Laundry Detergent Made Simple!

Laundry Detergent Made Simple!

This blog showcases a laundry concentrate that is offered by Surfactant Store. 

Cola®Det 4X Ultra Concentrate

This blend of surfactants is ready to go by just adding fragrance as a 4x concnetrate or you can break it down into a 1x laundry detergent to create multiple gallons from one. 

Creating a laundry detergent can be quite daunting, finding a laundry detergent that not only cleans effectively but also meets your eco-friendly and skin-sensitive needs can be a real game-changer. Using the Cola®Det 4X Ultra Concentrate Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent. This game-changing laundry detergent formulation is not only eco-friendly but also powerful enough to tackle tough stains, all while being gentle on your skin. The caveat, is you are buying direct from a manufacturer and it requires a sales tax certificate for purchase. Let's dive into the details! 

Buy the concentrate here: 

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Watch the video making this formulation and also the results of using different thickeners so you do not have to do a bunch of testing. 


The Ingredients: Some of the standout features of Cola®Det 4X Ultra Concentrate is free from list: 

  • ethoxylates
  • (1,4-dioxane)
  • alcohols
  • lauryl sulfates
  • laureth sulfates
  • parabens
  • formaldehyde

Instead, it's prepared with Suga®Nate 160NC, a 100% natural surfactant that offers powerful cleaning and unparalleled mildness. The remaining ingredients in the formulation are easily obtainable and derived from natural, renewable resources.: 

INCI: Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate and Lauramine Oxide and Decyl Glucoside and Propanediol

Key Features: Now, let's take a closer look at the key features that make this detergent stand out:

  • Super Concentrated Formula: This detergent is 4X ultra-concentrated, which means you need to use very little of it to get great results. For medium or small loads, just use 3/4 oz, and for large or heavily soiled loads, use 1 oz. This not only saves you money but also reduces packaging waste.

  • Fragrance: Add Fragrance up to 3%. 1% is a great start and will give your laundry loads plenty of scent. 
  • Stain-Fighting Power: Tough stains don't stand a chance against this detergent. For extra-stubborn stains, you can even pretreat by applying the detergent directly to the fabric, rubbing gently, and soaking for five minutes.

  • Eco-Friendly: This detergent is a green choice in more ways than one. It's USDA Certified Biobased at 97%, biodegradable, and free from 1,4-dioxane, making it safe for both your clothes and the environment.

  • Hypoallergenic: If you have sensitive skin, you can rest easy knowing that this detergent is hypoallergenic and designed for very low irritation. Now once you add other ingredients you may not want to use this marketing terminology as you have to prove that the ingredients you add are also hypoallergenic. 

  • Free from Harsh Chemicals: Say goodbye to dyes, synthetic fragrances, and optical brighteners. This detergent contains no such additives, making it gentle on your clothes and your skin.

  • Compact and Convenient: Despite its high concentration, this detergent can fit into a small bottle, offering more wash loads per container. Plus, it's designed for use in both standard and HE machines.

  • Customizable: If you like to experiment with your laundry routine, this detergent is compatible with a wide range of additives for enhanced appearance or performance. I love that you can also break down the concentrate to create more detergent to sell or use for personal use. 

Sales Tax Certificate Requirement: For small businesses, it's important to note that purchasing Cola®Det 4X Ultra Concentrate requires a valid sales tax certificate. This certificate ensures that your business is compliant with tax regulations and eligible for wholesale purchases. Be sure to obtain your sales tax certificate before making your purchase.

Recipe for a Simple 1X Laundry Detergent: For those who prefer a 1X concentration, here's a simple recipe to create your own natural liquid laundry detergent:

  • To create 1 gallon of 1X laundry detergent follow the steps below. 

3900 gm total batch: 

  1. Distilled Water                                 77.25%            3013 grams
  2. Xanthan Gum                                  0.5%                20 grams
  3. Cola®Det 4X Ultra Concentrate      20%                780 grams
  4. Fragrance or Essential Oil               1.5%                59 grams
  5. Euxyl PE 9010                                 0.75%              29 grams

Step 1: Mix Xanthan Gum, ColaDet 4x, Fragrance or Essential Oil and Euxyl PE 9010 together. 

Step 2: Mix step 1 mixture into the water and stick blend until fully mixed. 

Step 3: Pour into desired containers and use. 

Depending on the size of the load you can use 1/8 - 1/2 cup of laundry detergent. 



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