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 :)
This product is just "okay" for a number of reasons:
It contains no Enzymes. This means certain types of stains will not be removed, no matter what temperature you use. Result? Some stains will be left behind, leaving you to rewash your clothes
It contains No Oxygen-based bleaching product. Other stains that cannot be removed by enzymes are not bleached. Result? You end up with sweat-stains building up on your clothes
People think this product is "good" for the environment. This is incorrect. Most, if not all detergents are now free fr...om Phosphates. The enzymes and oxygen products are good for septic systems (especially the former, which aid in digesting other matter). Unless you want to spend your time soaking white shirts in bleaches, detergent and everything to remove sweat stains, AVOID THIS PRODUCT AT ALL COSTS. Once I reverted to traditional powder, and treated my sweat-stains with a little "Radiant Black Wash" on my white shirts, the stains were removed. So much for an eco-choice powder.
Great product and not itchy anymore
I have tried other sensitive skin washing powders and found I was still itchy. Planet ark one was on sale and I thought I would give it ago. I am so happy that I did, it washes your clothes well and I have a front loader machine. The most I use is 1/2 a scoop and most times I use far less. I am washing my sons school clothes he is 7 while I am typing this and I am using 1 teaspoon full. I used it today and it washed out blood stains. No need to use a stain remover or soak at all. Works well with both cold or warm water but does take a while to ...dissolve with cold water and most washing powders do. I have used it to hand wash, my hands do get red but not as bad as with other washing powders. I ran out of toilet bowl cleaner the other day, so I used a teaspoon of washing powder and gave it a good scrub with the toilet brush. Worked well might not waste my money on toilet cleaner anymore lol... Clean wash, only need a small ammount and will wash out blood with no pre treatment needed or soaking Does take a while to dissolve in cold water
I have sensitive skin that is prone to itches and rashes. This product cleans very well, and it doesn't give me any rashes nor make me itchy, so I'm very happy. I don't like washing powders with strong fragrances, and this one has no fragrance, which I really like. It's Australian owned and made, palm oil free, low allergy, supports Planet Ark and more, which I also like. I've put my parents and best friend onto this washing powder, and they buy it now because they also like it a lot. I love it! Thank you!
I have had a good experience with this product from Plant Ark. I was initially using a more expensive environmentally friendly product, but was forced to look for a cheaper alternative as we had to cut back on grocery bills. I was glad to find Aware Sensitive. It had everything I needed it was environmentally friendly, greywater safe, good for sensitive skin, and didn't have any nasty chemicals. I also found it was Palm Oil free (which I think everyone should be looking for today with the issues with rainforests being cut down and animals slowl...y being killed off). This is a fragrance free product and really is great for those sensitive skins. My husband is particularly sensitive and with little children, I want a product that is safe and kind to their skin as well. I am pleased I have found it in Aware washing powder. I will continue using it and would recommend it to others. Relatively cheap for an environmental friendly product. Good results with washing. Palm Oil free (Very important to note), great on my husbands sensitive skin, great for my children's young skin. Is safe for greywater and putting on gardens. Cardboard box container good for recycling. Fragrance free. None I've come across so far.
Good clean wash, better for the environment and your clothes, great value for money
I had been using a 'leading brand' of powder in my front loader for years but wanted to change to a powder that would not irritate my new baby's skin, would give a satisfactory wash when laundering her cloth nappies and not leave residue behind in the fabric which can lead to them leaking.
I was recommended two or three different enviro/skin sensitive brands and decided to try Aware Eco Choice first, buying two boxes. I have just opened the second box 5 months later! I use two teaspoons of powder per wash (even for pooey nappies) and have fo...und they come out very clean and odourless unlike when I was using the 'standard' powder which sometimes left a musty smell in the nappies. I have found it can leave some stains behind but a second wash and temperature change has generally always resolved this. I have been impressed by the quality of wash with regards to the powder dosage required and with one box lasting for such a long time (approx. 145 washes) it has been fantastic value for money. The fact it is suitable for our greywater system has been an added bonus and I like that it is palm oil free as it concerns me so many products have this addition.
I was surprised that people think that it's expensive...Considering how long a box lasts it's really not! Perhaps people are using too much?
I did have slight issues with it not washing properly, and the powder clumping, but after I started measuring the dose properly (with a tablespoon measure) I discovered I'd been using far too much. Sure enough, with proper dosage it worked flawlessly.
The secret seems to be following the instructions properly :P
Also, people mentioned the box was dodgy, although my box has a liner inside it that seems t...
