Sun Detergent Review - Our Family's Used It For 15 Years
by Joe Argo
(Anderson, South Carolina, USA)
Joe has provided a Sun detergent review.
At first, I was skeptical about Sun. My mother has always used Tide. She claimed that Tide was the only detergent strong enough to keep three rowdy boys' clothes respectable.
When I started washing my own clothes, I naturally chose the cheapest brand of detergent I could find. However, I had to admit, the generic and store brand detergents just did not get the grease, grass and mud stains out like Tide. This is why I had major reservations about switching to Sun.
My first few laundry detergent purchases as a newlywed had, of course, been Tide. I came in from work one day and saw that my wife had been to the grocery and purchased Sun detergent.
When I asked why, she replied that clothes washed in Tide were irritating her skin and causing a small, red rash. She had found that only two brands of detergent never caused such an outbreak; Sun and Purex. Between the two, Sun was the cheaper.
While I could not argue with her logic about rash prevention, I was not excited about the cleaning power of Sun, given my upbringing.
I was very pleasantly surprised with the first load of clothes I washed with Sun. They came out every bit as clean as those washed with Tide.
I was also impressed with the "sun fresh" scent. Tide seemed to leave a more "detergent-like" smell, whereas clothes washed in Sun came out smelling more neutrally clean.
My most happy surprise came the next time I was tasked with doing our grocery shopping. Not only was Sun cheaper than Tide at our local grocery, it was the cheapest name brand detergent available!
Needless to say, we have been a Sun family now for 15 years. I continue to be impressed with Sun's cleaning power, scent and overall value.
Thanks Joe for sharing your Sun detergent review.
It is great when you can find a product you like that is also inexpensive!
Sun Laundry Detergent Plus Sun Oxygen Cleaner Is A Winning Combo
by SR101 Reader
An SR101 reader shared how she combines two Sun laundry products, the detergent and oxygen cleaner (basically a cheaper version of Oxiclean) to make what she feels is a wonderful combination.
SR101 Reader says:
I have been using Sun Laundry Detergent combined with Sun Oxy powder for a few years now. It works great and the price is way more affordable than the other brands.
When you use the Oxygen Cleaner on your whites they come out clean, bright and stain free.
I too have had bad allergic skin rash's from Tide and never use it. Sun is gentle on your clothes and skin, causing no irritations at all.
The HE Sun doesn't have a strong scent and since it's the only kind I can use in my front loader I don't know what the other Sun detergents smell like, however I prefer it that way.
The clothes are simply clean and have little to no scent at all, because they are clean. That is as good or better to me then having a fragrance added.
I would highly recommend this detergent paired with the Oxy Powder from Sun. You can't beat it!
Thanks so much for sharing your review of this detergent and oxygen bleach.
I'm definitely a big fan of oxygen bleaches for many types of stain removal, so it's always great to hear a review of a lower cost version than the leading brand, Oxiclean.
It is hard to find Sun Oxygen Cleaner online, but I know I've seen it at Walmart, so you should be able to pick it up there. I'm sure it's available at other stores too, but that's where I've personally seen it.
Now I knew that it was an allergy causing my rash.
Giving up on everything I went to the store and bought some Purex powder.
I immediately came home and washed my sheets and some clothes and my rash got even better.
I didn't like the smell of it though so I went to the store again and bought the Sun Tropical Breeze powder. I've been a Sun user before in this scent but in a liquid.
Well, after a week and a half of using the Sun powder my rash on my waist (and other places) is completely gone, other than some minor discoloration from having it for so long.
So two thumbs up to this Sun powder. I can't say that it was the end all to my rash but I can say that it helped. A lot.
It's also really cheap. I got 80 loads for $5 at Walmart, and for someone on a budget, that's a great deal.
I don't believe it has the awesome cleaning power Wisk does, but it works well enough for me and if it's helping keep my rash at bay, even better.
Thanks for sharing your review Robin.
I'm glad that you found a low-cost product that doesn't bother your allergies. While you have found this product a relief some people have actually reported that they got rashes or hives from using various versions of this product. You can read readers Sun allergic reaction experiences here if you're interested.
Jessica has provided her Sun detergent review of the Tropical Breeze scent.
I am currently using Sun with Sunsational Scents. It is liquid and the scent is Tropical Breeze.
I really like this detergent for the price. It is under two dollars for a 50 load and gets the job done.
I like that the price is good for people that are on a budget, like me. The scent is not that strong and you would need to add fabric softener in order for your clothes to smell strongly even out of the dryer though. The scent is very faint, but I like that.
It does get out mild stains but for soaked in stains you would need to add a stain remover to your fabric.
It does not seem to effect any part of wear and tear on my family's clothes.
It also seems to be very gentle for sensitive skin. I currently even use it for my newborns clothes and have not noticed any sort of rash on her due to the fragrance or chemicals.
Overall I would recommend this product if you are looking for a soap to wash, clean, and remove light stains while adding a light scent of fragrance.
Thanks Jessica for your Sun laundry detergent review.
It is great you've found a detergent you really like for a low price. In these hard economic times that is something more and more of us are searching for, not with just laundry detergent, but almost everything.
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