I have just changed washing powder that week. I assume his socks and underpants were washed the week before. He has said he used to have problems with one particular brand in the UK before I met him. He never mentioned that and it was probably just chance as it happened to be a brand I never bought.
Having today just put several loads through the machine, how do I go about getting the detergent residue out of it? Will putting the lot on a rinse cycle be enough? Or do I need to put it on a wash cycle with a different powderor something else.
And asfor treating the rash, it is not ichy, so thinking aloe vera would be good to rub in?
He had never mentioned he had had bad reactions to any detergent before this (I never bought "Bold" in the UK, so never needed to know).
Breadcrumb, Will add a bit of vinegar and chuck the lot through on a rinse cycle
I hoppe the rash has gone/going
Animals rule our place... cows, calves, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks... the list goes on
...."lifestyle block like" 25 or so acres around the house attached to a rather large farm with dairy drystock & a 600 cow dairy conversion ....1500 acres to call home
The amount of soap suds produced. If you put top loader powder in a front loader it froths out through the detergent drawer. Why they don't just make them low suds is beyond me.
kaumea;457842 wrote: what is the difference between front loader powder and the one for top loader?
Also you could try Persil Sensitive front loader that has no perfume or colour but of course no guarantee it won't cause more rashes. Hopefully you can offload/sell your stockpile.
I also sometimes make my own washing machine liquid which I think I posted on her last year from Wendyl Nissen's site in 'recipe' section.
It's good but not as good as Persil.
Husband, two teenagers, Stanley & Jed the greyhounds, one quail (Hawkefrost), one budgie (Chaos) small productive surburban section.
Work in cups
2 parts grated soap (I use sunlight soap)
1 part washing soda
1 part Borax (I have heard you can replace with Baking Soda if you are concerned)
Put ingredients into a food processor and whizz until a powder. Use 1 Dessertspoon or Tablespoon per load. Add essential oil if you wish a fragrance (but if you are dealing with allergy - use none until you know there will be no reaction with the detergent). Use white vinegar in the fabric softener section - Odor dissapates when drying.
I have no problem with this method and produces no suds to speak of.
1 Border Terrier, 5 hens, 5 chicks, an orchard and vege garden. All on 350 square metres.
I always use "sensitive" powders and haven't had any further problems. I have also used recipes similar to the ones above, and found them great. When I have been forced to use the powders to which I am sensitive, I always do another rinse and that seems to minimise the problem.
5 acres, husband, daughter, son, me, about 12 sheep and their lambs, currently no ram (yay!), 2 Galloways, about 35 chooks, 3 cats and 2 budgies.
as far as how long the residue will stay in it - if it's designed to keep whites whiter and brights brighter - you'll need to at least warm wash it to get the crud out. or a soak in oxygen whitener (eco store)
weren't they the company prosecuted recently for exceeding safe levels of various toxic chemicals in their products? I will stick with Surf, it works, it doesn't give him allergies and complies with regulations regarding safe levels.
Akzle;457940 wrote: use eco store stuff., or grated sunlight soap, or washing soda. much better all round.
A bit more complicated than that, I think. I gather from this article they don't have nasties but were nearly prosecuted for falsely implying that their rivals did.
kai;457984 wrote: weren't they the company prosecuted recently for exceeding safe levels of various toxic chemicals in their products? I will stick with Surf, it works, it doesn't give him allergies and complies with regulations regarding safe levels.
Disclosure: I love all the ecostore products I use. My husband uses their diluted laundry liquid for handwashing after grubby jobs involving oil.