Who invented laundry detergents?

Answer Laundry detergent was invented in 1946 by Procter & Gamble, which coincided with the launch of the first automatic washing machine. The detergent, known by the trade name "Tide," was specifically i... Read More »

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What did people use to clean laundry stains before detergents were invented?

Prior to the invention of laundry detergent in the 1920s, people used soap flakes to clean stains from their clothing. Soap flakes fell out of favor during World War II, and laundry detergent was c... Read More »

Are fragrance detergents or plain detergents better for laundry?

On One Hand: Plain DetergentsPlain laundry detergents, or those without added scents, are better for your skin and your clothes. Detergents with artificial scents can cause skin irritation and leav... Read More »

Types of Laundry Detergents?

Consumers have many choices among laundry detergents. Laundry detergents are available in many different forms. In addition to liquid and powder forms, detergents come in different formulas to ma... Read More »

Which laundry detergents are SLS-free that I can buy at the big stores?

I don't think you will find sodium lauryl sulfate-free detergents at supermarkets. Your best bet is to shop at health food stores or to buy on line. Here is a short list of sodium lauryl sulfate-... Read More »