How Much Laundry Detergent Do You Really Need?

Most laundry detergent stands up against stains and odors to keep clothes looking fresh, but if you use too much detergent, there’s a chance you’ll make a bigger mess.

It’s a fine line to walk. You want enough laundry soap to make your clothes clean, but not so much that you have a soapy, bubbly problem. Using too much detergent will leave a residue that won’t fully rinse out. Your clothes are supposed to knock and rub against each other to release trapped dirt, but excess detergent provides too many suds and keeps clothes from doing so.

Amount of Detergent

But how much is too much? The amount of laundry detergent you need depends on a few factors: load size, concentration of the formula and the type of laundry machine in use — high efficiency or standard. With higher-concentrated laundry detergents, you can use less liquid per load than standard laundry detergents, helping you get more loads out of each bottle.

However, with some brands, it’s sometimes hard to read the cap. Do you fill it up all the way to the top or the fourth line from the bottom? Biokleen is taking out the guesswork.

Biokleen’s honest-dosing cap easily measures the right amount for your family’s laundry loads. Use half a cap for High Efficiency washers, small loads or handwashing, and use a full cap for standard washers and large loads.

It might not seem like a lot of detergent, but Biokleen laundry liquids are highly concentrated to give you three times more loads per ounce than the leading natural brand.

Types of Detergent

Certain types of detergents will also help you crush laundry day. If your family needs a hypoallergenic detergent, Biokleen’s Free & Clear Laundry Liquids are perfect for those with sensitive skin. They don’t contain any fragrances or dyes.

Are you active? Biokleen’s Sport Laundry Liquid is great for washing active wear and sports gear. It handles funky smelling gym clothes using special enzymes that target and neutralize odors caused by sweat.

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