I recently discovered that powdered laundry detergent is more environmentally friendly. According to The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference switching to powdered laundry detergent has the power to save thousands of gallons of water per year!
“Liquid laundry detergent is almost 80% water, a valuable non-renewable resource. If 20,000 Americans switched to powdered laundry detergent, it would save 55,000 gallons of water per year. You can have even more of an impact by switching to powdered dishwasher detergent too.”
I’ve recently been testing Arm & Hammer’s new Power Paks. Rather than liquid filled packets, they’ve taken a different approach and have put pre-measured amounts of powdered detergent into water soluble packets. Made of 99 percent active ingredients, the formula which contains micro-crystals offers powerful stain removal and deep down cleaning power. It’s designed to work in standard and high-efficiency front loading washing machines and works well in all water temperatures. I didn’t experience any unwanted residue while using Arm & Hammer Power Paks.
I don’t think I’ve ever really used powdered detergents. Lately I’ve been using liquid packs because they are so convenient and less messy. I really like these powdered packs though — just as convenient and apparently “greener”! My clothes come out smelling fresh, in part from the baking soda boosters that neutralize and eliminate odors. The fragrance isn’t strong in these so your clothing doesn’t come out super perfumed, just fresh.
Power Paks are available in two formulas:
- ARM & HAMMERTM Plus OxiCleanTM Crystal Burst Power Paks combine the power of OxiCleanTM Stain Fighters and ARM & HAMMERTM Baking Soda. The formula contains four types of active stain fighting ingredients to tackle a variety of stains, including dirt, grass, blood and oil. ARM & HAMMERTM Plus OxiCleanTMCrystal Burst Power Paks are 99 percent active. Available in 16, 24 and 50 Pak counts at a suggested retail price range of $2.99 to $9.99.
- ARM & HAMMERTM Toss n’ Done™ Power Paks provide trusted cleaning and freshening in a fast and easy new form with unique micro-crystals and the power of ARM & HAMMERTM Baking Soda. Available in 20 and 60 Pak counts at a suggested retail price range of $2.99 to $9.99.
For more information, visit www.armandhammer.com.
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