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Help! looking for laundry products with no limonene or linalool

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spababe Mon 04-Nov-13 15:03:58

My son has been tested allergic to Limonene and Linalool and it's in an awful lot of products. It seems to be giving him eczema. I have found a hand wash, shower gel and shampoo but now I am looking at laundry products. Often these ingredients are simply listed as perfume and I have just phoned Persil to find it IS in Persil non bio and Comfort Pure. Does anyone know of laundry products that are free of these ingredients?

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2486 Fri 13-Sep-19 14:51:40

No good. Splosh contains Linalool. Been using Ariel and been fine but looked on the box after a flare up and see it has Linalool in it. I'm sure it didn't used to sad

kidsflownthenest Sat 30-Mar-19 15:22:16

Percy and Reed hair products are great, expensive but good offers on QVC. I really suffer and find these don't irritate me at all. Use sparingly, which also offsets the cost.

rcb17 Sat 30-Jun-18 11:46:07

I have very very difficult skin and found works for me. Good luck! Here's a safe toothpaste too.

Franbut62 Mon 28-May-18 18:02:23

I discovered over 30 years ago that I too am allergic to Lanolin but it has so many names it is hard to keep up. As a precaution I read the ingredients on everything. For this length of time I've used only Bold washing powder. Non Bio powders should not contain it in any way. Sanex shower gel is my steadfast. Pantene shampoo, I have always moisturised with Boots Aftersun but my latest purchase has Limonene in it! Not good! There is a new product called Children's Farm, pure ingredients only, adults are praising it for eczema and psoriasis. It sells out of Boots quickly so no luck so far.

Zeitgei5t Wed 14-Jun-17 06:20:53

Can't advise on brands but we make our own dishwasher tablets - it's quite easy.
2 parts washing soda
2 parts Borax free equivalent
1 part salt
1 part citric acid
Mix and put into an ice cube tray to harden. Ingredients are available online.

Jendun90 Wed 03-May-17 20:29:29

Does anyone know of any dishwasher tablets that are limonene free?

MayfairMummy Mon 16-May-16 20:20:04

i don't have any to hand to check, but we used ecoballs for our wash for my son's very sensitive skin when he seemed to react to everything else i tried.

beccaboo15 Sun 15-May-16 09:18:41

oops the site is

beccaboo15 Sun 15-May-16 09:17:39

Hi, I have just discovered an on line site that sells natural products for laundry and all baby products foir sensitive skin,I have just ordered washing liquid that promises 100 washes for £13.75 plus £5 shipping so I have doubled the order,there is free shipping if you spend over a certain amount. I will keep in touch with mumsnet and let them know the results bye Mo

NoSpamPam Fri 13-May-16 12:36:45

Make your own babez

PetraStrorm Fri 13-May-16 12:29:35

I also used Surcare in the past and it was very good too.

PetraStrorm Fri 13-May-16 12:28:06

Splosh might be worth a try? Can't see any of your problem ingredients on their lists, but you might want to email to make sure. Their stuff works well and even their bio stuff is fine for my kids who have sensitive skin/mild eczema but no diagnosed skin allergies.

beccaboo15 Fri 13-May-16 12:11:05

I have used tesco excpert non bio powder and liquid for 3years now (on my last box now) this did not contain limonene or linanool just been told that they are no longer stocking it,I originally found it thru a siteon line,so I will have to spend some time trying to find similar it was fantastic and very cheap washing even at 15 degrees,I would like to tell your mums that Johnson products contain these ingredients,and baby wipes are a no no .good luck Mo

pennyscott1 Sat 23-Jan-16 00:19:51

Hi Diagnosed 5 years ago , Not an easy one to live with !
Start with this , Detergent, Soap nuts !
To wash with use Castile soap (unscented)
If your in a hard water area don't use a dish washer ! the residue remains on the dishes , don't use washing up liquid , don't use shampoo or conditioner , the smell is the problem ,
And the worst one to deal with is a lot of foods have Linalool in them , especially Cinnamon , The way to check is to type the food name and Linalool together and read the feed back ,
The detergent and soap will make life 70% better the rest will take time !
Good luck

frenchlady1 Thu 13-Aug-15 22:08:39

For information the following fragrance materials must be listed in QIs by law: benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, citral, citronellal, coumarin, eugenol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene and linalool.

frenchlady1 Sun 31-May-15 14:34:52

it is not Simplewashing pure eco smart washing but
simplywashing pure eco smart washing

frenchlady1 Sun 31-May-15 13:11:17

I am allergic to a lot of ingredients, fragrances, citrus, limonene, thiazolinone, nickel, chrome, and more. the only laundry I can use with a fragrance is Aldi Almat non-bio dermatologically tested, the best non allergenic washing machine product with French consumer association. I had 60% of my body with eczema and now just some occasional contact eczema. If this one is not good for you the only one is Simplewashing pure eco smart washing, online delivery free. Do not spend a lot of money buying organic products, too much fragrance and most of them have limonene or do not clean correctly.

AppleYumYum Wed 08-Apr-15 00:05:58

DP Liquid Soapflakes, great stuff, my ds has awful eczema that flares badly with non bio etc. no fragrance and everything comes out nice and soft. I use two big caps for a full load and needs to be at least 40C

Binkybunny13 Mon 06-Apr-15 17:14:33

I'm allergic to limonene and linalol and it's a blooming nightmare!

I have been using fairy non bio tablets and ecover zero fabric softener successfully- you are right spababe that perfume is often one of these chemicals, so totally unperfumed is the best approach

Good luck

Joannebain Fri 03-Apr-15 19:39:35

Hi any one has allergy to linalool what products do you use

Joannebain Fri 03-Apr-15 19:37:17

Hi can you recommend any products shampoo soap or creams that are linalool free desperate for some advice sons hands are really sore and red

spababe Tue 05-Nov-13 09:28:25

for handwash we are using Carex sensitive
for shower gel Sanex junior
for Shampoo we are using Simple

I have found that 'perfume' listed in ingredients can often turnout to be Linalool or Limonene

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spababe Mon 04-Nov-13 21:23:08

I have checked Ecover and that is no good :-( Will check Surcare thank you

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hwhite6 Mon 04-Nov-13 19:22:15

Out if I terested spa, what products have you found so far please?

InNeedIndeed Mon 04-Nov-13 18:32:53

Perhaps look at Surcare it is made without perfumes or dyes. It is the only washing powder my DGM can use on her extremely sensitive skin.

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