Living Green – New Zealand’s most natural home cleaning range

product trial4.57 out of 5 – Kidspot mums would purchase Living Green cleaning products again and/or recommend them to their friends and family.

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Living Green have used the most natural and pure ingredients in their home cleaning range of products in New Zealand. Home cleaning products that really work and are far safer for you, your family and the environment. Safer than any other range of home cleaning products that are on the shelves of supermarkets.

Living Green set themselves a challenge to ‘Clean up the Cleaners’. That meant doing what no other New Zealand company has been able to achieve for a home cleaning range. That challenge was to gain the world’s hardest and most difficult ingredient focused certification for natural products. The certification is called the United States Natural Product’s Certification (USNPA). The USNPA certification criteria and standards for the use of the most natural ingredients are so high, it’s like climbing Mt. Everest without oxygen tanks. That’s why you will see the USNPA logo on the front of Living Green’s packs, next to our statement of being NZ’s Most Natural Home Cleaning Range.

Living Green home cleaning products are:

  • Made in New Zealand
  • Not tested on animals
  • GE-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Recyclable

For more information, visit the Living Green website.

We have given 30 members the chance to trial and review a product from the Living Green cleaning range. Read their reviews below.

Each selected reviewer will receive:

  • 1 x Living Green product – either, Dishwashing liquid/powder/tablets, or Laundry powder/liquid

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  1. tunzdhg 14/11/2018 at 9:06 pm

    Within my family we do quite a few loads of washing per day, we had the bonus of trying not 1 but 2 products, liquid form lavender and aloe AMAZING the smell is quite strong upon opening but leaves a very lovely soft smell once clothes are dry and not only does it wash our clothes amazing it also lasts quite some time, we have already brought more 🙂
    We also had an extra bonus with the sensitive washing powder which I found perfect for washing miss 1 clothing, clothes were wonderfully washed and oh so soft when coming off the line perfect for her soft sensitive skin, I highly recommend these free from chemicals living green products to all families absolutely perfect

  2. MoniqueFitz 14/11/2018 at 1:27 pm

    I had the pleasure of trialling 2 of the Living Green products. The Lavendar and Aloe laundry liquid, I personally found the scent very strong when I opened the bottle but found once your laundry is washed and dried there is little no scent. I find it amazing for soaking clothes, especially when my 3 months old has nappy overflows or mr 3 has dirt and paint stains from daycare. I also trial the Fragrance free and ultra sensitive laundry powder which I absolutely love! All our laundry comes out clean and soft. I love the packaging and the bamboo scoop. I would highly recommend these products to anyone who wants less chemicals in their house or anyone in their families have sensitive skin or allergys.

  3. canterburyange 14/11/2018 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you for letting us trial these fantastic products. We were lucky enough to receive two Laundry products. One was the Laundry Liquid Lavender and Aloe. The scent is very mild, which is great for those sensitive to very smelly products. The cap was easy to open for those who cannot grip very well, or open items easily. Love the wooden cap, looks stylish. Our washing came out smelling fresh and washed up well, was clean and the product seemed to work well. We got the exact amount of 32 washes as stated on the bottle. I found the spout easy to pour from. You can really tell the product is as close to natural as possible. Very good for those who have eczema like my son, as he did not flare up once with this product. Towels came out soft too! The second product we received to trial was Laundry Powder Eucalyptus and Mint. Loved the box it came in, no plastic bag inside and the cute bamboo scoop an added bonus. You can tell this company has gone the extra mile to provide us consumers which natural and environmentally-friendly products. The smell was very mild, although nice. Not too strong at all. Our washing came out fresh and clean, again, another very good product. The powder must be quite concentrated as you only need one scoop and the scoops are small, so a little goes a long way. I would recommend both these products for those looking for a natural alternative with no chemicals.

