(Closed) Let's talk laundry detergent…

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





    Store brand



  • Post # 32
    876 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I used to use Arm & Hammer which worked very well and was the cheapest of all detergents, Gain was pretty good too.

    I’m now moving to get rid of stuff with artificial perfumes and found Eco-Max in Lavender which bonus, is a Canadian brand and the best price I’ve found for natural stuff. Smells and works great! I’ve been disappointed with other natural detergents but I love this stuff! I’ll add that we both have dirty, physical jobs and Fiance has really stinky feet after work and it’s been able to power through that.

    I can even buy it on well.ca with free shipping, woohoo!


    Post # 33
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I use Tide. My parents always used it and when I moved out, I did the same. I mistakenly bought sunlight once (it was on sale) and nothing came out clean. Tide smells nice and gets the job done right! 🙂

    Post # 34
    315 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We use Tide Free & Gentle, and add a scoop of Oxiclean to our really dirty loads. I have noticed that the Oxiclean really helps with stinky gym clothes. 

    Post # 35
    69 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My mom and I use Arm & Hammer and LOVE IT.

    Post # 36
    7380 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @KimmyKimKim:  Have you tried Tide Coldwater?

    I usually use Tide, I did pick up some no name stuff.  I guess I should try it out before I use up the remaining Tide!


    Gain is horrible stuff.  I have problems being in someone’s house if they use Gain.

    Post # 37
    7038 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Generic Target brand dye and perfume free. We never have tough stains, though, so we’ll see if we stay with that once we have kids.

    Post # 38
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Tide pods 

    Post # 39
    7225 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Store brand, but I prefer Tide.

    Post # 40
    6580 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Tide Free & Clear 🙂

    Post # 42
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I make my own!

    1 grated bar Fels-Naptha laundry soap
    1 cup Oxyclean
    1 cup  Borax
    1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda

    Mix together in your food processor. I make 3-4 batches, and it’s super cheap compared to how much I used to have to drop on liquid detergent.  This is a powder version, but I just start the washer empty on warm water, stir in the detergent until it’s mostly dissolved, then throw in the clothes. Works great, smells great, easy on the wallet.  For serious stains I still use a pretreater, and I still have a bottle of Gain lying around that I sometimes throw in a 1/4 capful as a boost.



    Post # 43
    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I use white Tide (the one without any smell) and Downy scent free as well…and I always rinse twice..because I am allergic to smell and might have reaction on my skin if it wasn’t rinsed well…

    I tried organic detergent brands several times..and even though I love the idea that they are ecologically friendly and better for our skin…I found that they are not cleaning as well as Tide..

    Post # 44
    7384 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Method free and clear. I have super sensitive skin and can’t use the super scented stuff.

    Post # 45
    428 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    Mrs. Meyers lavendar or Trader Joe’s. Mrs. Meyers is a bit more expensive (I buy it when it’s on sale on Vine/Soap.com) it works so well. Worth it. 

    Post # 46
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Mrs Meyers laundry day is fantastic. It’s the same price as gain, which I used to use and the lavender scent is awesome. 

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