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Plant Powered Laundry Powder Orange and Eucalyptus



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    Test results

    • 61
      Everyday grime
    • 55
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 85
    • 53
      Olive oil
    • 78
    • 63
    • 57
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 61
      Baby food
    • 56
      Motor oil
    • 48

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    Good points

    • OK at removing everyday grime.
    • OK at removing collar and cuff stains.
    • Very good at removing grass stains.
    • Good at removing tomato stains.
    • OK at removing make-up stains.
    • OK at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • OK at removing baby food stains.
    • OK at removing motor oil stains.

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing olive oil stains.
    • Just OK at removing blood stains.

    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Everyday grime (35%)
    Collar & cuff stains (20%)
    Grass (15%)
    Olive oil (6%)
    Tomato (4%)
    Make-up (4%)
    Chocolate ice cream (4%)
    Baby food (4%)
    Motor oil (4%)
    Blood (4%)

    Most products have two sets of test results – front-loader and top-loader. For this test, both the front- and top-loader were set on “normal” wash cycles — the type of wash cycle an average consumer is likely to choose to wash an everyday load.

    Find out more about what our testing involves.


    • Avg price


    • Cost per wash


    • Price surveyed

      July 2020

    • Test machine


    • Powder or liquid


    • Pack size (g/ml)


    • Washes per pack


    Label claims

    • Has enzymes


    • Has optical brighteners


    • Low to no phosphate claim


    • Safe for septic tanks claim


    More info

      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Earthwise Laundry Powder


      I've been using this for many years and had no problems and have found no reason to change, however I do treat blood and olive oil stains before putting in the wash. We were on a septic tank and ran the waste water from the machine onto a garden border without any damage to the plants, (the ferns loved it) Before that I used Dynamo and found Earthwise no better, no worse.



      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Christine B.

      Used 6 months or more