High Efficiency (HE) Detergents are specially formulated soap used to wash clothes in high efficiency washers. It is very different from conventional detergents yet is more effective in getting rid of tough stains, dirt and odor. HE detergents produce fewer suds, which mean there’s little to no residues left clinging on the clothes. Thus, it makes rinsing a lot easier for mothers.
On the other hand, you cannot use HE detergents if you have a regular washing machine. This product is made specifically for HE washers alone. It will not be as effective once used in regular washers.
Due to its popularity, HE detergents are no more expensive as regular detergents. More and more manufacturers are releasing their own detergent formula specifically for HE washers. Definitely, you wouldn’t run out of options to use in washing your baby’s clothes.
Here are my top personal picks of HE detergents:
ALL Small and Mighty Laundry Detergent. This product is 3x more concentrated than conventional detergents. You can take on a full load by using a small dose of ALL Small and Mighty. It is hypoallergenic and definitely safe for your baby’s sensitive skin.
Mountain Green Baby Detergent. This HE detergent is an eco friendly product that uses naturally derived ingredients to remove stains and odors. It is free of toxic chemicals found in conventional detergents and yet it can effectively clean your baby’s clothing in HE washers. It has a light natural scent perfect for children allergic to perfumes.
Dropps Liquid Laundry Pacs. What I really loved about this brand is its convenience. Each pac of Dropps is pre-measured to take on a regular full load. The pac melts on contact with water, which means you could just throw it directly in the washer.
Tide HE Detergent. Another popular detergent brand in the market, Tide makes the strongest formula for laundry soaps. Their effective line of detergents can take on any stain in a snap. On the other hand, this product may be too harsh for your baby’s skin. If your child has super sensitive skin, you might want to choose other products.
BabyGanics Loads of Love. Recently, Babyganics introduced a newly formulated Loads of Love specifically made for HE washers. Using natural ingredients, this manufacturer provides mothers with a non-toxic, eco friendly option to laundry. It can take out any stain and dirt as well as washing cloth diapers.