Earthwise Black Wash: How did we do?
That little black dress, our slimming black jeans and cozy black winter leggings — we just love black! But when the new dense colour starts to fade and is replaced by a washed-out dark grey it’s disappointing and it seems to happen all too fast. Keeping our blacks black is as much a priority as getting our whites white for most of us.
Michelle commented: “The Earthwise Black Wash liquid was quite thick and had a lovely fragrance. The 1 litre bottle says it does 33 washes which makes
it quite economical although I'm not sure I got 33 washes out of the bottle! Nevertheless, I found that when my clothes came out of the washing machine,
they smelt lovely and had no white smears. I found that my dark clothes retained their colour and hadn't faded as badly as they had with standard washing
liquids. To be honest, after using this liquid, I feel like dying all my clothes again and only using this liquid from now on!”
Karl said: “…This is the stuff I have been hoping existed since I started wearing pretty-much-all black clothes back in Uni. As a laundry liquid, it does an excellent job of getting my clothes clean, leaving them smelling washed and fresh, and free from those annoying powder-stains caused by washing powders that clump and don't fully dissolve, leaving white residue…
“What a wonderful idea! I have many more black and dark coloured garments than whites or pastels, and fading and streaking is often an issue with ordinary
washing powders and liquids - even the "better" brands - and believe me, I have tried most of them. Apart from clothing, I also have several sets of
dark coloured sheets (black included) and some dark cushion covers which need frequent washing as the cats insist on sitting on them and decorating
them with discarded fur.
Amelia commented: “As a household that wears lots of black clothing I was keen to see if this worked as well as I had heard it did. My partner's work uniform
is black and over time we have noticed it has now become that faded black/dark grey colour which is not ideal. My first load to try the Black Wash
was for some black jeans and black shirts that had fluff and white marks from my partner's job. Usually when I use my normal liquid on clothes that
have the white marks it seems to just stay on the clothes and I find myself either spot cleaning the marks or hand-washing the item again. I was pleasantly
surprised to see when I hung the clothes on the line that this was not the case, they were in fact free of the white marks.
I am eagerly awaiting purchasing some more black clothing to see how long they stay black without fading using this product. Using this liquid has also
made me consider using the Earthwise Oxygenated Whitener to see if I can get similar results from my whites.”
Find out more about Earthwise Blackwash or
try some for yourself. Sold in most Countdown, New World and PAKnSAVE supermarkets RRP $8 per litre (33 washes).
Photo credit: Karl from Kiwireviews
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