Monday, September 13, 2010

My Review of Laundry Detergent-Lavender

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- Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Lavender Laundry Detergent liquid is one of our hardest working cleaners. Concentrated, safe and gentle on clothes - yet it really packs a punch when it comes to removing dirt and grime. Contains Anionic Surfactants from plant-derived sources, Cotton Extract, Borax, d...

Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy!

By Busy Momma from Pleasanton, CA on 9/13/2010


1out of 5

Pros: Easy to Use

Cons: Doesn't clean well, Fades colors, Expensive, Weak Function, Hard on clothes

Best Uses: Keep In Laundry Room

Describe Yourself: Parent, Housekeeper, Homeowner

I was excited to *splurge* on this laundry detergent. I love the lavender scent and was hopeful that it would be gentle and effective as well as not irritate my child's sensitive skin.

Boy was I disappointed.

With my first load of laundry I was concerned that the scent would be too overpowering as the entire area ajacent to my laundry machines smelled like lavender. The opposite was true: oven mitts, dish rags, and bibs all came out of the laundry smelling like sour milk. The rest of my laundry had no scent at all or a slightly stale or sour smell. Not what I expected at all. (I also used the same scent dryer sheets).

Now, I'm very picky about how my laundry is done. I wash in cold water as it tends to be more gentle on clothes and turn my clothes inside out to prevent wear. Unfortunately, Mrs. Myers detergent ruined many clothes. My whites were dull and dingy looking - a brand new pair of black shorts came out looking like they've been worn daily for 2 years and were faded and gray after only one wash. I've had to relegate some of my daughter's "good" clothes to "play" as the detergent was so harsh on the fabric it basically ruined (fading and pilling) some items.

As to the detergent's ability to clean - well, I didn't have much luck there, either. I pre-treat my children's clothes when they get food, etc. on it. In doing so, in combination with using Mrs. Myers detergent, clothes came out of the wash stained and in some cases, still DIRTY!

No, I wouldn't recommend this to a friend or my worst enemy. Save yourself the cost of this very expensive and ineffective detergent - and the headache of soiled, smell laundry and possibly even the expense of having to replace your clothing.

The one upside is that it didn't irritate my son's skin!