The only one for me.
Having Multiple Chemical Sensitivity i just want to wash my clothes in a fragrance free irritant free washing solution. This is the only one for me. I have been using it for years. Cleans clothes, no odour whatsoever and no irritation. Thankyou a million times over.
Keep making such products so that we can live in a fragrance free world that is good for the planet as well.
Purchased in March 2021 at Coles for $8.00.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
I love it. I can't fault it at all. Great for sensitive skin. Recommend to everyone! I just think it is easy to use. Totally in for saving the planet.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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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