(Closed) Favorite detergent?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I buy All Free and Clear. I can’t have scent in detergent, and All is consistently a little cheaper than Tide, but just as good. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I make my own laundry detergent.  I find that it effectively works just as well as Gain (what I used to use in the past). It costs around $16 to make and it usually lasts around 6 months. I do probably 10 loads of laundry a week between my husbands greasy work clothes, linen and everyday attire.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Does anyone know if All is sold in Canada?

I would switch to it if it’s cheaper.  The Tide Free & Gentle isn’t always available in a bigger size though.

Post # 20
Hostess
3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@figgnewton: I tried going the DIY route and and I wish it would have worked out for us, but after trying a few recipes neither of us were happy with it. However, I do have a bunch in a mason jar in the laundry room just because it looks so pretty!

We purchase All Free and Clear because I have freakishly sensitive skin. We pay about $10 for a 96 load container, so it’s not that expensive. I absolutely love how clean it gets the clothes and there’s no scents. 

 

I love pairing it with Snuggle fabric softener (either the Jojoba or the stuff in the pink container) and it gives a nice, subtle smell without being overpowering. AND I don’t break out. Double win!

 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Baroness_Meg:  Apple Mango Tango! My favorite too! Ahh.. I love smelling myself all day lol

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@arsing89:  Were you referring to apple mango tango fabric softener? I use the detergent, but I haven’t been able to find the softener sheets!

Post # 23
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

We have been using Gain Sunflower and Sunshine. It smells so good!

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love Purex.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I use Arm & Hammer with Oxyclean & I love it. It smells great & gets my clothes nice & clean.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We use ERA detergent; it’s inexpensive and the only thing that takes the “work funk” out of FI’s work clothes and stains out of my 4yo’s play clothes!

 

I also toss in a half-capful of the blue (teal?) Downy Unstoppable crystals and use the Snuggle softner in the blue box. 

 

The clothes smell awesome forever and it makes the house smell like a “home”; always a great bonus! 🙂

 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Purex. Cheap and works well! I don’t use oxy on its own. I thought it was supposed to add an extra boost to regular detergent

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Purex!

I rarely use oxy clean and usually just to remove tough stains – not as a regular detergent. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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@HVbride:  Yes! They are hard to come by in the store sometime, but I’m sure you can find them on Amazon 🙂

Post # 30
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Worker bee

@figgnewton:  We both have sensitive skin.  We use Ecos Free & Clear, it is 100% natural. A 210 oz bottle is 210 loads, but we actually use less than 1 oz per load.  It lasts us for at least 10 months.

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