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8 Best Laundry Detergents for Sensitive Skin

Some detergents use harsh chemicals, which results in irritated skin

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Most redheads (not all), have very sensitive skin. Has your redhead skin ever randomly become itchy and you can’t figure out why? Did you know that sometimes your laundry detergent could actually be the culprit? Some detergents use harsh chemicals, which results in irritated skin or issues such as eczema. Trust me, I used to get eczema all the time as a kid and it’s not fun.

Thankfully, with so many products on the market these days, it is easy and accessible to find a detergent that is not only great at fighting stains but also made for people with sensitive skin, like redheads. They typically don’t contain any synthetic fragrances, dyes, optical brighteners and are hypoallergenic. These products are here to help ease the irritation that many detergents have caused your skin throughout the years.

So if you’re looking to wash your clothes and sheets in something safe and clean, try a chemical-free detergent made for sensitive skin. Remember, your skin is the body’s largest organ so it’s important to take care of it and pay attention to what works best for you.

Here are a few of my ‘redhead friendly’ approved favorites:

1. Arm & Hammer Plus for Sensitive Skin Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent

This Arm & Hammer formula is dye-free and standard washer friendly. It leaves clothes with a fresh scent, which is unusual for sensitive skin detergents since many are perfume free


2. Seventh Generation Natural Laundry Detergent

Seventh Generation does not add dyes or synthetic fragrances and the soap is biodegradable and hypoallergenic. It also does not contain any optical brighteners*, which are harsh on the skin.

*Optical brighteners are synthetic chemicals that make fabrics appear to glow in the presence of ultraviolet light. They don’t get things clean – they’re only added to detergents to make us think our laundry is brighter and whiter.

3. all Liquid Laundry Detergent Free Clear for Sensitive Skin

This is the #1 recommended detergent brand by the National Eczema Association, dermatologists, allergists and pediatricians for sensitive skin. This all Free Clear detergent is free of dyes and fragrances and is hypoallergenic.  It doesn’t leave any irritating residue on clothing. It’s also available in mighty pacs and powder.

4. Purex Liquid Natural Elements

This laundry detergent is hypoallergenic and doesn’t contain dyes. It also contains plant-based cleaning ingredients and natural fragrance extracts.

5. Nellie’s Non-Toxic Vegan Powdered Laundry Detergent

An all-natural, non-toxic, vegan powdered laundry detergent.

6. Ecos Free & Clear Liquid Laundry Detergent

This natural detergent is made for people who are very sensitive to fragrances, fabric softeners, and cellulose optical brighteners. It is 100% natural, unscented and provides a color guard.

7. Mrs. Meyer’s Laundry Detergent

We’re obsessed with Mrs. Meyer’s lavender-scented products, especially this all-natural detergent.

8. Tide Free and Gentle Liquid Laundry Detergent

This Tide detergent is a powerful hypoallergenic laundry detergent free of dyes and perfumes. Available in pods and powder.

READ: 4 (More) Redhead Friendly Approved Laundry Detergents for Redheads

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