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    Default Washing powder for sensitive skin

    Hi,

    My first son had eczema & seems to be growing out of it but still has sensitive skin. I used LUX flakes to wash all of his clothes for the first couple of years.

    I am pregnant again & since purchased a front loader washing machine which you can't use Lux flakes in.

    I was just looking for any advice on alternative washing powders. Do you know of anything for sensitive skin that can be used in Front loader washing machines??

    Thank you

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    have you thought about Soapnuts? http://www.soapinanutshell.com.au/

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    I still use lux in my front loader. If you google it you'll find some info. Front loaders create more suds than top loaders that's why they use different detergent, and because they use less water.
    I use a third of a cup completely melted in boiling hot water and have not had a problem.
    I did once use top loader powder and the machine stopped and started beeping and displayed "suds" on the display so I guess he'll tell me if it gets too bubbly in there!

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    I used to use amo-lin liquid detergent but I can't find it anymore.

    So then I moved onto Purity sensitive liquid detergent but I find that I run out very quickly.

    In the past few weeks I've started using Omo small and mighty sensitive powder detergent and I don't mind it. You don't need much but it cleans well. DS2 doesn't have eczema so I can't tell you if it helps with that but I am more than happy with the product.

    Good luck!!

    Ps I have a front loader too

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    Dd's skin is very sensitive so I use 7th Generation baby laundry liquid in my front loader. It doesn't have dyes, fragrances, etc. You can get it from health food stores or online Eco stores (I buy from thenappyshop.com.au). Good luck!

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    DS gets terrible eczema that is trigger by washing powder. The only thing we can use is Ecostore brand powder. You can buy it at Woolworths and it comes in front and top loader versions

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    Thank you all so much for your suggestions, I'll start looking into them all

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    Ni Natural instict is great. I only need to use half of what is reccomended but it has never upset my skin, and just about every thing does.

    http://www.naturalinstinct.com.au/Product.aspx/HomeCare

    they dont use Alcohol & Fragrances Sulphates & Enzymes, Animal Derivatives, Nitrates & Ammonia, Phosphates & EDTA, Chlorine & Bleaches, Optical Brighteners, Dyes & Perfumes, Petrochemicals.


 

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