  4. 2cats4life 13/11/2018 at 10:51 pm

    I tryed Living Green’s Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free Washing Powder. Amazing packaging in a brown paper bag with a cute bamboo scoop I love that it’s waste free it can all burn nicely on the fire when finished so not only better on my family’s skin but great for the environment great product too makes my towels softer than my currant natural Landry powder. 100% buying again thank you for giving me the chance to try it

  5. Rhian 12/11/2018 at 9:32 am

    I received the Living Green Lavendar & Aloe Laundry Liquid and Powder to try. So far I’ve only had a chance to try the laundry liquid, but so far so good! My 18 month old is in cloth nappies, so what better to test out this product on… his nappies came out super clean and white and smell amazing. I also love that this is made from natural products – I can definitely see us using this to wash laundry on the yacht over summer. The only negative so far is the bottle design for pouring the liquid, I found it didn’t pour out cleanly and some split on the bench.

  6. palindrome 10/11/2018 at 11:31 am

    So I saved up a huge load of washing to try Living Green’s Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free Washing Powder 🙂
    I really like the packaging (it’s all paper – paper box, paper bag with powder inside, and a bamboo scoop) – very environmentally friendly and natural. The powder is effective – gets stains out and leaves the laundry with a really clean feel and it is reassuring to know that it is 100% natural.

    When they say the powder is fragrance free, they really mean it, so the laundry does not have the smell I usually associate with clean slightly scented laundry. For those that do not like fragrance in their laundry, this powder would be ideal. I’m a convert! This powder is best used combined with natural drying by sunlight 🙂

  7. Ameliap2018 09/11/2018 at 8:02 pm

    I received the laundry powder it’s in a paper bag inside the box which I love, a cute wee wooden scoop which is great! The powder worked great, clothes were clean and soft and you use far less powder with this powder.
    I also received the laundry detergent/softener it had a lovely Smell and works well.
    Overall I’m very happy with these products, thank you.

  8. astewart 07/11/2018 at 4:22 pm

    Very impressed with the packaging – no plastic! The lemon & tangerine dishwashing liquid has a divine fragrance and found it very concentrated and effective at cleaning the dishes. The fragrance free laundry powder I also found cleaned the clothing really well and even my husbands’s usual smelly collars on his work shirts seemed to get all the offending smell out – so really pleased. Certainly would buy on a regular basis as it is really good to find products that are effective AND have no nasties in them! Thanks for the trial.

  9. Roguetuz 06/11/2018 at 1:41 pm

    I was lucky enough to try the Fragrance free laundry powder, which to me still had a subtle lime/citrus scent. I loved the little wooden laundry scoop instead of plastic! The washing came out looking great, no powdery residue, very happy with it. I also got to try the Lemons and Tangerine dishwashing liquid. A little goes a long way with this one and it does a good job of cutting through spatter and grease on baking pans! Another happy tester here and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Living Green to anyone looking for an eco friendly option that still does the job.

  10. Behindtheblushdoor 06/11/2018 at 1:39 pm

    I tried the washing powder and laundry liquid. Both smelt amazing. I love how the powder comes in a brown bag in side the box with a wooden scoop. I found it washed really well and will happily continue to use and purchase

  11. Kz82 05/11/2018 at 3:16 am

    I was so excited when the living green products arrived in front of our door last week.
    I tried the fragrance free ultra sensitive laundry powder on my eczema girls clothes right away for a week and they were really good and didn’t irritate their skin at all. I love how its certified natural laundry powder with no harsh chemicals and so glad they just don’t irritate my Daughters skin.

    For adults, I used the lavender and aloe laundry liquid and they just smell so good.
    Great packaging and love how pretty the bottle is. Will definitely be buying it after this.

  12. Maria 03/11/2018 at 2:02 pm

    I received the Living Green Fragrance Free Ultra-Sensitive Certified Laundry Powder and the Living Green Lemon & Tangerine Certified Natural Dishwashing Liquid.

