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How to Select the Best Laundry Detergents and Use Them the Right Way

It probably happened to you – a shiny, attractive, convincing advertising claimed that the product does miracles in all conditions, at all temperatures, on any item. You enthusiastically bought it, only to find the results…underwhelming. The logic is simple: if there were something like a miraculous product, there would be no need for other products, right? And yet, the market gets fuller with new “best laundry detergents” day by day. So what can you do to ensure getting the maximum out of your regular household investments?

The answer is simple: learn what it is that you actually need in a product and how to apply it correctly. 

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Detergent Pods and How to Use Them
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Detergent Pods and How to Use Them

Although the plastic many-in-one detergent pods, as we know them, seem like a supermodern product—the concept actually originates a half-century back. The first laundry pods, or better said tabs, were first founded in the 1960s. It was a compact tab comprising detergent powder in the granular form, invented by the Procter & Gamble science team. A decade later, the tablets vanished from the market, making space for the new products.

It wasn’t until the middle 1990s, that not one but two detergent manufacturers decided to relaunch a convenient single-dose packaging. Unilever and Henkel both introduced a similar product – detergent pods, followed by a variety of colorful, soluble sachets. At the beginning of the millennium, also arrived powder dishwasher tabs, firstly sold in Europe.

And now they are here to stay.

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Powder Detergent: Ingredients and Manufacturing Process Explained

From ancient times, people were manufacturing some kind of soaps. Even today, the difference between soap and detergent powder is strict – but not huge.

Traditional methods commonly included boiling fats and ashes. Modern production, although greatly improved, relies on the same essential properties.

While the powder detergent is dry and enhanced with a range of technologically advanced additives – it’s still technically based on fatty acids and lye.

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Liquid detergent production by STPP Group - from laboratory to consumer
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What is Liquid Detergent Made Of? (and 15 Reasons Why it Matters)

It has been a long road since the first soap bars appeared, and even longer since doing laundry indicated hard physical labor.

Animal fat-based detergents have been known since the 18th century, while synthetic detergents hit the market about 70 years ago. From that day forward, fresh innovations keep making our lives easier.

With the addition of enzymes, the idea of “stubborn stains” started to gradually disappear, but smudges of grease and hard water still caused a lot of headaches. And then came the liquid washing detergent.

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