Do You Know What Is In The Detergent You Use?

@celticeagle (114032)
Boise, Idaho
July 11, 2017 5:19pm CST
Some of the ingredients might be: Nonylphenol Ethoxylate, Colors, 4-Dioxane, Stabilizers, and Alcohol Ethoxylates. Such ingredients may be toxic and cause cancers. The "scent-free", "gentle" or "free&clear" were poorly rated as the others. Below are some common products that are rated with a D: Gain Liquid Detergent with Freshlock, Lavender Downy Ultra Concentrated Fabric Softener Downy Ultra with Febreze Cheer Bright Clean Powdered Laundry Detergent(Free & Gentle) Read more about this here: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/does-your-laundry-detergent-contain-these-5-common-carcinogens.html
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@BettyB (4290)
• Summerville, South Carolina
11 Jul
I make my own laundry soap. That way I know what's really in it.
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@Marty1 (25445)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 Jul
How does one go about making their own laundry soap? Do you also make other soaps that you use for other kinds of washing?
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
My mom used to do this.
• Israel
13 Jul
Can you give us the receipe? How long does it take to make it? What is the cost?
• Preston, England
12 Jul
obviously we wouldn't ingest the bleaches but they could still contaminate clothes and the air especially as some might stain packaging that is being disposed of into the environment
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
I wonder what they do to machines too.
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• Preston, England
12 Jul
@celticeagle the machines are generally designed to cope but they will eventually break down from endless hot-water and chemical cycling
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jul
@arthurchappell ......RIght.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
11 Jul
Yes so much in the laundry detergents now. I usually try to use baking soda and white vinegar as a substitute.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
Good for soiled items.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
12 Jul
@celticeagle Yes the old reliables.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
@TiarasOceanView ......Much less expensive too.
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• United States
12 Jul
The detergent I use rates a D. Yay me. I am going to research this a bit more and see what other product I can use that gets a higher rating. I have tried using a homemade product with terrible results. The soap didn't dissolve well. Unfortunately unless you can afford the more expensive products we are stuck using less than desirable ones.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jul
If you check there are ones like soda and vinegar that are natural and aren't expensive.
• United States
11 Jul
I use tide original .
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
My grandmother used to use this one. Even washed dishes with it.
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• United States
12 Jul
@celticeagle Wow I did not know one would wash dishes with tide original.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
@infatuatedbby ......Just a little goes a long way.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Jul
Is baking soda and vinegar enough as I would gladly use them if I could and baking soda is so hard to buy around here. I have hand washed them in it but that was the really soiled stuff from before.
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• Pamplona, Spain
13 Jul
@celticeagle I am thinking of trying out a vegetable carbon soap to see if its as good as they say it is.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jul
@lovinangelsinstead21 ......Sounds interesting. Hope you let us know.
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• Pamplona, Spain
14 Jul
@celticeagle Its quite expensive so I have to buy it one go when I donĀ“t have other things to get also and I really want to see if it does what it says?
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@Courtlynn (46726)
• United States
12 Jul
I don't know, and I don't care. Won't change me using them. As we've used them for many years.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
Just thought some might be interested.
@Courtlynn (46726)
• United States
12 Jul
@celticeagle im sure of it
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
@Courtlynn ......Yep, yep.
@Blondie2222 (17547)
• United States
12 Jul
Good information to know. We use tide liquid detergent for our laundry soap and snuggle pods for a fresh smell.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
You might want to check the ingredients.
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@Blondie2222 (17547)
• United States
12 Jul
@celticeagle yeah i will thanks
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@yanzalong (7573)
• Indonesia
13 Jul
I use local products. Not sure if any of the products I use may cause cancer. Thank for the info.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Jul
You might check the ingredients.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
11 Jul
I use gain.
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
I love the smell.
@Lucky15 (33719)
• Philippines
11 Jul
Have to see what is in ours :(
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@celticeagle (114032)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Jul
Good idea.
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@maezee (26653)
• United States
11 Jul
I will be for sure checkig this out. Thanks!
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