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Greenscents lavender laundry liquid and conditioner review: Eco range is heaven scent

Are you looking for an eco-friendly laundry range that leaves washing fresh and clean? We may have found just the products for you.

By Laura Cooke | Last updated Aug 28, 2023

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Price: RRP £7.25 | Buy now from Amazon (Laundry liquid 500ml)

RRP £7.25 | Buy now from Ocado (Laundry conditioner 500ml)

What we like

  • Lovely smell

  • Pump attachment makes dispensing easy

  • Refillable

  • Vegan-friendly

What we don’t like

  • Directions could do with being clearer

  • You may need to use more product if you live in a hard water area

Our verdict

Organic, palm oil free, cruelty-free, vegan friendly…Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid is full of all the good stuff. The smell is sweet, delicate and woody, without being overwhelming.

The packaging is recyclable and refillable, which is obviously great for the environment as well as ultimately for your wallet. I loved the pump and felt this was the best laundry detergent dispensing method that I have come across reviewing to date. So overall, a big thumbs up.

What’s in the box?

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  • Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid (500ml)

  • Greenscents Lavender Laundry Conditioner (500ml)

  • Two plastic pumps

What does the Greenscents Lavender Laundry range smell like?

Well…like lavender! The fragrance is distinctive, but delicate, which is ideal if you like your clothes smelling fresh, but without being overpowering. It is a much more subtle scent than the lavender laundry liquid from the Wilton London range.

If lavender isn’t your thing, the good news is Greenscents Laundry Liquid is also available in mint, citrus and unscented.

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How do you use Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid and Conditioner?

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The manufacturer recommends using 20ml-25ml (4-5 teaspoons) of Greenscents Laundry Liquid for a standard 5-6kg wash. For a quick wash you “may” need less, but in hard water areas “you may need a little more”. Personally, I’m not a fan of this trial-and-error approach to laundry detergent as there is always the risk of using too much product, which is rather wasteful, or not enough, leaving your washing not as clean or fresh as it could be. I prefer concise instructions telling me exactly how many pumps/capfuls need to find their way into the washing machine. That said, I felt I managed to judge the right amount - four pumps of the laundry liquid for an average-sized load on a 1 hour 45 minutes 40°C wash, three for a slightly smaller-sized load on a quick 45-minute cycle at 30°C.

The instructions on the laundry conditioner are exactly the same as the laundry liquid, with the addition of the frustratingly vague ‘further details on our website’. The only extra information I could find was storage instructions - Greenscents Laundry Conditioner must be stored at 5-25°C and kept out of sunlight, although this is included on the label anyway. I found that three pumps of conditioner did the trick nicely.

Despite my grumbles about the measurements, I found that using the plastic pumps provided an excellent, mess-free way of decanting the product into the washing machine drawer.

Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid can be used for handwashing too. Just add a recommended 20-25ml to a bowl of warm to hot water. Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid is suitable for all fabrics, including delicates and woollens.

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Can you use Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid and Conditioner on pet bedding?

Greenscents Laundry Liquid and Conditioner is safe to use on pet bedding. The products managed to remove the awful pong of guinea pig wee from the fleece bedding and sleeping pouch, leaving them smelling fresh, but without an overwhelming fragrance.  

How well does the Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid and Conditioner tackle stains and odours?

As mentioned above, Greenscents managed to banish the stains and odour left behind by guinea pig urine. It neutralised the sweaty smell from running and cycling t-shirts and successfully tackled most everyday muck and grime. The only stain it did struggle to eradicate was the grass stain on my daughter’s pyjama bottoms (don’t ask). So you may need to treat difficult stains before washing or use slightly more product than you would normally.

Does the Greenscents Laundry range offer value for money?

At the time of writing (August 24th, 2023) Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid is available from Amazon at £7.25 for 500ml, while you can purchase the laundry conditioner from Ocado for the same price. The label on the super concentrated laundry liquid indicates that it is enough for 22 washes - working out at around 33p per wash. To compare, the 1 litre Wilton London Eco Friendly Laundry Lavender laundry Liquid currently costs £8.50 for 28 washes - that’s around 30p per wash. A 500ml bottle of Greenscents Lavender Laundry Conditioner is enough for 21 washes, which works out at just under 35p per wash. A 1 litre bottle of Wilton London Eco Friendly Lavender Fabric Conditioner costs £6 for 40 washes - that’s just 15p per wash.

However, if you decide you want to go all-in with the Greenscents Lavender Laundry Liquid, the good news is the amber glass bottles are refillable and the five litre refill costs £51.75 for a whopping 220 washes - cutting the price per wash to just under 24p.

It is worth remembering that both these brands state you may need to use more product if you live in a hard water area - if this is the case, then maybe you would like to check out our guide to the best water softeners to see if this would be a good investment for your family. 

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How we tested

Reviewer Laura lives with her husband and two kids, aged four and six. The Greenscents lavender laundry range was tested on bath towels, pet bedding, school uniform, running clothing and assorted children’s and adults’ clothing. After washing, these were dried outside on a rotary airer or on a heated indoor airer.