Laundry is the least favourite task in my household so when I was sent a bottle of Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Liquid to use and test in order to #LightentheLoad I wanted to see if it could really lighten the load.
I first prepped my washing machine by putting it through a maintenance run. I simply ran a wash cycle using hot water and a bottle of white vinegar, which was kindly sent to me by the folks at Ecover. This cleans out any residue which has accumulated in your machine, enabling it to work at its full potential.
I decided to put my whites which were looking a bit grey, to the test. I used a handy tip provided by Ecover, which was to add 1/2 cup lemon juice to the wash along with the Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Liquid.
After a wash, my whites looked fresher and had lost all the greyness. I also separated my whites and pastels from my bright and dark colour clothing, and washed them in separate loads. It can be tempting to dump everything in together to save time but this is not kind to your clothes at all. To keep the colours of your clothing intact for longer always separate them.
A final handy tip which I thought was ace is to rejuvenate the black in black jeans that are looking dull after a few washes by soaking them in a bucket of black coffee. The tannins in coffee dyes the jeans and makes them look new again. I live in my black jeans so this is a brilliant way to keep them going for longer.
So after finishing my laundry my verdict on the Ecover Laundry liquid is that it is really effective. My clothes not only smelt really nice, they looked fresher and brighter. The liquid really did work on tough stains (cooking curry always guarantees splatters of tomato gravy over my clothes) and a little goes a long way.
It is also a fantastic way to be more environmentally friendly if you want to be greener, which I have made a conscious decision to do.
Ecover Non-Bio Concentrated Laundry Liquid is available in all major supermarkets and for more information go to: http://www.ecover.com
Have you got any favourite laundry tips or do you use Ecover products?