Ecover’s Sunny Day Natural Laundry Liquid (review)

A few weeks ago the folks at NaturallySavvy sent me a bottle of Ecover Sunny Day Liquid Laundry Detergent to review and talk to you about.  NaturallySavvy is a website dedicated to natural, organic and green living and this product fits in perfectly with the topics they discuss there.  I have since used most of the bottle and am very pleased with the product.  Let me tell you a little bit what I’ve learned.

Ecover has a 30 year history of developing environmentally and sustainable household products.  Their vision is to contribute to economical, ecological and social change.  One way they do this is by the manufacture of 100% renewable and reusable plastic bottles.  This “PlantPlastic” Technology is implemented via the use of sugar cane.  The sugarcane is harvested to produce sugar, which is then fermented and distilled to produce ethanol. This ethanol is dehydrated to create ethylene, which is polymerized into PlantPlastic.

Ecover produces a wide range of natural cleaning products and I had the opportunity to try the Sunny Day 51 Ounce Liquid Laundry Detergent.  This laundry detergent comes in the same type of recycleable bottle described above and is developed to be 2.5x concentrated.  This means you can add a whole lot more detergent in a much smaller bottle because you simply use less.  They make it easy by designing a lid designed to hold exactly the right amount of detergent for one load.  I personally liked that the bottle was easy to store as well.  It was simply smaller, easier to handle and fit well in the cabinet.

The Sunny Day Detergent has a light summer scent, is HE compatible and formulated to keep colors bright. The ingredients are natural mineral and plant based, which I liked.   There is no need to worry about chlorine or phosphates and it is suitable for septic tanks.   I was actually pretty impressed with the results and found it to work every bit as well as the Tide detergent that I currently us.  It did an adequate job on heavily soiled items like rags and dog bedding.   I also noticed that it left a light scent to the laundry after washing, which was nice.  I can understand now why they give it the name “Sunny Day” because that was exactly what it reminded me of.

You can purchase Ecover products at most natural food stores.  Just check the Website to find a retailer near you.


Naturally Savvy sent me a bottle of  Ecover Sunny Day Laundry Detergent for this review. No Monetary compensation was received and these opinions are my own. You can read my Disclosure Policy here.

Posted by: on July 15, 2012 under Product Reviews & Giveaways


  1. Thank you for giving Ecover’s ecological Laundry Liquid a try, and for sharing your thoughts on your blog. We’re glad you found it to be as effective as your traditional laundry product and that you like the Sunny Day scent! Thanks again, and keep up the great blogging!
    -Deb for Ecover

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