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Does anyone use Ecover brand household items? I have been using their cleaners and was considering trying the detergent for my clothes, but wasn't sure. If anyone has a good clothes detergent that they'd like to share with me, I'd be thankful. (oh, and I don't mind info. on other cleaning products that are earth friendly)
 

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I've used the Ecover laundry soap--it's good stuff. I've also used that Bio-Kleen stuff, but I'm mostly partial to Seventh Generation's Citrus scented laundry soap. I also use Ecover dish soap as well--it's fragrance free and gentle on the skin.
 

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I like the Ecover. I use it all the time and it even has a nice herbal smell. Sometimes for my whites I'll add some baking soda for a booster.
 

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I use Ecover dish soap and really like it. Haven't tried the laundry detergent, though. I use Seventh Generation Free & Clear (of perfumes and dyes), and I think it's great!
 

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I have always used Ecover products, but have yet to make a switch for my clothes. I wasn't sure how well the detergents get your clothes clean. I used to use Melaleuca products, but in the end, they didn't get my clothes very clean. My husband is very picky about his laundry, so I went back to using Gaine. To be honest, I like the smell and the cleaning power of Gaine, but I don't think it's that earth friendly.<br><br><br><br>
If all of you had to make a decision, which product would you pick for your laundry?<br><br>
1)Ecover<br><br>
2)Seventh Generation<br><br>
3)Bio-Kleen<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the help.<br><br><br><br>
FYI: I love the Ecover dishwasher tablets. They work great, and so does the reg. dish soap. I also like the other household products.
 

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If you like a certain smell to your laundry, try adding a few drops of essential oil to the water while it's filling. Lavender for sheets would be nice, maybe your husband would like a more "manly" smell like a juniper/sage type scent. My absolute favorite smell is lialac. Most of the natural detergents are unscented. To help with the cleaning power use baking powder or Borax as a booster ( safe for the enviroment).
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by punkmommy</i><br><br><b>To help with the cleaning power use baking powder or Borax as a booster ( safe for the enviroment).</b></div>
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Punkmommy...you are too funny. I know it was a typo, but I had to laugh. If I put baking powder in my laundry, will that give me edible sheets? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I use ecover stain remover on my carpets. For clothes I use Dr. Bronner's liquid soap. It is the only thing that smells good and does not give me hives!
 

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Muffcake: Do your clothes come out really bright and clean with Dr. Bronner's? I have never considered using the stuff for my laundry, but that's a thought. My daughter has very sensitive skin, so perhaps I should consider using dr. bronner's.
 

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I mostly wear black clothing so...But my clothes do come out clean and they smell fresh. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I use the pepermint and the lavendar for laundry. Those leave my clothes smelling the freshest. I just did 3 loads today!<br><br><br><br>
Another laundry soap for sensitive skin is the Trader joe's brand though it does not smell. I like the fresh scent DB produces.<br><br><br><br>
Ecover is cruelty free. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> No animal testing is used!
 

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Yes, like muffcake said, Ecover is cruelty free. It actually says on the bottle of my dish soap "no animal testing."<br><br><br><br>
Say muffcake, how much of DB do you use per load? a cup, 1/2 cup, a capful???? I'd love to give the stuff a try, but need to know who much to use so I don't over suds my home.
 

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I just realized i've been endorsing a product I don't use! I don't use Ecover, I use Ecos. I was doing my laundry today, and DUH! So everything I said earlier applies to Ecos.
 

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It depends on the load and what I am washing. Yesterday I had to wash my beloved satin pillowcases my cat stained and just used a bitty squirt. Then wit work out gear I used a few squirts around the washer. Bigger loads use a heafty squirt while smaller loads and delicate stuff use a tiny bit. Just eye it.
 
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