Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Garden happy...

There has been much teasing over the past week or so over the blogging about mops and hand soaps and washing powder.

Nearly as much teasing as I get in general over my love affair with ironing.

As I have said before, I am a domestic goddess in training. And proud of it.

For purely selfish reasons too - if I can get my house under control, if I can get the feeding of small people in some semblance of routine, and if I can assert my organisational skills over the never ending laundry, then that means I have more time. 

 More time for blogging, for Twitter, for coffee, for running, for walking. More time for me.

I love to walk nearly as much as I love just gazing out at our garden. I have spoken before of my lovely husband and his green fingered ways. He is amazing. And it helps that our garden has the luxury of water. In South Australia, the driest state, we are generally always on water restrictions. But our garden does not suffer. We have a greywater recycling and garden irrigation system plumbed in, so that all of the water from the laundry gets utilised for the garden.

As a result, our garden is lush and green all year round. Garden happy...

BUT, this luxury also means that I need to be exceptionally careful with what goes into the washing machine in terms of washing powders.  My main cause of concern in detergents in relation to our garden is the sodium (or salt) load and phosphorus concentration as well as the PH levels. These chemicals impact my lovely husbands veggies and fruit trees as well as my herbs, so we are very choosy when it comes to laundry detergents.

Plus I have the issue of three filthy children. I am not sure what they do all day at school and kindy, but they are grubby and grotty. And no sooner as they sit down to eat they generally have greasy food dribbles down their clothes. And of course there are a great many changes of clothes between me and my sweaty exercise. So, I need a powder that will actually get things properly clean, as I generally cannot use harsh chemical stain removers and soakers.

AND my son Charlie has eczema. I need to really careful that whatever detergent we use for laundry doesn't irritate his skin at all.

I am always budget conscious as well - any laundry products need to be cost effective - I actually don't mind the cost, as long as the stuff is good value.

I was sent a stack of EucoFresh Laundry Powder to trial and review, by Bosisto's

Quite simply, this product fits all my requirements.  The Bosisto's website is great, by the way - they have loads of good stuff on there - go have a look perhaps? I won't copy and paste from the website or the press release details on here to tell you all about the laundry powder.

But I will tell you that I love this product.

I can truthfully say I will be purchasing it ongoing for all of my families laundry needs.

And I will tell you it smells gorgeous.

And I will tell you that it really does the job well. It gets clothes really clean.

I think its fair to say that I genuinely love all Bosisto's products. Because they do exactly what they say they are going to do.

Plus they have a competition running at the moment, to win one of three washing machines.

Click here to go to competition details
And I am giving away a stack of Bosisto's EucoFresh Laundry Powder too - I have six large boxes to give away. All you need to do is make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me
why you would like to try
Bosisto's EucoFresh Laundry Powder.

Open to Australian residents only
Six winners chosen at random
Giveaway closes Weds 30th March, and winner announced Thursday 31st March


  1. danniibeautyMarch 23, 2011

    I love Bosisto's products! It would be great to try the Bosisto's EucoFresh Laundry Powder, its sounds perfect and gentle for clothes and skin! Oh and I loooove when there is a gorgeous smell on the clothes!

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  3. oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!!


    I have a garden which I LOVE.

    I mean, I'm growing Gardenias in Canberra. Who would have thought?

    My house needs rennos, but I made hubby do the garden first. We laid turf, picked out plants and spent a good sum of money to make sure our garden was lovely.

    How do I keep it lovely? Same as you. Hubby (ex-plumber) put in a full recyled water watering system - so the water that comes out of our washing machine (9 loads a week, approx 2,000L) goes straight onto the garden and keeps it green.

    My biggest fear after spending the money to do the garden was that the washing powder we used would kill things.



    (can you tell I'm excited?)

    My garden is my oasis and I'll do anything to keep it green (in brown ol' Canberra!)

  4. seasidechikMarch 23, 2011

    Ooooh. Ive never heard of these products before!

    I would likee to try Bosisto's as my son has terrible, terrible, to the point of his skin peeling and cracking eczema, if we dont keep on top of it!

    I have just started gardening, and while we dont need it at the moment, in drippy TAS, I will be hooking up a grey water irrigaytion system, as at the moment, the water from the washer is just running straight out the pipe, onto rocks at the side of our house!

  5. Oooh I will put my hand up to try some! For all the reasons you mentioned, but especially because it smells good. It can be very hard to find grey water safe wash that smells delicious AND works! Sounds like a winner of a product. Thanks for the chance, Lucy xx

  6. I just won one of these from Jemikaan!! So i won't be selfish and enter again. But a bit woot woot for another great blogitiion ....

  7. MultipleMumMarch 23, 2011

    I would be certainly happy to give this a try. I use eco-friendly stuff but it doesn't have that 'gorgeous' smell that you describe. We don't have the skin allergies at our place but grotty children? I have those in droves :)

    PS Where do you buy this stuff?

  8. MM - Woolworths. As yet I have not seen it listed with Coles Online. We have a Woolies near us so my plan is to stock up when I call in there.

  9. Joni LlanoraMarch 23, 2011

    I'm seeing this brand a lot across many blogs and now am hoping to win this to try out. My daughter seem to be getting allergic to our current washing liquid so I may have to switch to a low allergen type.

  10. Second attempt!!

    Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!!

    I am really excited to hear about this - it totally answers a huge concern I've had and I'm really excited to finally have an answer.

    You see, I love my garden. I really do. I grow Gardenias in Canberra (now that's a lot of love and care to keep them alive in the freezing winter!) and I have hand picked just about every plant thats in my 1,000m2 block. I can tell you who has given me plants and where they're planted (thanks mum!) and what I need to do to keep them alive!

    My only problem?

    Canberra ain't exactly the most garden friendly place. You see, there's rarely enough water.

    So we put in some drastic measures when doing the garden renno (yep, I made the hubby prioritise the garden before the house renno... and it's a 1940s house so you can imagine it needs some updating). We have an inground watering system that uses grey water from the house. I'm talking the water from every load of washing (about 9 a week) ending up on the garden.

    And my garden loves it.

    It's green and lush.

    And I'm proud.

    But I've always been scared I'm killing it by using detergents etc...

    But now I can use this and not worry!

    Woo hoo!!

  11. Ok, Miss 1.5 is going thru a "play with my crap" stage. For real. So, when i get her up from her nap- she hands me her crap and goes"oh no!". yes this is true. And i am friggin well over it.

  12. Seana SmithMarch 27, 2011

    Hello Lucy,

    Like you I have a house full of filthy children and a washing machine that works like a Trojan. Even more so now that the twins have decided to re-start bedwetting, including wetting MY bed. Yuck.

    I'm a bit of a serial monogamist with washing powder, I try new powders and give them a go for a while, then try something else. Would love to try this one!


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