Woolite Delicate Fabric Wash Review - Use It To Handwash And In The Washing Machine

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Below are a series of Woolite delicate fabric wash reviews from readers of this site (as well as some discussion from me) about this variety of laundry detergent.

All varieties of Woolite detergent can be used for washing delicate fabrics, but this one is designed for "extra delicate care" and can be used either in the washing machine, on the gentle cycle, or for use when hand washing clothes.

Although this product calls itself "hypoallergenic" it has a light scent which may be bothersome to some, and there are reports of some allergic reactions.

On the other hand, this is also one of the most popular brands of laundry soaps designed for delicate washing, and also one of the easier varieties found in stores.

Here are some of those reviews:

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Brittany says:

I love Woolite. There is no two ways around it. Woolite is the only detergent that I trust to wash my clothes.

I use it to wash my hand washable undergarments in the sink. I also use it in my washing machine.

Woolite is amazing for cleaning clothes as it doesn’t stretch or fade clothes the way that other detergents do even in the regular washing machine.

Most of the clothes that I own were quite expensive and to me it seems foolish to wash your expensive clothes in anything other than the best as the detergent will more
than pay for itself in the cost savings associated with not having to replace clothing as frequently.

Woolite isn’t as good at removing tough stains the way that other detergents are that are harsh on clothes, but if you catch a stain early and apply an equal mixture of Woolite and water onto the stain and use a toothbrush to massage the stain and work it out then almost all stains are removed.

Taylor says:

Thanks Brittany for your Woolite delicate fabric wash review.

In addition to washing your clothes with a mild detergent, such as Woolite, make sure you wash anything on the delicate cycle of your washing machine, in cool or warm water, that is not heavily soiled, so that there is less wear and tear on your clothes. This will also keep them looking good longer.

Does anyone else use Woolite to wash their clothes, either delicates or other clothes? If so, you can share your Woolite laundry detergent review here, or read other reviews already submitted.

In addition, you can share your laundry detergent review here, for this or any other brand, telling me why you do, or do not like it.

Finally, I've create a list of available delicate wash products which you might find helpful if you're looking to find a new cold water wash for fine washables, and would like to see lots of reviews in one place.

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Since All Versions Of Brand Are Safe For Delicates Do We Really Need The Extra Delicate Care?

by Taylor

I have been trying out a bunch of delicate washes recently, and one on the top of everyone's list is always Woolite's version.

At least in my house that is what I grew up with, and frankly I didn't know until I was an adult that there were even other choices for washing your unmentionables.

The thing is, recently Woolite has expanded its detergent line, and now they have stuff you can wash all your clothes in, all the time. (Here's my review of Woolite Everyday which I tried on my clothes.)

I carefully read the instructions on the Everyday version, and it says it is safe for delicates, including for wool and silk, for example.

So, this begs the question -- what is the point of buying what they call "Extra Delicate Care" formula? It doesn't do anything special that the other version of detergent doesn't do, and it costs a LOT more for a small amount. They sell the bottle with only 8, yes 8 washes in it!

This brand is very expensive in general, and it just seems like this version is just a waste of money because of the other kinds of detergent also available from the same company.

Now, after going off on that rant I will say that you can hand wash delicates with this version, although I think you could with the Everyday version as well, so I'm not sure that is a huge benefit or not.

I'd love insight from even more people telling me if they've abandoned this version of the product for other varieties, or if you love a different delicate wash more instead. You can share your reviews and experiences here.

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I'm Done With Woolite To Wash My Delicates Because Of Allergies

by SR101 Reader

I have used Woolite for years.

Last July I started itching- 8 months later I'm still itching.

I've been to the Dr. He suggested it was my laundry detergent, but I haven't changed anything, so I thought it couldn't be it.

In the meantime- I'm changing deodorant, and other things.

I told my daughter recently how I use Woolite for my delicate cycle so she went and bought some and started using it. Guess who is also itching now?

We are both done with this product.

By the way way, I've never had allergies like this before to anything else.

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Woolite Delicate Wash Review - Makes My Clothes Last Longer And Look Better

by Kris
(Wilmington, NC)

Kris has provided her Woolite delicate wash review.

Kris says:

Lately I have noticed my lacy tank tops and undergarments have been pilling and fading. They also haven't been lasting as long.

I discussed this with my friend Margie and she could not believe that I put them in what she calls, "the regular wash!" I took her advice and purchased a bottle of Woolite which was relatively inexpensive.

Since I have been using Woolite I find that my delicate clothes are softer, brighter, and are not wearing out as quickly as they were before. It is not a hassle to use as I already separate my laundry loads and I adore the rich, creamy, and delicious smelling soap.

