Friday, February 11, 2011

EucoFresh Laundry Powder Review & Giveaway

For those of you who don't know, I live in a house with 3 males (husband + 2 sons) plus a boxer dog (yes those are the ones that slobber - a LOT).  We also have a property maintenance/lawn mowing business.  So, as you can imagine, I do massive amounts of washing of very dirty/grass & mud encrusted/slobbery/paint covered/smelly clothing.  Plus loads of dirty greasy rags and towels from our business.  Plus washing from those 'little accidents' (and I'm talking about both ends here).  On the other hand, my sons are still young enough that I prefer something gentle enough that I don't have to worry about it irritating their skin.

I am also (probably according to my husband) a pain when it comes to buying laundry powder.  I really hate the smell of most washing powders, they are just so strong and synthetic.  I also never use fabric softener for the reason (apart from believing they really don't do anything and are just a waste of money) that they have such a strong unnatural scent.

So, to give you a quick run-down on some of the positives of the Bosisto's EucoFresh Laundry Powder:
  • NO FILLERS.  I had to put this point first.  Most brands contain insoluble fillers which remain in the fibres of your garments, meaning they can become a skin and bronchial irritant to allergy sufferers or those with sensitive skin.  No fillers also means you need to use less.
  • The only smell is that of 100% pure Bosisto's Eucalyptus Oil.  So it cleans soils from clothes without being harsh.  Heaven.
  • Grey water / septic system / garden friendly
  • Low foam so you can use it in front or top loaders, and in hot or cold water. 
  • Australian made!
So, this product pretty much ticks all the boxes for me (which is a big thing to say isn't it?).  I have been using only one scoop per wash (and you will be surprised how small the scoop is).  Even my husband's work clothes are coming out fantastically clean.

Right, enough of me.  What about you guys?  Would you like to try out the Eucofresh Laundry Powder? (However - be warned, you won't be able to go back to another brand).

I have 6 (yes that's right - 6) packs of a full-size 1.5kg box of Eucofresh laundry powder & towel valued at $30 to giveaway.  And this giveaway is one that will be used to the last drop... not put in the cupboard and forgotten because you didn't really want it anyway.

And if you can't wait and would like to try it straight away you can find it in your local Woolies store at around $8.99.  For more information about the product feel free to telephone 1800 655 841 or visit the makers at www.fgb.com.au


To enter this giveaway (required):
Simply comment here and tell me about the dirtiest or grossest item you have ever had to wash.  If you prefer to email your entry through you can find my email by viewing my profile.

You can also leave separate comments for each of the following for further entries:

1. Follow this blog publicly
2. Join the Your Cheeky Monkey facebook page
3. Join the Bosisto's Eucalyptus facebook page
4. Tweet this giveaway =
Eucofresh Laundry Powder Giveaway from @YrCheekyMonkey http://www.yourcheekymonkey.blogspot.com/

Conditions (please read):
~ Australian Entries only 
~ Be sure to leave your email address in your comment if your profile is protected - if I draw you as a winner but have no way of contacting you I will re-draw the prize
~ Winners drawn randomly and contacted by email
~ Giveaway closes in one week's time on Friday 18th February 2011 at 9pm (Qld time)
~ Prizes will be sent directly to winners from FGB Natural Products.

54 comments:

Kristie said...

The dirtiest or grottiest thing I have had to wash? It would be a toss up between my favourite Cloth Nappy that was accidentally knocked beside the washing machine while dirty and was recovered about 4 weeks later with some sort of bug growing out of it... *gag* or the time the rabbit peed all over my brand new trouswers. For those that don't know, sometimes rabbit wee comes out an orange/red colour, can stain and stinks to high heaven. *double gag*.

Kristie said...

(oh, info @ designsbykristie dot com)

also tweeted... facebooked both... RSS feed read...

Consider this comp entered!

Tat said...

I'd say our sheets after the whole family caught a tummy bug and both my daughter and my son ended up in our bed vomiting all night (we did change the sheets a few times and the whole pile was pretty gross).

Tat said...

Following.

nellbe said...

oh I love the sound of this! Well my son is in cloth nappies so... you can guess!!

MUM OF FOUR said...

Should I admit that I really haven't washed anything that yucky because I would rather just chuck it away LOL Maybe the next time I will have this wash powder & will give the yucky job a go !

MUM OF FOUR said...

Forgot to say , I', following your blog , facebook & twitter .

tracy433@gmail.com

Michelle said...

vomit... always the worst... and it hasn't been only once! kids! please please please .. I'd love to win!

Michelle said...

I likey your fb page :)

Michelle said...

and I likey bosistos now :)

Michelle said...

now I'm off to tweet xx

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I don't find anything gross but when I gave birth to Bear in our bathroom Carlos delivered him and he was literally covered from neck to shoes in... hmmm... birth! I actually said to him after that I thought it would be a lot messier and his response was... You didn't have to do the washing!! Hehe... Indeed not!

xo Steph

Stephanie and Carlos said...

I am already following your page woohoo... actually I can follow it as MooBear too!!

xo Steph

Di said...

I had the unenviable task of washing my son's pyjamas after he vomited all over them. They were absolutely covered in vomie, it was so disgusting!

Di said...

I follow publicly through Google as Di :)

Di said...

I'm a fan of the YCM facebook page (Dianne Childs)

Di said...

I'm a fan of the Bosistos facebook page too (Dianne Childs)

Di said...

I tweeted this giveaway on Twitter here
http://twitter.com/ShinyGlitterBug/status/36230641976610816

leechbabe.com said...

Tweeted :)

leechbabe.com said...

