Kirkland Laundry Detergent Powder Review: I Had A Bad Allergic Reaction

by SR101 Reader

An SR101 Reader shared this review of Kirkland powder laundry detergent.

SR101 Reader says:

My mum had bought this soap powder as she loves to buy in bulk and thought it would be good.


I have never been allergic to anything in my life, but for four and a half weeks I have been kept up scratching, buying every medication possible and even thinking I had dust mites or something.

Washing my clothes, sheets and quilts in Kirkland and I'm still getting hives all over me, and the itching is extremely intense.

It wasn't untill my chemist suggested maybe your laundry detergent is the cause. I then tested my skin and found an instant intense reaction.

I can't even breathe the smell of the powder in. I'm just glad I finally found the solution.

But I must add no one else in my house had this reaction.

It's back up my old washing powder we have always used!

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Taylor says:

Thanks for sharing your review.

You're definitely not the first person to tell me they've had an allergic reaction to one of Kirkland's versions of laundry detergent, although you're the first person to give me a review of the powdered variety.

Here are links to additional reviews of Costco detergent, in case you're interested:If anyone else has used this detergent, I'd love to hear how it has worked for you. You can share your laundry detergent review here.

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Stay Away from Kirkland Powder Detergent: Caused Extreme Itchiness

by Michael

I knew right from the first wash that I was having an allergic reaction to this detergent.

I always wear undershirts and right after I put one on my upper back started to tingle and itch. I ignored it because it went away after an hour of wear.

The next load I conscientiously put in half the recommended amount and I didn't have any reaction at all.

Forgetting my original experience I went back to the normal amount and this time it was absolutely horrible, my sides, back, shoulders, and neck. It was a full reaction and was extremely itchy for hours and I was glowing red.

I do not have sensitive skin so this was surprising.

I highly recommend staying away from this product if you have sensitive skin, or if you do use it and experience any reaction, do not give it a second try.

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I Had An Allergic Reaction To Kirkland Signature Laundry Detergent Super Concentrate Too

by SR101 Reader

SR101 Reader says:

I bought this washing powder a couple of months before.

After putting it in the washing machine I started coughing badly and ended up with sneezing and a sore throat.

Same thing happened to my two daughters.

One thing I would like to mention is that none of us ever had any allergy in life. We tried again and the same thing happened.

I would not recommend anyone buy this product.

Taylor says:

Thanks for sharing your reviews. I'm so sorry everyone has had these bad allergic reactions to this product.

I am curious about how this product cleans, as well as the reactions it is causing in people. Presumably some people can use it and actually wash their clothes with it regularly, or they wouldn't keep selling it.

You can share your reviews and experiences here and I will add them to the page.

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Comments for I Had An Allergic Reaction To Kirkland Signature Laundry Detergent Super Concentrate Too

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the powder is awesome on sweat stains!
by: Anonymous

Kirkland powder detergent works awesome used as pretreatment on perspiration stains! Make a paste and scrub stains away.

I had to throw the box away!
by: Renu

I bought this thinking it's cheap and would last longer. Oh boy, the first time I used it I got sick. My nose was so irritated and kept itching, then kept sneezing for the rest of the week along with headache and had breathing difficulty. I couldn't figure out what was it. Same thing the next weekend I used it. I had the same allergies. Now I am dead sure it's the detergent although I make sure I don't inhale it while putting in washer, but no matter what as soon as I open the box I get sick. I threw the box away...!!!

Has worked great for our sensitive skin
by: Anonymous

My daughter and my granddaughter both gave sensitive skin and I have to be careful what I use. The Kirland signature laundry detergent has been wonderful, I am very pleased with the cleaning power of this powder but have found you only need the smallest amount, so small in fact you would think it cannot possibly work. I use a medicine cup full in my 7.5kg front loader and I have to say I have never been happier with a powder. This powder does a wonderful job and is so very economical

Never had a reaction before
by: Anonymous

61 years old and never had a detergent rash until buying this Kirkland HE liquid. Two weeks of itching because of alternating bras until I finally realized it was the detergent. Rewashing everything now. no more Kirkland liquids for this family.

Dryer sheets broke me out
by: Lisa

I also developed a severe allergic reaction to the Kirkland Dryer Sheets. I have used a combo of Tide Detergent and Bounce dryer sheets for many years with no reaction EVER. My husband picked up the Costco dryer sheets and we did 8-10 loads of laundry. My reaction was so bad with the Kirkland brand that I had to go to the emergency room with hives and welts all over my body and difficulty breathing. Quite a scary reaction.

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