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Your laundry detergent

Do you use name brand detergent (like Tide), middle of the road (like arm & hammer), generic, or make your own? Is there a reason you like yours better? If you make your own, what do you use?


Asked by BandME at 8:02 PM on Jul. 31, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • I make my own. I use a bar of detergent, borax, washing soda, and water. I like it because it makes 5 gallons which you then add half detergent/half water to an old detergent jug for a total of 10 gallons to use. It's just me, my husband, and our daughter so it's going to be awhile before I have to make another batch. A lot of money saved and a lot less waste.

    Answer by Christina807 at 8:13 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • We use HE detergent because we have a front loading machine, so we aren't brand specific, just any HE that is on sale.

    Answer by kuriequinn at 8:14 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I use white distilled vinegar

    Answer by VoteForThiago at 8:03 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • We use Gain. I love Tide with April fresh downy but it is just a little more expensive. It works but just doesn't smell as good.

    Answer by Codysmom2106 at 8:03 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I switch back and forth between gain and all.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 8:04 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I either use Gain, Tide, or when I am feeling cheap Era. Gain is my favorite though.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 8:04 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I usually use generic, along with Oxyclean color booster belach alternative. Its usually a cheap brand like Sun or Good Value.

    Answer by serioussifL at 8:15 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I prefer Era or Gain, but I will use other brands too.

    Answer by MizLee at 8:17 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I use tide original its the only one I'm no allergic too

    Answer by ArmyWife112908 at 8:19 PM on Jul. 31, 2010

  • I make my own. I use a bar of soap, washing soda, and a couple drops of tea tree and lavender oil.

    Answer by tanya_marieh at 8:22 PM on Jul. 31, 2010