Laundry detergents have come a long way since the first bar soaps made from animal fat and lye were offered for sale in the 1700s. The introduction of synthetic detergents to the marketplace in the 1950s offered homemakers more options for fabric care. But it was the 1970s that brought the most significant innovation in the laundry, the addition of enzymes that “attack” specific types of stains. It is those enzymes that separate the men from the boys when it comes to clean laundry.
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Article Written By: Mary Marlowe Leverette
Original Article Posted on: 10/02/19
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