    Living Green Laundry Powder – I love the packaging for this, the Living Green Laundry Powder comes in a box and then also in a paper bag (which is awesome!) It also comes with a wooden scoop to put the laundry powder into your machine with (also awesome!).
    Living Green Laundry Powder works really well compared to other natural washing powders I’ve used. I often get allergic reactions to laundry powders and I have not developed any reaction after using this for over a week now. It washed our clothes well.
    I would recommend this to friends, family, anyone I was talking to about laundry powder and I already have.

    Living Green Dishwashing Liquid – The bottle size is amazing, I love getting a 1 litre so it means you are using less bottles and you don’t have to buy it as often. Love the look of the bottle too.
    I really love the Lemon & Tangerine fragrance, its a delight to do the dishes and smell it.
    Living Green Dishwashing Liquid works really well compared to other natural dishwashing liquids I’ve used. I was able to clean the dishes well.
    I would recommend this to friends and family.

  13. Micaela Vennik 03/11/2018 at 12:36 pm

    EVERYONE! seriously blown away by this line. I tried the dish liquid basically within 20 mins of it arriving and I soaked some greasy pans with it. It basically carried the oil away. Really surprised. Look me a little while to try the washing powder as I wanted to finish the open box. REALLY happy with this too. I used it on my partners work clothes and it actually got the sweat smell out of the pits without soaking. Normally I soak all the work clothes because I can take 2 washes to get it out. Also used it to wash my unborn babies new clothes. The box says it’s safe and all natural so I felt really comfortable using it. And another positive my daughter’s eczema has not flared up changing to this washing powder. The real test will be to see what they will try and charge for this line. I’d live to try the dish washing tablets to because I’ve been changed to the expensive ones after the last trial I did I know they’re not natural at all!

  14. JacqIAm 02/11/2018 at 11:30 pm

    So we have two Coeliacs in the house so knowing the products are GF is an added bonus.
    I received the Ultra Sensitive Fragrance-Free Washing Powder.
    When I first opened the box I was surprised to find it in another paper bag, but at least there is no mess everywhere.
    I’ve used it about a dozen times in my front loader and everything has come out clean, it is odd to have no fragrance but the husband likes this.
    I like the idea of the bamboo scoop but it is hard to determine half a scoop – as this is recommended for a front loader.

    I also received the Lemon and Tangerine Dishwashing Liquid, LOVE THE SMELL!! The best part is that it cleans the dishes well and leaves no streaks. Plus no nasty aftertaste left on the cutlery & dishes.
    As I suffer from eczema I haven’t used the liquid with my bare hands so I can’t comment on that aspect.

  15. juliereidnz 02/11/2018 at 12:27 pm

    It was perfect timing to receive the sensitive washing powder and the lemon and tangerine dishwashing liquid as I had just run out of these products.
    As our family suffers from sensitive skin we are always looking for products that have minimal fragrance and are low irritant. I have been trialing using washing liquid vs powder as I was finding that I was getting a residue of powder left on clothes. I was very pleased that after using the washing powder several times with varying types of loads that my clothes come out fresh with no residue and there has been no irritation to the skin.
    With the dishwashing liquid my first impression of the scent was that it was a little strange but I do prefer to have citrus scents rather than floral when washing dishes as I feel it cuts through the grease more.
    I like the size of the bottle as you dont have to keep buying lots of plastic bottles as this product will last a long time. The fact that the packaging is recycled/recyclable is a big winner in our house as we have been making a conscious effort to reduce our plastic use.
    Thank you for the opportunity to try and review these fantastic products! We will definitely be looking out for them in the supermarket.

  16. palindrome 01/11/2018 at 10:13 pm

    I am really impressed with the Living Green Lemon & Tangerine Certified Natural Dishwashing Liquid!! Have been using it for about a week now and it makes dish washing less of a chore 🙂 The bottle is very easy to use – ergonomically shaped for the average grip and in a squeezy bottle with a secure lid, so not messy to use at all. It is also a generous size. The smell is fresh and not too overpowering, and if you like citrus smells, you’d like this dishwashing liquid. It also does the job well, even with the oiliest dishes and a generous squeeze of dishwashing liquid will easily be enough for each wash. I don’t like using gloves to wash dishes, and I’ve found this product to be far more gentle on my hands then others I’ve used in the past. I recommend this product and will be looking out for it myself in the stores 🙂

