Detergent Index Table Trial

AU/NZ…

Product Name
Recommended
Liquid or Powder
Plant based
Enzymes
Scoops/Caps in pre wash
Scoops/Caps in main wash
Scoop/Cap Size
Wash hot
Wash warm
Comments
Admin Review
Abode Front Loader/Top Loader Laundry PowderNPYNAvailable in different scents and a fragrance free version. Only contains one surfactant and no stain busters. Very similar to Planet Ark Aware powder.Stink no matter what I tried, avoid this one -AW
Abode Laundry Liquids ***NLYNVery sudsy and not the most effective clean.Extremely sudsy in a front loader and not strong enough to clean heavily soiled laundry effectively -AW
Almat Laundry Powder ConcentrateYPNY½1.5YesYesGood formulation with triple enzymes, comes in a variety of scents.
Almat LiquidYLNY½1.5YesYesGood formulation with triple enzymes, comes in a variety of scents.Loved it, gave a beautiful clean. A bit sudsy though, beware if you have a front loader & soft water. -AW
AmolinNLNN.Not suitable for front loaders. 3 caps required per main wash and then multiplied by 1.5-2 due to weak formulation make this cost prohibitive.
Amway SA8YLYY½1.5YesNoGood plant based choice. Will need a water softener if your water is at all hard. Some users report ammonia issues so may be tricky to get right.
B Home (Big W) liquidNLNYBig W own-brand productsTerrible clean, do not use on your nappies! -KP
B Home (Big W) powderNPNYBig W own-brand productsNo amount of this got my nappies clean. Avoid! -AW
Biozet 3D Clean Liquid + Softener Depends on water hardnessLN?½175mlYesYesCaused excess suds in a front loader with soft water, use the powder version instead. -BW
Biozet 3D Clean Liquid- 1L bottleYLN?½1.5YesYesEnzyme free liquid. Sudsy in soft water and a front loader. Check quanitiy on packaging. Works well in harder water. Great fragrance. -AM
Biozet 3D Clean Liquid- 2L bottleYLN?1/31YesYesEnzyme free liquid. Sudsy in soft water and a front loader. Check quanitiy on packaging.
Biozet Front & Top Loader + Softener powderYPNY½170mlYesYes
Biozet Front & Top Loader powderYPNY½170mlYesYesWorks well in harder water. Great fragrance. -AM
Biozet Rapid LiquidNLNYMost people using this end up with nappies that smell like wee. We suggest that you choose another product.Needed 2 caps plus 1/2c borax or 1 lid of Napisan as a water softener to get good results with this in my moderately hard water. Very strongly fragranced. -AW
Bosistos Allergen Laundry LiquidNLYNGrey water safe. A very basic detergent with no real stain removal power.Caused fishy smell and ammonia issues after only 3 washes at 2x on 60 degrees. Very weak! -AW
Bosistos PowderNPYNComprised mostly of water softeners & flocculants, extremely weakAkin to washing in water. Get bubbles but no cleaning power. -AW
Briars Washing PowderNPNNA mixture of boosters- washing soda and sodium percarbonate. No surfactants, not recommended.
Bygum Eucalyptus Laundry PowderNPNNContains a mixture of water softeners and sodium metasilicate; does not contain an ingredient to balance pH. Just like Charlie's Soap- do not use.
Charlie's SoapNPNN
Clean Conscience Laundry PowderNPYNMade from soap nuts. See soap nuts entry.
Cold Power + Cuddly Powder Front & Top (2 in 1)YPNY½1.5YesYesBentonite (non-residual) fabric softener. As per Cold Power powder.Excellent clean in a warm or hot wash -SU Good detergent, but found the scent overwhelming - could potentially hide smells. Some smells and stains washing on wamr, better results with hot. GR
Cold Power Liquid Front & TopYLNY1/21.5YesYesFormula changed 2019 ish, lots of variations eg with sard or comfort. Cleans well with pleasant fragrance, low sudsing. CE
Cold Power Powder Front & TopYPNY½1.5YesYesFormula changed 2019 ish, lots of variations eg with sard or comfort. Cleans well with pleasant fragrance, low sudsing. CE
Cold Power Sensitive Liquid Almond Milk Front & TopYLNY½1.5YesYesNew formulation contains enzymesCleans well, can use same amount as regular Cold Power -KJ
Cold Power Sensitive Powder Almond Milk Front & TopYPNY½1.5YesYesOriginal formulation works well. Product has been discontinued but some stores still have some.Excellent clean in a warm or hot wash -AD
Cold Power Sensitive Pure Clean Liquid Front & TopNLNYToo sudsy since reformulation. Not recommendedEnded up with stinky dry pail, night nappies and machine. very suddy. GR
Cold Power Sensitive Pure Clean Powder Front & TopYPNY12YesNoNeeds hot pre and main wash. Mild scent. Suddy in soft water.Works well in hot water for pre and main wash, too suddy for front loader/soft water combo's. GR
Coles Infusions Powder Orange/LavenderYPNY½1.5YesYesA good detergent with enzymes, available in a choice of fragrances.
