The Best All-round Washing Powder
It washes my clothes really well. Does not leave a fragrance which is important to me. Also is safe to use with our septic system. Been using it for years.
Purchased in January 2005 at Woolworths for $6.75.
SENSITIVE ON THE NOSE
I have multiple chemical sensitivities as well as being severely asthmatic and this is the only laundry powder that I can use that doesn't cause a nasty reaction health wise for me. I use it for regular washes and normally find I can buy it from Woolworths here in Sydney Australia.
Purchased in November 2020 at Woolworths Online store.
Anaphylactic reaction to the liquid version of this product.
I bought 'Aware Sensitive Choice' as we are on a septic. I am not usually allergic to anything. 9 weeks ago I did two loads of washing, nice dresses etc. I was so allergic to this product, I have had to call the company but still no reply. As soon as I touch or smell this 'scent' from any item of clothing that has even been in the drawer with the items which were washed in this product (and since thrown out- $2000 worth of clothes- a huge amount), my throat swells up and burns. I've never had these reactions to any other product and I don't get...anaphylaxis to any other thing. The 'scent' has gone through everything and I've virtually had to replace my and my husbands whole wardrobes. Yes I used to correctly and no I didn't use too much. I have reported it to Coles where I bought it.
Works great for eczema prone skin, but...
We have been using this product for about 2 years for our eczema prone son, but I have since developed an allergy or sensitivity to the laundry powder, not sure exactly what plant ingredients are used but would love to know as I may have to use a competing brand of a similar product as a substitute.
Purchased at Woolworths Physical store for $4.50.
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The only product that stopped my bed linen itching
Over the last few years I've found that bed linen itches me like I'm lying on cactus needles. This started with a new set of flannelette sheets would you believe. My wife an I couldn't understand it and we looked at everything from water quality, to me using too much soap (QV mind you!), scrubbing too much etc. They got a little less itchy when my wife tried a laundry powder for sensitive skin, oh and watered down my soap.
That's the preamble. So, a few days ago the bed sheets itch again and my wife says the online delivery substituted for nor...mal powder. First I heard she'd changed powders. So, we looked into powders and reviews on sensitive powders and found Aware. First night's sleep was great! No itching at all! Zero. I laid my face on the pillow and nothing. Finally, I can sleep in peace. I can highly recommend that anyone give this powder a try if they find their clothing or bed linen itchy or scratchy. Godsend!
Purchased in July 2020 at Woolworths.
I've been using Aware laundry powder for years, but have noticed the last three boxes (since they changed the packaging) don't wash nearly as well. Did they change the powder content as well? My socks and hubby's dirty gardening clothes come out just as dirty. Very disappointing, will have to find another detergent for sensitive skin.
Purchased in January 2020 at Coles for $11.00.
Good for your skin and the environment
I use this powder to wash everything; clothes, swimmers, towels, sheets. I usually just tip the powder straight into my front loader but would recommend dissolving first when washing bulky items because those are the times I have noticed a little bit of remnant powder on things after the wash cycle has finished.
It's earth friendly! I love that it comes in a cardboard box without a plastic scoop and, most importantly for my family, it is great for sensitive skin because it has no harsh chemicals or fragrances.
The only laundry cleaner my son can use
We have tried almost every sensitive laundry powder available and this is the only product that doesn’t make my sons eczema flare up. Cleans very well in warm water (we use warm water so we can use less powder and have less build up in the clothes. We add tea tree essential oil to add a fresh non-toxic scent as this product has no scent at all. We’ve been using this for the last 5 years. It’s great!
Purchased in July 2019 at Woolworths Online store for $6.00.
white powder left behind
Used this product 4 months ago, washed really well.
Bought it again last week, and now have a white powder on everything i have washed, and yes i did mix it before adding my clothes.
Not happy, had to re-wash everything, will not be wasting my money .
Purchased in June 2019 for $6.00.
