Top positive review
144 people found this helpful
on November 23, 2014
I've been using this for about 6 months now and feel I can give a thorough review. I have two boys that have eczema issues and require a heavy topical rx cream to fix the rash. About a year ago I switched to Dr. Bronners baby mild to wash their bodies with. It helped but I noticed a pattern - where clothes had friction on their bodies is where a flare would start. For my older son it was on the sock lines of his legs. I mean i was using "free and clear" detergents! I started to use Dr. Bronners peppermint to wash their clothes in but it wasn't cost effective. I did research on my beloved ewg dot org site and noticed very few detergents are an A rating. Dr Bronners and Molly's were two of only a few.
I did research and saw the stellar reviews on Molly's. I now use it on all our clothes and for a family of 4, one bag will last us at least 7 weeks. I also use vinegar as a fabric softener.
I really do like Molly's. To pretreat for stains I found using dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide will do the trick (although I've narrowed it down to sulphates being our trigger). The dawn doesn't irritate their skin as a mixture of pre treat.
The one thing I knocked a star down on was my very dark clothes had this white type stain that won't come out. I usually put my clothes in, then sprinkle Molly's and put my wash on a 8 hour delay. Now I put Molly's in first, then the clothes. Lesson learned.
I don't think it does an amazing job aye getting tough stains out but with my homemade treatment it's only a small extra step.
No more flares by the way!
Oh, and my son wore a pair of socks from last winter recently and I didn't even think anything about it... It was washed in our old detergent. Yep, he got eczema on his leg.
Don't hesitate to buy this product. Between the Dr. Bronners baby mild as a body wash, kiss my face unscected lotion and Molly's my kids' skin is great!
What I love about Molly's is they list all their ingredients. Other "green" products claim it's a proprietary blend and if you ask them if it contains a certain ingredient they will tell you. Well, you know how many names sodium lauryl sulphate goes under? Yeah good luck. If they hide it, it's not truly green.