A couple of weeks ago I took advantage of the cheap (er) Gain detergent at my local Kroger. I haven’t used Gain in years, and not for any particular reason. It just seems that other detergents are more often on sale, so I choose those instead.
So I was startled when I washed my first load with my new Gain detergent. Wow! It’s not heavily scented, it is super scented. It was a very noticeable difference from our normal laundry scent.
Typically, I use the Original Scented Tide or Arm & Hammer, both of which I think have very mild, pleasing, ‘clean’ scents. I’m not extremely brand-loyal when it comes to detergents, so I’ve used practically every good quality laundry detergent on the market (bought on sale with a coupon, of course).
For all of you laundry washers that can’t tolerate dyes and perfumes, there are thankfully quite a few Free & Clear detergents on the market.
So what are your thoughts on scented laundry detergents?
Do you love them because they make your clothes seem so ‘clean’? Because you open your drawer a couple of days after Wash Day and they still smell fresh?
Or do you dislike scented laundry detergents because of…well, their scent? Would you prefer your clothes to smell more neutral?
Make sure to vote in the new poll in my sidebar at the top! I’ll reveal the results in a week or so, once everyone has had a chance to vote.
So do tell in the comments! Tell me what your preference is and the reason behind it. I’d love to read all about what you like and what you don’t like!
(Disclaimer: As my Daddy would say, I don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m just curious as to what people like the most. I don’t get compensated whether you love scented detergent or hate it! This is an extremely informal Mama’s Laundry Talk Poll.)