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What kind of laundry detergent to you use?

I use Era. I love the smell of it.

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jenae_gist

Asked by jenae_gist at 1:37 AM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Extra & snuggle dryer sheets both work great
    Marie_07

    Answer by Marie_07 at 1:39 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Purex for clothes

    I am now using homemade stuff for blankets, towels, and sheets. Saves money.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Tide
    rebock

    Answer by rebock at 1:42 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • How do you make homemade stuff?
    jenae_gist

    Comment by jenae_gist (original poster) at 1:44 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I hate artificial perfumes, so I won't use anything highly scented, particularly not something that I can still smell after it's been dried...

    I use the cheapest ultra-concentrated powder I can find, because I happen to know (have people in the industry) that the 'base' of all laundry detergent is identical --what is added (blue beads, yellow beads, Gain scent, oxyclean crystals, etc.) is added to the base, which cleans as well whether it's $6 for 130 loads or $12 for 60 loads. If I want or need an additive for a single load, I will add it to a single load --not every load on the off chance that one garment needs it.

    I live in a very soft-water area, so I use 1/8c measure for each extra-large load. If it smells (sports gear, something a cat peed on) I'll add an enzyme pre-treat. I buy Amaze, but they're all the same --except SA8, the Amway one which has a high concentration of it which destroys absorbancy. And silk and wool.
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:44 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Gain, the original scent only
    02_Grey_Mustang

    Answer by 02_Grey_Mustang at 1:49 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Tide with Febreeze. My grandmother, who passed away a few years ago, used it and I used to visit her on summer vacation and sit in her garage with her while she did laundry. It makes me think of her...
    TitusMom7

    Answer by TitusMom7 at 1:50 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/laundrysoap.htm
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Tide
    tere1986

    Answer by tere1986 at 1:58 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • All Free & Clear
    alf2651

    Answer by alf2651 at 2:25 AM on Dec. 31, 2010

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