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Old 06-09-2019, 04:49 AM
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My girls both have sensitive skin, and for 21+ years, I have used laundry detergents that were free of dye and scents. Now that they're both grown and out of the house (for the most part), I wanted to go back to scented detergents. I love the smell and I missed it. I tried Tide with Downey on my sheets, and it was incredibly strong and overwhelming. It distracted me while I slept, waking me up through the night!

So I guess I'm looking for something a little milder. Any suggestions?


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Old 06-09-2019, 04:55 AM
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I use the original tide. I can't use extra scented stuff because of my asthma. Stayed at my DS's and he uses tide with Downy. I just did an extra rinse and it was fine.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:02 AM
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Use a regular detergent of your choice and add your own liquid fabric softener. You can adjust how much you add which you canít do with an all-in-one. I like Downeyís April Fresh Fabric Softener.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:41 AM
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and then found it was too strong. I mixed it 50/50 with a bottle of unscented detergent in an old bottle, and it was just right for us.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:45 AM
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https://www.purex.com/products/laund...ural-elements/


I love the smell of linen and lilies natural elements detergent from Purex. It's not too strong. To me, it smells like laundry that has been dried outside on a clothesline in the sunshine.


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Old 06-09-2019, 06:34 AM
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Maybe you'd like lavender dryer bags. I still use unscented detergent but I add lavender dryer bags when I'm drying sheets and towels. The scent isn't overpowering and it's healthier for you, too. Seventh Generation makes a naturally scented lavender fabric softener, too.
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:51 AM
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I like the light scent of Persil, plus it's a really good detergent. However, I don't really smell it once I wear the clothes.
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:13 AM
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i don't use these, but advertising has had its way with me:

https://downy.com/en-us/fabric-softener/scent-beads

i would think that they would do the trick...
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:35 AM
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I use an unscented detergent and throw in a scoop of oxyclean. It adds a touch of a clean scent that isnít overwhelming.
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:18 AM
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Arm and hammer sensitive unscented. No longer use dryer sheets...they are brimming with chemicals. We bought the dryer ball!


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Old 06-09-2019, 10:29 AM
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We all love the Apple Mango Tango from Gain. I don't find it overwhelming at all, but maybe we're just used to it.

Gain also has a "cold water oxi boost" variety that we really like. It's actually milder smelling so you may prefer that one.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:37 AM
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Iím extremely sensitive to smells, but the All detergent pods are very mild with a barely there pleasant scent. Iíve used them for years.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:47 AM
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Was it the Tide or the Downey you were smelling? I stopped using Downey and now when I go back to it it is very strong. For fabric softener, I use some organic kind I bought at Whole Foods. Does the job without a noticeable scent (although they do say they are lavender scented). Still get the clean clothes smell from the Tide.
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Old 06-09-2019, 12:31 PM
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How about sticking with the scent and dye free laundry detergents and adding a drop of essential oil to a vinegar rinse?

If you like lavender, that works really well. I personally like lemon or peppermint.
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Old 06-09-2019, 01:34 PM
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Wow! Lots of great suggestions. I'm going to try a couple of different things and see what works best. I'll keep you posted!
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:07 PM
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I LOVE the smell of Arm and Hammer Clean Meadow! I also use liquid April Fresh Downey.

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Old 06-11-2019, 06:26 AM
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I love the way that the clothes smell when they come out of the wash.
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