FAQ: Laundry

Get answers to frequently asked questions about laundry, fabric care, stain removal and much more.

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Liquid

In what formulations and sizes are ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Laundry Detergents available?

ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Laundry Detergents are available in several varieties, including: classic formula, ARM & HAMMER Essentials® Detergent, ARM & HAMMER® Plus OxiClean® Detergent, and Perfume & Dye Free. The available sizes range from 1.84 L to 6.2 L (62.5 oz to 210 oz). And a variety of fragrances are available.

If you are having trouble locating a specific item, you may want to ask your local store manager to order it for you.

Do ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergents contain enzymes?

Yes. Only ARM & HAMMER® Plus OxiClean® contains enzymes. Enzymes are complex proteins used in laundry detergents to catalyze (speed up) reactions that break up stains so that they can be washed away more easily.

Are ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergents biodegradable? Are they safe for septic systems?

The cleaning agents in the ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergents are biodegradable and safe for septic systems.

Are the ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Laundry Detergents bottles recyclable?

Yes, the bottles are recyclable. The bottles are HDPE #2 plastic which is recyclable in most areas. Check with your local recycling center for specific recycling directions in your area.

Can I use other laundry additives (i.e. liquid fabric softener,
 ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda, Baking Soda, OxiClean® laundry boosters, or pre-treaters) with ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergents?

Yes, our liquid detergent products can be used in conjunction with any commercially available laundry additives.

Can the blue detergent cause a garment to spot or turn blue?

The blue colourant is specially formulated for liquid laundry detergents. The colourant is water-soluble and it dissipates almost immediately into the wash water.

Can I use any ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergent HE in my regular washing machine?

Yes. All ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Laundry Detergents are HE and are specially formulated to work best in both regular and HE machines.

How do I use Liquid Detergent in my HE machine?

If you have an HE washer, first you add clothes to the washer. Following recommended dosage on the package, pour any ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergent into dispenser if available. Otherwise, pour directly into washer drum. Start washer.

Can ARM & HAMMER® Detergent be used for pre-treating?

Any ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergent can be used for pre-treating. However, as with all detergents, test on an inside seam of the garment for colourfastness before using.

For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Laundry Detergents, see ARM & HAMMER® Liquid Detergent usage instructions.

Arm & Hammer® Super Washing Soda

In what sizes is ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda available?

We offer ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda in a 3KG carton.

Is ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda’s package recyclable?

ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda’s carton is made from 100% recycled paperboard which is considered recyclable. Check with your local recycling center for specific directions in your area.

Is ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda safe for septic systems?

ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda is all natural. It will work well with and is safe for any septic system.

How is ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda different from Baking Soda?

ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda is 100% sodium carbonate and can only be used as a laundry booster and general household cleaner.

ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is 100% sodium bicarbonate and has a myriad of household cleaning, personal care, and deodorizing uses, as well as being a leavening agent. It is important to note that these two are two very different products and cannot be substituted for one another.

Can I use ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda in an HE washing machine?

Yes. ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda can be added to an HE machine.

For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda, see ARM & HAMMER® Super Washing Soda usage instructions.