Laundry Choices


Our clothing protects us from our environment, keeps us warm and comfortable. What we wash our clothes in is just as important as the fabrics and quality we choose and can make a world of difference to those managing eczema and sensitive skin.

 

Laundry Detergent

With so many options, it can be difficult to choose the right laundry detergent that is safe and effective for families managing eczema. Even laundry soap marketed towards sensitive skin can contain harsh ingredients which cause skin irritation. Many of these ingredients are hidden in the word “fragrance”. Be sure to choose a Fragrance Free laundry soap and read the full ingredient list to ensure “Fragrance” isn’t one of them.

 

Every Load

It is also important to use a fragrance free laundry soap for every load. The harsh fragrances and chemicals in other laundry soaps can linger within your washer for many loads. Once you make the switch, please make the switch for the whole family, for every load.

 

Use a Little Less!

We recommend using half the recommended quantity for laundry soap per load. This is not only great for eczema prone skin but for your budget as well! Most often, laundry soap manufacturers encourage you to use more product than required.

 

Extra Rinse Option

If your washer has an extra rinse option, this is good practice. It allows for additional rinsing and removal of soap residue which can often attribute to eczema flareups.

 

Avoid Fabric Softeners
and Dryer Sheets

Both fabric softeners and dryer sheets use chemical compounds to coat clothing with anti-static residue. This residue can be very irritating to sensitive skin. To lend a helping hand with static cling, try a natural wool dryer ball.