XTRA Laundry Detergent
“There are other measures of self-respect for a man, than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.”
When washing clothes, I use XTRA Laundry Detergent. While I have used several brands in the past, this is the one I most often use now. This particular variety is called Lavender and Sweet Vanilla. Just the name appeals to one’s senses.
XTRA Laundry Detergent is appropriately bottled in a lavender plastic container. The top is a yellow plastic cap with ridges that assist in gripping the top when opening. A 20% bonus is included as stated in a yellow square with white and purple colors. This detergent cleans as well as softens. According to the label, it has the Escape Fabric Softener included within the detergent. The weight is listed as 144 fluid ounces or 4.25 liters. The handle on the side for carrying purposes is quite sturdy. The average person’s hand should fit the wide opening with no problem.
This bottle’s capacity is capable of cleaning 72 medium-size loads. The wording on the front and back is written in both English and Spanish. XTRA Laundry Detergent has no phosphates and is safe for septic tanks. The bottle is recyclable. It comes in a variety of differently scented fragrances. The ingredients consist of biodegradable surfactants.
The directions on the back are placed on an ocean blue colored label that appears to be pasted on. Steps are given for pre-treating if needed for tough stains. You are advised to test the inside of a seam first. This is done to check the colorfastness of the fabric.
When laundering your clothes you fill the yellow cap to the top line for large loads. For more heavily soiled items use more detergent. For smaller loads, you should fill the detergent to the top of bar three. These markings are etched prominently on the cap.
This product should be kept out of the reach of children. If perhaps some get into the eyes, flush with water immediately. And if accidentally swallowed, drink water. In either case, it is recommended that you contact a doctor.
As you remove the top you are greeted with the smells of lavender and vanilla. The two ingredients make for good coupling. There is a large white plastic spout from which the detergent flows through. The detergent’s liquid form is blue in color which mirrors the label on the back of the bottle. It is 2X concentrated.
I have been pleased with this product. The clothes come out with a soft feel and fragrant scent. This can be purchased for about $6.00 at just about any discount store.
This would be a product that I would recommend if freshness along with cleanliness is what you seek in laundry detergent.
XTRA is distributed by Church and Dwight Co., Inc. at 469 North Harrison Street in Princeton, NJ 08543-5297. Their website is www.xtralaundry.com.