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Sunlight Auto Powder vs Auto Liquid

Are you wondering which is better, washing powder or liquid detergent? Is it really a competition? Do you have to prefer one product over the other, or does each product have its own benefits? It can be hard to decide whether to use a washing powder vs a liquid one.


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Sunlight Auto Powder vs Auto Liquid
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Some people swear by powders, while others find them difficult to dissolve and often leave residue on clothes. Others prefer liquids because they're easier to measure out and don't require any stirring.

Sunlight 2in1 Auto Washing Powder is the best of both worlds - it dissolves quickly and easily, leaving no residue behind, but it's also gentle enough for all types of fabrics. Plus, the Sunlight range of machine-washing powders are available in a variety of fragrances, so you can choose the one that smells best to you.

We take a closer look at this range of washing powders, looking at the difference between auto powders and auto liquids. We also discuss the benefits of the Sunlight 2in1 Auto Washing Powder range and how to use it.

Washing powder vs washing liquid – what’s the difference?

It’s simple enough to understand that the main difference between washing powder and liquid detergent is the fact that one is in a powder form, and one is in a liquid form. However, what is the more intricate difference between these two types of laundry detergents?

Washing Powders are made from a range of ingredients including surfactants, silicates, anti-redeposition agents, enzymes, perfumes and optical brighteners and are formulated together into a powder form. The powder itself is formulated to dissolve in water when it is under the friction of pressure, such as spinning or movement.

Washing liquids contain very similar ingredients as powder, including surfactants, perfumes and optical brighteners and are, of course, formulated into a liquid form. Washing liquids dissolve immediately in water.

Benefits of Sunlight Auto Washing Powder

When we say Sunlight 2in1 Auto Washing Powder is the best of both worlds, we really mean it. The Sunlight Auto Washing Powder range not only offers excellent value for money, but it also doesn’t have any of the cons that go along with washing powders in general. Here is more detail on the benefits of this washing powder range for automatic washing machine use:

  • The Sunlight range is a washing powder and fabric conditioner in one – so you will be saving money on buying two different products when you use it.

  • South Africans trust sunlight to remove grease, dirt and stains and this Sunlight product does the same job. It gets rid of dirt and stains, leaving laundry thoroughly cleaned.

  • With two sensational scents to choose from, you will ensure there is a fresh, lasting scent left on your clothing when using this detergent.

  • Sunlight Auto Washing Powder dissolves quickly in water, leaving no risk of residue or build-up being left behind on the clothing or in the washing machine.

  • The auto washing powder range is available in 1kg, 2kg and 3kg packaging, making it more convenient to choose the right product for your needs.

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How to use Sunlight Auto Washing Powder

When it comes to using a product like washing powder, we always recommend using the exact dosage recommended for the best results. Too much or too little powder can have negative effects on your clothing and machine. Use this guide for best results when using Sunlight 2in1 Auto Powder:

  • For a normal load of washing in a front loader machine, use one scoop (which is 180ml) of powder. For heavily soiled clothing, you can use one and a half scoops.

  • For a normal load of washing in a front loader machine, use one and a half scoops (which is 270ml) of powder. Use two cups for heavily soiled loads.

Can you use powder and liquid detergent together?

We recommend choosing one type of product and sticking to it. When you mix washing powder with a liquid detergent, you could be overdosing on detergent which could result in stained clothing and even clogging of the pores and pipes of your washing machine.

Trust Sunlight for a pure and gentle clean, whether you’re using the Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid, the Sunlight laundry bars, or even the Auto & Handwash Liquid range. Pick up a packet of Sunlight 2in1 Auto Washing Powder from your local retailer today – you’ll be glad you did.


Is auto washing powder more effective than auto liquid detergent?

Both are effective in cleaning your clothes thoroughly – especially when you choose Sunlight products – but it really depends on your preference. Sunlight 2in1 Auto Washing Powder has the power of a powder detergent without the build-up or residue.

What are the key ingredients that make washing powder different from liquid detergent?

A washing powder is a detergent in a powder form, whereas washing liquid is a detergent in a liquid form.

Can you mix washing powder with liquid detergent?

It is not advisable to mix these two products, because you could be overdosing your machine which could lead to residue stains.

What are the benefits of using auto washing powder over auto liquid detergent - or vice versa)?

Some people find washing powders difficult to dissolve, often leaving residue on clothes. Washing liquids are easier to measure out and don't require any stirring. However, Sunlight 2in1 Auto Washing Powders offer the best of both worlds, easy to dissolve leaving no residue.

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