Bosisto’s EucoFresh Laundry Powder Review

As a parent, protecting the environment and moving towards a more sustainable and green lifestyle is an important issue. I want my children and my children’s children to be able to grow up and enjoy the beauty of this earth, just as I have.

Being aware of the strain we put on the environment in our daily lives means re-evaluating how we approach cleaning and the products we use. Since the arrival of Ellie I have been making switches where appropriate and finding a better way of doing things.

Bosisto’s EucoFresh Laundry Powder contains 100% natural Eucalyptus Oil and is free of any dangerous chemicals and fillers. It is safe for use on gardens and boasts a completely soluble solution which leaves clothes free of particles which might trigger an allergic reaction or even asthma attacks.

The first thing you notice when you open the box is the smell. Eucalyptus deliciousness. It is the most blissful, fresh smelling laundry powder. Ever. I wanted to sit down and stick my nose in the box, it was that good.
 With three littlies we weren’t low on clothes to wash, so we set right to it. 
The scoop is considerably smaller than the normal scoops which come with laundry powder and, initially, I was impressed that such a small amount of powder was required for a load. Unfortunately, the three loads of kid’s clothes we ran didn’t come out particularly clean. Not necessarily dirty, though, if that even makes sense. Maybe my children are simply messier than most (see here for possible proof of the fact).
So, for our next load we upped the amount of powder – I didn’t really think about the fact that it was a ‘less-messy’ wash of James’ work shirts and his favourite shorts. When our ever-so-polite washing machine told me it was done in it’s sing-song way I was distressed to discover brown stains all over each and every garment. 
I searched the washer to see if something had gone through with them, to no avail. I ran the load again, trying to remove the stains but they were stuck fast. Thankfully, James was almost finished where he was working and we were washing the shirts for rags, otherwise the lamenting over his favourite shorts (which happens quite regularly, like every weekend when he has to wear something other than a uniform) would be tenfold and daily. Possibly hourly. But, this isn’t about my husband’s ability to complain, that’s for another day.
We were left with the conclusion that it had to be the powder.
Once I contacted the PR company I was told it sounded like our ‘machine has been given a clean out’ and was provided with this information;
After using Bosisto’s Laundry Powder I have some brown marks on my clothes.
Is this normal?

With older washing machines there may be an accumulation of fillers and insoluble particles stuck to the barrel and parts. The grease and grime busting power of Bosisto’s Laundry Powder can loosen this built-up crust, occasionally leaving brown marks on clothes.
This is not Bosisto’s Laundry Powder, but the built-up fillers coming loose. We recommend doing a half load wash with Bosisto’s Laundry Powder, no clothes, to loosen the rest of the fillers and wash out the machine.
I have seen many reviews where people have had no problems what-so-ever, but I would encourage you to follow the advice above and run at least one empty load before proceeding.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary review box of Bosisto’s EucoFresh Laundry Powder from Felton Grimwade & Bosisto’s Pty Ltd. All opinions expressed are purely my own.

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8 Comments

  1. Amazing how when you become a parent you suddenly become so much more earth-aware.

  2. Great balanced review. And I love the smell of eucalyptus too!! 🙂

  3. I usually don't read reviews, because they are most often all about how great the product is, but yours is different. It's great that you tell it as it is.

  4. Awesome review. Thanks for telling us exactly how it is. If I buy this product I will definitely be following that advice.

  5. Ooh so glad I read this, I won some on another blog and wouldn't have read the fine print either, so you may well have saved me a freak out!

  6. That is really interesting, Becky. I read about that problem in the information sent out with the powder but it didn't happen in my machine. I am going to let my prize winner know just in case it happens to her.

  7. Thanks for the heads up. I also won some on another blog and wondered why things just weren't getting cleaning, shall do the clean out of the machine and see how I go

  8. Well I tested out our machine (and rust pipes) and thankfully the cloth nappy I threw in to see what happened stayed white. However the suds! I had to put our front loader through two rinse cycles to get rid of the suds. Only used one scoop too. Hopefully it was so sudsy just because it was an empty load.

    My machine is now all sparkly clean though so that is good 🙂

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