Coles Smart Buy Lemon Laundry PowderNPNNAn extremely basic formulation. No real stain removing agents and only one type of surfactant. Not HE/FL safe.
Coles SmartBuy Laundry LiquidYLNN60mL100mLYesNoPoor stain removal power but removed smell effectively. 100mL main wash dose was suitable for 8.5kg front loader in moderately hard water, adjust for your situation accordingly.
Coles Ultra Concentrate 7x Active Power PowderNPNYGreat on food stains, hopeless at washing out wee. Users report needing to use twice what's recommended on the box for a good clean.Constant barn smell that no amount of washing could shift, ended up with ammonia. Hopeless! -AW. Experienced stink and ammonia issues when used at recommended dosages after several weeks -AB
Coles Ultra Concentrate Sensitive PowderYPNN12.5YesNoGood detergent with added sodium percarbonate (Napisan) so great for your whites, no enzymes.Needs at least 2.5 scoops and hot to work well -AD
Cushie Tushies LiquidNLYNWeak formulation made from nonionic plant-based surfactants which are not effective at preventing redeposition of soil onto the laundry.
Dirt Laundry YLYY2-4 pumps6-10 pumpsYesNoRecommendations on quantities for 7.5kg machine:
• Soft water / Front Loader
Pre wash start with 2-3 pumps, booster optional.
Main wash start with 6-8 pumps, with booster (eg. 1/4 lid of Vanish).
• Hard water / Top Loader
Pre wash start with 3-4 pumps, with booster.
Main wash start with 8-10 pumps, with booster.
Initial fragrance is mild and disappears once dry.
Detergent is dispensed via a reusable aluminium pump bottle (awkward if your detergent drawer is in a hard to reach place but you can dose into a scoop and add the entire scoop directly to the wash) makes for clean and accurate dosing.
Refill packs available, and can be returned to be recycled.
Recommended quantities on label are for an 8kg machine. -BW, LL, AM
Dominant Laundry Powder (Front Loader & Top Loader)YPNYTBATBAYesYesLooks good on paper. Use the amount for heavily soiled/large load in your main wash and half of that in your prewash.
DoTERRA liquidNLYYContains a huge amount of EO which is potentially not safe for use on children. When admin tested it it left oily staining on white items and set off fire alarms when clothes dryer was used. Nappies had ammonia within a couple of washes.
DriveYPNY½1.5YesYesMulti surfactants + enzymes
Drive Professional Front & Top Loader TBAPNYTBATBAYesYesLooks good on paper, but seems sudsy, needs further testing. Use the amount for heavily soiled/large load in your main wash and half of that in your prewash.
Duo Front and Top Loader PowderYPNY12YesYesBasic powder with single enzyme (proteinase). Recommend adding additional- try 2 scoops in a front loader and 2-3 in a top loader.
Duo Liquid Front & TopYLNY12YesNoFairly basic ingredients but works well in hot water with a little extra added.Need 2 caps main wash with warm or hot water for good results. -JS Needed hot wash, not the best detergent out there -MG
Duo Sensitive LiquidYLNY12.25YesYesFragrance free versionUse at 1.5x the amount on package with hot water, works well -MG
Duo Sensitive PowderYPNY12.25YesNoFragrance free versionUse at 1.5x the amount on package with hot water, works well -MG
Dynamo Professional Front & Top LiquidYLNN1/21.5YesNoNew formula, contains enzymesWorked well in hot wash, got poo smell with warm -AW Worked well in warm or hot wash -KP
Dynamo Regular/Eucalytpus Front & TopYLNY1/21.5YesNo
Dynamo Touch of Sard liquid Front & TopYLNN½1.5YesNoGreat stain removal power even without enzymes. Can be purchased in bulk at Big W.
