Water hardness

Water often has minerals dissolved in it. The higher the amount of dissolved minerals, the harder the water is.¬† Understanding…

Soapberries (aka Soap Nuts)

Soapberries or soap nuts come from the¬†Sapindus mukorossi tree. They contain saponin,1 which is a glucoside with foaming characteristics, i.e….

Excess suds in Front Loaders

Overview Suds are bubbles or froth normally produced during a wash cycle. Excess suds in the main wash however prevent…

Using essential oils with cloth wipes

We do not recommend using essential oils with cloth wipes. There is no way to conclusively know safe dosages, especially for pregnant or breastfeeding women, children and infants.

Fragrance in Detergents

Overview Smell is subjective, some people dislike fragrance, some love fragrance. Fragrances are included in detergents to cover the smell…


Enzymes help remove stains, increase whiteness, eliminate fabric pills, and prevent resoiling.