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Hi everyone, I am after some advice on what detergent to use if you have children who has eczema? What is the best detergent for sensitive skin? Thank you in advance.

Posted anonymously, 15th December 2014

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  • I have struggled with washing liquids all my life due to eczema. Mum used to use an Amway product. For years I used OMO sensitive but last year I discovered Method liquid detergent which I buy through ENJO. It is fabulous! I just love it. It is all natural and even has a nice scent. It works well for both me and both eczema-ridden kids….

  • Thank you for all the suggestions you all have been very helpful. I tried purity and it seems to work for us :)

  • We use OMO sensitive liquid. Never have had an issue using this.

  • soap crystals or powder in the washing super market aisle
    In a packet no additives ,put it in my bath too as makes skin clean and smooth true!
    yes you can smile
    but really worthwhile

  • I use Purity as my daughter as eczema. seems ok for my mother in law too as she has sensitive skin on her hands

  • We use Purity too. You often don’t need as much as is listed on the bottle. You get plenty of suds with only a small amount. With bad stains I spray them with Orange Power, give it a good rub then rinse thoroughly before putting clothes in washing machine. It works better and is less irritant than Sard or Preen. I have on occasions soaked the items in a bucket overnight in a bucket of water before rinsing them and putting in thre washing machine with Purity. We have got rid of severe rashes etc. in a very short period of time.
    I wish you every success in reducing or even curing the problem.

    it is the best for sensitive skin
    nothing is better
    check out http://www.moogoo.com.au you can also email them asking what products they suggest for particular products they are all Australian very caring and not gonna break the bank like some similar products i cannot speak highly enough of them

  • I would advise you Dermaveen. It’s very gentle to the skin. You can find it at the pharmacy.

  • Thanks for the tip on Purity; will take a look at this detergent.

  • I bought one from woollies, called Purity it’s in a light blue bottle in the detergent section washing liquid is a full light blue bottle and softener is a light blue bottle with a pink lid. It is fantastic as my son was getting rashes as a baby and once I started using this the rash went away. And it smells super fresh.
    Cheap too for sensitive skin….atm on special for $2.99 for 1.25l bottle

  • Amway has a terrific product for sensitive skin and also a lotion that really helps clear eczema.

  • Thanks for asking this question; interested and following the answers.

  • I use OMO sensitive for my 3 year old as she has very sensitive and eczema prone skin… works well for her

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