Most of my friends hate doing laundry, well, most of the people I know hate it. I wouldn’t mind it so much if my family did not have allergies and sensitive skin. We have to use a specific type of soap for washing that is free of dyes as well as scents which makes our choices very limited. That doesn’t solve the problem completely either which is why doing laundry is a task and a half seeing as everything needs to be rinsed twice which means twice the water is used. Its a full on nightmare.
My oldest two have sensitive skin as well as my fiancee, the two youngest I still wash their things in baby soap so it eliminates any problems for them. I like being extra careful because some of their skin conditions take awhile to clear up if they are irritated in any way.
Arm & Hammer has created a specially formulated sensitive skin laundry detergent that is safe on sensitive skin and has the power to help eliminate tough stains and odors. This advanced dye free formula works in all wash machines even High Efficiency models and includes a fresh scent. Finally a detergent that is created for those with sensitive skin.
Could this make my laundry routine easier and possibly eliminate the need for double rinsing? without aggravating the sensitive skin of my kids and fiancee?
Best Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin
We put it to the test and I must admit that I was not expecting much because there are lots of soaps that claim to be safe for sensitive skin but don’t actually deliver. They tend to fall short so we tried it out on some bathroom towels first. One thing I learned over the years is not to test anything on their clothes because they tend to break out and not know it until hours later when their skin conditions flare up and take weeks to clear again so I decided to do a batch of bathroom towels.
The first thing I noticed was the scent, it isn’t overpowering at all like others I have experienced. It does not smack you in the face which means that it won’t be that overpowering on the clothes when washed which this mom appreciates! I did not double rinse this load of towels, I almost did because I was on autopilot but I stopped myself.
Once the towels were washed and dried I could smell the subtle scent of clean on the towels. I am not sure about you but there is just something about freshly laundered, fluffy and clean smelling towels that makes me happy. The true test was yet to come though. I did not want to test the towels on the kids so after my fiance’s softball game he came in his normal sweaty, stinky self and I handed him the towels and sent him off to the shower.
The first thing he asked me when he got out was if I switched laundry detergent and I started to sweat a little because his skin will break out almost immediately if it’s irritated. I asked him why because I did not want to admit that I did yet. That’s when he surprised me and said that the towels were softer than normal and smelled really clean and aren’t as harsh as normal. Now before you go thinking my towels are hard, they aren’t. We cannot use fabric softener because of all the skin irritations so our laundry detergent needs to do double duty so to speak and this managed to do it. Softer than normal is what he should have said. He had no problems with breaking out or his skin being irritated from the new laundry detergent. It has been almost a week and he is still fine so the other day I decided to test it out with the kids. They have been using the towels and had no irritations from it but towels are one thing clothes are a totally different thing. I am happy to report that the kids are fine and have no irritations from this detergent plus they smell fresh and clean.
I love that the new Arm & Hammer Liquid Sensitive Skin Detergent does the job very well and is safe for sensitive skin. The plus is the scent, I cannot tell you how much I love a mild scent on new clothes and this does that without irritation to anyone. The clothes come out just as clean as they did with my previous detergent but smell fresh and I only have to rinse once and not twice with this detergent. This new laundry detergent from Arm & Hammer is a lifesaver not to mention time saver and money. No more rinsing twice so it will cut down on our water bills. I love that it works in High Efficiency washers as well so when we upgrade I won’t need to find a new soap.
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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Arm & Hammer and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.