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1. Posted by fuzzypuppy (Budding Member 62 posts) 9y

Out of curiosity, is there any benefit to the special travel detergents you find in travel stores? I was just considering taking some woolite because that's what I usually use when hand washing garments.

Thanks!

2. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

I just put a little bit of normal washing detergent, Ariel, if I remember correctly in a small container and took with me..

3. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

I think it would be good if you'd use a biodegradable (spelling?) detergent if you're travelling to developing countries. That's what I've been recommended to do anyway when I went to Africa.
You can find it in Health stores - granted they are a bit more expensive but you won't need that much.
I think the Travelling stuff is just a marketing ploy - except maybe for it being a more compact package than normal.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 21, 2007, at 8:10 AM by Pardus ]

4. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

I never bother with washing powder, but buy a small bottle of handwash which is easy to carry and is actually better for your clothes and skin :) It means handwashing your clothes, but I dont mind doing that. :)

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

I also don't bother with detergent. When I need some, I simply use my shampoo. I've found it to be the best, as with hair shampoo you can hand-wash silk, wool and feather sleeping bags without causing damage to them.