Shout Free Laundry Stain Remover Review: Dye & Fragrance Free

by Taylor

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).
popsicle stains
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

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Shout Free Is A Welcome Addition To My Laundry Room

by Patty

I don't like scented laundry products, whether it be detergents or pretreaters, so this is a very welcome addition to the laundry room.

I have used it on a variety of stains including coffee, dairy based, and a general pretreater for shirt collars and cuffs.

I especially like using it for small stains on baby clothes since I already must use a different detergent for his clothes that is free of perfumes and dyes.

For major stains on baby clothes (more often than not) I use the OXI Clean Baby Stain Soaker, both for soaking and as a booster to the wash.

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Wish They Made A Refill For This Version

by Gina

I use a lot of the scent free pretreater for baby clothes, etc. and I truly wish that a refill container was available similar to the regular version of Shout.

Most stores in my area do not carry the Free version at all.

I also like the Oxi Baby Stain Soaker for presoaking heavily stained baby clothes.

I actually heard about both of these products from the owner of the day care center, else I would not have known they even existed.

It is really great to have the "free" versions of these products that work so well on stains.

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This Is A Terrific Pretreater

by Blossom

I really like this laundry pretreater.

The kids are always getting some kind of stains on their school and play clothes.

I am a firm believer that pretreating these stains the same day makes a big difference in the results when wash day comes around.

Now that long sleeve shirts are becoming the order of the day I can only say that they come home from school with sleeves that look like they were used to wipe off the cafeteria table!

I spend a few minutes each day checking their clothes before they go into their hamper.

Nothing beats spraying down these stains and letting the Shout do its job while I am busy elsewhere.

For really difficult stains like grape juice I will not only pretreat them but will also try to presoak them the night before I plan on running the wash. For presoaks I use Oxi Clean (Free) powder.

I wear a lot of white shirts to work and also use the Shout Free to pretreat the collars and cuffs, and the occasional stains.

It is so nice to have a pretreater that is free of perfumes.

Before I found the Shout I used a small squeeze bottle that I filled with All Free and Clear for pretreating. The Shout is much easier to deliver and I think it does a better job.

By the way I think it is awesome that you were able to remove popsicle stains that were days old with just one pretreatment with Shout and washing as normal.

I also wish they made a refill, as with daily use the 22 ounce bottle does not last long.

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I Use The Shout Free In Place of The Regular Shout

by Kathy

Kathy says:

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.

shout advanced ultra gel
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.

shout advanced foam
Occasionally I find the aerosol version handy for grease and oil stains, including certain greasy food stains like gravy.

The only draw back is that the aerosol cannot be left on the garment for more than about 5-10 minutes.

Taylor says:

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.

Further, if all of your laundry products need to be scent free, for either preference or allergy reasons, come check out my pages about hypoallergenic laundry detergent and other scent free laundry products.

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Shout Free Is Great For Those With Sensitive Skin
by: Chris

I like the Shout Free pretreater as it is free of perfumes and dyes and I have sensitive skin. I use it daily on my work uniforms worn at the coffee shop. There is not a day that goes by that I don't return home without some stains on my uniform, e.g. coffee, soft drink, and egg stains, as well as dirty collars.

My co worker introduced me to the Free product as she uses it for baby clothes. She said it worked really well on formula stains as long as the stains didn't get a chance to set. Having encountered a few formula/spit up stains on my clothes from past baby sitting stints I knew how tough they could be to remove so I immediately tried it, and was quite pleased.

I also use the Oxi Clean free powder for presoaking and washing. When I get a mustard stain on my uniform, along with the usual stains, I use the Shout gel with the brush for pretreating, as well as Biz powder for presoaking, which is great as long as I run an extra rinse cycle.

Wish They Made A Free Version As A Gel With The Brush
by: Maria

I wish they made the free version in a gel with the brush. I currently work the spray type into the stains with an old toothbrush.

This Is On My Hit List For Stains
by: Mary

This is a great pretreater. I am not aware of any pretreaters that are available scent free. I also heard about it from the daycare center. I use it every day as I try to pretreat stains as soon as possible, even if I wash them a day or two later.

I also wish it came in a larger size, or even a refill like the regular Shout.

For really tough set in stains, i.e. if a grape juice stain shows up in the wash that is several days old, I will generally use the Shout Gel in the spray bottle.

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