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Old 07-24-2020, 04:58 AM
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Exciting topic, I know. Thatís my life right now.
With high temperatures (in the 90s) and sweating through tee shirts and other clothing, I thought our laundry could use a boost.
Do you use it? Have you noticed a dramatic change in your laundryís scent? Any allergic reactions?


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Old 07-24-2020, 05:22 AM
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I have super sensitive skin and we use them. Ive never had a reaction to the little pellet style ones, but I have had issues with fabric softeners in the same scents. (We use all Tide and Downey products.)
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:35 AM
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We tried some of the scent boosters a few weeks ago. I did not notice a big difference in the scent (I am scent sensitive and get migraines from scents so I try to choose carefully).

DH developed a huge rash about 15 minutes after he put on his clothes. He actually had to leave work, he was so itchy and miserable. He had a telehealth appointment with his doctor and he asked if we had changed detergents or anything like that lately. I had to rewash everything of his that I had washed with the boosters.

We use Tide with the sport odor defense to help with the sweaty smells. DH also has hyperhidrosis so he sweats excessively.
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Old 07-24-2020, 05:45 AM
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We use Downy Unstoppables Fresh scent for the sweaty work out clothes. It helps get rid of the extra smell and is not overpowering. By the way, I never put in the recommended amount. I think that might be a heavy fragrance. I just sprinkle in what seems right for the load. Not very helpful, I know.
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:04 AM
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I use the downy unstoppable scents. I have sensitive skin and have not had any problems with them- Iíve used them for several years. I can notice a different in my laundry scent, especially when I run out and wash without them.


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Old 07-24-2020, 06:14 AM
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I have extremely sensitive skin. I use the “free” laundry detergents, unscented. I can not use any of the scent boosters or any fabric softener. It causes a huge allergic reaction for me (skin rash/itch).
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:28 AM
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I use the fragrance free arm and hammer...
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:47 AM
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I bought the Downy brand and I'm not impressed. They are expensive! I won't be buying them again. I might try the Tide pods that Choppie70 suggested.
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Old 07-24-2020, 07:36 AM
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Like others, I'm scent sensitive so I use Borax in the wash and do a second rinse with vinegar. Our clothes never have any residual scents, even Man's disgusting fishing clothes.
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The scent was nice
Old 07-24-2020, 07:39 AM
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but they cost a lot. So, I've been using borax in the wash. it seems to be doing a good job in getting out sweat odor and it's not nearly as expensive.


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Old 07-24-2020, 08:01 AM
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The idea that anyone wants to smell like laundry is beyond me. I hate it when i have to sit near people that I can smell, so my goal is for no one to smell me.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:15 AM
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I used the Gain one when we put our house on the market. I washed the drapes and throw pillow covers. I also used it on the bedding like quilts and comforters. It kept a fresh scent without being overpowering. The scent lasted about a week or more. I've never used it on clothing because of sensitive skin.
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Old 07-24-2020, 08:27 AM
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Quote:
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The idea that anyone wants to smell like laundry is beyond me. I hate it when i have to sit near people that I can smell, so my goal is for no one to smell me.
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:43 AM
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I use an unscented detergent and throw in a scoop of Oxyclean. I like that it gives the clothes a very light, fresh scent without smelling like perfume.

In June I stayed at my momís and didnít have access to a dryer. I hung out clothes everyday and LOVED how fresh they smelled, even with using unscented laundry detergent.
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:50 AM
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I use all free and clear detergents, softeners, etc. I dislike chemical smells and think all of the additives are unnecessary.
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Old 07-24-2020, 03:10 PM
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If you want to try it, you can make your own much cheaper. Just use epsom salts with added essential oil of your chosen sent. I don't generally use for clothes, but I do like a little lavender on my bedding.
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Old 07-24-2020, 06:48 PM
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I buy the Tide Sport for our synthetic fabrics. Iíve recently started getting the Tide Heavy Duty for dog & guinea pig laundry. Iíve tried the scent boosters, but I really want clean, not just covered up. Plus, the scents often bothered my allergies.
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