Directions for Use
Sort your washable clothing, separating dark colors from light colors and whites. Wash heavily soiled items separately from lightly soiled items in order to avoid soil transfer. Any large or dark stains should be pre-treated by pouring a small amount of Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent directly onto the stain and rubbing the detergent in. Rinse the pre-treatment out after a few minutes if you do not plan to launder the item immediately, so as to avoid damaging the fabric. For stubborn stains, pre-soak the clothing in warm water with a small amount of detergent.
On your washing machine, select the appropriate color and temperature settings. In general, wash dark colors in cold or cool water, and wash light colors and whites in cool or warm water. If in doubt, refer to garment care labels for specific instructions. Heavily soiled clothing may require warm water for the best cleaning results. Use cold water for the rinse cycle.
Using the cap provided on top of the Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent bottle, measure out an appropriate amount of detergent and add this amount to your washing machine. For regular sized loads (large setting on your washer), fill the cap up to the REGULAR fill line. For extra large or heavily soiled loads, fill the cap up to the LARGE fill line. For small or lightly soiled loads, fill the cap a little less than half full. Hard water conditions or washing in cold water may require more detergent. Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent will perform best in warm, soft water.
|Regular (large) load
|Extra large load
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Start your washing machine and allow water to mix with the detergent. Add your soiled laundry, taking care to distribute clothes evenly throughout the wash basin. For most effective washing, do not to overload the washing machine.
Do you know...
...about the origins of "Ultra"?
The word "Ultra" that appears on today's laundry detergents means that the laundry detergent is more concentrated then in the past. The switch to ultra formats is an effort to reduce the amount of packaging per use. By concentrating the detergent, less packaging is needed for the same number of wash loads.
Refer to garment care labels for laundering instructions, especially before washing an item for the first time.
Wash and dry dark or very brightly colored new items separately until excess dye has bled out. This avoids having the dye from new clothes transfer onto other items in your wash.
Turn your dark clothes inside-out for laundering. This will help keep the colors from fading and will reduce pilling on the outer surfaces of your clothing.
Planet Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent works well in warm or cold water. Using hot water will not always give you better cleaning results, and it can cause more fading and damage to your fabrics than if cooler wash temperatures had been used. Careful pre-treatment of stains will greatly improve washing performance in any temperature water.
For day-to-day washing, launder your light colors and whites together in warm or cool water. For extra whitening, separate your whites occasionally and wash them in warm water with the addition of a laundry booster like 1/2 cup of baking soda. Borax will also work as a laundry booster, however borax is not recommended if you plan on using the water in a greywater system.
If possible, wash heavily soiled clothes separately from lightly soiled clothes. Heavy soils can transfer onto other items in the wash, causing whites and light colored items to appear dingy.
A 1/2 cup of white vinegar added to the rinse cycle will help soften your clothes, set colors and keep your clothes bright. It will also help remove any detergent or hard water residues and help keep your washing machine clean by removing buildup.
Do you know...
...about "optical brighteners"?
The optical brighteners found in many common laundry detergents are actually tiny particles that stick to the surface of your clothes. These particles make colors appear to be brighter by absorbing invisible ultraviolet light and re-emitting it as blue light. This blue light offsets the yellow light that is produced when colors begin to fade and lose their intensity. Although these optical brighteners may make your clothes appear brighter, they are chemical residues that are intentionally left behind on your clothes and may cause skin irritation or other allergic reactions. Planet laundry detergents do not contain any optical brighteners.
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