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Anyone Use Laundry Soap Sheets?

Has anyone used dissolvable Laundry Soap Sheets to sink wash your clothes while traveling?

In case you aren't sure what I'm talking about, the link to the product at Magellan's is here

There are a few mixed reviews at Magellan's, and I was wondering if anyone on these boards has ever tried them out (or used similar products by this company, such as the dissolvable shampoo sheets, body wash sheets, shaving cream sheets, hand wash sheets, etc.).

Thank you!

Posted by
7895 posts

I tried most of them...

Laundry sheets were so-so. Very little suds so you really can't tell if they are doing much. Very flowerly/potpourri smell so not good for guys.

Shaving sheets--pretty good. If you're used to thick foam, I'm not, I usually use shaving oil, or brush soap, then these are good. 2-3 sheets and I could shave my face. You'd probably need more for other parts.

Hand soap and body soap were...soap.

I have the shampoo sheets but haven't tried them.

You can find them a lot cheaper than at Magellans. I got mine from my local Bed, Bath & Beyond. Also packinglight.net sells them for less than Magellans.

The nice thing about them is that you don't have to put then in the 3-1-1 bag.

Here's a link to a previoius discusion on the subject:

Sink Washing

Posted by
811 posts

Thank you, Frank, that was a very helpful response/review!

Posted by
331 posts

I have used the Laundry Soap Sheets (got mine at Tilley Endurables) and they were okay. I also picked up individual packages of Woolite (drug store, I think) and they were better, they smelled nice (not too girlie, so my husband was happy)and they rinced off easily. For me, a sink full of handwash only used half a package. We ran out of shampoo one day, and well, it worked fine without drying out my hair !!

Posted by
307 posts

Angela, I was going to purchase them but didn't because of the mixed reviews. I was stocking up on my travel size supplies at Wal-Mart and found small Tide powder packets. They weigh nothing and won't have to go in the quart bag. My guess is that one package will do a couple of sinksful of clothes. Also, very inexpensive.

Posted by
307 posts

Frank just clued me in on the Tide packets. They are liquid. But they're very small and won't take up much space. Since the packets are flat, they'll slip into the baggie around the other stuff. Thanks again, Frank!

Posted by
780 posts

You can always put tide powder in a baggie....

Posted by
811 posts

I am currently in Peru and just used the laundry soap sheets for the first time (I´d gone ahead and purchased them before the trip). They seem to work pretty well, but what I discovered is that washing the clothes isn´t the problem - it is drying them! Had a bit of a situation with clothes dripping all over despite wringing them out several times. Now I understand why people bring a chamois cloth to help dry them! Lesson learned...

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7895 posts

Those from Flight001 look a lot like the ones from Travelon. I wonder if the same company makes them and puts different names on the package?