Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash



               



I've been on a hat-making "kick" and recently completed 3 berets, all made in wool yarns.
                      
When I finished them, it was time to look for a good product to wash the berets, before blocking them into shape. I tried Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash and I was very pleased with the results.
                           

Here are some photos of my "trio of tams" after they were washed and then blocked, using Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash:
                       


Washed, Blocked and Waiting to Dry.
                    



Great results!
This beret is knitted in Alafoss Lopi Yarn.
                          
                                 


I was inspired to change my avatar photo! LOL
                                   
                                   


A large, floppy crochet beret pattern, also made in wool.
 (I used 2 yarns together, from my stash)

                                              

                  
Shades of Fall!
                    
                      

Spruce Green Wool of the Andes Yarn from KnitPicks.
This beret is also crochet.
                     

The Eucalan worked very well; actually exceeded my expectations. I tested the: Unscented, Grapefruit (how's that for an interesting laundry scent), Lavender and Original Eucalyptus Scents. All were pleasant and not over-the top in terms of being overly scented. But I do prefer unscented products, that is always my personal preference.


From the Eucalan website re: No Rinse Delicate Wash, Natural Unscented:

"Eucalan’s Natural No Rinse Delicate Wash is the same great formula, but no scent has been added to it. It is Eucalan, bare and naked, as we have not added any chemicals to take away the natural scent of the product. The lanolin enriched formula helps to condition fibers and keep static away. For those scent sensitive people, use Eucalan Natural on all your delicates like sweaters, lingerie, and hosiery, comforters, down jackets, bathing suits and baby items."


All of these berets were soft, very clean and blocked perfectly after using the Eucalan Delicate Wash. I did not rinse the berets, as suggested on their site and there was no soapy residues left behind.

Eucalan is useful for many types of delicate fabrics, not just wool. I also tried it on a cream colored cotton shrug that was badly in need of a wash. It came out beautifully too. Eucalan really cleans! I could actually see some of the dirt particles coming out of the fibers of this shrug, it was amazing. Strong on dirt but still gentle enough for fine washables.

Eucalan can be used for hand-washing and in the machine. Apparently makes a great pet shampoo too as fleas do not like Eucalan and it is non-toxic. 

Eucalan comes in a variety of sizes: 5ml. , 100 ml., 500 ml. and a large 4L/ 1 gallon economy size, with pump. And if you stop by the very informative Eucalan site, you can get a free sample to try.

I will definitely be using Eucalan again. I've tried a number of delicate wash laundry products over the years but nothing has worked better than Eucalan No Rinse Delicate Wash.  


If you'd like any details about the patterns and yarns used in the berets I made, just send me an email.



Overall rating for this product: Excellent. 5 out of 5.

8 comments:

  1. Th last one is my favorite. I didn't know you needed something special to wash wool with. Good thing to know, since I just got some yarn to make a hat.

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  2. Your berets all turned out so well. This seems like a very good product, judging by the finished results.

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  3. Geraldine,
    This does sound like a good product. I tend to like unscented laundry soaps, but the lavender scented version sounds really nice.

    Your berets all turned out beautifully!!
    Brenda

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  4. Hi SandyL, Yes, I think that it's always a good idea to use a wool wash product like Eucalan, for any garments etc, made with wool or wool blends. Not just for blocking and washing initially. The results are just so much better and the item is left clean, soft and repellant to moths too.

    Hi Joe, Thank you! I was really happy with these hats too.

    Hi Brenda, It's excellent. And even though I'm not a fan of scented washing products, the Eucalan scents are rather pleasant and not over the top. Thanks for the kind words!

    Hi Lorraine, Thank you, very nice of you to say that.

    Happy Thursday, G :<)

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  5. they are beautiful. it's a beautiful pop of color in your new photo:)

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  6. I admire all that you do. These are beautiful. That wash seems like the real deal.

    Sorry for my absence. Work has been nuts. Della turns 13 on Saturday, and that makes this week busier thank Christmas.

    So good to stop here!

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  7. Hi Ed, Thanks for your kind words. A pop of color, I like that! :<)

    Hi SandyC, Thanks Sandy. These were all very easy to make and turned out so well, after washing and blocking with this product. Happy Birthday to your daughter, what a great age to be!

    Happy Weekend, G

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