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    Tide. I stray sometimes but nothing, and I mean NOTHING, cleans like Tide. lol

    I recently tried the homemade stuff. Didn't work out.

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    Tide is definitely the favorite of my family to use...It doesn't only smell good, but it also really effective in whitening our white clothes.

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    I used to use Tide, but now I make my own with ivory bar soap, washing soda and borax. It's a significant savings, I'm no longer breaking out in rashes from the detergent (I have excema too) and I'm very satisfied with how it cleans. It handles most stains very well. If something is really badly stained I will add a little oxyclean as a booster.

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    Whatever is the cheapest powder. Usually Purex. (have about 5 boxes in stockpile) I won't use the liquid.

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    arm and hammer powder or gain powder. anything else i end up having to re-wash or re-rinse.

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    I used to use whatever was cheapest. However, as the years have passed and my kids have gotten older, I now use Tide. The majority of our clothes are hand-me-downs, so they've already got a few years of use in them. My kids wear clothes hard, and so I've found that Tide is the only detergent that keeps them bright and gets out all the stains. It's one of my non-frugal purchases that is well-worth it, to me.

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    I've just made my first batch of home-made with washing soda, Fels Naptha, and borax. If it cleans well, I won't be going back to ready-made.

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    Purex, stocked up last sale when I got it for 0.99 a bottle!! I have at least a years supply. I use free and clear (Purex or All) for the baby.

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    Costco's Kirkland brand works well for us and it lasts a long time.

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    I make my own and will never buy store bought detergent again.




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    I had used Purex for ages and switched to Tide to help remove the BO from my husbands shirts. (he works outside) But since I have found that putting a cup of vinegar in the wash cycle does the same so I'm going back to Purex.

    I wanted to make my own, but the only place I could find the Fels-Naptha soap was on amazon, and they want $5 shipping for that. I just can't bring myself to do that.

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    I can't use Tide because DH is allergic to it. (Ask him about our first 3 mos. of marriage!)

    I like the smell of Gain, but I USE Purex. A bit cheaper and I think it works well for me.

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    I made my own for the first time and I really like it. It's the basic Duggar recipe and it has last forever and saves $$$$$

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    Consumer Reports rated Tide #1. It buy it on sale and with a coupon, then I use half the recommended amount.

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    I make my own and am very happy with it.

    Semo_mom - cannot believe that you can't find Fels-naptha in Missouri when I can find it on our little island. Next time I come to Missouri I'll bring you some!!

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