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post #1 of 7 Old 10-22-2012, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Blanket washing

So I need to wash and winterize my fly sheet. What is a detergent I can use that is safe for sensitive horsey skin? How about a drier sheet that is also horse safe?

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-22-2012, 08:12 AM
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All Free and Clear is what I use for myself since I'm allergic to all scents and dyes so it would probably work well for her. I wouldn't put it in the dryer though.
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-22-2012, 04:01 PM
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What Poppy said ;) Free and clear is what I use on horse stuff and my stuff!

Or Woolite works well also if you need a bit more cleaning power. I would stay away from the dryer, as flysheets can be kind of delicate. If you are worried about static you could use a liquid fabric softener, but I would stay away from the heavily scented stuff as it will have more irritants in it.

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-22-2012, 04:06 PM
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ITA with the above - especially with regards to skipping the dryer. Hang dry and then you don't have to worry about the dryer sheet issue.
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post #5 of 7 Old 10-22-2012, 04:21 PM
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Any detergent thats perfume free and stated as safe for sensitive skin - I like the ones that have baking soda in. They dont wash great for some reason so you need to put them on a longish cycle but not a hot one and I always do an extra rinse to be on the safe side.
I have a rack in my basement that I hang them over to dry if its not suitable to hang them somewhere outside.
I dont put any rugs in my tumbledrier - you get too much static which could be a fire risk
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-22-2012, 06:04 PM
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Try your horse shampoo.
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post #7 of 7 Old 10-22-2012, 07:31 PM
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I would use good ole Lysol concentrate. The brown stuff. It pulls hair out like nothing else. The years I worked at the vet we washed everything in it, works like a charm.
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