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Caution to those with Chemical Sensitivities or Mast Cell/ Histamine Issues.
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2018
I purchased this because I have In the last 6 months acquired MCS and MCAS, (Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome/Disorder) which has caused me to have some pretty severe allergic reactions to foods, fabrics, dyes and detergents. I saw Nellie’s advertised on HSN and was intrigued by what is advertised as the ability to “take out” or “release” the old detergent and chemicals from clothes. I thought it would be a great solution to my current allergic reaction issues, which consist of not only MCAS rashes, but brain fog, dizziness, neurological, circulatory and cardiac issues.
Very wishful thinking, because boy was I wrong. I can’t say for sure if it was taking the detergent out or just putting more detergent in, but what I CAN say is that whatever it’s doing isn’t allowing that stuff to fully leave the fabrics, and my symptoms greatly intensified after using the product. And what was the worst is it won’t stop after discontinuing the product. Every time I put my clothes in water alone an oil like film is swirled about the water. It looks literally like an oil spill happened in the sink or tub as I’ve been soaking the clothes in plain water in an effort to get whatever the heck the stuff is out. I’ve tried vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, and various other methods. I literally haven’t been able to wear any of my clothes as I washed the majority of what I own with the detergent. As a result, to be honest and candid, this has turned my life upside down. I only write this review to caution others who may be in a similar situation with health issues and the dilemma it is to find adequate detergent and clothing items that are tolerable. I bought this detergent I believe 2 or so months ago and I am just now starting to be able to wear a few items.
I also checked this detergent on the EWG, Enviornmental Working Group website and to my surprise it was rated B but had some C items in it — the EWG is questionable in my opinion at this point due to the innacuracy of ingredients vs product, but this “soda” has some pretty hefty chemicals in it. Not what I thought it was.