Washes clothes well
Gets rid of stains
Gentle on sensitive skin
Doesn't always dissolve properly
Is this even a laundry powder?
I don't know how this product is still on the supermarket shelves, it doesn't dissolve when added into washing machine, instead it seizes and clump into one hard lump. The clothes still smell like sweat after wash. Throwing the whole box away, never buy again.
I had previously used this laundry powder and had no problems. However when I bought a new container it just clumped together in the dispenser tray. I used a hot wash and there was no difference. I wrote them an email on 29/06/20 and got a generic, auto-email back. I have heard nothing since, yet I see they are quick to respond to reviews here.
Cakes together, doesn't prevent sweat smells, need to use warm or hot wash
The powder cakes together, so to even get it to work I have to pre-mix with hot water or else it sets like a rock in the container. The clothes also still have quite a heavy sweat smell even though the powder contains eucalyptus. Would never buy this again.
Calcifies, so many fillers
The powder calcifies. This means there are unnecessary fillers and not purely cleaning agents. Does not clean well, clothes still has bad smell after washing. I Will not buy again.
what happened to the formula?
I thought there was something wrong with my washing machine until I read all the other reviews here - cement-like cake of powder left in dispenser at the end of the wash.
I've been dissolving and putting though the dispenser - but that's not ideal. Someone suggested making more of a paste - I'll try that.
I really, really really want to like and use this product (which I did until this latest box).
It would be nice to hear from Bosisto - what changed? and why?
I wanted to love this product.
Like other recent reviewers, I found that the powder would cake up and form solid blocks in the detergent dispenser. My machine (a new Asko) then started making clicking sounds at the start of each wash cycle. They'd eventually go away as the water heated up, but it was as if more detergent was caked up somewhere in the machine itself. I can always clean a detergent dispenser, but the rest of the machine? Ouch.
I got rid of the clicking (touch wood) by running the drum cleaning cycle on the Asko. Machines without that feature can just run...an empty wash cycle on the absolute max temperature in the hope of shifting this stuff. Crossed fingers, it can't be permanent can it? Sorry Bosisto's, I respect your company and so wish you had a killer product rather than a washing machine killer product. I've gone to Omo Sensitive but I wish I didn't have to.
It was great before
I believe they reformulated this, for reasons beyond me because this new formulation is utterly useless. After finishing a wash, i noticed that the powder had not dissolved and it was clumped in the dispenser drawer. It looked and felt like a block of stone. The old formula did not have this problem. I've resorted to adding the powder directly to the tub of my front loader. Not ideal but neither is having clumpy powder that doesn't clean clothes.
I'm looking at euca and dirt now as they're also Australia made products. It's a shame. The old product was so good.
Purchased in December 2019.
Worse laundry powder
Does not disolve in hot or cold water, waste of money, had to pull out chunks of laundry powder from where i put them. Very disapointed when you want to support aussie companies
Left a thick waxy blue residue all over my washing machine and sheets that I can’t remove
This product covered my washing machine and sheets in a thick waxy substance that has been impossible to remove. The substance also took the colour out of my blue sheets, so the waxy substance is blue in colour. My sheets are covered in it and when I got the sheets out of the washing machine bits of this blue wax fell all over the carpet, marking it. I don’t know what is wrong with the product but I am tearing my hair out trying to clean the thick residue off my washing machine so I can use it again. Generally I love Bosisto products, but this washing powder is seriously flawed.
Purchased in July 2020.
Used to love this powder...not now!
I bought a new washing machine and put a scoop of Bosistos in the drawer for the first wash. One hour later I came back to find a lump of eucalyptus scented CONCRETE in the dispenser drawer! Very unhappy. I’m going shopping in the morning to buy something else.
Product doesn't dissolve, terrible customer service.
This product used to be amazing until I purchased a 10kg tub direct from bosistos in December 2019 I opened it a couple of months ago and have had nothing but issues with it. It does not dissolve properly, it leaves massive clumps behind in the dispenser drawer. I thought I would email the company directly to resolve the issue, it took a week to get a response where it was suggested I dissolve the powder before I use it in my front loader machine....I'm not quite sure who has the time to mess around doing such a thing and I would not of purcha...sed the product if I'd known that was the case. They also offered to replace the powder with liquid so I took them up on that offer...only problem being they since haven't responded to my emails and I've received no replacement! Complete waste of money in my eyes! Product does not work as it should! Don't waste your money!
Purchased in December 2019.
Powder Not Dissolving
Like others, the powder did not dissolve and clumped together. 1st time trying this and I come here and read a lot of ppl have the same issue. I normal but the liquid which I love and tried the powder as I want to buy in bulk but very disappointed.....
Have been very disappointed lately.
