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Using Surcare for eczema suffering DD, but washing doesn't smell nice anymore.

(8 Posts)
OrangeFootedScrubfowl Tue 02-Apr-13 11:19:57

Can I add anything to it that is unlikely to set her skin off? Like an essential oil in the fabric conditioner or something?

rootypig Tue 02-Apr-13 11:23:20

I use Simply Pure or Simply Sensitive, they are approved by the national eczema society, it doesn't have a perfume but IMO makes the washing smell nice and clean, especially if line dried. I'm not a fan of surcare, it leaves a funny non smell, iykwim!

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Tue 02-Apr-13 12:47:08

Thanks rooty, yes, exactly, I am fed up of the non-smell too! But it has been really good for her skin I must say. Will check out the Simply stuff though. smile

Pollaidh Tue 02-Apr-13 20:09:06

I seem to remember reading somewhere that you can add a few drops of lavender or similar.

OHforDUCKScake Thu 04-Apr-13 13:42:15

I use lavander oil in the conditioner drawer.

JollyPurpleGiant Thu 04-Apr-13 13:44:07

What temperature are you washing at? I find I need to do non delicates at 60 sometimes.

PiHigh Thu 04-Apr-13 13:44:07

Thanks rootypig I will check that out too. The only washing powder I've found that doesn't make DD1 itch is Surcare so would be good to find an alternative.

rootypig Thu 04-Apr-13 16:48:18

No probs, I really like it. it's 3 quid for 15 washes (they are powder tablets that you toss in). I get it at Sainsburys - haven't seen it elsewhere. yy to washing at 60 every now and then too - kills dustmites apparently, which are implicated in eczema. I do DD's little cotton vests and trousers and sleepsuits at 60 every few times I wash them.

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