Where buy powder laundry detergent with no perfumes?

It must also be OK to use for a front loader
Any advice?
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Tide liquid has an unscented one. Never use powder as it is not good for the septic
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Muvin Gruvin) wrote:

Well I'm not on septic.... I'm on city sewer
Is that OK?
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LOL think you can chuck just about anything down if you are on sewer. We folks with septic systems have to be careful. BTW was in Target today and they had Tide's no scent for sale.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (Muvin Gruvin) wrote:

I see
I looked at the Tide Free powder but it never said anything abt being OK to use it in a front loader
By the way..... does powder detergent really clog up a septic? What exactly happens?
I may need to know this if I ever build in the country and have a septic system or lagoon
Does it affect lagoons as well?
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if one is on a septic system there are a number of things to avoid..... 1. Do not flush kleenex ....the fibers are heavy duty and take longer to break down. 2. Do not flush oily or greasy foods. 3. No coffee grains 4. No cigarette butts 5. No tampons feminine products 6. no Dental floss Friend had his septic flushed and numerous condoms were found floating LOL so no condoms. There is also a number of things one cannot/should not plant near or over a septic system. There is a host of info on the www. Powdered dishwasher detergent and powdered laundry detergents may not totally dissolve and over time could be a problem for the system.
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On Wed, 29 Mar 2006 10:32:04 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net wrote:

As you know top loaders use less water and detergent than a front loader. Even less detergent if you have soft water or use a water softener. It should be OK to use Tide Free in your front loader, but I suggest using half as what is recommended, perhaps a third or half cup to a large load. If you don't see any suds, add a tablespoon more of detergent to the next load. It is a trial and error thing, but eventually you will know the proper amount. Too much detergent, and you'll have a mess to clean up!

No. Tide in powder or liquid form is safe for septic tanks.

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Phisherman wrote:

I've read that this is true of all brands, that research has not substantiated the presumption that powders are worse.

The worst septic-system problems come from clogging the clay in the drain field. I don't know how lagoons work, but if they drain through clay, they could have the same problems.
Doing laundry can damage a drainfield three ways. If you use too many gallons of water in a day, it may force the air out of the drainfield, which stops the beneficial bacteria. The lint from clothing can clog the clay, which is why filtering the drain water from a washer can protect a septic system. Cations such as sodium can turn some clays into hardpan, which is why it can help for a household to minimize the use of soap.
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Phisherman wrote:

I wonder how the water efficient front loaders compare. I am not sure how your top loaders work but here they use far more soap. There should not be many - if any- suds visible in an automatic front loader. An automatic powder should always be used, the other sort is no good whatsoever. I prefer liquid these days anyway.
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