Dirty Talk

Let’s talk dirty.  Cause this is something that’s making me unbelievably crazy.

This is the detergent I use.  Cheer Dye Free, Sensitive Skin detergent. (Come on, what did you really think I was going to talk about?)  I’ve been using some form of Cheer forever because every other brand I’ve tried – Tide Free, Sun, Ultra, whatever else is out there – always makes my skin itch, gives me hives and bumps on my body.

It’s highly attractive.

Lately though, even Cheer is causing me to be constantly scratching my back and arms and legs like a mad-woman.  I can’t stand it.  I’ve switched out the soap I use in the shower, I’ve started wearing unscented lotion.  I’m still itching!

The final conclusion I can make is that it’s either my water (which is in all realm of reality probably the problem.  Have you smelled the water that comes out of the tap in Kentucky?  That’s just nasty.  I certainly don’t drink it but unless I’m going to use bottled water to shower, it’s going to have to touch my skin.)

Or the problem is my detergent.

So I’m asking, no begging all of you, to tell me what detergent you use.  Does anyone have sensitive skin in your family? Should I go with a more organic/green choice?  Will that make a difference?


Soap. Detergent. Tell me how you wash (your clothes!)

I have been noticing a bit of a problem lately with our clothes. They just don’t seem to be getting clean enough (eww). I put a pair of Boo’s socks through two wash cycles (one regular, 30 min and one intensiv 2 hour and 15 min cycle) and they are still icked on the bottoms. Light blue socks and brown bottoms. It’s got to be the detergent right? We have used Spee (?) I think it was. I bought the store brand Ja (smells worse than a dirty sock) which made my sensitive skin itch like the dickens. So dh bought this the last time when he went shopping since I said I needed detergent.Well, this doesn’t seem to work any better than the others (not to mention it came with this detergent ball thing to measure the out the detergent. I much prefer the cap that pours the leftover back in the bottle.) I need a little help since Cheer Free isn’t exactly on the German market (if you know how to get it on the black market, just let me know). What detergent is working for you? Industrial strength, bio-friendly, it doesn’t matter. I just need clean. You know what I mean? Maybe I should ask Christina, she was doing one of those consumer test type things…I’m off to find out.