  17. Claireichert 01/11/2018 at 10:12 am

    I was lucky to be sent 2 Living Green Products: Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free Washing Powder and Lavender and Aloe laundry liquid. At first glance, I was super impressed with the packaging of both products, the attention to detail with the little wooden ring around the liquid bottle is just great. I’ve used both products for alternating washes over the last few days, and they are both great. My sensitive kids have not reacted to them at all. As someone who mainly uses powder, I am actually contemplating moving to the liquid, its great, and smells amazing. A little also goes a long way in terms of the washing powder, the spoon is smaller than others, and you get over 40 washes with both the powder and liquid. They left no marks on the clothes, and left them feeling and looking clean. Definitely recommend either of these products, especially for sensitive skins!

  18. BronnieV 01/11/2018 at 9:48 am

    I was lucky enough to be selected to trial the Living Green Fragrance Free & Ultra Sensitive Certified Natural Laundry Powder + Living Green Lemon & Tangerine Certified Natural Dishwashing Liquid. These both are Fantastic products!! I love how the laundry powder has NO plastic in it at all – the laundry powder is inside a paper bag inside the box, the scoop is made of Sustainably sourced bamboo -the powder is made from non-toxic plant and mineral biodegradable ingredients. I do several loads of washing every day due to children & my husbands heavy duty work clothes – we use a top loader washing machine – on all washes of using this laundry powder our clothes have come out clean & smelling fresh – we will definitely be using this product in future! The dishwashing liquid has a gorgeous smell – much more pleasant than the chemical based dishwashing liquids! The water bubbles up perfectly and the dishes come out clean, shining and smelling fresh – this is also a product we will definitively be purchasing in the future!! Neither of these products have been tested on animals, and the fact that they are certified natural makes them even more of a pleasure to use! Thanks so much for this Fabulous trial!! 🙂

  19. Rainbow 01/11/2018 at 9:46 am

    I am reviewing 2 Living Green Products: Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free Washing Powder and Lavender and Aloe laundry liquid. As I received 2 laundry products I firstly tried the lavender liquid. I really liked the packaging and the smell. I found holding the bottle a little bit awkward to pour into the cap but it’s probably just because I am used to powder. I have a front loader so I was amazed that both products work in the front loader as well. I actually really liked the laundry liquid and think I would definitely consider buying the liquid over a powder in the future. As you can see from the pictures my daughters daycare clothes came out beautifully. I also really loved the packaging for the washing powder with the brown bag and the little scoop. It too washed the clothes so well, especially since there are no nasty chemicals in it to irritate my little ones skin and a bonus is that it is better for the environment. I am definitely converted to using the Living Green natural products now over ones full of chemicals.

  20. Lesley Black 31/10/2018 at 11:00 pm

    I trialled the lemon and tangerine dishwashing liquid and the clothes powder. The dishwashing liquid has a lovely smell, bubbles up well and cleans dishes well. The bottle is a very generous size and will last ages!
    The clothes powder worked well in cold water and dissolved better than an other natural powder I have tried.
    Lovely to use natural products and that they can be recycled.
    Thank you for choosing me to trial and review these products. I will purchase again and recommend them.

  21. 2cats4life 31/10/2018 at 6:57 pm

    Today I used lavender and aloe Landry liquid. I took it for a workout on my partners work clothes we always use natural Landry liquid/powder on them and come they come out ok but sometimes need a rewash. But today using living greens liquid WOW they are so clean feel softer and smell amazing. Would 100% be recommending to my friends. I also like it’s a New Zealand made product

  22. kimgrant 30/10/2018 at 5:08 pm

    Today I will be reviewing 2 Living Green Products: Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free Washing Powder and Lemon and Tangerine Dishwashing Liquid.

