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Help! I am allergic and need a perfume/fragrance free laundry detergent preferably for a HE front loaded machine.
I have tried some different ones but none makes my clothes clean. Not even from sweat after using a t-shirt for one day. Tide HE Liquid Free ruined and faded all the colors of my clothes. But still it does not clean the dirt. Nature Clean laundry liquid does not clean good enough. Not even when combined with All Natural Liquid Bleach that contains hydrogen peroxide.
My husband and I are both allergic to perfumes. We use either All free or Cheer free. I have noticed that Tide now has a Free and Clear product. I haven't tried it.
I've read it here and a Sears home service repairman told me you can safely use 1/2 the amount of regular laundry detergent instead of using a He-specific formula.
Also, Costco has a new liquid He detergent that is very mild.
Hope this helps.
I have a front loader and can't use fragrances either, no matter how "gentle" or "mild". I am using Sunlight, fragrance free HE and it's working for me. If there are stubborn spots, I treat them with a bit of detergent right on the spot or use Shout Gel.
I have used the Nature Clean powder and didn't care much for it. Haven't tried the Tide Free HE yet.
IMO, I wouldn't use the "less regular detergent" route even tho I'm now out of warranty. The HE detergents work well enough for me.
I've used All Free & Clear Liquid HE in my big front loader for years and have never had any troubles. I bought a huge container of All Free & Clear HE at Sams Wholesale Club. My Sears maintenance man told me to use 1 tablespoon per load. Best to you!