Post # 32
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
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
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
My mom and I use Arm & Hammer and LOVE IT.
Post # 36
@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
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 # 39
Store brand, but I prefer Tide.
Post # 41
Has anybody tried the Kirkland(Costco) brand detergent? I read it actually works well.
Post # 42
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
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
Method free and clear. I have super sensitive skin and can’t use the super scented stuff.
Post # 45
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
Mrs Meyers laundry day is fantastic. It’s the same price as gain, which I used to use and the lavender scent is awesome.