Washes quite well for our needs, even with a baby and dried food stains which wash out well. No perfumes so we don't smell like laundry. Baby has eczema and his skin is not affected. Probably the most environmentally friendly detergent available.
Great for sensitive skin. Doesn't use optical brighteners which make clothes appear clean but builds up in the clothes. No smelling like laundry detergent when wearing clothes, just smell like sunshine! It is just as cheap as Omo which I used to use.
The powder often spills when opening a new box. Does...
Fantstic if you're environmentally conscious, have sensitive skin or are just trying to cut out chemicals in your everyday life. It works well enough but doesn't have the ompf of some of the more popular brands. Good for kid's clothes
I used this with my baby's cloth nappies and clothes. It is really gentle and great for sensitive/young skin. It has almost no fragrance and is genuinely eco friendly.
It doesn't get rid of stains very well. Is quite pricey though it does last a long time (especially as I only used it at half/quarter strength)
I use this product for my baby's cloth nappies and have found it great. She is sensitive to some products but has no problem with this powder. I use the recommended amount, though there is no measuring scoop provided, and have found it removes stains without soaking. A really great product and although more expensive than others, I am still using the first box I bought, which was months ago.
Environmentally friendly, great on baby's skin, small box fits nicely in the laundry.
A little more expensive than other products. No scoop, though mentioned on the box that this is to help the environment.
I like this washing powder as it is perfect for people with skin conditions or allergies that require a lot more sensitively made products. The washing powder is made by an environmentally friendly company which is an added bonus. It leaves your washing clean and does not leave any strong smells like some other products tend to do. While you will pay more for this product, I think that it is worth it as it will last a long time as you do not need to use a lot of it each wash.
Environmentally friendly, great for those with sensitive skins.
This is one of the better washing powders that you can use if you have people in your household that have sensitive skin or allergies. It is also good if you have a baby in the house. You can get away with using a bit less than the product advice on the package and your wash does come out pretty clean.
Great for people with sensitive skin. Comes in a good sized box.
This product is a lot more expensive than many other washing powders but it is more environmentally friendly and is specifically for those with allergies or sensitive skin.
This is a great washing detergent. Does a really good job on the clothes and doesn't leave a residue. Planet Ark sells it on their website often at a really good rate. And it is available in the supermarkets. You can then use the grey water on your garden. Most washing detergents make your stuff look clean by using chemicals which adhere to the clothes, this is a much better clean.
This does a great clean on your washing and is much better for the environment.
The box design isn't great, the lid doesn't flip up easily, but that is only a minor issue, if it really bothered you you could just change the powder into a tub.
I was looking for a grey water safe detergent so I could re-use the water. I had tried the Earths Choice brand but found it left a powdery residue of the clothes. This one is great! I dissolve the correct amount of powder (only) 1/4 cup) in warm water first then add to a cold wash. It washes brilliantly and because it is made for sensitive skin (hence no perfume) I dont have to wash my babies clothes seprately.
If you stick to the pack directions, one box shold last you a while. The grey water has done wonders for my lawns. Highly reccommended if you use in the right way
Environmentally friendly (great for grey water use). Non- irritating
Pricey, but if you use it correctly it lasts for ages. I only buy 2 boxes a year!
I started purchasing this product because it was Cruelty Free and went with the sensitive choice as my husband is allergic to some washing powders. I'm not sure that it cleans as well as other more harsher chemically enhanced detergents but it does a good enough job for me - I'd prefer less chemicals than less stains. In saying that though it isn't noticably inferior. The product is reasonably available - Woolworths and some IGA stores seem to carry it. I like the added bonus that it is environmentally safe and feel a little more trusting of this as it is endorsed by Planet Ark. Happily recommend!
Cruelty Free - Reasonably Available - Sensitive - Environmentally friendly
The box design is very annoying
It is good for sensitive skin (I am allergic to most perfumed detergents), but I was not convinced of its cleaning power. Most stains were still in the clothes after washing. I had to pre-wash stained clothes by hand, which was to much of a hassle for me.
sensitive enough for irritated (allergic) skin, grey-water safe, ingredients
didn't clean clothes well enough, smell of freshly washed clothes could be better
I choose to purchase this product as I wanted a laundry powder that was gentle on the chemical front and not so toxic like some detergents can be. When I saw the price of the laundry powder I nearly didn't buy it as it easily one of the most costly products on the shelf.
The powder cleans good enough and doesn't make the clothes smell really with any sort of fragrance.
A gentle less toxic laundry powder that reduces the risk of adverse reactions for people with chemical sensitivities. Cleans on a satisfactory level.
More costly than other laundry powders.
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
Is your laundry Powder Linalool free.
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