Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hypoallergenic Laundry Detergent

All Small & Mighty Triple Concentrated Liquid Laundry Detergent
Recommend by dermatologists
hypoallergenic detergent

This detergent is endorsed by dermatologists worldwide. Its plus point is that it does not leave residue on clothes and rinses completely clean. This makes it especially suited for washing clothes, baby diapers etc.

According to the retailer, it is able to remove dust mites and cat dander, two of the top everyday allergens. This is thus a gentle, hypoallergenic detergent that we highly recommend.

All Power Laundry Detergent

Coming from the same manufacturer, this is another great hypoallergenic laundry detergent. This is a similar product that differs only in form. It comes in powder form instead of liquid form and is thus different in methods of usage.

Despite this, there have been community reports reporting poor performance.

Problems identified include low solubility in cold water, inability to remove stains and leaving of residue on clothes. However, one thing is certain, these community reports have also commended it for its anti-allergen benefits.

Planet Ultra Powdered Detergent

Planet Ultra Powdered Detergent comes from a reputable company, Planet, that produces green home cleaning products. They have marked their place in the detergent market as being one of the only companies marketed as an environmentally friendly company and this has also allowed them to become a leading producer of detergents.

According to a study done by the Washington Post, this product came out tops among all environmentally-friendly detergents. This product has also gotten great reviews from satisfied customers. IF you check out Amazon, you would be able to see that it has a 4.5/5 star rating.

The only downside would probably be that it is more expensive than other common detergents. Nevertheless, we strongly recommend this because of its superb quality.

Planet 2x HE Ultra Laundry Liquid Detergent
Another product from the acclaimed environmentally friendly Planet, Planet 2x HE Ultra Laundry Liquid Detergent is meant for use in High Efficiency Washing Machines. These washing machines are the newer models that use less water and power yet accomplishing the same job, hence its name.

But enough about the washing machines, this product has a 4-star rating on Amazon and rave customer reviews who are more than satisfied with its quality. Even for those without HE (High Efficiency) Washing Machines, this product has been tested and will work fine in the normal washing machines.

Of course, since it is placed on this site, it is yet another hypoallergenic laundry detergent that contains absolutely no perfumes, dyes, enzymes, optical brighteners etc. Browsing through Amazon, I found out that this product also works great for those with eczema.

Additional Reading/Sources of Information:
  • Pollution in China - China Adopt Talk - After work today, I am going to mix up some organic hypoallergenic laundry detergent. My middle daughter has had horrible eczema and needs steroid cream to help it subside. It started after I had our carpets cleaned with ...
  • REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY – Robby Wash Laundry Ball - Mom ... - New Jersey Mom blogger on family, product reviews, tech, games and more. We're always trying to find better ways to do laundry. For others better means less packaging, which is the selling point of the new Robby Wash Ball.
  • Do You Use a Washing Ball Instead of Laundry Detergent? | Robby ... - Mikael Arhelger from Hong Kong read my post on homemade laundry detergent and sent me an email message about a laundry product that will soon be unleashed on the unsuspecting population of the Philippines. Looking ...
  • Homemade Laundry Detergent in the Philippines? - While I was casually surfing and checking out websites of my many friends, I came across an article called "Jabs Homemade Laundry Detergent". More than interesting, it shows that you can cut laundry detergent costs down ...

Saturday, September 10, 2011

3 Quick and Effective ways to wash for cleaner clothes

Finding it getting harder to get your clothes clean? Well, even if you believe that your clothes *appear* clean, I can assure you that there's stuff so tiny you can't spot with your eyes! (And when I say that, I don't mean dust) If you want to learn the 3 effective and easy tweaks to your method of washing clothes, then you're on the road to CLEANER and SAFER clothes. :D (i'll explain the safer bit later :P)

More doesn't always mean better (hint: could make it worse too)

Okay guys, it's time to get rid of this notion that spamming detergent is going to solve all your problems. It isn't. If your detergent isn't getting rid of stains, or if you think your clothes still stink after one cycle in the washing machine, maybe it's time to get a change of your brand of detergent. Concentration just isn't the issue! (most of the time) 

Look, if the label tells you to use XX amount, then that's the amount you use. Don't get crazy and pour detergent in because it's (probably) gonna destroy your clothes (make it dingy and stuff) as well as screw up your washing machine, not to mention the extra suds (which in turn leaves a residue that's gonna affect your next load as well). So, step 1: Be a good boy (or girl) and follow the instructions on the label!

Drying your clothes may not be a great idea

To tell you the truth, this is new for me too. Didn't really know this until I started to do some extra research before penning this article. (Hey, despite sounding quite informal and stuff, my info's reliable and I actually do my homework before writing my articles. There's no way I'm gonna trick my readers just to get my blog posts out. :D)

So here goes. I guess (if you've been reading any of my posts at all) all of you know that your detergent or whatever contains chemicals, some of which are allergens that can cause allergies and other bad stuff to happen, especially if you have sensitive skin. Well, this problem apparently gets much worse if you use a home dryer after cleaning it with detergent. I won't bore you with the details but the bottom line is, drying it releases more toxins that will damage your clothes. So, here's step 2: Don't use a home dryer, or at least use unscented detergent.

Use "cleaner" detergent!

In case you guys didn't know, I'm a strong advocate of hypoallergenic detergent. It's basically your normal detergent, just without most of the bad stuff that causes allergies in it. Sure, it may cost slightly more, but I'm telling you that the benefits outweigh the cost. (I'm not gonna say too much here, cos' I have entire articles dedicated to this on my site! Just use the links on my nav. bar!) Step 3: For heaven's sake, switch to hypoallergenic laundry detergent.

So far, I've basically outlined all the steps you need to take if you want a better cleaner clothes at the end of the day, all with some easy tweaks to your cleaning process. :D hope this has been helpful for you, and have a great day (or month, or year, or decade, or century) ahead! 

Signing off, 

Hey guys, I mentioned that I did a bit of research, remember? If you guys want to find out more, you can leave a comment to ask me for my references or just to ask me questions and stuff. Will be happy to help. OR you can visit these links: