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Old 10-24-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

I am sick of dealing with washing struggles, and while I'm not willing to give in and use Tide, I am willing to use something synthetic if it doesn't have optical brighteners in it. So I was thinking maybe Dawn...

I looked at Dawn last night and didn't know which kind to buy. There is the regular blue kind, and then a oxygen bleach boosted kind, which is clear. The regular one does not have enzymes, the other one does. Which one do you use?

Can I use Dawn with my HE Maytag Neptune FL?

And then, are there any natural HE detergents I could use with my FL? Charlies does not clean well enough and has too many suds. Ditto with Allens powder. Advise? Thanks mamas!!
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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Re: Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

i will let you know in a few days, but I am really thinking that I love my country safe. I have a front loader Maytag Epic with soft water and Allens didn't get my diapers clean enough without having to rinse a million times. Other store detergents would give dd a rash because of the enzymes. COuntry save seems to be cleaning and rinsing really well. I have been using it for a few days and like it, but I wnated to give it a little longer. I can tell you though it rinses so much easier than Allens!
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:10 AM   #3
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Also wanted to add that it is my understanding you should not use Dawn regularly in a FL. It suds too much.
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:48 AM   #4
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What is your wash routine? How many dipes are you washing and what kind (cotton, micro, pockets, etc?) How much detergent? Thanks!!
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Re: Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

I got major stink using dawn in my FL. Dipes were NOT clean. We use tide now
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Re: Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

I use Dawn in my FL maybe once a week.. I literally use a drop.. the size of a dime.. I use Arm and Hammer Essentials all other times (Unscented, no phosphates, no dyes, no perfumes, biodegradable).. However I have started opting to was my pockets and fitteds seperate from my inserts/pf's and have found I like my new system much better. I soak my inserts and pf's while the pockets are washing, then do a second wash with the other items..

You can find some great detergent information here:
http://pinstripesandpolkadots.com/detergentchoices.htm

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Re: Can I use Dawn with HE FL? Any "natural" HE detergents?

Allen's Naturally?

Others:
Country Save
Kirkland Free HE
The big bucket of stuff from Costco (never used but I know a lot of folks love it)
Simple green & washing soda

hmmm that is all I can think of right now
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