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Earthwise

Orange & Eucalyptus Powder

score

58

Avg price

$6.59

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 54
      Everyday grime
    • 50
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 85
      Grass
    • 48
      Olive oil
    • 74
      Tomato
    • 60
      Make-up
    • 59
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 56
      Baby food
    • 38
      Motor oil
    • 47
      Blood

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    Good points

    • 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.

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing everyday grime.
    • Just OK at removing collar and cuff stains.
    • Just OK at removing olive oil stains.
    • Poor 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.

    Product

    • Avg price

      $6.59

    • Cost per wash

      $0.23

    • Price surveyed

      June 2019

    • Test machine

      Front

    • Powder or liquid

      Powder

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1000

    • Washes per pack

      29

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      No

    • Has optical brighteners

      No

    • Low to no phosphate

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks

      Yes

    More info

      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Brought me out in hives

      Pros

      Price.

      Cons

      Clothes washed in this detergent brought me out in hives (and I have never had a skin reaction before).

      Recommend it?

      No, this product has too many drawbacks.

      ROSALIND L.

      Used 1 month or less