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How to Get the Most Out of Your Laundry Powder

When it comes to laundry, keeping your whites brilliantly white, your colours looking bold and bright and achieving spotlessly clean laundry that smells amazing is the goal of every home.


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How to get the most out of your laundry powder

One of the best ways to ensure you achieve clean laundry with every wash is by using an effective, high-quality detergent you can trust to get rid of tough stains and leave your laundry delightfully fragranced.

However, even with a quality detergent, using it incorrectly can result in the laundry washing powder performing poorly. Which can get in the way of you getting to enjoy laundry that’s as fresh and clean as it should be. To save you time, money and the frustration of having to rewash your laundry load, we’re sharing some top tips on the best ways to use powder laundry detergent for brilliantly clean laundry every time.

The Power of Laundry Washing Powder

Whether you’re preparing for a big meeting, a holiday or getting your little one ready for their first day of school, you want your laundry to be spotlessly clean and fresh so that you look and feel your best too. Which is where laundry washing powder comes in. Laundry powder is a type of detergent that is formulated to help remove dirt and stains from clothing. It comes in powder form that can be used in both hand and machine washing. When your laundry detergent doesn’t perform, it can result in detergent residue building up on your garments over time and a washing load that isn’t fresh or clean.

To use your laundry detergent effectively to achieve clean and fresh laundry, try these top tips.

5 Tips to Use Laundry Powder the Right Way for

  1. Read the label: The first step in using your laundry powder correctly to get the best resullts is to read the label. This will tell you how much to use, what temperature to wash your clothes at, and any other special usage instructions so you can use the powder effectively.

  2. Measure carefully: It can be tempting to just eyeball the amount of laundry powder you use, but if you use too little, your clothes won't get clean, and if you use too much you may end up with residue on your clothes. Follow the label instructions on the amount of detergent to use for your load size and then use a measuring cup or scoop to ensure that you are using the right amount.

  3. Pre-treat stains: If you’re dealing with a particularly tough stain, pre-treating it before washing can help ensure that it comes out. Mix a small amount of laundry washing powder with water to create a paste, then apply it directly to the stain, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wash as normal.

  4. Give your detergent a boost: Alternatively, to help treat tough stains, consider giving your detergent a boost by adding half a cup of bicarbonate of soda to your laundry load. Bicarbonate of soda (or baking soda) can help to boost the cleaning powers of your laundry powder to ensure spotlessly clean and fresh washing.

  5. Use a washing powder that works!: Without an effective laundry washing powder, achieving clean laundry is almost impossible. To ensure you get a quality clean from your laundry powder, we recommend you use the brand you can trust for a brilliant clean to your laundry every time – Sunlight. You can rely on Sunlight’s 2 in 1 Hand Washing and Auto powders to help you achieve gorgeously fragranced and fantastically clean laundry with every wash. So if you wondered which laundry powder is best for fragranced and stain-free washing, try the Sunlight range of laundry washing powders today!

By following our tips to use your washing powder effectively to ensure you get results, and by always choosing Sunlight laundry powder, you can ensure that your laundry comes out looking clean and smelling amazing every time. So transform laundry day into a breeze by using Sunlight washing powders and our tips, for spotlessly clean and beautifully fragranced washing, every time.

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What are the active ingredients of laundry powder?

The active ingredients in laundry powder vary depending on the brand and type of detergent. However, most laundry powders contain a combination of surfactants, enzymes and builders.

What types of powdered laundry detergents are high-efficiency?

High-efficiency laundry powders are designed to be used in high-efficiency washing machines, which use less water than traditional machines. High-efficiency detergents are highly concentrated, which means you can use less detergent per load.

Which laundry detergent powder works the best?

We recommend any of the Sunlight Laundry Washing Powders to ensure spotlessly clean and beautifully fragranced laundry.

Does vinegar enhance laundry powder?

You can use vinegar to enhance your laundry powder but it’s important to ensure you only add the white vinegar to your load during the rinse cycle so it does not interfere with the cleaning ingredients in your laundry detergent.

Can hot water make laundry powder more efficient?

Yes, hot water can help to activate the cleaning agents in certain laundry powders, making it easier for them to work effectively. However, it's important to note that not all clothes can be washed in hot water, as high temperatures can damage certain types of fabrics and cause colours to fade or bleed.

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