Earth Choice Bio Plus Laundry LiquidNLYYLeft testing admin with ammonia after a few washes.Not good. Smell city!- AD
Earth Choice Liquid (blue)NLYNA very weak formulation. Not HE safe.Terrible, didn't clean a thing -AW
Earth Choice PowderNPYN
Earth Choice Sensitive Ultra Concentrate LiquidNLYNExtremely weak formulation. Do not use on nappies.
Earth Choice Ultra Concentrate LiquidYLYN60ml120mlYesNoProceed with caution. Probably needs hot prewash, and booster added to mainwash for success. Needs further testing. Sucess in soft water and easy to wash conditions, short test only- MM
Earthon Laundry PowderNPYNNot recommended due to low surfactants
Earthwise Laundry Liquid (Not Wool & Delicates or Baby wash)YLYN13+YesNoMild formulation. Required triple concentration for good cleaning power, gets expensive.Horrible barn smell that no amount of time in the machine could get rid of using 3 full caps. Avoid! -AW Worked well for me at 60 degrees with 3 caps and daily washing in 6.5kg machine -AL.
Earthwise powder (all varieties)NPNNVery weak formulation, similar to Rockin Green. Too much required for effective results.
Eco Planet Gardenia & Aloe Vera Laundry LiquidYLYY????YesNoA plant-based liquid that contains enzymes to clean stains. Recommend multiplying quantity following plant based directions** and use hot water to wash. Add a water softener if your water is even mildly hard.
Eco Planet Laundry PowderYPYY13YesNoA plant-based powder that contains enzymes to clean stains. Recommend multiplying quantity following plant based directions** and use hot water to wash. May not contain antifoam so be careful in your front loader. Comes in a fragrance free variety.
Ecologic Laundry Liquid LavenderNLYNWeak formulation- like Earth Choice blue.
Ecostore Extra Clean PowderYPYY12-3+ boosterYesNoEcostore powder plus enzymesWorks well with a hot wash, better than regular Ecostore powder + Napisan. Smells quickly set in when tried warm washing rather than hot -CE
Ecostore Lemon PowderYPYN12-3+ boosterYesNoA good choice for a plant-based eco-type detergent but very sudsy in a front loader. Use as much as you can without getting suds overload.Very sudsy but reasonable stain removal power. Laundry appears duller than usual after several washes. Low fragrance. -AB. Found it very hit or miss. Had success using 3 scoops and 1 scoop of Napisan in 8.5kg front loader. -AW
Ecostore Lemon LiquidNLYNVery gentle surfactants used, similar to Earth Choice liquids.Terrible, super amount of suds but didn't clean a thing -AW
Ecostore Geranium Liquid?LYNYesIt doesn’t contain oxygen bleach or enzymes which aid in stain removal. The amount that you need to produce even remotely clean laundry, causes a white out of suds in a front loader, to the point where suds start coming out the detergent draw, even in hard water. Using less means nothing gets clean. It’s disappointing. It might work in a top loader because you could use a lot and add Vanish for stain removal and won’t get the suds problem, but definitely not suitable for a front loader. -AM
Ecostore Geranium Powder?PYNYesSame as the liquid- AM
Ecostore Ultra Sensitive Powder YPYN12-3+ BoosterYesSame formulation on paper as Regular Ecostore powder, excpet doesnt contain fragrance. This deteregnt has not been tested by admin yet.
Euca
Fab LiquidNLNNNo enzymes.Caused smell issues when using at 1.5-2 caps warm or hot main wash. More testing required. -KW Working well with 2 caps in a warm or hot main wash -JS
Fab PowderYPNY½1.5YesYesSame formulation for each fragrance. Good detergents plus enzymes.Love all the different scents. We have moderately hard water, I have found it needs a decent prewash and water of 40 degrees in main wash to work well for us. 1/2 scoop prewash, 1+ 1/2 scoop main wash. Lovely white clean nappies. -SU Fab Vanilla and Coconut: I bought it thinking it would be strongly fragranced, it wasn't as strong as I thought it would be but still noticeable when dry. Washes well, use 0.5 scoops pre wash cycle, 1.5 scoops main wash. -AM
Green Action (Aldi) laundry liquidNLYNToo weak. Choose Trimat or Almat instead!Tried it with Napisan added as booster, Nappies smelled like wet dog while drying. -AW
Happi Earth LiquidNLYNBased on Soap Berries - do not use.
