I also just avoid having any white laundry whenever I can help it. I purposely buy red, brown and orange towels, and dark colored bed sheets so they don't get dingy looking. And white clothing would just be single use around here!
Post by marseydoats on Nov 23, 2017 17:06:28 GMT -5
I buy those little Awesome Oxygen containers from the Dollar Tree (it's the generic version of Oxy Clean) Works great, and gets whites really white. I have sensitive skin and COPD and every time they re-formulate something to make it better, I have to go on another brand hunt. Used Arm and Hammer for years, until they started adding fragrance to everything. Even their so called fragrance free leaves a bad smell and made me break out. Right now I'm using Sun detergent from Walmart, and it just smells nice and clean. Hopefully they won't change their formula anytime soon.
Got rid of our front loader a couple of years ago and replaced with Speed Queen...love it, too. Am definitely going to try some different things as far as detergent goes though.
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Post by mommasquilts on Nov 23, 2017 23:53:15 GMT -5
Well, it is probably sac religious or something, but I use a lot more home made laundry detergent than the 2 tablespoons suggested in the recipe. I use the blue scoops out of the Oxyclean—1/2 scoop of detergent and 1/2 scoop of Oxyclean with vinegar in fabric softener cup.
If I have splattered bacon grease all over me (unfortunately a regular occurrence—gotta get a better apron and remember to wear it) I spritz a bit of Ronsol lighter fluid on the grease spots and toss it in the washer. I have managed to resuscitate most of my cotton t-shirts this way over the years. Some are beyond salvaging and become paint shirts.
I found the posted article very interesting. I guess I’ll give the half and half soap and washing soda a try and see how it works.
I got started using homemade laundry stuff years ago when my kids were small and broke out with anything else. I package laundry detergent and Oxyclean in little sandwich bags and send a couple of dozen to college with my DD so she can quickly get her cloths clean and not tote around heavy containers of detergent. She told me it was a lifesaver for her last year.
Post by simplynaturalfarm on Nov 24, 2017 7:31:57 GMT -5
I tried arm and hammer last week as I packed my washing soda and soap noodles (normally what I wash our clothes in) and thanks to their sensitive skin and scent free formula, dd and I have been itching ever since....I'm actually in bed with my skin crawling at 6am because it is so irritating...
No idea why it is so hard to find one that is doesn't make us insane.
Both mom and I find clothes way less clean with front loaders, but I had water quantity issues that required me to have front loader. Now our new place has a small top loader (it holds so few clothes!) And I will be shopping for a top loader as I don't have low water.
Post by Debbie Lincoln on Nov 24, 2017 18:19:26 GMT -5
On the sensitive skin issue...I have used magnesium salts in my bath for YEARS and recently used a scented variety and I broke out in the worst case of hives I have ever experienced. I was in agony for nearly 2 weeks (only goat milk lotion relieved it). I did let the manufacturer know and they called me about it, asked me a number of questions (forstalling a lawsuit?) and THEN sent me a huge bag of unscented salts! I doubt I will use them, but I am now on the alert for artificially scented stuff that will be touching my skin....
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