Aaron wrote:I've stopped using detergent when I do my laundry.
Rotting oils from your skin embedded in your clothing... forever.
When I was a kid in chicago ( 3 terrible years there) I intentionally did not change my chlothes very often...I found them warmer on the second and third days....yes the body oils helped here, and I knew that at 9 YO.
I specifically remember one teacher walking into class, sniffing and telling everyone we needed to take baths...so I was not the only one:lol:
FF @ 30 years later: As for laundry soap, I use it sparingly , but I add AMONIA. :-Cant disinfect coin laundy wahsers enough...whitens and brightens as well for a side benefit.And I use hot water, G-D willing I get a home, I may give up most of the "cleaners." A little oxyclean is also a good thing, costco has em cheap when cupons are available.