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What is Best Laundry Detergent for Eczema?

Poll Results: What is your favorite laundry detergent for eczema?

Poll expired: Sep 18, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 42% (3)
    All Free & Clear
  • 0% (0)
    Ecos Free & Clear
  • 0% (0)
    Charlies Soap
  • 0% (0)
    Bio Kleen
  • 14% (1)
    Soap Nuts
  • 0% (0)
    Allen's Naturally
  • 0% (0)
    Country Save
  • 0% (0)
    Dropps
  • 14% (1)
    Rockin Green
  • 0% (0)
    Sport Wash
  • 28% (2)
    Other
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

My DD has eczema, and I've read that detergents can aggravate it. We use Ecos Free and Clear detergent, but I want to try something different to see if it helps. Any suggestions? We also use cloth diapers, so I am hoping to find something that can wash both clothes and diapers.

post #2 of 19

I'm curious to what people have to say about this too.  I picked Rockin' Green as a total shot in the dark when I decided to cloth diaper.  (DS got rashes from almost everything, and so we decided to try cloth...and then our lives took a whole other turn toward crunchy and it's been the best thing EVER!).

Anyway, my DS has eczema too, but it started before we switched to Rockin'....I had really wanted to try Crunchy Clean, but their pay pal thing was down when I tried to order it, and I needed to get something quick. 

post #3 of 19

We like seventh generation (unfragranced) and we use a tiny amount.

 

BTW, my youngest son had extremely sensitive skin in his first year, and we found that cloth diapers made his rashes much worse. (A shame as I was hugely committed to the idea of them and we tried several types). Disposables gave him a rash where the elastic met the skin, but seventh generation worked ok.

post #4 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by westcoastmummy View Post

We like seventh generation (unfragranced) and we use a tiny amount.

 

BTW, my youngest son had extremely sensitive skin in his first year, and we found that cloth diapers made his rashes much worse. (A shame as I was hugely committed to the idea of them and we tried several types). Disposables gave him a rash where the elastic met the skin, but seventh generation worked ok.


Interesting - I think 'sposies were initially to help battle diaper rash caused from cloth :P

FWIW my DS's rashes seemed to be more food related than cloth vs sposie

 

post #5 of 19

We also use Ecos Free and Clear now, but DS's eczema is much better and does not flare up unless he gets exposure to one of his food allergens. When he was a baby, he had persistent eczema and I tried several detergents (All Free and Clear, Biokleen Free and Clear), but it didn't seem to make a difference for his skin. He is sensitive to dairy, gluten and corn (among other things), so I make sure that the laundry, dishwashing detergents and bodywash/shampoo/lotion don't contain any of those things.

post #6 of 19

We use Revolution made by Enjo and have had better success than with anything else. We also use it diluted in foaming dispensers for handwashing and it is the only soap my dd has ever been able to use safely.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 

Well I just put in my vote for soap nuts. DD's eczema was almost gone due to an elimination diet, but I could tell something else was still aggravating it. So I washed all her clothes in soap nuts and her eczema is gone! I'm so happy. It's such a relief to see her skin look so good. Now I just have to figure out which foods I can eat.

post #8 of 19

All F&C or Purex F&C + an extra rinse work well for us.  All F&C seems to leave dark/oil spots on certain textiles--I've read that it might be a dye reaction.  Purex seems to have fewer issues.  Seventh Gen and Ecos didn't get our clothes clean (we play in the mud a lot).  Charlie's made me break out in body-wide eczema. It *hurts*.  I'm covered again after handling some long-sleeved clothes during this recent cold snap.  :(

 

 

post #9 of 19

We have good luck with Ecos!

post #10 of 19

I make my own. This recipe is good. I just don't use Fels Naptha soap because it's got some unnatural ingredients. I subbed Dr. Bronners unscented baby bar soap. It's helped my kids' skin out a lot! We switched to other non-detergent soaps, too, like Cal Ben shampoo and natural bar soap (tallow soap from Whole foods or Dr. Bronner's) for showering.

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rebeccajm View Post

We have good luck with Ecos!


Wish we did. My DD skin was terrible on it. We switched to soap nuts and it cleared within a few days. Want to buy a few bottles of ECOS, I have extra smile.gif
post #12 of 19

For those of the members that may not have seen this visit the article in The Daily Mail, click on http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-194573/Washing-powder-cure-eczema.html. It is of great interest.The new website is here http://www.skinsalveation.com/shop/ss/laundry-powder/

 

Good luck with it.

post #13 of 19

"The Soap Works" makes a product called Pure Laundry Soap Powder. I love this stuff, it has no detergents, only true soaps and it gets my clothes so clean. They smell clean without any perfume. Works great in my HE washer. I put some vinegar in the softener tray so that the vinegar is only introduced in the rinse cycle. Love it. My eczema has totally cleared up now that I am using this laundry soap, as well as true-soap products in the shower and dish soap as well. My eczema is GONE.

post #14 of 19

I read an article in The Daily Mail about Skin Salveation special laundry powder for eczema. Our family all suffer with itchy skin and I have struggled to find a satisfactory product.

Well this is it!! Its great. In cleans and we no longer have any problems with skin rashes at all.Have a look, follow this link http://www.skinsalveation.com/shop/ss/laundry-powder/ If it works. Best of luck,

Jane

post #15 of 19
Era has a fragrance free version, and Era is the only brand that doesn't give me a rash. In recent years, I've switched to using a liquid castle soap.
post #16 of 19

Also, if your skin is very sensitive try the Dermasalve products.http://www.dermasalve-eczemacream.co.uk/ they are great if your constantly on the move.easy to apply from a handy dispenser and the stuff works!
 

post #17 of 19

Using no detergent at all!!!  PLEASE go to www.solveeczema.org and see what this mom has to say about detergents.  Changing to all soap-based products and becoming a detergent free home has been the single most effective thing we have done for my son's eczema in 7 years.  If you are like me and have tried virtually everything, this cannot hurt and is relatively inexpensive.  Try it.

post #18 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by CT Mommy View Post

Using no detergent at all!!!  PLEASE go to www.solveeczema.org and see what this mom has to say about detergents.  Changing to all soap-based products and becoming a detergent free home has been the single most effective thing we have done for my son's eczema in 7 years.  If you are like me and have tried virtually everything, this cannot hurt and is relatively inexpensive.  Try it.

What do you use?
post #19 of 19

We love soap nuts! I just add tea tree oil to the bag before tossing it in the wash. If it's an extra dirty load I use Washing Soda or Vinegar as well.

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