All Free and Clear with Oxi Active is a hypoallergenic laundry detergent. It is free of perfumes and dyes and marketed toward those concerned about laundry allergies. The addition of the oxi ingredient is to improve the stain fighting power of the detergent.
Ironically, the inclusion of the oxi ingredient has been reported in many of the reviews below to cause allergic reactions. With all the reader claims of allergic reactions to this product I cannot recommend it.
All Free and Clear with Oxi Active Caused An Allergic Reaction
Jennifer has shared her experience with All Free and Clear Oxi Active detergent.
My eleven year old son has completely broken out in hives from the the Oxi Active that was put in the All free and clear.
I buy the free and clear because it has always been great for his allergies. Please consider taking the words gentle on skin off of your bottle. Thanks
Jennifer, thanks for sharing your son's experience with me, although I am sorry he had an allergic reaction to the detergent.
As you probably know, I am not affiliated in any way with the manufacturers of All, so I cannot take any words off the bottle, but I have put your experience up here to let others know about it. As you can see from the reviews of the scented version of All Oxi Active your family is not the first to experience allergies from this product, although this is the first complaint I've received about the free and clear version of it.
***Update - as you can see from the reviews below, since this review was received I have received quite a few more emails and reviews from other readers who have had the same problem with the free and clear version of this product.***
As far as I understand, from a review of All's website, it appears they still make the regular kind of All Free & Clear detergent that they have in the past, so if that works for your son I would suggest just skipping the Oxi Active version from now on and sticking with the older formula.
Has anyone else had an experience, good or bad, with All detergent, either in the Oxi version or with another type. If so, I'd love for you to share your review with me here, or read even more reviews that have already been submitted.
I recently purchased a bottle of it with Oxi thinking it would be a great detergent. Wrong!
I've developed hives wherever my skin comes in close contact with underwear and clothing and am quite miserable.
I am going back to my regular All Free and Clear. I think that with the addtion of the Oxi All should no longer market Free and Clear as hypoallergenic!
Linda, sorry to hear that you've gotten such a bad allergic reaction, and I hope you feel better soon. As you can see from all the other readers who've experienced this same problem, you are not alone, although I'm not sure that makes you feel any better. :(
I'm so glad I found this page. I've been trying to figure out why I have this itchy rash on my back.
The only change was trying All Free & Clear with Oxyclean instead of using regular All Free and Clear.
I hate to throw away a new bottle of laundry detergent, but my gosh I can't stand this itchy skin!!
Sorry to hear you've had this same problem too.
It seems like people are grabbing up the Oxi version, thinking it will be an improvement, and getting a bad surprise -- an allergic reaction.
Feel better soon!
Oh, by the way, I just want to make sure people understand the product contains some type of oxygen bleach additive, but it is not associated with Oxiclean. Oxiclean is made by a different company (Church & Dwight), while All is made by the Sun Products Corporation. Oxiclean is just the most well known brand name of oxygen bleach!
After reading these comments, I believe I have hives from the Oxi active in the ALL Free and Clear. I cannot think of anything else that has changed.
I am now on Prednisone and other creams to help me.
My dermatologist does not believe it is from the detergent because she said I would be brekaing out everywhere. I have only broken out on my bottom half.
Has anyone else had hives like this? I am still 100% sure this is the reason.
What will make the hives go away? I have read everything about how to control them, but when will I see them go away?
Thanks for sharing your experience with me, but I'm not a doctor so I cannot answer your questions. You'll have to rely upon a physician to answer those types of questions!
If you do think it was the detergent though, definitely stop using it immediately, and wash all your clothing, perhaps a couple of times with extra rinses, to remove as much of the detergent residue from them as possible.
Hope you get some relief soon! Hives are no fun at all.
Miserable Itching Hives Even With Free & Clear Version
by SR101 Reader
OMG!!! I have NEVER itched so much in my life!
Hives everywhere!! Ready to claw my skin off!!
Up writing this at 2am and am sooo glad I found this site so I now know what the culprit is!
I've been itching for over a week and thought maybe it was the heat or stress, but it just got a WHOLE LOT worse when I tried to sleep on sheets (& in PJs + underwear) that were just washed in ALL Small & Mighty "free & clear" OXI-Active!
Even though it says "free & clear" I'm guessing maybe it's the "OXI-Active" or some other ingredient in ALL that we're ALL allergic to! :(
Threw this toxic detergent in the trash, stripped off sheets & clothes (re-washing everything in our old detergent now), downed some antihistamines and just took another shower so hopefully I'll start feeling better ASAP! Woke up the whole house with my itching antics!
About 2 weeks ago I decided to try the All Free and Clear with the Oxi Active additive. Unfortunately, my 9 year old has experienced full body hives for the past 10 days and they are increasing in intensity. Since the new detergent is the only "change" we have introduced lately, I have to think he is having a reaction to the Oxi Active ingredient.
I will gladly switch back to the All Free and Clear without the Oxi Active. I don't think there is a better hypoallergenic detergent out there.
You actually aren't the first person to report an allergic reaction from this new formula (see above). Based on these two experiences I will make sure to update my hypoallergenic laundry detergent page to mention the issues with the Oxi version of the All detergent.
I would love to hear from even more people who have used either the regular or free and clear version of All Oxi Active, or any other All brand of detergent, to share their experiences, good or bad. You can share your All detergent review here, or read other reviews that have already been submitted.
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