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Your Favorite "Deodorizing" Laundry Detergent

OK, silly question, but I have to know. My children's laundry smells horrible. I can't explain how paint peeling awful it is. And, my laundry detergent is just not doing the job. Right now when I take the clothes out of the dryer, I still catch a vestige of the scent and it's not a pleasant thing. Can anyone recommend a really good detergent that gets the stench out? Thanks!

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I do an overnight soak with 1/2 cup of baking soda. Then a rinse, followed by a hot wash with Biokleen laundry detergent, with vinegar (in a downy ball) added to the rinse cycle of the hot wash.

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White vinegar. I try to avoid all of the chemical fragrances that are put into laundry products. I no longer use dryer sheets either...the smells are just too strong and who knows what those chemicals might do to a vulnerable body. I use dryer balls now and they work like a charm...just my 2 cents :-)

I have other ideas, feel free to contact me if you'd like. Be well, D.

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I wash my poopy diapers in Tide powder and white vinegar. My diapers come out smelling clean so I would think it would work for your kids clothing. Also, is it possible you aren't using enough soap? It sounds like the clothes are getting completely clean.

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We just had an issue with a load of laundry and it came down to a shirt of hubby's. What we did was soak that shirt in a bowl of white vinegar for a couple of hours and walaa the smell is gone!! Sooo I think I would try to run some white vinegar in your load of laundry or even run it on a soak cycle if you have one. The white vinegar smell does NOT stay in the clothes. It's a cheaper method than detergent at least. I buy the big bottles at Sam's club but you can get them at any grocery etc.

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I do an overnight soak with 1/2 cup of baking soda. Then a rinse, followed by a hot wash with Biokleen laundry detergent, with vinegar (in a downy ball) added to the rinse cycle of the hot wash.

2 moms found this helpful

White vinegar. I try to avoid all of the chemical fragrances that are put into laundry products. I no longer use dryer sheets either...the smells are just too strong and who knows what those chemicals might do to a vulnerable body. I use dryer balls now and they work like a charm...just my 2 cents :-)

I have other ideas, feel free to contact me if you'd like. Be well, D.

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Arm and Hammer Pink. The resular A& H is good , too but the pink has a nice scent to it that tays with the clothes.

And add a bunch of baking soda to the laundry. I buy a huge box at Walmart and keep it in the laundry room.

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Laundry soda detergent even great for babies. Bouncy dry sheets of your favorite scent.

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I LOVE Arm & Hammer detergent. My family noticed when I switched to it. It's fragrant & lasts until you wear the clothes! & surprisingly, it doesn't trigger my allergies....

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Baking powder. If it is underarm smell that clings to the clothes, make a paste with the baking powder and water, and leave on for an hour or longer if possible. You can also add baking powder with your regular detergent.

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