    Ultra Sensitive Fragrance Free Washing Powder: We are a family with very sensitive skin (Eczema and Contact Dermatitis) so I was a bit reluctant to try this product as I was worried of a flare up. So far I have machine washed a standard load of clothes which included a few spaghetti stained tops and handwashed a chiffon top. Both loads have come up so clean, its kinda of weird washing in a fragrance free powder but it WORKED! No flare ups on my boys so far. Love the packaging, especially the bamboo scoop.

    Lemon and Tangerine Dishwashing Liquid: I absolutely LOVED this product, it has a lovely refreshing fragrance and has quite low suds. As well and washing dishes I used it to clean our windows and the bath (maybe not recommended but worked well)

    Thank you Living Green, we will definitely add these products to our shopping list.

  23. Hannah Rutland 30/10/2018 at 9:19 am

    I absolutely loved the Lavender and Aloe laundry liquid. The clothes came out with a fresh scent and were really clean. My toddler who has been flaring up in eczema stopped flaring up as much and is less itchy. However, the packaging was really inconvenient. The bottle’s “handle” was really hard to grasp and the pouring nozzle leaks everywhere.

    The Eucalyptus and Mint laundry powder is incredible. Fresh smelling and gets rid of stains really well.

    I love knowing that when I use Living Green products I’m using New Zealand’s most natural cleaning products, providing a safe environment for my kids. Definitely would use their products in the future.

  24. Ccarrieme21 29/10/2018 at 4:07 pm

    The dishwashing liquid smells really good and you don’t need much at all! It bubbled up well and also did its job well. Would buy again and recommend!

  25. Charlotte 29/10/2018 at 11:36 am

    We are loving the Living Green products in our household, so much so I actually went out and bought the Fabric Softener over the weekend to add to our collection.

    We received a dishwashing liquid and some washing powder and both are fantastic! Some of the more eco-products I’ve tried in the past seem to have had less than stellar performance power however I am really pleased with how fresh and clean our laundry and dishes have been coming out. We have quite sensitive skin in our family and we haven’t experienced any irritations so massive thumbs up from us on this.

    I also really love the packaging of the whole range. I’ve noticed them in Countdown over the last couple of weeks and have to say I’m also really impressed with the price. We live on a budget so eco-cleaning products are sometimes outside what we can afford but for the most part, these look like they can become staples in our grocery shop.

    100% converted on our end. Thanks Kidspot!

  26. Livla47 28/10/2018 at 8:42 am

    Love the packaging of the laundry powder. It comes in a paper bag and a little wooden scoop. Very thoughtful. The product smells lovely but not too fragrant to leave the clothes full of scent. So far so good for helping my girl itch her eczema less and doesn’t seem to flare up her tummy rash. The dish liquid was gentle on my hands as I don’t use gloves. it bubbled at first but the bubbles soon disappeared after washing a few items. other than that, it seemed to wash the dishes and baby bottles nicely. Thanks for letting me review as I think this brand will over take my obsession from Dettol. Better for the environment and better for ourselves!

  27. VionaG 27/10/2018 at 7:47 pm

    I tried the washing powder this morning. It doesn’t have any smell/fragrance so when the washing done, the clothes looks like being soaked by water only, but they are clean. I really like the fact they are natural which means gentle for my family skin and also the environment. Love the little bamboo scoop that comes with it. Having tried Living Green product, I feel more confident to choose this product for future use.

  28. VionaG 27/10/2018 at 7:35 pm

    I tried the dishwashing liquid as soon as it’s arrived. Love the smell and it does the job perfectly. The dishes clean easily including the oily pan. I like that the product also gentle to my skin and doesn’t make my hand feel dry after washing. Definitely recommended this product 🙂

  29. Ccarrieme21 27/10/2018 at 10:57 am

    At first look, love the packaging! My mother in law who was visiting when it arrived said the dishwashing liquid smelt good, and she isn’t into the more natural products so that’s a great start!

  30. Supertasha 12/10/2018 at 8:02 am

    I’m always keen to try NZ made natural products! Exciting new product!!!

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