(Closed) Let's talk laundry detergent…

posted 8 years ago in Home
  • poll: What laundry detergent do you use?
    Tide : (79 votes)
    41 %
    Sunlight : (0 votes)
    Purex : (12 votes)
    6 %
    Gain : (23 votes)
    12 %
    Store brand : (16 votes)
    8 %
    None : (0 votes)
    Other : (64 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 77
    7813 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Liquid Tide. I don’t mind the store brand for some things, but definitely not laundry detergent.

    Post # 78
    867 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Just in case anyone’s curious, here’s the Consumer reports ratings: 

    Post # 79
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    We use All as well 🙂

    Post # 80
    378 posts
    Helper bee

    I use tide, but I had a bad experience with the tide pads. One burst open as soon as the front load washer was filling, and it stained a blouse of mine. I was so surprised that this happened–but it didn’t have the stain going in, and I’ve washed the blouse before without an issue, so its not DCO or anything like that. What gives? Is there something different in the pads, thats isn’t in regular detergent?

    Post # 81
    1213 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Either All Free and Clear or Arm and Hammer for Sensitive Skin…. whichever is on sale/cheaper. My skins a little sensitive to some detergents with the scents- instead of thrying to figure out which one we just get the one with no added scents.

    Post # 82
    9986 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We use All Free and Clear

    Post # 83
    2336 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Arm & Hammer because they have a sensitive skin line that I like. I really have never been able to notice a difference when using detergents though, except maybe for the scent.

    Post # 84
    1955 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    purex is the only detergent i can use, everything else gives me hives. tide is the worst- it makes my hands swell up.

    Post # 85
    2029 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @rcac1208:  I use the Kirkland detergent! I used to only use liquid so I wouldn’t try it even tho my mom kept telling me that I should…and then one day I decided what the heck, I’ll buy that giant bucket of powder detergent and well for the last year I’ve been completely happy with it. It also lasts for sooo long…$15 lasts months!!!

    ETA: We only wash our clothes with cold water. We live in an extremely rural area and have an outdoor washer/dryer set up and it’s a hassle to worry about the hot water in the winter…so we turned it off one year and never turned it back on lol.

    Post # 86
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My DH & I are allergic to Tide, we break out and start itching. We use ALL mighty pacs free & clear (its for people with sensitive skin) & I love it.

    Post # 87
    197 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Santa Barbara Courthouse

    We make our own. It is just washing soda, borax, and grated Zote bars (or a box of zote flakes). It’s cheap, easy, and best of all it doesn’t irritate my FIs extremely sensitive skin. I feel like it’s more gentle on our clothes as well. We’ve been using it for about a year. 

    Post # 88
    15 posts
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I’m not sure why this is such a popular post…. 

    Post # 89
    1943 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Tide cold water (HE since we have an HE washer). I always wash our clothes on cold, so its perfect. I’d never switch. 

    Post # 90
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We use the eco brands.  Have used Whole Foods, Costco, Traders.  Also used and liked Eco and Planet.  

    Post # 91
    1534 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I use All Free & Clear and Downy unscented fabric softener. I have sensitive skin that gets irritated by the dyes and scents in laundry products. Plus, I like to wear perfume and don’t want my clothes to smell and compete with my perfume. I avoid scented deodorant for that reason as well.

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