Becoming more aware of the many hazardous ingredients contained in most cleaning agents, these facts may also give you some insight into better options for you and your family about the use of detergent.
Surfactants Cause Skin Irritation
If you take a close look at the warning label on your favorite laundry detergent, you’ll notice that it urges you to avoid direct skin contact. Detergents work by removing oils from clothes, and that includes the natural oils produced by your own skin. Among other uses, our natural oils are necessary for protection against microbes.
Surfactants are the main agents that strip away oils, an action that can seriously irritate the skin and aggravate skin issues. Rashes are common when the skin comes in direct contact with detergents, and some sensitive individuals may break out after wearing clothes that have been washed with conventional surfactant-containing detergents.
You Only Need a Little
“Well, these clothes are really dirty, better add extra detergent for good measure.” Have you ever said that? Don’t. If you put too much detergent into the wash, residue will remain on your clothes. This residue is what leads to skin irritation, rashes and possible respiratory distress.
Is it safe to mix different brands of laundry detergent?
I know you’re not supposed to mix certain household chemicals like bleach/ammonia/vinegar together but I was just curious if there was any reason why mixing two or three different brands of detergent could be unsafe in any sort of way.
Safety is life. Safety is procedures/rules to keep people free from danger or injury. Safety applies to anything and everything in life. Safety is arguably one of the most important and meaningful words and/or ways of life for anything and everything living. Safety First. Safety Always.
CAN YOU MIX DIFFERENT BRANDS OF LAUNDRY DETERGENT
You may mix brands, but don’t mix ‘HE’ High efficiency detergents with none ‘HE’ detergents.
‘HE’ detergents are concentrated and formulated for low suds. Always use ‘HE’ detergents in an ‘HE’ washer.
Since they’re similar to each other, sure. I don’t know of any that would be incompatible with each other except in very minor ways. One such minor way is that there are some “color guard” versions that counteract the bleaching effect of water supply chlorine, and others that contain a bleach. Another would be perfumes that clash
Other than that, most detergents are compatible with other brands. I would suggest that you do not mix powered detergents with liquid detergents as this may pose a problem in some soap dispensers. However, some chemicals may not be mixed such as chlorine bleach and ammonia.
There are huge differences between types,brands,and ingredients in laundry detergent. And mixing them is NOT a good idea, but probably won’t hurt anything. There is a huge difference between an alkali(petroleum) based detergent powder and a natural based liquid detergents. Powders are better on grease, oil, and chemical based stains, liquids are better on organic and protein based stains like grass or blood.But presuming you are speaking strictly about liquids, there are still big differences.
The single most critical difference to you as a user is enzymes.Enzymes are what clean clothes now that phosphates have been banned. Enzymes are what clean and enzymes are what cost.Cheaper detergents have less enzymes than expensive ones. And all enzymes are not particularly compatible with other enzymes.They can feed off or destroy each other