(Closed) Let's talk laundry detergent…

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: What laundry detergent do you use?





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  • Post # 17
    5986 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @LBeeLove:  This is what we use!

    I have a problem with any kind that has a scent (I get a head ache) and I also break out with most detergents.


    Post # 18
    6592 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Purex Naturals.  I refuse to pay the extra money for Gain or Tide when Purex works just fine and even rinses in cold water (we are limited to cold water only in our shared laundry room at the quadplex we live in.)

    My ex husband was allergic to some chemical in detergents so we used All Free and Clear.  Otherwise, he would break out in red itchy bumps too.

    Post # 19
    1044 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    @rcac1208:  I’m allergic to like.. Everything under the sun, especially chemical things.

    We make our own laundry soap: 1cup borax 1cup washing soda 1bar pure and simple soap, grate, mix. Then I put 1-2tbsp in a little container with some hot water and shake it up so it’s liquid and doesnt leave particles in the laundry.

    The best part? I spent $20 on a of washing soda, borax and a case of soap.. In November of 2012!! I STILL have some! It’s getting to the bottom just now but $20 a year on laundry soap is something I can roll with!

    Post # 20
    2925 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @LBeeLove:  My brother uses that, and they really like it. I did a load of laundry at their house when I was house sitting, and it was nice! I’ve thought about getting it.

    Right now I use Tide Pods. I live in an apartment with a shared laundry room, so I love the handiness of just throwing a couple little pods in my basket rather than lugging a heavy jug of detergent.

    Post # 21
    1096 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I use a detergent called Excelsior for HE washers. One box (about $80) lasted us for almost 2 years (1 year, 10 months). Even with a baby for the last 10 months (and cloth diapers). 

    Post # 22
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    All Free & Clear…works well and doesn’t irritate the skin.  I do miss the smell of some of the other detergents out there, though…

    Post # 23
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Rockin green!!  www.Rockingreensoap.com.  It’s a little pricier, but you need a lot less so it works out in the long run.  It’s the only thing that really works on some of my husband & dogs stinky stuff & it’s hypo-allergenic, environmentally safe & a totally green company!

    Post # 24
    6397 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We use Gain. Its what my mom always used, and my Fiance loves the smell.

    Post # 25
    6533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I buy the pods, but I don’t stick to any particular brand. I usually just buy what’s on sale or what delicious new scent I might want.

    Post # 26
    1946 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We use Tide now (pods or Tide with bleach alternative), but I’ve also used Method in the past.

    Post # 27
    7439 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Tide girl thru and thru…

    (lol, I have a whole “assortment” of Tide Products, depending on what laundry needs doing)

    Growing up, My Mother was a “whatever is on sale” kind of gal… (or whoever was giving away a bathtowel in the box !!)… so Cheer & Bold (both Proctor & Gamble products) and All (a Sun Product) were often seen.

    When I went to College, I continued the “whatever is cheap” trend… and became a Sunlight girl (also a Sun Product).

    When I got married, I discovered Liquid Wisk, a decent product for getting out stains (lol, those old “ring around the collar” commercials held true in their claims)

    Somewhere thereafter when the kids were little, I switched to Liquid Detergents entirely… and became a Tide girl.

    Tide being the best detergent I found to take out the “tough stuff” that kids throw at clothes.

    Have been a Tide fan ever since.

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    I should add that when I met Mr TTR he was a Gain boy… drawn to “the smell” evidently (a guy way of rating detergents evidently… as I know other single men who also use Gain)

    Thing is, after I started doing the laundry, he has noticed that his clothes are a lot cleaner… and stains that used to just “fade” now actually come out.


    Post # 28
    20 posts
    • Wedding: October 2008

    We only use cold water for our laundry and have had trouble finding something that still gets the clothes clean.  We were using Publix Free and Clear, but that wasn’t getting the clothes clean, so we swithced to Gain which seemed to work better.  Now we use Gain and add Borax to the wash and everything comes out super clean.  Maybe we should try Purex so we don’t have to use two products.

    Post # 29
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I use All free clear but I’m going to try making my own detergent soon.

    Post # 30
    988 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I jump between Tide and Gain. I alway use Tide Sport for our gym clothes. That seems to tackle stinky gym odors quite well!

    Post # 31
    7414 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @rcac1208:  i was using sunlight but it’s GARBAGE.  I switched to Purex and what a difference.  I grew up using tide but it’s so expensive.  I only buy it if it’s super on sale.

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