Purex Baby Laundry Detergent Review

by Sarah J Moore
(Tacoma, Washington)

Sarah shared her Purex baby laundry detergent review.

Sarah says:

I've been using the baby Purex for the last 3 years for my now 3 year old.

She's never had an allergic reaction to it even though there is a light scent to the detergent.

I actually really like the smell and as a military wife I've had the luxury of finding it in my commissaries for less than $3.00! This deal has saved me so much money as compared to buying Dreft once before finding baby Purex.

This particular detergent has it's own distinct scent which is very hard to describe but it smells good to me :) Hope this helps!

Taylor says:

Thanks for sharing this review with me Sarah.

I would love to hear from even more people who've used this detergent formulated for babies, telling me what you think about it. You can share your Purex review here, or read other reviews of other varieties that have already been submitted.

In addition, you can learn more about other baby detergents here.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Purex laundry detergent.

Baby Purex Detergent's Light Scent Not Too Bad

by Taylor

I was recently provided with a free bottle of Baby Purex detergent from the company, since I am a Purex Insider.

Purex Insiders
I have now done several loads with this detergent, washing all of family's clothes with it to see what I thought of it.

Overall, I am pretty happy with the detergent's washing ability, and find it works as well as many of the other versions I have tried from the company. (You can see many of my reviews from the main Purex page here.)

As I noted, however, when doing a review of the major brand survey of baby laundry products this brand does contain a light scent, even though it claims to be hypoallergenic.

I personally don't think of anything scented as being hypoallergenic. Instead, to keep from bothering allergies I believe such products should be both scent and dye free.

We don't normally use scented products, so I was concerned to try it on my children's clothes, since my son has laundry allergies. But, it has not bothered anyone in the family to have this light scent.

purex baby laundry products
Someone described it as smelling like baby powder, but I don't really think of the scent that way, although I cannot really describe it. It is a light scent and does smell "babyish" though, so if you like something scented but not overpowering this may be something you like.

I recently also received a bottle of Baby Purex fabric softener crystals (as you can see on the left), which I have yet to try, but will be using with the baby detergent to see how the two scents combine and what I think of these products together. I will post a link to that review here once I've written it.

***Update: I've now tried the crystal fabric softener as well, as you can read my Baby Purex Crystals review here. ***End Update

Basically, my bottom line of this detergent is that I probably won't buy it again, just because I prefer soaps without scent. However, I will use the entire bottle and not waste any of it since even with scent it doesn't seem to bother my family's allergies.

I'd love to hear from even more people who've used this or any other Purex laundry product. You can share your Purex reviews and experiences here, or read others that have already been submitted.

FTC disclosure: Purex provided me with a bottle of this detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Related Links At Stain Removal 101

{N-Z} Washing Machine Detergent Reviews

Laundry Tips & Tricks For Busy Moms

Go From Purex Baby Laundry Detergent Reviews To Stain Removal 101 Home Page

There are affiliate links on this page, and if you purchase a product through them I receive a small commission. Purchasing through my links costs you nothing extra, but helps support the free information provided on this site and my family. To learn more please see my product review disclosure statement.

Comments for Baby Purex Detergent's Light Scent Not Too Bad

Click here to add your own comments

Just as good as the more expensive baby detergent.
by: Anonymous

Works great. We all have sensitive skin. I use it on adult clothes too. This is a fraction of the price of Ivory Snow. I find it works just as well!!

I love this product
by: Anonymous

I got dreft as a gift at my baby shower and it smells like spit up so I bought the purex baby because it was cheap. I fell in love with the smell and it removes stains just as well as dreft. For baby food stains you need to pretreat with a stain remover but I'm doubting any detergent can get those out alone.

Not just for babies
by: Melissa

I don't have babies anymore I can wash my laundry in it just as well as any kind. There is no scent left after you pour it in the washer, the scent is moot as it is very light. Once you take your clothes out of the washer they have no scent. Not good on tough stains or heavily soiled laundry and you'd think it would be designed to clean very well but it's okay for towels, sheets and lightly soiled items. It's just a mild clear detergent and some people might find it is what they want.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Purex laundry detergent.

Thanks For Visiting My Website: Grab Your Free Gift!


Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.

I update the website all the time with tips, tutorials, cleaning recipes, reviews of products from readers like you, and tests I've done on various cleaners, removers and laundry supplies.

I'd love to give you a gift! When you subscribe to my free weekly newsletter you will receive a free printable laundry stain removal chart that you can reference as needed.

I hope you enjoy this gift, and stop by again soon!

Subscribe To The Out Darn Spot Newsletter

* indicates required

CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.