washing powder

What Does Biological Washing Powder Contain?

Most biological washing powders on the market today contain both protease and lipase enzymes. 

Protease helps to break the protein chains in stains and dirt as well as on the surface of clothes, while lipase aids in breaking down oils and fats. 

Combined, the two make a perfect combination for getting rid of dirt and stains which have happened upon clothing. 


What Is the Special Ingredient in Bio Powders?

enzymes in bio powder

There is only one difference between non-bio and bio detergents. This is the enzymes contained in bio detergents. 

These enzymes help remove stains and dirt and loosen oils and fats from your laundry. However, they are not normally very friendly to people with sensitive skin. Non-bio tends to be gentler and is a better choice if you have sensitive skin.


Does Biological Detergent Contain Bleach?

Whilst bleach can occasionally be found in some non-bio laundry detergents, it’s relatively uncommon. However, bleach can regularly be found in bio detergents. 

This is because bio detergents are normally used for removing tougher to get out stains and will require more chemicals to help break down dirt and ultimately remove stains.


Does Biological Washing Powder Damage Clothes?

washing powder and clothes

In general, bio detergents will not and should not cause any damage to your clothes when washing. 

However, it is best to avoid using biological washing powder on delicate fabrics like silk and wool as they contain the same type of proteins that biological washing powder is designed to break down and destroy. 

Therefor you are fine to use biological washing powder for most of your clothes but do be aware when using it to wash delicates. Be sure to read the labels on your clothes for the best methods of washing. 


Should I Use Bio or Non-Bio Washing Liquid?

bio or non bio for the environment

For many, it comes down to personal preference over which washing liquid they use. 

Sometimes people using bio washing liquid might find that it can cause their skin to be irritated. It is also not recommended to wash baby clothes using bio laundry detergent as babies’ skin is hypersensitive and it is very likely to cause agitation. 

Non-bio detergent is generally the go to for many people as it does not cause as much or any skin irritation. Non-bio is much better if you suffer from things like dry skin or eczema. 


Can Biological Detergent Cause Itching?

washing powder and itching

Sometimes people who have existing skin conditions like eczema or those who suffer from dry skin can find that bio detergent can cause their skin to be irritated. This is because most bio detergents will contain bleach, which can cause the skin to become agitated. 

However, it is not dangerous to use. Bio detergent should definitely not be used to wash baby clothing. Whilst very effective at removing stains, bio detergent can affect a baby’s sensitive skin and will cause it to become irritated which can lead to other skin issues.