Bravo! A washing powder that is truly fragrance-free
This washing powder is the only one I can find on sale that is actually fragrance-free. If you react badly to fragrances, be sure to read label on the packaging of each brand of washing powder before you buy it. Many so-called "green" washing powders actually contain fragrances -- but thankfully I have found Planet Ark Aware Eco Choice Sensitive Washing Powder which does not contain any fragrance.
I have found that most washing powders on the market contain fragrances (and often very strong ones) that cause me to have headaches. Happily, this washing powder is the exception.
In addition, this washing powder leaves my clothing feeling fresh and clean.
Does the job
I agree with many of the previous reviews. The product causes clumps to form in the front loader detergent drawer that can be quite solid. I just hope this does not clog the washing machine. Upon reading the instructions carefully, you are actually supposed to dissolve the powder in hot water first before adding to the washing machine.
I bought the product from one of the major supermarkets and it was priced quite reasonably compared to other brands. As for the quality of the wash itself, it was neither bad nor good. I suffer from eczema/contact dermatitis and fortunately had no reaction from the washed clothes; however, handling the powder on cracked, dry hands is not advisable.
Sensitive and environmentally friendly
I have been using this powder and also the liquid version for several years and find that it cleans well, uses less and a bonus is that it is palm oil free. I first started looking for a low allergy detergent then found out that it was palm oil free and that was the clincher. The powder can be a bit lumpy in the box but its easy to break up using a scoop. They don't put a plastic scoop in the box which is also good as its such a waste. I just kept a scoop I had from another brand and have been using that same scoop ever since.
My kids sometimes react to other washing powders but I find Planet Ark cleans well and treats their skin well too. It works well in my front loader, I just add the powder straight on to the clothes - no problems!! The other thing that I adore about it is that they don't add yet another unnecessary bit of plastic for a scoop. I rarely find that this is the case and it's very refreshing!!! Highly recommended!!
Great washing powder
I started using this washing powder due to my husband getting a really bad rash on his legs, the doctors said is was an allergy so I started changing the items i used and one of them was washing powder, I found this one really good, brings my washing up really nice, you don't have to use very much either and it really helped with his rash to, it is a bit more expensive but i really think its worth it, I work as a massage therapist from home and use it on my towels and it really brings them up nice and fluffy! I would recommend this product.
Great for the environment, not for washers!
I was a heavy liquid washer user, and I took a gamble on the Eco Choice powder because it was supposed be to 'eco-friendly'. Boy, did I lose out! It was very lumpy before it went in, and left huge stains all over my blue collared shirt. Not satisfied!
Aware sensitive washing powder
I switched to the powder from liquid and it leaves clumps in dispenser drawer, it also left stains all over my wife's pink shirt.
Maybe this powder should not be used in front loaders only top loaders.
Tied contacting aware left a message as no one answers the phone and no reply
I switched to Aware Sensitive washing powder for my front loader about 3 months ago and have not looked back. My clothes come out clean and fresh every time. As someone who sweats a fair bit, it is refreshing that the persistent underarm odor on shirts is no longer left behind like it was with other powders. This powder is rated for both top and front loaders and I highly recommend you try it if you're after an effective washing powder which is also far better for people and the environment!
I think it's also very important to remember that ...just because there are no fragrances in this product does not mean that the clothes are not clean. Some people may make the connection between clothes smelling great to being clean, which is not always the case! A great product which is great for the environment and us.
Great environmental product!
Firstly the box is recyclable & is also made from 96% recycled content.
Good value for money as you only need 1 heaped teaspoon for a front loader.
I have had great cleaning results in warm & cold water. Removes light stains but admittedly I haven't washed heavy stains.
A huge plus is there are no harmful ingredients to humans or the planet in Aware - including naturally derived & renewably sourced ingredients.
They don't put a plastic scoop in each pack to avoid waste - big tick there :)
Questions & Answers
the ingredients on the box states theres lime stone in it ive an allergy to lime stone will this cause contact dermentitus
why is the powder not dissolving properly for the latest packet I bought. It has always worked well before. Have tried dissolving in hot water before adding.This doesn't work. Has there been a change in the formula? Please give me an explanation. B Jones
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