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The practice of making clothes has been in existence since the stone age. For thousands of years people have worn clothes, and as such they had to be washed. This is probably one of the oldest human habits or customs. It started out very basic, using natural substances like sand and rock to scrub off dirt and stains. It soon developed into using natural herbs to wash with.
Ever since coinage was invented around the 6th century BC, people could afford to pay others to do work for them. In the 3rd century, the first public laundromat was established in Alexandria in Egypt. Before this, people had to do their own washing at home.
A lot of people still preferred to wash their clothes at home because they didn’t trust other people with their clothes or because they lived in apartments without a washing machine.
Laundry detergent was first developed in 1879 by a man called James Gamble. He was working for a company that produced soap and he made a new kind of soap for use in washing clothes. He called this new soap ‘ultra’ or ‘amazing’ because it was much better than the old fashioned soap that people usually used for washing clothes at the time.
His laundry detergent was a great success and is still used around the world today.
In the 20th century, most people went and lived in apartments in big cities. Nowadays, most people don’t have their own washing machines so they go to a laundromat to wash their clothes.
Eco friendly detergent usually comes in cardboard boxes or paper-based plastic jugs. They are usually white or brown, but other colors are available. Some detergents come in plastic containers, but usually these detergents are not considered to be natural or green.
There are many different eco-friendly detergents available. Some use plant-based cleaners, some use biodegradable materials in their packaging, and others use less of the ozone-depleting ingredients. Some detergents contain optical brighteners and perfumes, which some people prefer not to use for environmental reasons.
Ecosafe detergents come in a variety of forms. Some are concentrated liquids and some are granular.
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Liquid eco-friendly detergent is made from plant-based cleansers and water. Liquid detergent is more environmentally friendly than powder or tablet detergent because it is easier to transport and doesn’t use as much packaging. If the liquid detergent is concentrated, then the plastic bottle can be recycled after use.
Granular Laundry Detergent
Granular detergent is usually made from a mixture of water, oxygen bleach, and plant-based cleansers. When the granules dissolve in water, they form a cleaning solution that can be used for washing clothes. Some people prefer to use granular detergent because it dissolves slowly, releasing its contents gradually and ensuring thorough cleaning of the clothes.
Some types of granular detergent come in a biodegradable box instead of a plastic or paper bag. The box is made of plant material and can either be thrown in the trash after use or if it is still in good condition, it can be recycled.
Liquid Concentrated Laundry Detergent
This type of detergent usually comes in a large plastic bottle to which water must be added before use. After the water and detergent are mixed, the detergent can be used for washing clothes. This type of detergent comes with a cap on the bottle into which a hose can be connected so that the detergent can be pumped directly into a washer.
This is convenient because it reduces the amount of handling the concentrated detergent and reduces the risk of a spill.
Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent
This type of detergent usually contains natural oils and plant based ingredients. Many natural cleaners are effective grease dissolvers because they are made from plant-based oils. They are also good cleansers and can remove dirt effectively from clothing.
These types of detergents do not usually contain optical brighteners or perfumes, so they may not leave clothes as bright or smelling as fresh as some other types of detergents.
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