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Laundry disinfectant

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marellocherry25 Tue 08-Nov-16 15:18:04


I usually wash at 30 with Bold laundry liquid, however my boyfriend's clothes are getting whiffy (although I don't smell).

I don't want to wash any hotter as the clothes get damaged. I have been using Napisan. It helps a bit but the clothes are still smelling and I would like to reduce the chemical load. Does anyone have suggestions on something more eco-friendly / less harmful to people I can use?

I appreciate that standard laundry liquid isn't good for the environment but am trying to change things one step at a time. smile

dementedpixie Tue 08-Nov-16 16:46:41

I'd switch from liquid to powder as liquids have no bleaches and don't keep the drum as clean. What damage are you finding using a higher temperature like 40 degrees? You could try a cap of zoflora in the fabric softener bit of the machine during the wash cycle too

dementedpixie Tue 08-Nov-16 16:47:47

P.s. I have never been harmed by my laundry detergent confused

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 08-Nov-16 16:50:27

Another vote for using a powder rather than a detergent, also make sure it is bio rather than non bio.

I like Splosh as all there containers are reusable and they have a closed recycling loop for their plastics.

specialsubject Sun 13-Nov-16 11:27:17

Clothes should not be damaged by a forty degree wash, and UK washing chemicals are made for hotter water.

DoItTooJulia Sun 13-Nov-16 11:59:15

Ecover products might be good for you?

You can make your own washing powder (I never have, but every now and again I consider it!) so might be worth a google-because that way you use powder (better all round) and get to control the ingredients.

ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Tue 15-Nov-16 18:14:50

You could try putting tea tree oil in the wash-I put 5 or so drops in a wash as needed

ArtichokeHeartsAppleCarts Tue 15-Nov-16 18:16:05

Method laundry liquid is v good too-makes clothes smell lovely

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