I'm so with you on the horrible smell of most laundry detergents and fabric softeners. I have the same issue with handsoaps - the smell of most make me gag.

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Email Entry from Angela:

The grossest thing I have ever had to clean was linen after my cat crawled into the linen closest to give birth............enough said - GROSS. Then I ended up throwing it all out anyway because the thought of using it made me feel ill!

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Email entry from Angela:

I follow everything and I tweeted.

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Email entry from Belinda:

The grossest thing I have had to wash is dirty clothes of one of my campers on youth camp. She had her dirty clothes that she had wet the bed in, in a garbage bag for over a week that I then found. Obviously she was embarrassed by them so didn’t want anyone to wash them, but it would have been better if they were fresh rather than after a week of festering!

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Email entry from Tracey:

As a Mumma to 3 little boys - I've done my fair share of horrid laundy duties! But by far the worst I have ever endured was when my eldest was 2 years old & projectile vommited in the car .... eeeekk .... still sends shivers down my back!
It was everywhere & I mean everywhere! All through my hair & poor bubba sleeping next to him :( I didn't know where to start - I was over an hour away from home, on my own, it was over 35 degrees & the nappy bag (which would normally be my saviour) was sitting opened on the floor in front of him & had been attacked by the vomit too!!

Mumma Leech xxoo

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Email entry from Tracey:

Facebooker follower of YourCheekyMonkey & Bosisto's Eucalyptus

jessiebelle said...

My most grosse items to wash are my darling little doggie's bed covers, they are worse than kids so I sometimes feel like putting them in nappies.
facebook follower

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Dirtiest ...the farm clothes , gross & grotty - twin poopy nappies after we started solids... I had a double load every day.

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I tweeted - my little drummer
http://twitter.com/#!/mylittledrummer/statuses/37977136698630145

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I liked /followed on FB

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I already liked Bosito's who doesn't - their eucalyptus rub is heavenly.

I've only heard good things about the eco friendly powder.

Thanks for the giveaway

Kyra Howearth said...

The dirtiest/grossest thing...well, I've definitely had my fair share of poo-ey cloth nappies to wash! My son had really bad diarrhoea at one stage, and he was sitting in his highchair...it leaked right out of his nappy and went all over the highchair...ewww :(


kyra (at) bubbalooba (dot) com

Kyra Howearth said...

Following your blog :)

kyra (at) bubbalooba (dot) com

Kyra Howearth said...

I'm a liker of YCM Facebook page too :)

kyra (at) bubbalooba (dot) com

Kyra Howearth said...

And I'm a fan of the Bosisto's Facebook page now too :)

kyra (at) bubbalooba (dot) com

Makin' said...

Well I have to say the most unpleasant thing I have ever put through my washing machine would be the entire u16's football team jumpers after a game played on a field that had mud covered all over it after days and days of rain! Mix that with teenage boys sweat and they almost walked themselves into the machine. The smell was making me dry reach!

Kimberlee said...

horrible thing i hve had to wash so far with my twins is runny gooey poo!

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Kimberlee said...

am also a facebook liker and follower of your blog and liker of Bosistos.

mystiqal888@gmail.com

Kym said...

The grossest thing I have ever had to clean up was vomit from the floor at Toys R Us when I worked there many years ago! Something about other peoples that makes it really bad!

kpteale(at)gmail.com

Kym said...

I follow publicly :)

Kym said...

I like YCm on FB (Kym T)

Kym said...

I like Bosistos Page on FB (Kym T)

Lahela said...

Blog follower
rachelkoopmans{at}yahoo{dot}com

Lahela said...

YCM Facebook Follower
rachelkoopmans{at}yahoo{dot}com

Lahela said...

Tweeted @owlbabystore
rachelkoopmans{at}yahoo{dot}com

Lahela said...

You'd think the grossest thing I've ever had to wash is a poopy cloth nappy....wrong!!! I had some bamboo soakers that had gotten a little stained, so I decided to soak them in some Lux Flakes. Well, I kinda accidentally knocked too much Lux into the washing bucket, thought "oh well", and promptly went away, forgetting about them until the next day.
WELL. I went to pull them out of the bucket and horror of horrors! Some thick, goopy alien SLIME was growing in my wash bucket! I was so completely shocked by this little science experiment that I actually called the entire family in and got them to take photos (available upon request!) It took me FOREVER to scrape the slime off those boosters (read four full strip washes in detergent). Just that moment though, when I plunged my hand into the bucket and experienced something totally alien and unexpected...priceless! Oh, and I now know how to make play slime when the little one gets older!!!

Bernadette said...

http://www.facebook.com/YourCheekyMonkey?v=wall

I have liked your fb page

Bernadette said...

mouldy curtains in a rental when the landlord insisted she couldn't throw them because her mother made them.

Bernadette said...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bosistos-Eucalyptus/121600627873756?v=wall

I liked this page as well

Candice said...

I think it would have to be when my son accidently soils himself in his jocks - what a mess trying to get them off him and rinsed without getting it anywhere.

Candice said...

I follow this blog publicly.

Candice said...

Im a FB liker of Your Cheeky Monkey

Candice said...

Im a FB liker of Bosistio's

Candice said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/Candy3181/status/38489649735278592

Your Cheeky Monkey said...

Email entry from Julie (Friday):

when I got married, my
daughter was 5 and I bought her a beautiful cream coloured dress, with a
full long skirt and she thought she was a princess. Well by the end of
the night the dress was black.........where the big boys had taught her
how to run and slide on her knees down the hall!! i thought the dress was
ruined, but Mum came to the rescue and washed it up. My second daughter
wore it many years later to another function!!!
Thanks
Julie