Arm & Hammer OxiClean Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent

Last updated date: June 26, 2020

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Arm & Hammer OxiClean Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent

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Overall Take

This laundry detergent uses a low-suds formula that rinses clean. It's designed to clean over 101 stains, which is important if you have little ones at home that are still learning how to careful with foods and liquids. Of course, the real star of this detergent is the baking soda, which removes foul odors, so your clothes smell fresh and clean. In our analysis of 98 expert reviews, the Arm & Hammer Arm & Hammer OxiClean Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent placed 3rd when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note June 26, 2020:
Checkout The Best Laundry Detergent for a detailed review of all the top laundry detergents.

Expert Summarized Score
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
4,450 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It's formulated for standard and high-efficiency washers.
- The Spruce
Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean contains enzymes that are designed to break down over 100 different stains, so you won’t have to stress over those pesky poop stains.
- Mom Loves Best
Arm & Hammer's powder detergent was powerful enough to wipe out one of our toughest stains: mustard. But it also handily lifted protein-stains, like grass and blood.
- Good Housekeeping
It has removed some of the toughest stains from my daughters clothes from spit-ups to exploding diapers.
- Stain Remover 101
Supercharged with OxiClean Stain Fighters, this laundry detergent is powerful for stain lifting and whitening. One bottle with 250 oz. is good for 160 loads. It is for all machines.
- CostcoChaser
What experts didn't like
Measuring cap is difficult to read.
- The Spruce
Some parents find the scent too strong.
- Mom Loves Best

From The Manufacturer

The only liquid laundry detergent with ARM & HAMMER Freshness is supercharged with OxiClean Stain Fighters for effective stain lifting and whitening. It cleans over 101 tough stains, giving you whiter whites and brighter brights with a fresh scent. It is a special, lower-sudsing formula that rinses cleaner and is designed to work in both standard machines and today's energy conscious High Efficiency (HE) models. It's also a natural choice for taking care of every member of your family. Many of our laundry, cat litter, toothpastes and personal care products are made with ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda, delivering the quality you can count on, from the brand you trust. Versatile and affordable. Gentle yet powerful. For generations of families, ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda has been the standard of purity, and a trusted household staple in millions of cabinets and pantries.

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An Overview On Laundry Detergents

Keeping your clothes clean, bright and free of dirt and grime not only extends the life of your garments but also boosts your confidence as you get ready to tackle a busy day. In other words, you’re going to need a laundry detergent you can rely on to look and feel your best. There are a few things you need to look for when choosing the best detergent for your family.

Perhaps the biggest and most important feature is the laundry detergent’s cleaning power. Will it get out your child’s grass stains after soccer practice or the ketchup that they accidentally spilled on their favorite dress? Tide Pods 3-In-1 Laundry Detergent, 81-Count is an excellent example of a detergent that does just that. Tide uses 10 times the cleaning power to get clothes cleaner than other brands.

Next, determine how well the detergent fights strong odors and how long it keeps clothes and linens smelling fresh. Arm & Hammer OxiClean Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent contains baking soda, an ingredient that is known for its ability to tackle unpleasant smells. Then there’s Gain flings! Laundry Detergent, 81-Count, which leaves your laundered items smelling fresh for as long as seven weeks.

Check to make sure that the detergent works with your traditional or high-efficiency washer. Then look to see if it minimizes the amount of suds, as too many suds make it harder for your clothes to rinse clean.

Once you have a winning detergent, you’ll need to pick a scent. Of course, you can always change the scent to match the season. You may opt for a burst of citrus or a hint of lavender. Some brands even offer that “fresh off the line” smell.

DWYM Fun Fact

Up until World War I, traditional soap was used to clean clothes and linens. During the war, soap became scarce. This led to the invention of laundry detergent. It wasn’t until the first washing machine was manufactured in the 1940s, however, that laundry detergent became a regular item on household grocery lists. In fact, by 1953, the United States sold more laundry detergent than it did soap. Laundry detergent has undergone many changes over the years with the most recent changes leading to the replacement of harsh chemicals with more environmentally friendly ingredients.

The Laundry Detergent Buying Guide

  • Pay attention to the “best used by” date on the detergent container. While most laundry detergent doesn’t expire, it can lose its effectiveness. That means it may not remove tough dirt and stains or leave your clothes smelling as fresh as it once did.
  • Store powder detergent in a dry location, as it is highly susceptible to moisture. Liquid detergent, on the other hand, is sensitive to high temperatures, so you’ll want to store that type in a room with temperatures that range between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Always place any form of laundry detergent on a high shelf or lock it in a cabinet where children can’t access it. Some ingredients within the laundry detergent are toxic when consumed.
  • Be careful not to get any of the detergent in your eyes. The detergent contains chemicals that may irritate your eyes. In the event that you do get some in your eyes, it is recommended that you rinse your eyes with water for 15 minutes.
  • Check to see if the detergent you like in the scent you desire has a matching fabric softener or dryer sheet in the same scent. Competing scents may or may not combine well.
  • When comparing the price of laundry detergent, you’ll need to divide the cost by the number of loads. Tide Pods 3-In-1 Laundry Detergent, 81-Count and Gain flings! Laundry Detergent, 81-Count are on the higher end at approximately $.25 per load. In the middle, you’ll find Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent, 2-Pack. This detergent costs $.17 a load. On the lower end is Arm & Hammer OxiClean Fresh Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent at just $.09 per load.