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Things You Didn't Know About Liquid Detergent

Are you wondering what is liquid detergent? Read more.


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What is Liquid Detergent?

Ever wondered how your favourite clothes liquid detergent, like Skip Anti-Ageing Detergent, actually came about? And even how it works to fight the signs of clothes ageing? We've put together an interesting read on what liquid laundry detergent is, how it works and how to get the most effective, and cost-saving benefits from this great product. Read on to find out more facts about liquid detergent, that we'll bet you didn't know.

What Was the First Liquid Laundry Detergent?

Way back in ancient Babylon, soap-like materials were used with water to clean fabrics and are the earliest known form of washing powder. The first official liquid detergent soap, or laundry detergent was created by American brand, Wisk, over 65 years ago.

Things You Didn't Know About Liquid Detergent:

  • Wisk created the first liquid detergent, starting the trend in washing detergent from powders to liquids

  • The first soap-like material used to clean clothes was used in 2800 BC

  • Liquid detergent concentrate is required to contain at least 90% biodegradable ingredients, called surfactants, to prevent water pollution.

What Is the Chemistry Behind Laundry Detergent?

In essence, liquid laundry detergent is made up of a variety of soap-like compounds which are soluble in water. These compounds are called sulfonates and are able to penetrate into clothing fibres to remove dirt and grime. Laundry detergents can also contain other ingredients like fragrances, dyes and bleach too.

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Skip Liquid Laundry Detergent is formulated with its special enzyme system that penetrates deep into the fabric, smoothing fibres so that stains can wash away easily. The liquid detergent is more concentrated than powder detergent and can offer a more concentrated cleaning and anti-ageing benefits.

What Is the Best Way to Store My Liquid Detergent?

At Cleanipedia, we recommend storing your liquid detergent in the packaging in which it is bought to save from using unnecessary amounts of extra plastic. The Skip packaging is recyclable too, so when it is finished, remember to recycle the bottle. Here are some more liquid detergent usage tips for safety:

  • Store in high or locked cupboards away from children and vulnerable people.

  • Do not pour directly onto your skin, if it happens though, rinse well with warm water.

  • If ingested, do not induce vomiting, rather drink water and call emergency services for assistance.

What Is the Most Cost-Effective Use Liquid Laundry Detergent?

What Is the Most Efficient Way to Use Laundry Detergent? Every liquid laundry detergent comes with a simple, easy-to-follow guide on how to use your product in the most efficient way. Always follow the guidelines and do not be tempted to use more liquid than recommended. For more cleaning tips and tricks, visit Cleanipedia today.

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