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Omo Powder

Omo Powder

2.5 from 17 reviews



17 reviews
  • Value for Money
    4.5 (2)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (2) · No (1)
  • Smell
    3.0 (2)
Alexandra B.

Alexandra B.Sydney, NSW

Very strong smell


The fragrance is too strong. While wearing a t shirt washed in this product, my nostrils are irritated and I keep sneezing. I used 3 rinses in the washing circle.

Purchased in April 2020.

Value for Money
Causes Irritation Yes

AraGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 7 reviews

Best laundry liquid in the market


Have used a couple of brand and found the omo liquid cleans cloths very well and leave fresh smell on cloths!also my sons dirty cloths and my towels never been this much clean when i used to use another brand liquid!highly reccomanded and definitely will buy agian.

Purchased in April 2019 for A$22.00.

Value for Money
Causes Irritation No

The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review

The worst detergent i have used


This is the first washing powder that have used and its has caused bruises on my hands..it has really caused harm to my skin.I hate it.and it's causing more harm than benefiting me.

Purchased in May 2019 for A$2.00.

Causes Irritation Yes
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Fragrance change


I have Multiple Sensitivity Syndrome and Omo was the only washing powder I used but the new fragrance is so strong I am going to have to take it back because I can't keep it in the house.

Matthew D

Matthew DPerth, WA

  • 15 reviews

Very Good At Cleaning Clothes!


I wash most of my clothing on either an automatic or delicates cycle on my Miele washing machine and for the past 2 years I have never had once a situation where a stain wasn't removed from my clothes [apart from stains like ink which cannot be removed by detergent] I never have to do my clothes on a longer or more intensive cycle because even on short cycles OMO gets all of the stains out of my clothing. Blood, dirt, oil you name it it will come out. Gave it a 4/5 only because its more of a costly detergent in comparison to other brands but I can say it is well worth the money paid for it!



  • 12 reviews

Great results


I've been using Omo washing powder for six years now.I wasn't sure how it would perform, as I only ever wash in cold water. I am very pleased with the results that I get each time, I don't even have to soak stained clothing, or pretteat the stains.

Extemely strong smell


I been using Omo bucket for years now ,after recent purchase last month of 8 kg bucket for mitre 10 and started washing with it the small was going through the hole house so i double rinsed the washing to get it out, but the smell was so bad i decided to ring Omo customer care to report this.I was informed that last year that they had gone through a new Fragrance change in January 2017 so the label on the lid was the new batch its real bad their was no offer to exchange it or some kind of credit so i so angry i sending the bucket back to n.s.w to prove it smell so bad.They lost me as a customer after 25 years



Very disappointed


I recently purchased 5kilo OMO powder for front and top loaders. I am extremely disappointed with the product as the powder sits in the dispenser and does not disolve. I certainly will not buy this product again.

OMO has a new stink


OMO has changed its fragrance and now is perfume heavy. Have been a loyal user for 30 years. Will finish this batch and buy no more. OMO, please return to the original onion-invasive scent. It smells like sunshine, not perfume.

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Art V

Art VAdelaide

  • 6 reviews

Extremely strong smell


I've been using Omo powder for decades however have stopped after my latest purchase. The detergent itself has an extremely strong perfume smell which permeated throughout the laundry and even the rest of the house. Sheets washed in the detergent also reek of this perfume that I have been unable to get rid of it even after multiple washes, soaking and leaving them out on the line for a week.

Perhaps they have changed the formula recently as I've never had this problem before? I won't be using Omo any more.


Dee5Metropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 21 reviews



I love this powder and use this for my husband extremely grotty farm work clothes... removes grass stains, mud, grease and whatever he collects daily. Very pleasant sent. Leaves White bed linen with sard spotless. I can not use it for my clothes as it OMO leaves me itchy so I use sensitive on my clothes which works as well but without the scent

Lily White

Lily Whitebundaberg

Best for all my married life


Bought over 40 towels 20 yrs ago and have mashed them in OMO ever since they are still as bright and fluffy
as the day I bought them OMO is the best. Would like you to see them
Julie 76 yrs old


jputtingMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 26 reviews

Best Washing Powder


I have tried every brand of washing powder on the market, But nothing comes close to OMO.

Clothes wash perfectly clean, You may need to soak some items with stubborn stains. But it's rare for stains to need additional treatment when using OMO.

Like Mum always said OMO is the best and she wouldn't use anything else.

CHOICE Consumer Magazine performs tests on laundry detergents periodically and OMO usually gets top position in the test results.

Lousy for top loaders now!


Since they changed to one product to use for both top and front loaders they have lost me. Terrible for top loaders slimy grey, no suds and poor results. Hope they change back it's Glad wrap all over again.

Omo have decide to delete Top Load machine powder - Bad idea


Loved OMO Powder, until my last box! Noticed when purchasing there was now just the one powder for both top load and front load machines. The current powder is obviously the powder for front load machines as there are no suds at all. With a top load machine I actually like to see some suds not just grey water, so goodbye Omo.
I'll find another brand for top load machines that is made in Australia not China.

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MuttleyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 3 reviews

very dissatisfied


Lean fortnight. BIOZET user. Omo 1/2 price. Awful result. Can't get the OMO smell out of our clothes. Residue on clothes and hands. Burns my hands.Back to using BIOZET. Wouldn't use again.


ReeviewahCanberra 2600, ACT

  • 17 reviews

Destroys clothes


I started using OMO powder around 12 months ago and since then I've noticed I've been going through clothes a lot faster. By this I mean shirt collars deteriorating, undies developing holes, t-shirts wearing out. So initially I thought it was just poor timing with clothes getting old but after a year I'm convinced that this stuff is brutal on clothes. I'm going to finish off the box using smaller doses but once it's finished I'm looking for another brand.

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