Had switched to using most of your products because Australian made and less chemicals. Lately the washing powder has not been dissolving and clogging up my dispenser. Was happy to pay price, but not now. My daughter in law has same problem.
Not as good as I expected
Have had good results from this product previously until i bought the 10kg tub. The washing powder now clumps in the dispenser of my front loader washer even when using only half a scoop per washing cycle. Only way i have been able to prevent the clumping is to pour boiling water into the dispenser at the beginning of the washing cycle.
Apart from the clumping this product does clean well, smell nice and I like to support Australian made and owned products but improvement is needed as I will switch brand if the clumping issue is not resolved and I do not recommend buying the 10kg tubs as it’s a lot of powder to get through when not 100% happy with the product.
Purchased in May 2020 at Bisisto’s online store .
Very unhappy with the change in formula
Some months back, the box style and scoop size changed. This doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that like other reviews here, the powder is seizing up in the dispenser, leaving a crusty blob at the end of the wash. I have been using this product for years, and been very happy until now. Batch # on last two boxes used ( and still using) is 22615. The boxes I bought last week have no batch number on them (helpful!!!). I opened one of the new boxes, and tried a wash with that, hoping previous ones were faulty batch, but still same problem....I have gone out to their customer serviced well over a week ago, and they have not responded. Extremely disappointing! As I have been a loyal customer for years, and wish to buy Australian owned and made. It's not a cheap product, and I'm now thinking of buying the liquid instead. Doesn't help with the 2.5 boxes I've got sitting here, which are poor quality.
Not sure what has changed in your formula but the powder won’t dissolve.
I’ve opened the draw to find a hard blob of hardened powder on multiple occasions.
Your old formula was great!
I’ve had to throw out the entire box and use something else.
Scoop size almost doubled!
They increase the size of the scoop supplied to almost double the original size. Something fishy is going on, does it mean the new formula is not effective that we have to use double the amount for one load ?
Finally! An Outstanding Performance!
I have autoimmune disorders and have tried so many other similar products. I feared lackluster results were my lot. So grateful to have bright, clean, fresh-smelling sheets and clothing again!
Purchased in April 2020 at Bosistos online.
Best washing powder I've found.
I have been trying to make the effort recently to be more aware of chemicals in our families products and looking for an overall more sustainable product. This is honestly the best washing powder I have ever used and have tried several brands. It keeps my husbands dirty work clothes clean and my babies cloth nappies fresh. I have just ordered the bulk laundry powder and lots of other stuff from their range!
Purchased in February 2020 at Bosisto for $75.00.
Questions & Answers
Can this product be used to wash baby clotbes
Yes it can. However if you're looking for a specific baby laundry liquid, we recommend this one by our sister brand, Euky Bear: https://eukybear.com.au/collections/laundry
It's only online at the moment, but the brand do have sales and free shipping offers if you sign up to their newsletter. Kindest Regards, Bosisto's (and Euky Bear)!
we have developed a rash is this possibly caused by the laundry powder?
Sorry to hear this. You'd be best to see your GP to discuss possible causes of your rash - there are many possible causes including infections and food allergies as well. Bosisto's Sensitive Laundry Powder has been dermatologically tested as kind to sensitive skin, so we wouldn't think it's likely to be the cause. But speaking to your GP would be the best idea. Kind Regards, Bosisto's Team.
Going by the reviews of the soap powder, are the people using cold water or warm water? I read in CHOICE that the cold water in Australia is actually to cold for cold water washing. They stated this after testing numerous products both liquid and powder.
- Bosisto’s Sensitive Laundry Powder uses pure, locally harvested eucalyptus oil, which gives your laundry a thorough clean with its antibacterial properties.
- It’s dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic, so it’s gentle on all skin types.
- The powder doesn’t contain any synthetic fragrances or dyes, fillers or enzymes - this sensitive formula means you don’t have to worry about your laundry giving you a rash.
- Because it doesn’t contain sodium lauryl sulphates, it’s an eco-friendly option.
- The detergent is safe to use in grey water systems, so you can reuse your water for your plants.
- It can be used in front and top loading washing machines, meaning anyone with a machine can give it a go.
- A 1kg box of laundry powder costs $9.70.
Points of praise:
- Many reviewers found that the laundry powder cleaned all kinds of fabric well and removed stains, but was also gentle on their clothes.
- Reviewers with sensitive skin and allergies found that the detergent didn’t cause irritation.
- According to reviewers, their laundry smelled pleasant and clean after using the powder.
A point of pain:
- Some reviewers said that the powder clumps together and doesn’t dissolve properly, sometimes leaving residue on their clothes and in their machines.
|Washing Machine||Front Loaders and Top Loaders|
|Compatible with Grey Water Systems||Yes|
|Release date||Mar 2009|
- GTIN13: 9300710002105
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