are the Differences Between
Additive and Allersearch Allergen Wash?
For years, doctors have recommended that
people with allergies wash their bed linens
weekly in hot water to remove household
allergens such as dust mites. Unfortunately,
“hot” water means water that is 140°F or
higher. In most cases this is a temperature
cannot be had at home with residential water
heaters. In most cases your hot water is
going to be around 102 to 105.
The good news is the marketplace listened
and developed some products you can use to
remove allergens from your sheets and other
is the maker of
De-Mite laundry additive for the
elimination of dust mites in washable
fabrics. De-Mite allows you to get the same
results of washing in 140°F water in warm
and cold water. DeMite is not a detergent,
it contains no soap . It is a mixture of
benzyl benzoate, tea tree oil, and methyl
salicylate and surfactants.
ingredients are proven to reduce dust mite
allergen when washing in temperatures as low
as 85°F. When using De-Mite laundry
additive, you add about
2 tablespoons of the product along with your
own washing detergent. You then wash and
dry as you normally would. Because tea tree
oil and methyl salicylate (oil of
wintergreen) are both strong aromatics, this
product has a distinctive aroma that lingers
a short while after the fabric is dried, leaving a slight
like the smell.
Allergen Wash is made by the Allersearch
Laboratories division of Alkaline
Corporation. This product is a super
surfactant detergent with Acaril™ (benzyl
benzoate) added. The super surfactant
Allersearch Allergen Wash allow for the
removal of all types of particles from all
types of fabrics, without regard to the
temperature of the water.
Allergen Wash is effective at removing
particles of dust mites and their feces as
well as animal allergen, molds, pollens and
dirt. You use Allergen Wash in place of your
normal detergent when washing bed linens.
Like De-Mite, Allergen Wash contains
aromatic ingredients. However, the when the
fabric is dried, there is very little
So, knowing the differences, how can you
tell which product will give you the results
you need? If you are only concerned about
dust mites, dust mite feces, and dust mite
laundry additive will meet your needs. This
product is targeted at he reduction of dust
mite allergen and dust mite allergen only.
It will not remove pollens, molds, or animal
allergens. However, it is highly effective
in reduction of the targeted allergen.
Allergen Wash will work to remove a
broad range of allergens. It is the only
anti-allergen wash that will remove animal
allergens as well as pollens, molds,and dust
mite allergens. If your only concern is
removing dust mites from your bedding,
De-Mite will do the job. If you are
allergic to a variety of allergens, then you
may want to use the Allergen Wash instead.
Wishing you the best of health
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