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If you’ve ever experienced your little one covered in a skin rash and been completely puzzled at where it came from, we know how stressful and scary it can be. But we assure you, you’re not alone.

Real firsthand experience:

We recently had a mother reach out to us about her experience with a nasty rash on her bub caused by a common (and fairly popular) laundry powder. At first, she couldn’t figure out what the culprit was. But after a few very stressful days of medication and sussing out possible offenders, she realised it was the washing powder.

She switched her laundry powder and saw a gradual improvement. It was such a change that Christina C. reached out to share her story with us.

Tell us about your experience with your baby’s rash.

“My youngest daughter Ava has had quite severe allergies to some so called ‘natural’ laundry powder brands. The first time Ava broke out in a severe all over body rash I panicked thinking it was the food she had just eaten.”

How did your baby react to the washing powder?


“This photo is within hours after having used a well known laundry detergent. I freaked out that she had eaten something she was allergic too. The itching was intense and we went straight to the chemist to get claratyne to ease the itch. If you look close her entire legs welled up with these little bumps, this then spread to her arms, tummy and back. The only place not affected was her face.”

What happened after you discovered the rash?

“It resulted in 3 days on steroids and it’s slowly going now. Over the next few days the rash continued. After ruling food out as the culprit I racked my brains trying to figure out what was something ‘new’ I had introduced into the home which may have been the reason for her rash. I decided to try swapping laundry powders. ”

What happened after you switched to natural laundry powder?


This second photo is 1 week after switching to natural laundry detergent. No more claratyne and now it has given us a fair idea of what flares up Ava’s skin. I changed detergents to Resparkle’s Natural Baby Laundry and Soaker and no word of a lie within days her rash had disappeared. At the time she had even required medication to help ease the symptoms.

What makes Resparkle different than the supermarket brand laundry powder?

There are no chemical smells or strong fragrances in Resparkle’s which again is a huge plus when you have children whom are sensitive to some of the chemical laden products on the market today. I also love that their products are recyclable and that by purchasing from them you are supporting an Australian owned and made product. Since the switch, we have had perfect skin again.

Thank you Christina C. for sharing your story with us! If you have an experience with Resparkle you’d like to share, please feel free to comment below or contact us.

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