View Poll Results: What is your favorite brand of laundry detergent?
Tide 27 39.71%
All 11 16.18%
Gain 8 11.76%
Wisk 0 0%
Cheer 4 5.88%
Surf 0 0%
Other 18 26.47%
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What is your favorite brand of laundry detergent?

i use tide and these fabric softener sheets:
We use tide. We recently switched from All (and before that, it was Cheer) becauase it wasn't doing a very good job. We got the Tide with the color-safe bleach in it. It's nice, and the clothes are coming out of the wash much nicer, now. We use bounty dryer sheets (off and on, we usually use them when we don't use fabric softener), and Snuggle fabric softener.

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Purex. My mom told me that Tide builds up in washing machines more easily than other brands, so I avoid it. It also has an awfully strong odor, and I'm sensitive to fragrances. I buy Purex because it's cheap and it gets the job done. I think it was someone on this board that recommended it to me.
Other. We've been using our grocery store's brand detergent for a while now, and it works great! And the price ($3 for... a gallon, I think?) can't be beat!
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I have been using Tide Free for years and am happy with it. Lately, I've been adding the Oxyclean to the whites (tip from the board here).

I recently bought some scented Tide (just checked-- Glacier scent). DH talked me into it since it was on sale. It is WAY too strong scented and I can't wait until I run out of it. I'm surprised DS's ecsema (sp?) isn't acting up.

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I started using unscented laundry products because my BF was trying to figure out if he was allergic (he wasn't) and now I much prefer them. I dislike walking past someone and smelling their laundry detergent.
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i dislike stepping outdoors and smelling fabric softener or dryer sheets perfuming the air from neighbors' dryer vents!

i hate colognes, perfumes, body sprays, sachets, fragrant soaps, lotions, hair products, underarm deodorants, air fresheners, and basically anything that smells like flowers, potpourri, or candy (except real flowers and candy).

i have a very sensitive olfactory system. i do love the scent of natural lemon, lavender, and peppermint, but only in subtle doses.
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fragrance-free seventh generation or some other more environmentally friendly detergent, combined with vinegar and baking soda for darks and mediums, or with peroxide for whites.
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i dislike stepping outdoors and smelling fabric softener or dryer sheets perfuming the air from neighbors' dryer vents!
i hate colognes, perfumes, body sprays, sachets, fragrant soaps, lotions, hair products, underarm deodorants, air fresheners, and basically anything that smells like flowers, potpourri, or candy (except real flowers and candy).

i have a very sensitive olfactory system. i do love the scent of natural lemon, lavender, and peppermint, but only in subtle doses.
Originally Posted by rainshower
Really?

I love that smell. I love walking past the nice manhattan buildings in the winter with the warm laundry smell coming out of the vents. I just bought laundry scented air freshener.
I use anything "Free & Clear". But for the most part/lately it's been All because of the coupons I get for that brand. So I voted for All.
This topic is so interesting. Sorry, I love the smell of fresh clean clothes. I am great at washing just bad a folding and putting away.
Ok, I use Tide with a touch of Fabreeze. It seems to work the best on my muddy clothes that smell like horse poop. After years of using whatever was on sale. Tide works the best or if I am cheap I buy Cheer that works pretty good also.
Ok, about the baking soda vingear thing. If you use those you don't use degertant in the wash? That makes them clean?? Plus, they smell fresh?? Wow, I am going to have to try that! Ok, do you fill the washer up first then put your baking soda and vinegar, then the clothes??
Also, the perioxde thing does it smell better than bleach when you wash the clothes? I use bleach and I hate to but it gets my whites so nice and clean.
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I love the smell of Gain.....t's only about $5 too. When I get in my bed, I want my sheets to smell good. It just makes me happy. I'm a nerd.
I use Charlie's Soap. I love it, I don't think I could use anything else.
i dislike stepping outdoors and smelling fabric softener or dryer sheets perfuming the air from neighbors' dryer vents!
i hate colognes, perfumes, body sprays, sachets, fragrant soaps, lotions, hair products, underarm deodorants, air fresheners, and basically anything that smells like flowers, potpourri, or candy (except real flowers and candy).

i have a very sensitive olfactory system. i do love the scent of natural lemon, lavender, and peppermint, but only in subtle doses.
Originally Posted by rainshower
Really?

I love that smell. I love walking past the nice manhattan buildings in the winter with the warm laundry smell coming out of the vents. I just bought laundry scented air freshener.
Originally Posted by cyndi
I LOVE that smell, too! Ahh..
Whatver's on sale at Target & Chorox non-chlorine bleach, plus lavender dryer sachets from Trader Joes. Love the peroxide for whites, vinegar/baking soda for darks tip. Definitely will try!
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I love the smell of Gain.....t's only about $5 too. When I get in my bed, I want my sheets to smell good. It just makes me happy. I'm a nerd.
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I like that smell too. Plus, it keeps linens smelling good when they're sitting in the closet waiting to be used.
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I use the All Free one. Some of the other very parfumy detergents make me itch bad.

I use Charlie's Soap. I love it, I don't think I could use anything else.
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