Not A Keeper In The Beauty School Laundry Room
When I went to beauty school before we graduated we had to spend two weeks in the laundry room.
We had the HE washers and this detergent replaced Tide.
Wow, did the customers complain!
Not only did it not get the towels clean, it still left the chemical smells., etc in towels.
This school also taught esthetics, they had their own washer and dryers on their side, but laundry detergent was shared and their customers also complained about the feel and smell of the supposedly "clean" towels since they constantly used towels on face and body areas.
It was not a "keeper," and we had 30 bottles to dispose of.
We had to wash with it, to use it up, but for every one wash we did we poured several caps down the drain to get rid of it faster!
I can't respond to the other comments about fading/turning whites yellow since most of our towels were stained already (the school had both white and teal towels).
We had many regular customers, it was a very large school, and the customers really noticed the difference.
This Laundry Detergent Made My Clothes Feel Greasy
(Las Cruces, NM)
When purchasing this product we were very excited about using a natural product.
However, over time we noticed that it made our clothes very greasy.
Several items became so greasy they were stained and nothing got it out.
We had to switch and buy several items of new clothes. We were very disappointed.
Sorry to hear you had such a negative experience. I actually got another review from another reader complaining about how this product was leaving oil looking stains on clothes. Here's what she said:
Since I started using Ecos I noticed oil looking stains on clothes. I blamed it on the washing machine so I bought a new one, but the clothes were still coming out stained! Brand-new clothes ruined with oil looking stains. Since I change laundry detergent have not had a problem. This is the worst laundry detergent ever. I do not recommend this detergent to anyone.
Has this happened to anyone else when using this brand? I'd love to hear your experiences.
ECOS Magnolia and Lily Scent Laundry Detergent Review
by Keri Payne
Keri has provided her ECOS laundry soap review, in the Magnolia and Lily scent.
After reading an article on the chemicals in our household cleaners and, particularly, how potentially dangerous fragrances are, I was on the lookout for a completely natural laundry soap.
With a baby and a toddler, I didn’t want to expose them to harsh chemicals. However, laundry soap made specifically for babies is outrageously priced and I simply can’t always separate the baby’s clothes from everyone else’s.
I wanted laundry to be simple. We were using a heavily scented laundry soap previously and when used on the toddler or baby’s clothing they would sometimes get a rash from it.
I found ECOS liquid laundry soap (Magnolia and Lily scent) at Costco. I couldn’t believe the ingredients list- everything in it is natural! And the price was awesome! Especially when you compare it to other natural laundry products.
I have been using it now for several months with no problems whatsoever. It gets clothes clean. It has a slight (natural) fragrance, but I don’t really smell it after the clothes are cleaned. (Though they do smell clean.)
It has never given my kids a rash like the old soap did.
I’ve used it on cloth diapers with no problems.
The only issue I have had is when I have a load of wet towels (perhaps some covered in old spilled milk). In that case I do add some bleach to the load. However, with my old, heavily-scented brand, I had to do this also.
Thanks Keri for your ECOS detergent review.
Has anyone else used ECOS brand, from Earth-Friendly Products, to wash their clothes, in either this or any other scent, or scent free? If so, you can share your review of this brand here.
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