Post # 1
About 5 years ago I was friends with someone who had the BEST smelling clothes. Since then I’ve walked past a few people and noticed that exact scent (I sound crazy but it’s definitely their laundry) and I just wish I would have asked them what they use!
I’ve tried so many detergents/fabric combinations to get that perfect smelling laundry but nothing has matched up. It was definitely not anything fruity or lavender related. I’ve tried all gain’s, tides, downey, simple pleasures, ALL, purex – none of them match up!
But just for fun I want to know what you guys use. I think there was a thread about this awhile ago and it made me want to check out Suavitel fabric softener so I might go pick that up today 🙂
Post # 3
Gain Original is by far my favorite! 🙂
Post # 4
I know what you are talking about! I’ve felt the same way about a lot of people’s laundry. I wish it was more socially acceptable to just go up and ask what they use. My favorite is Arm & Hammer + Oxi Clean detergent. It works well, and leaves my clothes smelling good, though not as good as I’ve smelt on other people.
Post # 5
We actually use generic Target brand dye and perfume free laundry detergent. Since you can develop sensitivites to all the dyes and perfumes over time (not to mention they are not good for the environment!!) we like it a lot!
Post # 6
I love the Tide with Febeeze Freshness (Spring Renewal scent).
I use it with the Bounce dryer sheets with Febeeze Freshness (Spring Renewal scent) too.
Post # 7
i make my own! 🙂 i use this recipe, except i substitue castille soap for the fels naptha soap. http://modcottage.com/?p=117 it comes out to 5 cents a load, whereas my old detergent (tide) is 30 cents a load. i started making my own to decrease the amount of chemicals, dyes, phthalates etc. that our skin comes into contact with, but the amount of money saved is a super awesome bonus!
Post # 8
Purex sheets all the way! Perfect for the lazy chick who doesn’t want to deal with laundry detergent AND dryer sheets.:)
Post # 9
Tide with Downey I prefer powder but have switch to liquid as I now pay for water (I didn’t in my condo) so I wash in cold
Post # 10
Yay! Those are good? I bought some for Fiance and put them in his carepackage I sent him while over seas. App. they charge an arm and a leg for that kind of stuff in Afghanistan. Glad to hear they’re “Bee” approved 🙂
Post # 11
Tide with Febreeze! Oh I love Tide. Also, sticking some fabric sheets in your drawers help keeps your clothes smelling super good and clean.
Post # 12
I buy the cheapest unscented stuff possible then use the Bounty Dryer Bar in Cotton. It smells like bliss 🙂
Post # 13
They work like a charm. No complaints from this bee!
Post # 14
@simplifiedbride: That is so cool!!! I saw the Duggars making laundry detergent on 18 Kids and Counting and thought it was freaking amazing. I am going to have to test it out one of the these days.
Post # 15
I buy the ecofriendly brands. Ecover is my favorite, Seventh Generation is great, too. I have considered making my own, but haven’t gotten that far yet. I also use Ecover’s chlorine free bleach for whites and the dog’s blanket. It is also great to put in the carpet scrubber with the carpet soap…gets the carpets even whiter! A little off topic, but I just had to share. 🙂
Post # 16
i use the purell hypoalergenic stuff (its like all free and clear but smells better) i got it on sale al walgreens and with coupons i paid about 50 cents a bottle….i bought every freakin bottle they had….