(Closed) Let's talk laundry detergent…

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

    Tide

    Sunlight

    Purex

    Gain

    Store brand

    None

    Other

  • Post # 62
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I voted other, I love Nelly’s Laundry Soda.

    Post # 63
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @rcac1208:  Kirkland(costo) brand detergent is what I use now.  I grew up using Tide but I swear the Kirkland detergent works just as well.  I haven’t really compared the price but I mainly shop at Costo and figure it should be cheaper.

    Post # 64
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    @rcac1208:  Yes, we use the Kirkland liquid detergent.  We really like it!

    Post # 65
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    Sugar bee

    I use Woolite cause its the only detergent that doesnt give my husband a skin rash. they have one for lights and one for darks and I use each kind

    Post # 66
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Tide pods unless it’s a very small load, then I’ll just use a little bit of normal Tide detergent!

    Post # 67
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @rcac1208:  I use either the Kirkland stuff or my homemade stuff.  Homemade stuff works pretty good, but I don’t trust it, so once in a while I wash everything with the Costco soap.  I’ve been using that for years with no issue.  Doesn’t get out the mystery oil stains on husband’s shirts, but I doubt anything would.

    Oh – oxyclean.  I put that in just about every load (and it’s mixed in mine).

    Post # 68
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I have to use the “free & clear” kind b/c I’m allergic to a lot of scented detergents. I try to buy the eco-friendly detergents, but I usually but the least expensive detergent that meets those criterion. I’ve never had a problem getting our clothes clean.

    Post # 69
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Gain! I love the smell, there is nothing like climbing in to bed with freshly washed sheets.

    Post # 70
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We use Gain, I can’t get enough of the smell!  Although it can be a bit more expensive I only buy it when its on sale and make sure to stock up. 

    Post # 71
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I use either Tide or Purex. I’m allergic to something that is in All because any time I use it I break out in this huge rash.

    Post # 72
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    Bumble bee

    All Free & Clear. I love that stuff.

    Post # 73
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Usually All Free & Clear but I would try anything as long as it’s the free and clear type.

    Post # 74
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @rcac1208:  I used to use the costco/kirkland free and clear & had no problems with it. I found a recipe for home made laundry soap a few months ago and decided to give it a try. It’s basically washing soda, borax and a bar of soap (most recipes call for fels naptha bar) – you can make it dry or liquid. Anywho I used my homemade stuff now and LOVE it. I can’t say its better than the costco brand but its wicked cheap to make! I have no reason/need to make my own detergent but i decided one day to give it a try and its been working out great for us. 

    Post # 75
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    The only ones I can use are Gain and Cheer (so I just voted Gain). I’m allergic to all the other ones, even the scent free ones that are supposedly hypoallergenic (ahahahaha, NO). We also use Downy fabric softener.

    Post # 76
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    We used to use Purex, but have switched to Tide simply because I adore the pods. Now, even my kids can run the laundry without me fearing that they’ve used too much or too little laundry detergent. Now that we’ve been using it awhile, I love the smell, especially combined with the Bounce Dryer Bar. The older I get, the more convenience is a factor. 

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