Laundry detergent isn’t something exciting to buy, but the wrong detergent can make life miserable for someone sensitive to perfume. It sticks to the things we have close to our skin 24-hours a day – clothes, sheets, pillowcases – maybe we should give a little bit more thought to what we place in our washing machine.
Ecover Zero Laundry Liquid is fragrance-free and uses plant-based and mineral ingredients and is made by a company who have been manufacturing green cleaning supplies for over 30 years. I have used Ecover Zero to wash muddy garden clothes, organic sheets, coloured bedding, cleaning cloths, towels and a range of clothing. After repeated washes, the colour hasn’t faded noticeably, washing looks and smells clean but unscented and it’s been great for sensitive skin, asthma and migraine triggered by perfume.
Retailer: Amazon +
Price: RRP £6.99
Delivery costs: Free Delivery with Amazon Prime
Ecover was founded in a small cottage in a rural town in Belgium in 1979. “Ecover is part of the Ecover Group, a global organisation. Aquaver and The Change Initiatives are other companies of the Ecover Group. In 2012 Ecover bought Method Products, a San Francisco, United States headquartered manufacturer of cleaning products, to assist its entry of the North American market. The new group had annual revenues of $200 million.”*
- Genre: Eco-friendly cleaning supplies
- Target age range: All
- Target gender: Unisex/gender neutral design
- Special considerations: hypoallergenic, fragrance-free
Environment & People
Ecover Zero is not a budget choice, but it is sold at a fair price for an eco-friendly, dermatologically tested, fragrance-free detergent. About 33p per wash, it’s a cost-effective choice for a detergent that doesn’t damage the environment, is made of natural ingredients by a reputable manufacturer and is a good choice for those with sensitive skin or prone to reactions to less natural alternatives.
Volume: 1500 ml
Item Weight: 1.8 Kilograms
Serving size: 100g (21 washes per bottle)
Suitable for septic tanks
Made in EU
5-15%: Anionic Surfactants, Non-Ionic Surfactants, <5%: Soap, Others: Water, Sodium Citrate, Alcohol Denat., Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Polyitaconate, Citric Acid
Eco-friendly, ethically made, kind to skin and lungs, Ecover’s Zero Laundry Liquid is a good choice for anyone struggling with skin related or respiratory conditions – or just wants their laundry to smell clean. It is fairly priced, in-line with other eco liquid laundry detergents and does an excellent job.
Recommended for anyone looking for a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic detergent.
The review is based on the Ecover Zero Liquid Laundry detergent after 20 washes. Read more about Ergohacks’ eco and access icons used in reviews. This article was first published on 14 August 2016.