Asda Eco products

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Post: #113326 sleepyowl
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:04 am

I noticed these a month back & bought some washing up liquid which seems to do the job & I am about to embark on using the fabric softener has anybody else used these?
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Post: #113327 ina
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:06 am

Not me - and even the fact they now offer eco products won't get me through the door...
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Post: #113329 Annpan
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:14 am

I have noticed that Sainsburgs and T3sco have their own lines too.
I use ecover, which is great - except the toilet cleaner. I'd imagine the supermarkets own brands are as good at the task in hand.

However - the reason that I buy ecover is that I feel supporting a company which is truly trying to make a change in the world (bio-factories, recycling, etc) is more important that just buying eco-friendly. I feel when I buy from a supermarket I am also feeding the machine (I do still buy stuff at the supermarket btw, I am not a complete convert) - also ecover sell in bulk and that works out even better for us (less trips to the shops)

You can also use bicarb, borax, vinegar, lemon juice, etc to clean with and save yourself more money :cheers:
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Post: #113333 ina
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:41 am

Annpan has said it so much better than I... :flower:
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Post: #113396 Jobi1canobi
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:20 pm

What Annpan said :wink:

Ecover also have the facility to refill containers.
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Post: #113399 Silver Ether
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:29 pm

The only thing I buy is washup liquid and use as little as of that as poss... I have saved a fortune the last couple of years by using vinegar, etc for household cleaning and soap nuts for washing.
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Post: #113432 Shirley
Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:35 pm

What's in it SleepyOwl? I asked the OH to pick up some Ecover washing powder a couple of weeks ago as we'd ran out of it... instead he bought the Co-operative eco powder... reading the info on the packet that tells you what makes it eco caused me to raise an eyebrow, and although I tried it I've had to stop using it because it irritated my skin. Back to the Ecover for sure.
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Post: #113454 ina
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:03 am

Best thing is always to use as little as possible, no matter how eco! I alternate ecover with eco balls, and on the rare occasions I have a "proper" bath, I use the water to soak filthy work clothes in... Which then don't need any more detergent.
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Post: #113465 Shirley
Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:57 am

ina wrote:Best thing is always to use as little as possible, no matter how eco!


Definitely - the instructions on the box/bag always suggest much more than is really needed.
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Re: Asda Eco products

Post: #113470 becks77
Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:05 am

Ecover products are good at what they do but some still contain sodium laurel sulphate I noticed.
We are now using the eco smart washing tablets, they have a corn starch wrapper that dissolves and the tub can be either recycled or re-use for other stuff, and cost agood deal less than other brands esp, with a voucher aswell.
As far as asda goes I have the groceries delivered when they are in my area, not a lot will entice me over their threshold, Tescos likewise.This week we are going to try the asda eco prods, but we also use bicarb and vinegar a lot.
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Post: #113498 Shirley
Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:26 pm

I tried the eco smart tabs when I spotted them at the co-op but for me they smell too strongly. I bought the non-bio sensitive version and couldn't use it. (I'm beginning to sound like a right old pain in the bum I know... but I really couldn't stand it at all) :flower:
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Post: #113503 ina
Sat Jul 05, 2008 6:38 pm

I think tablets are a daft idea anyway - not a lot of individual adjusting of quantity used you can do with them!
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Post: #113509 Shirley
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:13 pm

True... but they did say to use 2 tabs and I used 1.
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Re: Asda Eco products

Post: #114270 the.fee.fairy
Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:43 pm

I always use Bio D from the ethical superstore.

Ecover's made in Belgium and shipped over, whereas Bio D is all british.

Bio D doesn't smell as nice as Ecover in the box, but it's just as good on clothes. Their washing up liquid's a bit runny though. I think i prefer Ecover washing up liquid.

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Re: Asda Eco products

Post: #120997 sleepyowl
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:09 pm

it's mainly the active constituencies of essential oils by reading it
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