Herbon powderNPYNMinimal surfactant.
Hurricane LiquidYLNN12YesNoVery basic formulation with no enzymes.
Kin Kin Naturals laundry liquidYLYY35-45ml45-90mlYesPre wash warmSoft water: For pre wash start with 35ml (0.5 OMO scoops), booster optional. For main wash start with 45ml (0.75 OMO scoops), with booster (eg. 1/4 lid of Vanish). Hard water: For pre wash start with 45ml (0.75 OMO scoops), with booster. For main wash start with 90ml (1.5 OMO scoops), with booster. 60 degree wash for both cycles for best results.Initial fragrance is strong but disappears once dry. Detergent is quite viscose, add the measuring scoop into the machine. No issue regarding essential oil included in the detergent. 40 degree pre wash and 60 degree main wash worked for admin.
Kindy Ecobaby powderNPNNDoesn't contain any surfactant.
Kirkland range (Costco)YP/LNY????YesYesView individual products via Fluff Love index- http://www.fluffloveuniversity.com/how-to-wash-cloth-diapers/detergent-index/
Laundrite Laundry PowderNPNNAn extremely basic formulation. No real stain removing agents. Requires less for front loaders, thus not recommended.
Laundrite liquidNLNNAn extremely basic formulation. No real stain removing agents. Not HE/FL safe.
Little Innoscents Eco Laundry LiquidNLYN
Living green powderNVery disappointing test! Product is plastic free - cardboard box, bamboo scoop. But developed smells very quickly & terrible stain cleaning. 🙁 CE
Living green liquidYLYY12YesYesPlant based with enzymes, made in NZWorked well even on warm/40 deg! Happily used up the whole bottle. Minimal scent when dry. CE
Lovables for ColoursYLN1/21.5YesYesStrong Floral Scent. Best with hot wash- MG
Lovables liquidYLNY1/21YesYesRed bottle worked well in Melbourne. White bottle failed to work in Brisbane.
Lux FlakesNPNNSoap is not suitable for use in a washing machine. Not recommended.
Melaleuca Melapower (powder and liquid)NP/LY?Members using it reported ammonia issues quite quickly.
MethodYLYNPlant based, heavily fragrancedUsed recommended amount and hot water and developed horrible smell and ammonia in night nappies. Do not think this is a good choice. -KW Ended up with stinky nappies within a couple of washes, ended up having to bleach my inserts to get rid of it. -AW
Modere PowderYPNY1/21.5YesYesOkay for babies but struggles with toddler level soiling, add Napisan in main wash to boost -CE
Naturally OliverNPNNA mixture of boosters- washing soda and sodium percarbonate. No surfactants, not recommended.
Nelum Sandalwood Super Fresh LiquidNLYNVery basic formulation with no enzymes. Very expensive. Need at least 2x for good cleaning power.
Nelum Sandalwood Super Fresh PowderYPYY12-3YesNoA single surfactant powder with enzymes. Try at least 2x quantities and wash in hot water. Becomes expensive.
Norwex Ultra Power PlusYPN?see packaging for quantites based on water hardnesssee packaging for quantites based on water hardness30mlYesYesLow fragrance. Quantities needed means it is an expensive option. Tested in harder water. Pre wash: 30ml (which is 1 scoop included in the pack) plus the equivalent of Vanish. Main wash: 60mls (2 scoops) plus 30ml/1scoop of Vanish. Needs a laundry booster added otherwise it doesn't remove stains. Use more if bulking main with clothes. -AM
Nutrimetics CLCYLNN60mL90-120mLYesYesA basic non-enzyme detergent with good proportion of surfactants. Users report it is very bubbly in front loaders.
