Laundry detergents

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Living Green

Lavender and Aloe



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Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 51
      Everyday grime
    • 61
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 82
    • 61
      Olive oil
    • 76
    • 58
    • 70
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 63
      Baby food
    • 53
      Motor oil
    • 49

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    Good points

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

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing motor 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

      Not stated

    • Low to no phosphate claim

      Not stated

    • Safe for septic tanks claim


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