No Rash From Costco Laundry Detergent Kirkland Free And Clear
by SR101 Reader
I have gotten so many comments about Costco laundry detergent, in the free and clear version for the Kirkland brand that I had to start another page to share all the experiences of readers. The opinions continue to be mixed, with some loving this detergent variety and others not loving it. What you see below is a continuation of these reviews.
SR101 Reader says:
So far this is the ONLY detergent I can use and NOT end up feeling like I need to scratch the skin right off my body.
It has been the only detergent I can use for my sensitive skin. ....no bleach (liquid or powder), no softener - just this detergent - and I can wear my clothes and use my towels without suffering. Thank you Costco!!
Thanks so much for sharing your experience with me about this version of Costco laundry detergent.
We Won't Buy Costco Kirkland Brand HE Detergent Again
by Jeff T
I don't know what the lady was talking about having allergies and not being affected by this brand.
I have allergies and have used numerous free and clear detergents with no reactions to them.
Back in October of 2012 while out shopping at Costco, my wife decided to try Kirklands Free and Clear HE detergent without me knowing.
Within days I developed a rash along my waistline, my back and my legs. My son also developed an asthmatic cough too.
Both of us went to the doctor's office to find out what was going on. My doctor told me it was contact dermatitus by direct contact with something. And my son's told him it was just asthma, which he hasn't had any problems with for years.
After trying to figure out what was causing my reaction for over a month and a half my wife finally remembered she had switched detergent (having bought the Kirkland brand).
After washing, rewashing and rewashing (all my clothes I figured I had worn the past few months) I finally am rash free and my son's cough immediately went away.
What stinks is that I still have scars from the rashes that aren't going away and every once in a while I'll put a shirt on or pants on that haven't been washed and rewashed and the Itching starts again (I immediately remove my clothes and send them to the wash when that happens).
Upon reading and investigating this further I found a site that mentioned that there are chemicals in the Kirkland Brand that are listed on a poison control site that aren't listed on the label as such.
If someone was to start a class action suit against Kirkland I would definitely join (with lots of proof) and probably still have clothes with traces of the chemicals on them.
Sorry to hear of your bad experience Jeff.
I cannot personally vouch for the information you found on another site discussing items on the poison control site, and for liability reasons therefore I must state that I do not have enough information to believe that is either true or false, and each person will need to research this issue for themselves. I have obviously collected lots of stories, however, about allergic reactions from this detergent and I personally wouldn't use it, based on the anecdotal reviews I've received.
Margaret has shared her experience with this hypoallergenic detergent too.
This had worked well for us until the last bottle we bought about a week ago. It now has some sort of fragrance that lingers on the clothes.
I'm not sure if they changed their formula (no ingredient list!) or if it's just a one-off, but my husband is returning it.
Thanks for telling me about this Margaret. I would be interested to hear from others who've used this laundry soap for a while, sharing if you've noticed in changes in the formulation or scent recently too.
No Allergies But Disappointed With Cleaning Power Of Free & Clear Version
by SR101 Reader
Nov 2, 2013
Good reviews should always have a date as products can be improved after comments or go down in quality with time. This plays two ways.
As for using this product I feel it has gone down in quality of cleaning.
There has been label package changes in last year, very slight, but at time have now experienced clothes come out with NO smell as I like that but whites and colours are graying over time.
After reading about all the front load wash machines in reviews that had started to go moldy using the known brands we started with this product when we bought new duet machines and so far no smell in machine after 4 years, but now disappointed in this products cleaning.
I'm very reactive to plant products in the garden but never a reaction to this product in many years of use so far.
Remember to re-check directions of amount of soap to use.
If you don't like it Call Costco Customer service let them know the issue.
As an original Price Club /Costco member I feel Costco has lost their original path and now are all about profit and in Canada we really get the shaft; just walk into a Costco USA to see the difference.
Within Two Week Had Full Body Rash From This Detergent
by SR101 Reader
I have iron skin, no allergies to anything (previously), a youthful complexion, athletic, fit, and eat very healthily.
It took me two weeks of using this product to have a full body rash. At first I thought I had ringworm due to the concentration under my arms and on my neck. Next I thought it was a reaction to the anti-tick treatment my uniforms get.
When the rash didn't respond to denoriex, lotrimin, antihistamines, or hydrocortisone, I realized that the rash has finally spread to the rest of my torso and was moving to my legs.
I stopped the product since there was no reason for my torso and legs to itch as there was no contact with any treated clothing there.
Combined with three weeks of medicines, nothing worked. Until I stopped using the product.
Never had a single allergy to any natural thing, product, or food.
I have an allergy to this. Par for the course everywhere I read about it.
Thanks for sharing your experience with this detergent.
I know that everyone's body reacts differently, but it seems a larger group of people have an allergic reaction to this free and clear laundry detergent than some others, at least by the number of comments I get about this issue. Of course, everyone who has a problem may come here just to commiserate, skewing the results a bit!
I'd love to hear from even more people who have used either the Free & Clear or Ultra version of Costco laundry detergent, sharing how it has worked for you. You can share your laundry detergent review here.
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