Monday, May 27, 2013

Ecos Laundry Detergent & Dish Detergent Review

I have two products to tell you about that Earth Friendly Products sent me to review and they are:
1.) Ecos Liquid Laundry Detergent
2.) Dishmate Almond Scented Dish Detergent
Let's talk about the Laundry Detergent first which is what I used first anyway. I loved that it lasted a really long time.  I didn't keep up with exactly how many wash loads because Mike washed some loads that I did not know about so my tracking system went out the window. I can say that we did wash a lot because Mike has a uniform he has to wear then he comes home and showers and puts another set of clothes on.
So, he is changing twice a day and that spells disaster for me.  It also means he is using towels twice a day also.  There is only 3 scents to choose from and they are Lemongrass, Magnolia's & Lilys and Lavender.  I did not know about the Lavender or I would have chosen it or asked for it but I didn't and so they sent Magnolia's & Lilys, which actually wasn't that bad after all.
Ultra-concentrated features of Laundry Detergent:
  • use 2.0 oz per FULL load for TOP loading machines; for smaller loads adjust downward
  • use 1.0 oz per FULL load for FRONT loading HE machines; for smaller loads adjust downward
  • Competitively priced compared to natural and mainstream detergents based on #oz/load and loads/container.
  • Contains coconut-based fabric softener
  • Free of enzymes, phosphates, chlorine, and petroleum ingredients
  • Low sudsing: Great for top loading and front loading machines and hand-washing
  • Septic tank and gray-water system safe: biocompatible with a wide variety of wastewater and gray water treatment systems; doesn’t eliminate bacteria that make septic systems work efficiently
  • Easy to recycle #2 HDPE plastic containers