Omo Eco LiquidyLY (70%)Y12-3YesNoA good choice for a plant-based eco-type detergent but very sudsy in a front loader with soft water. Use as much as you can without getting suds overload.Slight ammonia if my loading was slightly off, soft water and so the suds balance was tricky to get right!- SU Worked really well with Vanish as booster, in hard water and a front loader -AM
Omo Liquid Front & TopYLNY½170mlYesYesGood detergent with enzymes.Soft water, 7.5kg front loader. Not too sudsy with a full lid and good loading but the powder is lower sudsing. Excellent clean at 40C/60C. -KJ
Omo Matic (NZ)YPNY12YesYesVietnamese Omo Import. A great substitute for Persil.Imported product, same brand as Persil. Available only from The Warehouse New Zealand. Good detergent with enzymes, reasonably strong fruity scent, but I liked it. Has a large scoop and you really do need 1 scoop prewash and 2 scoops mainwash (As per packet). taking into account the large scoop it works out cheaper than Persil at regular price, about the same as when Persil is on special -SU
Omo PodsNLNYUse Omo liquids insteadToo hard to dose correctly, needed 5 in hard water which makes it an expensive choice. AM
Omo Powder Front & TopYPNY½1.565mlYesYesGood detergent with enzymes.New formulation low sudsing in rainwater, doesn't clean as well as Omo Ultimate though -CE
Omo Sensitive Liquid Front & TopYLNN1/21.2570mlYesNoWeaker formulation than Regular & Ultimate OMO so add a little extra and wash hot.Great clean with hot wash and Napisan added to soften hard water -MM
Omo Sensitive Powder Front & TopYPNN1/22.2565mlYesNoWill be too sudsy in soft water in a front loader
Omo Ultimate Liquid Front & TopYLNY½170mlYesYesGood detergents & enzymes. Virtually identical make up to regular omo, therefore dose as per regular rather than package.Very soft water, 7.5kg front loader. Creates suds that don't entirely rinse clean at the full quantity (end up double-rinsing). Does an amazing job of cleaning at 40C, haven't tried 30C. -KJ
Omo Ultimate Powder Front & TopYPNY1/21.565mlYesYesGood detergents & enzymes. Virtually identical make up to regular omo, therefore dose as per regular rather than package.Low sudsing in soft water! -KJ
Organic Choice LiquidY- see commentsLYY50ml100mlYesYesPlant based with Ezymes. Only suitable for short dry pailing. Strong fragrance, there are better performing plant based detergents. Hot wash only and short term dry pail, got smells with extended dry pailing - MG
Pams Ultra ConcentrateNPNYLow surfactant concentration.
Pams Ultra Concentrate SensitiveNPNNLow surfactant concentration.
Persil (Henkel, German version)YPNY??YesYesGood detergent with enzymes, German made version, not the same as Unilever Persil with the splat logo.
Persil Eco LiquidyLY (70%)Y12-3YesNoA good choice for a plant-based eco-type detergent but very sudsy in a front loader with soft water. Use as much as you can without getting suds overload.Slight ammonia if my loading was slightly off, soft water and so the suds balance was tricky to get right!- SU
Persil Liquid Front & TopYLNY½1YesYesGood detergent with enzymes.Cleans really well, stronger scent than the powder. CE
Persil Powder Front & TopYPNY½1.5YesYesGood detergent with enzymes.A good reliable clean- (SU)
Persil Sensitive Liquid Front & TopYLNN1/21.25YesNoWeaker formulation than Regular & Ultimate Persil, so add a little extra and wash hot.
Persil Sensitive Powder Front & TopYPNN1/22.25YesNoWeaker than regular & ultimate Persil, too sudsy for front loader/soft water comboVery sudsy, got stains when tried to reduce the dose. CE
Persil Ultimate Liquid Front & TopYLNY½1YesYesGood detergents & enzymes. Virtually identical make up to regular Persil, therefore dose as per regular rather than package.Great detergent, pleasant scent when dry, cleans really well. Low sudsing. CE
Persil Ultimate Powder Front & TopYPNY1/21.5YesYesGood detergents & enzymes. Virtually identical make up to regular Persil, therefore dose as per regular rather than package.Great detergent, pleasant scent when dry, cleans really well. CE
Persil Ultimate Sensitive liquid Front & TopYLNY1/21.5YesNoContains enzymes, fragrance freeRequires a hot main wash, got smells on warm/40. No booster required though. CE
Pigeon Baby Laundry LiquidNLNNThis is just liquid soap, no surfactants. No good for washing or your washing machine.
