What detergent do you use?

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Which detergent do you use?

Charlies Soap
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14%
Country Save
10
29%
Planet
4
11%
Other (please specify!!)
16
46%
 
Total votes : 35

Postby amylynn08 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:45 am

i use tide... and ecover fabric softener... I used to use pure laundry soap... but found way too much build up... so now just tide and sometimes oxy clean baby stain remover and lemon juice...
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Postby KatieJo3 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:30 am

I've used Allen's Naturally with no issues. We're having some issues right now, but I'm not sure if it's the soap or not.....regardless, we've used it nearly 15 months with no problems.
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Postby MissyMia » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:52 am

I have used Planet, Allens Natural, Tide F&C and Tide Original.

I am using Tide Original right now, and when I get sick of the scent, I alternate Tide F&C. Both work well, and I usually add some Calgon if I have it. The extra rinse at the end of the cycle really makes all the difference in my laundry.
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Postby MommyofAlex » Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:57 am

Allen's Naturally here and we've had no issues at all with it. We've used it for almost 6 months. :D We have extremely hard water, so I put some Calgon in with the final rinse.
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Postby Sweetie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:42 pm

I use All F&C for dipes right now. In order to keep the stinkies away from my MF, I also put a "splash" of chlorine bleach in each hot wash. I know, I know. . . but hey-- it works! ;)
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Postby space07 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:19 pm

Tide free with my front loader, plus a little oxyclean! The only issues I have had were from CS... THat stuff didnt work at all for us!
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Postby dizzymariposa2 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:48 pm

Wow- I can't believe so many are using Tide :) Do you use the top loader kind or the front loader kind?

I forgot to add that I also use a pinch of Oxy Clean in my first wash.
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Postby Danika » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:44 pm

I use all f&c too. So far so good. :) We use mainly pf's (if that helps).
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Postby Gottabean » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:10 pm

I use the top loader kind.
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Postby brenjay » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:11 pm

Tide Free plus a bit of Oxiclean (like 1/5 of the recommended amount) in every diaper load. Love it so far! I'm also liking the All F&C, though I've only used it for a few diaper loads.

Also, I agree that the extra rinse at the end of the cycle makes a huge difference for us.
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Postby newyearsbaby » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:58 pm

I've been using Charlie's Soap and so far no problems. I did get stinkies after a couple of months, but since I stripped, like a month ago, no more stink. :) And my LO has very very sensitive skin, so far no issues. :D
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Postby bookishmomma2 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:46 am

I tried a MILLION, including Country Save, and I ended up with Arm & Hammer Sensitive plus a scoop of Calgon (very hard water). It's the only thing that works for us and also doesn't irritate my DS's sensitive skin. Good luck in your search for the CD holy grail--the perfect detergent! :lol:
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Postby mamasita » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:17 pm

Here is my wash routine: I use CS and I have a Top Loader Maytag

Cold or warm wash 1 scoop CS with cold rinse
Hot wash 1 scoop CS/ small amt Ecover NCB with cold rinse
Extra rinse

We don't use any microfiber and this is working well for us.

I bought some Planet at MILs when we were there and used it...it seems to work a little better and when I am out of CS I am going to try it since I can get it locally :D
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Postby Leighsah » Mon Aug 03, 2009 3:40 pm

We started out using Charlie's Soap....it was ok, but the diapers didn't smell too great. They didn't stink per se, but they smelled "off."

We have been using Country Save for awhile now and I like it better. Haven't had any stink or "off smell" issues. I used it for all of our laundry for awhile, but didn't like it with clothes....I dunno why....but I felt like it wasn't getting the clothes clean (which is ironic since it was getting pee and poo out of diapers fine)....maybe I wasn't using enough soap or something. We use Tide for our clothes.....love Tide. I may switch to Tide for diapers after Country Save is all gone.....we'll see.
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Postby buff » Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:46 pm

I use Crunchy Clean. I've only been CDing for a few weeks, but we haven't had any trouble so far. I love the Monkey Farts scent!
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