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Thread: What kind of laundry soap do you use??

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    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
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    I have one son with eczema so I have always bought the "free" kind of detergents, usually tide.

    DH, the coupon king of America, bought the Arm & Hammer kind (probably free) and now younger son broke out everywhere his freshly laundered shirt touched.
    so, what works for you?

    I'm afraid maybe the products have changed. we don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets either--just dryer balls.

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    All, free and clear, works for me.

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    I used to use Arm & Hammer powdered. I needed the scent-free kind, and I was fine with it.

    I switched to All, the scent, etc.-free kind, the liquid, while traveling and like that even better, because there's no airborne powder to bother me.

    I don't know that my skin is all that sensitive to detergents, though, so I can't say how it works for eczema (sp?).

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    I use Tide with bleach..but many are allergic to that so would not recommend that for you.

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    First I have to say that I love the idea that your DH is the coupon KING! Mine is the SPENDING KING! I try to save while he blows it left and right but thinks it should ALL still be there when he wants to buy a big item! :oops:

    We use TIDE but haven't ever had any trouble. Sorry that you all are going through this. I hope your DS feels better soon.

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    melaleuca scent free. Their fabric softeners don't bother me either and they have scent. I break out to the store bought stuff!!!!

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    I use Arm & Hammer but their scent free type is getting harder to find around here. If I can't find it I get ERA Unscented, and if I can't find that I'll get Purex scent free. I have the ingredients to make my own liquid detergent (which will be scent and dye free), I just need to find the time to make it!

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    I use Tide; no problems. If I change we have problems. Tide is the one for us (smile).

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    Eczema runs in our family also. We use the Tide (no bleach) no scent and also with febreeze. We have had no problems.

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    I use all sent free liquid Free And Clear our water is so hard here we have to use liquid.

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    Tide for me

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    Our son also has eczema.. we tried one time to change detergents ... never again.. same with our daughter.... needless to say they are stuck with TIDE for the rest of there lives. Doc told us if it aint broke don't fix it.

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    for me, it's the fragrance that is a problem. so i buy any generic for the price and making sure it doesn't have a fragrance.

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    Since the day my daughter was born - years and years ago- Ive been using ALL FREE for just her clothes, blankets and sheets- basically anything that was going to be in contact with her.. I still use it today.. never found a reason to change it..

    I use Gain, Era or Tide for hubby and I..

    And we all use downy..

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    I was very disappointed that they have added some scent to the Arm & Hammer...hello! What do they think the irritating part is anyway! I can still find some of the unscented locally. When I can't find it, I use other unscented soaps. I also use the Downy softner that is free of dyes/purfumes.

    Side note...I also had eczema really bad...my skin was so dry it would crack and bleed. None of the prescription meds helped. My BIL saw an ad for a product called Freederm and I tried it. On their website, it looks too good to be true, but I figured for the small amount of money to try it it was worth a shot. It worked for me! There was a noticeable difference in just a couple of days. I use it 2x a day and I very rarely have a problem with it now. I've been using it for several years now. Not affiliated, just a very satisfied customer...the website is http://www.freederm.com/

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    i have used tide for over 45 years works for us

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    I've been making my own soap & softener. I also ran across a blog where she used a tin foil ball in the dryer instead of softener. I may try that. One of my girls gets sensitive to laundry soap..she hasn't had an issue with my homemade stuff.

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    Pyrex

    I am allergic to the others.

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    I had to use Dreft and Ivory for my daughter because she would break out with anything else (heavens -- that was over 35 years ago). Now she and we use the Kirkland HE liquid that has no scent.

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    We use Ivory Snow. Soft enough for babies (even better than Dreft!)

    Love it.

    I'm so allergic to Tide it's not even funny. It's so bad I can't even walk down the aisle without itching.

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    The scent is what gets me. I get a headache walking down the detergent aisle. I use all free and clear. I didn't know Downy had scent free fabric softener. Might have to try it.

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    Melaleuca scent free. This stuff is so concentrated that a bottle lasts for months. I am not a dealer for Melalecca, just a well satisfied customer.

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    DH and dd have severe excema! Use free soaps add vinegar to rinse. Gets any leftover soap ECt out! His is so bad right now he has bandages on both legs from knees down! His is weeping, sores itching! Awful!

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    I to have eczema and use Tide. Nothing but Dove for showering.Find out what works and don't change with every new one that comes out.

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    I to have eczema and use Tide. Nothing but Dove for showering.Find out what works and don't change with every new one that comes out.

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