How To Launder Clothes For Sensitive Skin

As a mom, I want to protect my children from anything and everything. Even the little things like Eczema is a battle for me. Laundry being one of the factors for breakouts, my challenge was how to launder clothes for sensitive skin without spending a fortune? My son Owen and my daughter Haleigh both suffer from eczema breakouts. We’ve tried lots of detergents and I always went back to my favorite brand, Tide.  We were out shopping at Costco and thought we’d give their store brand a try. Within days of using it Haleigh broke out with eczema spots in her usual places: under her arms, back, and behind her knees. I was back to the drawing board and sticking with our usual brand.

Then I received the offer from The Laundress to work with them on a review, we discussed my needs for a detergent that is soft and non-irritating to the kid’s skin. Their Baby Laundry Detergent is an allergen-free detergent that is formulated with color guard to preserve frequently washed items. The scent is amazing, it’s a soft and calming blend of vanilla, musk, lily of the valley, lavender, and sandalwood. Smells so good!  Haleigh’s blankets were so soft and cozy!  This is without using a fabric softener. I have been using the product for the whole family and no one has had an Eczema outbreak and Haleigh’s flare up has gone away!

They’ve got a great line of, not only Laundry Detergents, but Fabric Care and Home Cleaning products. What I like most is that their products are nontoxic and 100% biodegradable. No artificial colors, dyes, or additives. Their Laundry Detergent is highly concentrated, and suitable for all machines and temperatures.  For me, using an HE Washer, I use (on a regular cycle): 2 capfuls / 1/8 cup and I’ll get 32 washes out of a 1 liter bottle.

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In addition to my needs for a gentle detergent, I also have the weekly pickup/drop off at the dry cleaners for Todd’s dress shirts. I love the idea of not having to iron all his shirts, but the extra money seems a bit of a waste. The Laundress products can clean 90% of your “dry-cleaning” items. With a Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, you can leave the toxins at the dry cleaners. The shampoo is also scented in Cedar, which is a natural moth repellent.

Looking through their catalog I have noticed several items that I’d be able to use:

Sweater Comb and Stone

Sport Detergent for our gym clothes, because I like to wash those separately.

Crease Release

Candles, with their original scents.

They recently did a blog editorial  ‘How To Launder Bugaboo Footmuffs’  featuring The Laundress Baby Detergent and Wool & Cashmere Shampoo.

I enjoyed and am thankful for the opportunity to review The Laundress Baby Detergent. I have found a solution to “How To Launder Clothes For Sensitive Skin”.
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8 Comments

  1. Both my sons have eczema and it is a constant struggle trying to keep their skin moisturized. I tend to focus on what creams and lotions to use on their skin, but not too much on the laundry detergent I use (silly me). I will definitely give the Laundress product a try. I would much rather prevent the breakouts than treat them with creams once they occur.

    March 1, 2015
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    • Hi Yanique,
      I can relate, we use two different cream for flare-ups. No fun. The Laundress Baby Detergent is what I used and both of my kids haven’t had any flare-ups. You’ll like I’m sure, the smell is really nice too.. It’s hard describe, but if I had to choose one word it’d be “cozy”.. It’s very nice.

      If you do try their product let me know what you think 🙂
      -Jenn

      March 2, 2015
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  2. Agatha said:

    My husband has very sensitive skin – SLS based detergents and shower gel are a no go. Btw, I love how they have a table of how many washes you get out of that bottle for different machines. Very informative!

    March 2, 2015
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    • Hi Agatha, I like the table on the back too. They go above and beyond that and sent me a “Laundry How-Tos & Tips” insert along with the detergent. I basically stick with white/darks/towels, but this goes into detail: Fabric/Laundress Product/Washing/Drying/Warning.. It’s super informative!

      Thanks for stopping by!!
      🙂

      March 2, 2015
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  3. Crystal said:

    I may have to give this a try. My daughter is in her undies half the time because she is itchy.

    March 3, 2015
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    • Hi Crystal,
      My daughter complains of the same thing, but after washing her clothes with this detergent she hasn’t complained since. The clothes are so soft. It’s been so wonderful.

      March 6, 2015
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  4. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com said:

    So good to know! 🙂 Would love for you to share it at our link party tomorrow on my blog please! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

    March 4, 2015
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  5. Hi Kendra,
    Thanks, I will definitely link up on your blog. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

    March 6, 2015
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