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As a mother of four, I do a lot of laundry. A LOT. I used to think there was nothing better than piles of freshly folded laundry. It meant my work was done, our clothes were clean, and we were ready to take on another week. I was wrong. It turns out there is something better than freshly folded laundry, and it only took a simple swap.


Two of my children have sensitive skin. My little man has a moderate case of eczema and experiences breakouts from time to time. My daughter is prone to rashes and has skin that is easily irritated. As parents, we want to protect our children and make them as comfortable and healthy as possible. If something as easy as swapping out my laundry products can keep my children from skin irritation – why wouldn’t I switch??

By eliminating unnecessary dye and perfumes from my laundry products, I am able to protect my family’s skin. P&G Free & Gentle products are hypoallergenic and dermatologist approved – (and they stand up to four active kids too!!) Our laundry is clean, fresh, and best of all – SAFE!

The Free & Gentle collections consists of:

o   Tide Free & Gentle Detergent / Tide Stain Release Free In-Wash Booster

o   Downy Free & Gentle Fabric Softener

o   Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer Sheets

P&G Free & Gentle Products

I typically buy a jug of store-brand liquid laundry detergent. The detergent leaks out of the cap and ends up all over my floor or cupboard. I don’t love it. Know what I love? EASY. I’m busy and I don’t love spending time in my laundry room. If there is a detergent that makes my laundry routine easier and cleaner (and protects my kids!), why wouldn’t I be drawn to it? The Tide Free & Gentle Pods are SO easy to use. Just toss one in and be on your way!

I have a laundry confession. We know each other well enough to confess our laundry secrets right? I am 34 years old and I have NEVER purchased fabric softener. Not ever. A skeptic by nature, I never thought it would make much of a difference. I was wrong. The Downy Free & Gentle Fabric Softener leaves our laundry feeling so soft and comfortable. I considered taking a picture of me snuggling up in my freshly laundered (and softened!) sheets, but let’s get real – no one wants to see that! You’ll just have to take my word for it, or try Downy Free & Gentle Fabric Softener for yourself!

Downy Fabric Softener


The Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer Sheets just might be my favorite part of the Free & Gentle suite of products. Dryer sheets are not a product you want to forget….unless you like having socks or underwear stuck to your pants. However, most dryer sheets are SO heavily fragranced that you constantly walk around smelling like a field full of wildflowers…which is great and all, unless you are a 35 year old man. My husband has never been a huge fan of smelling like flowers, so he was all for swapping out our usual brand of dryer sheets for the Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer Sheets. And here’s the thing- our clothes and laundry STILL SMELL CLEAN. However, instead of smelling like a perfume ad, we just smell fresh. So much better. Plus, my sensitive-skinned kiddos aren’t put through the wringer!

Bounce Free & Gentle Dryer sheets

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See for yourself the difference a simple swap in your laundry routine can make. Clean clothes. Comfortable kids. Now if only P&G could come up with a way to put all that laundry away for us….