Planet Ark Aware Eco Choice Laundry PowderNPNNWeak formulation, only one surfactant and no stain busters or enzymes. Not safe for HE machines. Contains fragrance.
Planet Ark Aware LiquidNLNNA basic detergent formulation .No amount of this would clean my nappies -AW. Doesn't shift Sudo cream, $$ at amount that may prevent long term smell problems -MG. Hopeless on cream, left food and occasionally poo stains. After 1.5 bottle nappies were beginning to smell even at 4x recommended amount. Too weak to clean nappies -CE
Planet Ark Aware Sensitive Laundry PowderNPNYWeak formulation, only one surfactant and no stain busters or enzymes. Not safe for HE machines. Fragrance free.Stinky nappies within a few washes, terrible solubility -AW
Planet Ark Orange Power PowderNPYNNappies had a lingering poo smell and light staining even with 4.5 tbs and nappisan. Could not add mpore detergent due to excessive suds in moderately hard water. AD
Planet Art Orange Power LiquidNLYYGood detergent formulation with enzymes
PurityNLNNWeak detergents. Not recommended for nappies.Didn't work for me, smelly straight from machine using 2x + hot. Created over sudding at double. High soap content leaves slimy feeling when dry at recommended amount. -MG My nappies came out of the wash smelling worse than they went in with 3 caps. Awful! -AW
Radiant Front and Top Loader PowderYPNY½1-1.5YesYesA good clean. Can become very sudsy in a front loader if inadequate load size- definitely requires 2/3 full wet, choose the liquid if you have soft water.Strong fragrance but nice off the line. It cleaned really well, no stains, no problems. Washed in cold water newborn, later in warm. -AW Worked well on cold when washing daily -MG Smells nice works well but can be suddy in my soft water front loader -MG
Radiant LiquidYYNY½1.5YesNoLiquid version of the aboveLovely clean, great fragrance -AW Excellent clean in super soft water. Used at amounts on bottle for heavy soiling, no excess suds. Smells pleasantly like apples -LL
Radiant Sensitive LiquidYLNY1/21.5YesNoAs for Radiant Front & Top Loader liquid but has hypoallergenic fragrance. Strongly fragranced for a sensitive product.
Radiant Sensitive PowderYPNY½1.5YesNoAs for Radiant Front & Top Loader powder but has hypoallergenic fragrance and is free from dyes.Far too bubbly for front loader, barnyard smells very quickly when tried to reduce amount. -AL Works very well for me, minimal scent when dry. -AW
Red Stamp Laundry Powder (NZ)NPNNAs per Woolworths Home Brand Laundry Powder.
ReflectYP/LNY½1.5-2.5YesYesSingle surfactant + enzyme detergent. Same as DUO (Australia).
Rockin' Green liquidYLYY12+boosterYesYesPlant based liquid with enzymesTried up to 4x dose (2 full caps) + Napisan and nappies still smelled out of wash -AW
Rockin' Green Platinum PowderYPYY24YesPrewash warmPlant based powder with enzymes. Needs heat to work effectively. Use a warm prewash and hot main wash.Great stain removal power -AD
Rockin' Green powderNPNNToo weak to clean heavily soiled laundry unless you use a very large amount, which makes it extremely expensive.Caused constant ammonia burns. -AM
Scentsy liquidYLNY2 pumps4 pumpsYesYesWorks really well at getting nappies clean, but does need a cap of napisan for bright and white nappies -AS
Seventh GenerationYP/LYYYesNoMany products available, please double check on FLU Detergent Index at http://www.fluffloveuniversity.com/how-to-wash-cloth-diapers/detergent-index/
Shotz 2x Concentrate powderNPNNExtremely sudsy
Shotz powderNPN?Extremely sudsy
Shotz sensitive powderNPN?Extremely sudsy
Simply Clean Lemon Myrtle Laundry PowderYPYY.51-1.5+ booster35mlYesNoBe sure to use full amount for heavily soiled load. Contains one surfactant and no enzymes. Eucalyptus fragrance also contains sodium percarbonate for stain removal.Too sudsy for front loaders with soft water. Needs a laundry booster to help remove stains - BW
SoapnutsNYNChoice review found that soapnuts were no better than water. Choose a detergent for your nappies!
