I recently saw a bottle of Shout Free laundry stain remover at the store and couldn't resist purchasing it.
I mean, how genius is that? A product for pretreating clothing stains that is both dye and fragrance free.
What a wonderful addition to the laundry supplies of a woman like me who's trying to keep everything hypoallergenic and scent free, because of the laundry allergies my family experiences.
After all, if you are forced to use a scented pretreater it can bother allergies just as much as using a scented detergent, fabric softener or dryer sheets.
I also noticed that this version of Shout is 99% natural. I am not sure if that means it is a really eco-friendly laundry product, but it sounds like it is at least going in the right direction, which is also a great thing.
I have now been using this product for a couple of months and spraying it on all the visible stains on my family's clothes before they get washed. Overall I am very happy with it.
It works very well for removing most stains, although I still need to do some additional work with a few of them, such as occasionally needing to do some presoaking. However, I think it works as well as the traditional scented version of Shout, and as well as older pretreaters such as Spray N Wash (now known as Resolve).
I would definitely buy this product again, and appreciate the fact that a company has recognized the allergy issues many of us face while doing our laundry.
***Update: I used this product to remove purple popsicle stains (see picture on the right of the huge stain!) and it worked great! I wrote about my experience in more detail at the link. ***End Update
If you've used the Free version of this product I'd love to know what you thought of it too. You can share your review here.
I Use The Shout Free In Place of The Regular Shout
I have used the Shout Free product for about 6 months in place of what I call the traditional Shout. It works just as well and is free of dye and perfume.
I always use this for pretreating shirt collars and cuffs, sometimes almost an entire shirt sleeve just before washing. Kids (and some adults) tend to pick up a lot of stains and dirt on their shirt sleeves.
I note that I have only found this version of Shout in the Walmart stores in my area, not in the grocery stores.
I also use other Shout products depending on the severity of the stain and how long it has been on the garment, i.e. the gel form is much stronger than the Shout Free and I can leave it on the stain for several days before washing. The gel has even helped me get out stains that did not get pretreated and made it through the dryer, ugh, before they were noted.
The only draw back is that the aerosol cannot be left on the garment for more than about 5-10 minutes.
Thanks so much for sharing your review of several of these products with me Kathy.
I'd love to hear from even more people who've used this hypoallergenic stain remover, or another of the versions as well. You can share your review or experience here, or read the others for lots of other brands and varieties that have already been submitted.
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