  • Ideal for hand-washing (esp. cold-water washing)
  • Ideal and gentle enough for baby clothes and delicate fabrics
  • Use in all temperatures
  • Suitable for all types of fabrics
  • Great for top loading and front loading machines
  • Fragrance-free is great for persons allergic/sensitive to natural oils/fragrances
  • Doesn’t irritate skin.
  • Doesn’t eliminate bacteria that make septic systems work efficiently
  • It really works
  • Safe for you and the environment
  • Non-toxic/non-polluting
Now, isn't that impressive? I was so happy to learn that I could have my cake and eat it too! Basically, I get clothes that are clean and smell good and I also don't have to worry about the clothes anymore having all those chemicals on them. Our clothes come out smelling fresh and clean with an outdoorsy fresh scent. Kudos to Earth Friendly Products for making some awesome products we can enjoy.
Now, we have the Dishmate Almond Scented dish detergent. I have to admit right now that I have a dishwasher that does the majority of our dishes but I do hand wash our pots and pans and some various other mixing bowls and such when I am baking. They take up too much room in the dishwasher so I will wash those and leave the dishes and such in there.
A powerful hand dish washing product that is naturally hard on grease and not your skin.  They do recommend that you squirt only a small amount into your sponge for cleaning dishes so you can experience the power of this concentrated formula.  Dishmate also acts as a great cleaner for hand washable clothes too. Wow, can you believe that?
So, I can get both things in the Dishmate?  Mmm, I may have to think about this because it sure would help me in our finance department.  I didn't realize it could do that until just now, so I am sorry I don't have any info on how that part works.  This part about the use of dish detergent as exactly that, is another amazing story. It really doesn't take much so I would recommend starting out real small and add as needed until you get the correct picture. 
There are 6 choices for the Dishmate and they are:
Almond, Grapefruit, Apricot, Lavender, Pear and Free & Clear (for sensitive folks with allergies).
  • ultra-concentrated liquid dish washing product
  • pH 6.4-7.5; gentle on hands
  • Non-polluting/100% biodegradable/non-toxic/natural.
  • Made of replenishable/sustainable ingredients
  • Plant-based surfactants we use do not harm the item being cleaned, your body or the environment
  • Free of harsh fumes or vapors
  • Pleasantly scented with expensive, pure, natural almond and cherry oils
  • excellent grease-cutting capabilities
  • Low-foaming/sudsing
  • softens hands while doing dishes
  • no streaking or spotting
  • Septic tank and gray-water system safe: biocompatible with a wide variety of wastewater and gray water treatment systems; doesn’t eliminate bacteria that make septic systems work efficiently
  • competitively priced compared to natural and mainstream dish detergents.
  • Easy to recycle #1 PETE container
  • Palm oil FREE
  • Use to hand-wash dishes.
  • Can be used as a liquid hand soap and bath/shower soap
  • Doesn’t eliminate bacteria that make septic systems work efficiently
  • It really works
  • Safe for you and the environment
  • Non-toxic/non-polluting
I love that it doesn't seem to dry out my hands like other detergents do so I will keep this in mind when it's time to get another one. I would recommend any of these scents in this product because I have really bad dry skin and will cause me to itch for hours at a time. You can also go HERE to see the safety precautions on this product if you would like.
Earth Friendly Products have so many more products that you can choose from to make your home almost totally Eco-Friendly. I can't talk about all of them but I will mention a few so you can see how great this is and that it is going to catch on quickly!
They actually carry paper products for the bathroom and kitchen along with lots of Household Cleaning products such as floor cleaners, furniture polish, silver polish, ice melt, hand dishwashing, and lots of many more products.
They even have pet products such as odor control, laundry detergent to clean your pet's toys, pet shampoo, dander remover, pet wipes and litter control to name a few of them.
I found this in the About Us section:
Earth Friendly Products is a “champion” in the eyes of the Environmental Protection Agency and its Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative, or SDSI. We are committed to the use of safe surfactants (wetting agents in detergent “that break down quickly to non-polluting compounds and help protect aquatic life in both fresh and salt water,” as the EPA says).  
In accordance with SDSI, our products are readily biodegradable, non-toxic, free of phosphates, and have a neutral pH. Because they are plant-based and petroleum-free, our surfactants do not bio-accumulate or mimic human hormones.
We are very proud to have won awards and recognition, including:
  • Being chosen as one of the “Best in the Green” products by Avalon Communications (2007).
  • Best line of cruelty-free household products from PETA (2007).
  • Readers’ Choice Award from Natural Home Magazine for best cleaning products (2002).
  • Quality Institute International (American Culinary Institute) 2002/2003 Gold Performance Award/Medal for best citrus-based cleaners.
  • Socially Responsible Business Award (2003) 
  • Earth Friendly Products has international distribution of a retail line of over 60 household products, an industrial/bulk Pro-Line of over 25 products, and a Natural Pet Care Line of 16 items. Our products may be purchased at a variety of retail outlets and on our web site.
  • FIRST To eliminate 1,4 Dioxane, a carcingoen, from all products.
  • FIRST To stop use of salts in all cleaners, an action necessary to protect water supplies.
  • FIRST To eliminate Formaldehyde, a pernicious toxin.
  • FIRST / ONLY To introduce a patented nuetral pH automatic dishwashing product, WAVE® Gel.
  • TOP SELLING Green Laundry product worldwide, ECOS® laundry detergent.
  • ONLY Green manufacturer with plants strategically located in 5 regions.
  • FIRST To generate more than 50% of our plant electrical needs by using solar panels.
  • FIRST In sustainability.
  • ONLY Green primary manufacturing company. We're a one-link supply chain. We don't contract our manufacturing to others. We control the entire process. We respond to new research and customer preferences immediately.
Connect with Earth Friendly Products several ways:

By Mail Earth Friendly Products
111 S Rohlwing Rd
Addison, IL 60101
Phone:  1-800-335-ECOS (3267) x 10
Fax:      1-847-446-4437

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


S C said...

I hadn't heard of these products before, but it's great to know they work. Many green products don't effectively clean. Love it that it doesn't dry out your hands or irritate your skin. We have to watch that when we change laundry detergents. Plus, the lavender scent would be nice.
Sherry Compton