Supreme powder & pods (Reject Shop)NPNNVery low surfactant concentration.
Surf 2 in 1 varietiesYPNN1/21.5YesYesA good detergent. The fabric softener in this product is bentonite based. Variety of fragrances.Happy with this product! Smelled like sunshine & lollipops when my bub wet the nappy -SU. Finding it is not the most effective product on breastmilk stains but works well on toddlers night nappies. -KM Best results in 60 degrees-MG
Surf LiquidNLNNVery sudsy, highly fragranced. In the short term it worked well for us but we are not convinced that you wouldn't run into troubles after some time.Worked well for us, but so heavily scented that you wouldn't know you had a smell problem until too late. -AW Too sudsy to get consistently good results with rainwater -JS. Too sudsy in soft water -KD Too sudsy and heavy fragrance hides smells -MG
Surf Sensitive Powder (NZ)YPNN12YesNoA good choice with a pleasant fragrance, more budget friendly than some others.Used 1/2 scoop in prewash and 2 scoops in main wash in my small front loader. Ran into problems when (unknown to me) the cycle I selected did a max temp of 40 degrees, once I corrected this to a 60 degree wash I had no further problems. Great scent free detergent. -SU
Trimat Advanced Front Loader LiquidYLNY½1.5YesYesThree surfactants plus enzymes make this a great choice.Great clean! -AW Cap size varies depending on size of bottle, check dose.
Trimat Advanced Front Loader PowderYPNY½1-1.5YesYesToo sudsy for most front loaders.Fresh non-floral fragrance. No stains, nice clean nappies. -AW Needed 1.5-2 scoops for main in hard water - AM
Trimat Eco Performance LiquidYLYY.51.5-250mlYesNoVery sudsy, too sudsy for front laoders with soft water, and highly fragranced. We think this is the parrallel to Omo's Eco Active.Add as close to 1.5-2x the dose for main wash. Too sudsy to use in front loaders with soft water. Fragrance was really overwhelming, almost gone after line drying. Add a booster if possible for stain busting- BW No booster required, and stains were removed from dirty childrens clothing. Perfect loading necessary- LA
Trimat Sensitive LiquidYLNN11.5YesNoFree from dyes, enzymes and has hypoallergenic fragrance. Can be very bubbly in soft water.
Trimat Sensitive PowderYPNN1/21-1.5YesNoFree from dyes, enzymes and fragrance. User feedback is that it does not remove stains as well as regular Trimat.Cleans well, good budget option with no fragrance. Dose is larger than other detergents so had to be added directly to drum. Can be sudsy with front loader/soft water combo. BW
TriNature Gentle WashNLYNToo weak to clean heavily soiled laundry. Not HE safe.
TriNature Laundry PowderNPYNToo weak to clean heavily soiled laundry. Not HE safe.
TriNature Plant Based Laundry LiquidNLYN
UltraMax ActivNPNYRequires large quantities and still doesn't clean well.Not a good clean even with a 1.25 measuring cups worth in a front loader. Caused ammonia issues. -SU
UltraMax SportNPNYRequires large quantities and still doesn't clean well.
UltraMax White with Max Stain RemovalNPNYRequires large quantities and still doesn't clean well.
Woolworths Pro Clean Laundry PowderYPNY12.5YesNoUse with caution. Needs hot wash and easy wash conditions. Only Works at 60, great stain removal powers, low sudding but at 5 loads a kilo is doesn't have brilliant economics -MM
Woolworths Pro Clean Laundry LiquidNLN?Requires large quantities and then is too sudsy
Woolworths Clean Laundry LiquidTBALTBATBATBATBALikely to be too weak to clean nappies
Woolworths Clean Laundry PowderYPNN13YesNoBetter detergents available for the same pricePre and Main wash on hot. MG
Woolworths Clean Laundry Powder Sensitive TBAPTBATBATBATBALikely to be too weak to clean nappies
Woolworths Home Brand Laundry PowderNPNNA basic non-enzyme detergent. Not recommended due to poor results.Member feedback- large quantities were required to clean yet the results still weren't good. Very mild fragrance. Member changed to mainstream enzyme detergent with better results. -AW