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There are four core ingredient 'groups' you can use to remove stains from clothing.

They can be confusing because they are often touted for having the same product benefits, but can absolutely NEVER be found together.

This is because smooshed into the same formulation, they will have a big fight and render each other unproductive, and unstable. 

These four core product groups are Enzymes and Surfactants (found in our detergent), and Oxygen Bleach and Solvent (found in our stain remover). 

When applied correctly, there's no stain our laundry detergent + stain remover can't tame. 

Here are the details: 

Enzymes

Best for: Blood, Grass, Chocolate and Mud Stains 

Why: Enzymes are responsible for breaking biological matter down. Sourced sustainably, our enzymes are extremely high performing, and will break down proteins, starches and fats by breaking up stain molecules into more soluble ones allowing them to completely wash away. 

Found in: Original Laundry Detergent, Advanced Wash, Wool and Delicate Wash 

Surfactants 

Best for: Cooking Oils, Sweat, Grease and Butter stains 

WhySurfactants help to remove the daily grime from your clothes by surrounding the soil particles and effectively lifts it from your clothes. Our surfactants are naturally derived, and form micelles around oil-based stains allowing them to dissolve completely. 

Found in: Original Laundry Detergent, Advanced Wash, Wool and Delicate Wash 

Solvents

Best for: Oil-Based Paint, Juice, Inks, Tomato Sauce, Mustard, Berry stains 

Why: Solvents help pull apart molecules and dissolve them into a solvent solution. Particularly great for oil and water based stains, once broken down or diluted by the solvent, will allow the mark to wash away. 

Found in: Stain Remover 

Natural Bleaches 

Best for: Tea, Coffee and Red Wine Stains 

WhyOur natural bleach is an oxidising agent that is the ingredient that helps with the removal of stains.  It is safe to use on all washable, dye-stable fabrics. Just like other oxygen-based bleaches, hydrogen peroxide breaks down safely into water and oxygen and is one of the most environmentally friendly stain removal ingredients available. 

Found in: Stain Remover 

 

So there you have it your guide to almost every 'type' of cleaning ingredient found on the market, across almost every product. 

If you wan't to remove stains like a pro, we recommend that look up exactly what you're dealing with, and pick your weapon of choice and use that as your leading attacker.  

BUT. If you really feel you don't need to be an expert on stains - you'd rather a plan that just works well pretty much all the time - here is your strategy. 

 

  1. Remove granular residue by dabbing with a wet cloth

  2. Spot treat with detergent first and let it sit for 10-30 minutes 

  3. Then spot treat over the top with our stain remover 

  4. Wash as normal with your preferred detergent

Simple as that. 



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