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How Much Detergent to Use for Washing

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The Recommended Directions & Amounts of Soap to Use

The question when doing laundry is often, how much is too much, right? Most of us are always weary of using too much powder detergent, or fabric conditioner in case it stains or ruins our clothing. At Cleanipedia, we've put together an easy-to-follow guide on the recommended directions and amount to use for hand washing powder so that you can get the best results possible for your clothing. We've also thrown in a few hacks and tips that'll have your clothes sparkling with brightness.

How Much Surf Powder to Pour Into a Washing Machine

First things first, choose a good quality powder detergent as your washing powder of choice. We highly recommend the new range of Surf washing powder because the formulation offers excellent cleaning properties that brighten and whiten your clothes with every wash. The Surf hand washing powder range is available in a wide range of packaging sizes too, making it an excellent choice for a variety of households; no matter your wash load size.

How Much Surf Washing Powder to Use?

When it comes to hand washing, we recommend always splitting your clothing into two categories, namely lightly soiled and heavily soiled. By doing this, you are using the right amount of Surf laundry detergent for the requirements of the load and therefore not over-using or under-using the powder; saving costs and product too. Follow these top tips for more on how much surf detergent powder to use:

Use the Right Amount of Powder

For lightly soiled loads we recommend only using a ¾ cup of Surf powder, whereas we recommend a full cup for heavily soiled loads. Dissolve the powder in a bucket (approximately 5l) of water.

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Hand Washing Hack – Use an Essential Oil

Once you've dissolved your hand washing powder in the water, it is wise to soak the load of clothing in the water for 30 – 60 minutes first. Our favourite hand washing hack, is to put a few drops of your favourite essential oil in the water while the clothes soak for an extra burst of lovely fragrance. We recommend a gentle scent like lavender, rose geranium or peppermint.

How Much Surf Washing Powder to Use in Machine?

Surf’s range of hand washing powder has been formulated specifically for hand washing use, and therefore should not be used for top or front-loading washing machines. We recommend rather choosing a laundry detergent that has been specifically formulated for use in electric washing machines. For more information and Surf detergent reviews on all the latest Surf products that will help you, your clothes, and your home shine, visit Surf today.

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