Why did they change to liquid detergent?
Lux flakes are the best for hand washing woollens in a basin or bucket where you could lightly rub the woollens, rinse and gently squeeze. Great for allergy sufferers and asthmatics. Please, please, please bring back this long lasting favourite Australian product.
Lux flakes are wonderful!
I have used lux flakes/ softly flakes for so many years! I have an allergic skin condition and this is the only product that I can use that doesn’t make me itch uncontrollably! A wonderful product and very gentle.
Please do not ever discontinue making it!
Purchased in at Coles for $8.
Lux Flakes was my favourite for decades now it's gone
I'm so disappointed that I can no longer buy Lux Flakes. I've used it for decades, the scent is incomparable and impossible to imitate. The liquid isn't the same. It was effective, gentle and reliable.
Purchased at Woolworths for $8.
Lux is the best for skin problems
I have severe allergic dermatitis. My dermatologist told me he had no idea what was acerbating the condition and I ended up in hospital on antibiotics for the condition. I was using a liquid wash supposedly suitable for babies and my dermatologist recommended lux flakes. After using Lux my condition cleared up and I have been free of the problems for more than 12 months. Please never discontinue Lux flakes as they are recommended by specialists and a lot of people have skin conditions that need gentle washing products.
Purchased in at Woolworths for $8.49.
I REALLY can’t live without it.
I have about a 1/2 a cup left and honestly I need to get more. I hve dermatitis and since using this brand I can honestly say I'm improving daily.
Purchased in for $7.99.
Pure Excellent Clean
Made into a powder with washing soda and few drops of euc oil. Use 1 or 2 tblspoons mixed in hot water each wash. Excellent for front loader, cleaner brighter clothes softer, washing woollens, rinses out well. Gentle on hands. No strong aroma. No white residues. Product and container Good for the environment. Hurrah! Tip: to rinse a front loader washingmachine use WATER ONLY on the short cycle.
Purchased in at Coles for $7.15.
I've had years of clean washing
My skin was always itchy until I used a low allergy laundry powder. That was rather expensive so I decided to try making my own. First I started with oil and borax for a liquid mix. That was time consuming, came with safety warnings and the batch took up a lot of storage space
Then I found a powder recipe and I have been making it for many years using 2 or 3 cups each of Lux, Borax and Washing Soda with a generous splash of eucalyptus oil, just mixed well together in a large bowl and put into a cereal holder with a 2 tablespoon scoo...
Smells amazing, comforting and clean
I have used these soap flakes on all of our wasn't but in particular baby clothes and bedding. It cleans the clothes very well and leaves them smelling nice and fresh. I have allergies to alternate brands and this product is great for my sensitive skin as well as my baby's skin. Highly recommend.
Purchased in at Winc Online store for $10.39.
I blend flakes to powder and just dissolve tsp as needed. Very economical and I love it. I use it for all my washing and have used for over a year. No allergic reaction, doesn't clog machine and I do cold wash.
Purchased in at Countdown Kerikeri.
Easy way to dissolve Lux Flakes
Started using this about 3 months ago - but like many found the dissolving part annoying and slightly dangerous. I had to carry the cup of boiling solution from the kitchen to the laundry. Now I make up the dry mix as recommended on the Lux packet and keep it in the kitchen. I also have a camping type thermocup with lid and handle (easily sourced from a camp shop if you haven't already got a spare one). One teaspoon of mixture in the thermocup, pour on the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Put the lid on the cup, walk to the laundry, pour in and away you go. Much safer than carrying an open cup. Clean washing on one teaspoon of the mixture.
Not too bad
Bought this lux soap flakes to try something new
Placed the powder into the washing machine like would with any other washing powder or liquid and it just lathered up like there was no tomorrow. Did an alright job at cleaning the clothes and leaves the clothes soft; however, has a weird milky smell about it
Perfect for whites and colours
Whites come out perfect and colours are enhanced. The smell is clean and refreshing. I highly recommend using this product. I was surprised at how my clothes come out so clean and fresh and perfect without scrubbing.
Lux flakes good for your leather lounges mix into a paste then like the karate kid wax on then wax off you will be surprised .keep water to a minimum
Great for babies
Was recommended this product by my Mum and a friend. We have always dissolved powders when doing laundry so that wasn't as issue for me. I have eczema so was concerned my daughter may have it too (she does). We had no issues or any reactions to Lux, but only stopped using it because of the cost.
Awesome but tedious
My little one has always had sensitive skin and this has been perfect for him! At first it was so hard dissolve it but good thing I read up on review and got some tips! Just perfect!
Questions & Answers
Followig your insructions I now have all my washing covered in slime how can I get rid of it?
I have used these soap flakes for years, I only use half a cup per wash and find this is plenty, I know the instructions say to use more but my washing is bright and clean and visitors have commented ...on how fresh my laundry is. I bought a half cup baking measure so I don't over use. I place the flakes in a deep plastic bowl that is only used for this purpose. I cover the flakes completely in boiling water around 2 and a half cups, and ensure they melt for around 3-5 minutes before I tip it into my front loader washing machine on top of the dirty laundry Do not let the hot water mixture sit for a long time, use it immediately. You seem to be using too much or not melting the flakes. Have you cleaned out you machine using a washing machine cleaner on high temperature, this is recommended when using these flakes every month or so. This has taken time and effort to get the measurements and usage right. I have been using Softly for many years, prior to the new name they were called Lux flakes.
It would be very pleasing to me if you could answer my query....All my love. Tim
Are the soap flakes vegan?
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