In addition, if your wife likes scent the company has also recently come out with a scent added "sensitive skin" formula that may also work for you. However, I'm not sure if it would or not, since some scents cause allergic reactions, so you'd just have to try it and see.
***Update: I got a short comment from another reader, Carol from Water Valley, Mississippi, who also had an experience with this detergent brand, although she didn't share exactly what scent she used. She stated, "It broke out my son severely."
There is an additional review below from another reader who also had allergy problems from this detergent.***
Arm & Hammer Tropical Burst Laundry Detergent Makes Me Have Itchy Spots
Arm and Hammer Tropical Burst scented detergent, in regular liquid form, cleans clothes very well, and also smells amazing after clothes are washed, which I love.
However, I have been suspecting for a while that I may have all of a sudden become more sensitive to detergents within that past 2 years.
My bumps are so random and I thought maybe it was something else because I sometimes get them on my face out of no where, but they will usually disappear within a half an hour to a few hours.
But I constantly have itchiness on my forearms with new bumps pretty much daily and the scars to prove it =(
The last detergent I used was Xtra liquid, not sure which scent, and things did seem to get a little worse.
But, after switching to the Arm and Hammer things have gotten even worse. Now I get extremely itchy spots that do not disappear right away. My boyfriend has also gotten it as well.
We both had reactions on our feet and ankles from our socks, and I have a few on my hips, chest, sides of my back, and one annoying one on the side of my hand.
Thanks for sharing your experience Ashley, although sorry to hear it was not a positive one.
You're actually not the first person who has shared with me that the Tropical Burst scented version of this detergent has caused them to have an allergic reaction (see the review above).
Based on the fact that you seem to be having reactions to lots of different versions of scented detergents I would suggest trying a hypoallergenic version instead. I've compiled an entire list you can look at of available products, at the link.
A low-cost version I personally like, and that many other people also have found success with, is All free and clear (click the link to read reviews). Make sure, if you try it, not to get the Oxi version which many people are also reporting gives them allergic reactions, but the regular version.
I would love to hear from even more people who've used this scent of detergent, sharing whether you like it, or it has caused you allergic reactions too.
You can share your reviews here for this scent, or any other variety from Arm & Hammer. In addition, you can read reviews of other scents and types of this detergent already submitted, as well.
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