I also have had a raised red and itchy rash on my arms which started about three months ago. Since I started buying Woolite I noticed it was not as dry or irritated as it had been in the past.

To do a test I started washing all my laundry, not just my delicates, in Woolite. One month later and I no longer have a rash!

Woolite is not just gentle on clothing, it is gentle on skin as well.

Taylor says:

Thanks Kris for your Woolite delicate wash review.

It sounds to me like you were suffering from some type of laundry detergent allergy, when you experienced that rash, so I'm glad you found a product that works well for you.

You may want to check out the whole list of hypoallergenic laundry detergents if you start to have trouble again.

To keep your delicate clothing looking good longer it is definitely a good idea to use a mild laundry detergent, such as Woolite. Also, make sure you wash your clothing in the delicate cycle of your washing machine, and in cool water to help reduce fading and shrinking. Finally, do not dry your delicates in the dryer, but instead let them air dry.

So, does anyone else use Woolite detergent? If so, you can share your Woolite laundry detergent review here.

In addition, if you use a different delicate wash for your clothing, you can share your delicate wash review here, of any brand, telling me how it has worked for you, good or bad.

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Comments for Woolite Delicate Wash Review - Makes My Clothes Last Longer And Look Better

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Lately it's smelled bad
by: Anonymous

I noticed that for the past year (2012-2013) the smell of this product (sold in Singapore) smells awful. Not sure if the formula has been changed. My daughter also complain about this. I tried to buy from different supermarkets but it still smells bad.

itching on my bottom
by: Anonymous

I am so glad I am not alone. I really like this product but I think we may have been using a bit too much. Anyway, I started itching on my bottom and when I sit down, I noticed itching and burning. I got a mirror to look down there and it was just a little red, no odor, no sores or anything so I know it's this detergent. So, I am going to add some baking soda in the water when I wash my undies again and see if this helps. I bought some anti itch cream that seems to help. But, it's from the detergent unfortunately.

No shrink/fade
by: Linda

I buy a product at Dollar Tree that is comparable to woolite for delicate items. Just $1. Have used it for years.

Allergic reactions
by: Anonymous

You may have the same type of allergic reaction that I have with this product: Woolite for delicates protects the fibre by leaving an oily film/residue on the fabric.

I would get allergic reactions to anything specifically washed with that detergent (picture a very red and intense rash in the exact area covered by the shirt/undergarment -- eesh). Even a thorough rinse of the garment would not fix the issue.

So now I avoid anything that boasts fabric "protection".

Hope this helps. :)

scented is not for everyone!!!!
by: Mary

Can't find any of the original (unscented) version of Woolite. I am extremely sensitive to laundry product scents. Contacting the manufacturer was unpleasant and offered no productive responses.

Would appreciate any info as to how/where to find the original formula which was minimally scented. Thanks!

Change of Formula
by: Bo

I think they must have changed their formula because I never used to be allergic to Woolite and in the last year I've had nothing but troubles with it.

Woolite with fragrance - not a good thing
by: BPasswaters

We normally buy our Woolite from Costco. However the last time we purchased I didn't use it for quite awhile as I was still using another bottle. When I did use it for the first time I noticed it now has a fragrance. I looked at the bottle I just finished and it shows nothing about fragrance on it. I thought I would be able to tolerate this fragrance but am finding I'm getting more migraines. I've eliminated anything with a fragrance and now sadly all I can find for Woolite is one that has a fragrance. Was wondering if the unscented Woolite has been discontinued or are there still stores that carry it? I like Woolite for all my delicates and knits but will have to stop using it because of this change in the formula. I wonder why they had to change to a scented formula? There are so many people out there that can't tolerate even the slightest of fragrance. For some it can be very dangerous. Just like peanuts are to some people. Do hope Woolite offers their unscented version as well. So far two of the big stores in our town don't carry anything but the scented.

The choice to add perfume is a problem
by: Carol

Woolite has chosen to add perfume scents to their entire line of detergents. For those of us who relied on Woolite because it did not contain perfumes, it is a blow. Now it means months of research again to find something that does not leave me looking like a freak because of the deramatitis that I get from perfumed products. Don't know what they or any of these other manufactures are thinking. Certainly not about their customers.

need low suds detergent for hand wash only garments
by: Cathy

I have hand-wash-only compression garments that must be washed every 2-3 days. The ones with foam interiors are very difficult to rinse all of the soap out of. I'm currently using Woolite but wonder if there's something better.

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