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What do you add to your laundry? Find out what Mumsnet users told Fairy Non Bio

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JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Jun-18 16:34:19


Laundry can be a personal thing, and with many products you can add to your detergent to ensure your laundry is just how you like it, Fairy Non Bio would like to hear about the things you choose to add to your wash - and why.

Here’s what Fairy Non Bio has to say: “What are you looking for to give a little extra 'oomph' in your washing - stain removal action? Softness boost? Colour care? anti-odour or allergy protection? If you could add one power you wish your detergent did for you without the extras what would it be”

Do you add fabric softener to all of your washes, or omit it when you’re washing towels or bedding? Perhaps you have a preferred method for adding stain removers? Maybe you use colour catchers so you don’t need to do separate washes? If you use fabric softener, do you follow pack recommendations for dosage or gleefully pour it in?

All who post on the thread below will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 voucher for a store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!


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MouseRatFan Tue 12-Jun-18 21:28:00

I use a white wash brightener when i do a weekly white wash and then always try and get them out in the sun, even over winter.

Seablueeyes Wed 13-Jun-18 00:22:03

I add fabric softener to all washes and measure out using the cap provided.

I add stain removal powder to my whites wash.

MilkyCoffeeAndSkinnySyrup Wed 13-Jun-18 07:56:01

I add some soda crystals to every wash to soften the water and to make my washing softer and fresher.

ThatsPoker Wed 13-Jun-18 12:28:55

Soda crystals, white vinegar, a liquid tab, and fabric softner: jobs a goodun!

LittleMe03 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:03:16

I use a liquid tab and conditioner that's all.

CMOTDibbler Wed 13-Jun-18 13:05:46

I add napisan to white washes, softener (at half the dosage instruction) to all washes except sports clothes and towels, and a dash of zoflora to the dog bed fleeces

BristolMum96 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:08:55

Same dosage of wash and softener for every single item going in. As per pack instructions. Only thing that ever gets washed differently is husbands work clothes - extra everything! confused

MinorRSole Wed 13-Jun-18 13:19:53

I have become addicted to those scent boosters, such a mug but they smell so good! Stained items get soaked with vanish before washing then line dried and I use softener if I'm not using bold but the scent boosters are definitely my guilty pleasure

JellySlice Wed 13-Jun-18 13:22:22

The superpower I wish my laundry detergent had is AntiBO. I'm clean, I wash, I launder, I wear fresh clothes, my clothes smell clean when I first put them on. But, as they warm up, the armpits start to reeEEEK. Same when I iron them: clean and fresh-smelling until the iron passes over the armpits. It is a humiliating and disgusting PAIN to smell of BO when you take such pains to be clean. I hate it. But nothing shifts or prevents it. (I tell a lie: not sweating in the first place prevents it. But the only way to do that is to put nasty chemicals on my skin, and they hurt.)

Halo sports wash works - but I'm allergic to it.

What wouldn't I give for a fragrance-free version of Halo!

TheFrenchLieutenantsMonkey Wed 13-Jun-18 13:28:04

I add a stain remover. 3 children in school uniform leads to all.manner of unspeakable stickiness and grime. Anything that cleans without adding extra stuff (read spending extra each wash) is a bonus.

Miladamermalada Wed 13-Jun-18 13:32:44

White vinegar, sometimes vanish and fab con Lenor

MissRoadie Wed 13-Jun-18 14:17:19

I switch up the 'flavours' of fabric softener and tumble dryer sheets so we don't get too used to the smell and it always smells fresh to us!

ponygirlcurtis Wed 13-Jun-18 14:52:37

Lavender oil with non-bio powder for eczema-prone DS2.

rosesandponies Wed 13-Jun-18 15:53:47

I love fragrance booster pearls. Would be great if my liquid capsules had the same strong fragrance would save me £££

SusanWalker Wed 13-Jun-18 16:46:25

I sometimes add a stain remover but on the whole i am happy with just washing powder. I occasionally use softener but not often. The only thing I would like is a washing powder that left clothes not needing to be ironed grin

CointreauVersial Wed 13-Jun-18 16:58:02

I don't add anything - it wouldn't occur to me! Surely modern powders have everything in them already?

If I need to do any sort of stain remover I do a pre-treatment, or soak.

Jeffingandeffing Wed 13-Jun-18 17:30:43

I don’t add anything. My son had eczema when he was little so I have always used non bio gentle washing powders and liquids. Very stained bibs and vests would be hung out in the sunshine to fade the stains.

flamingtoaster Wed 13-Jun-18 17:37:27

Most of the time I only use washing powder and water softener - and I give everything an extra rinse because of sensitive skin in the family. If someone is ill then their washing gets Napisan added to it. If anything has a serious stain I pre-treat the stain with Vanish.

PuddingAndHotMilk Wed 13-Jun-18 17:51:47

I use a white boost/stain remover to my white wash and fabric conditioner to all loads. I don't like too strong a smell so don't add the fragrance or other boosts

MadisonMontgomery Wed 13-Jun-18 17:57:00

I always add fragrance beads - I like my laundry to smell really nice!

asuwere Wed 13-Jun-18 18:04:09

I don't add anything; I figure that's what the washing powder is for. smile

ButterflyOfFreedom Wed 13-Jun-18 19:45:37

Most of the time I don't add anything - literally just the dirty laundry & the washing liqui-tab!
Occasionally I'll use the Vanish spray on tough stains beforehand but never anything more than that.

Roseandharry Wed 13-Jun-18 20:18:49

I use softener with all washes at the recommended dose

PashleyB Wed 13-Jun-18 21:38:29

Zoflora when I am washing a stinky bath mat!

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