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Foca Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Product Review

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Foca Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Product Review

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The Bottom Line

Foca Laundry Detergent (powdered formula) is effective in removing normal soil and stains. It is less expensive than many detergents.
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  • Effectively removes normal soil and stains from laundry
  • Less expensive than many brands of detergent


  • Should not be used in high-efficiency (he) washers
  • Plastic bag packaging is difficult to use
  • Not readily available in all areas


  • Powdered laundry detergent manufactured in Mexico
  • Effectively removes normal soil and stains
  • Less expensive than most laundry detergents

Guide Review - Foca Laundry Detergent - About.com Laundry Product Review

Foca Laundry Detergent is manufactured by Fábrica de Jabón la Corona, a Mexican company that produces household cleaning products and edible cooking oils. Along with Foca, they export laundry detergents Roma, Blanca Nieves in liquid and powder formulas and Zote Laundry Bars and Laundry Flakes to the U.S.

Foca laundry detergent is phosphate-free and comes in a powdered formula, liquid and 3X liquid. Listed ingredients are:

  • Cleaning Agents - Lineal Anionic Surfactant and Proteolitic Enzyme
  • Water Softener - Aluminosilicates and silicate
  • Soil Suspending Agent - C.M.C
  • Optical Brightener
  • Perfume

    Foca (which means seal in Spanish - check out the package graphics) is the most effective of the Jabon detergents because it has the added enzyme action that helps remove stains. I tried it with laundry with normal soil and a few grass stains. It worked well in removing the stains. The package recommends using one cup of detergent which I feel is way too much. I used about 1/2 cup in a top loader. The Foca powder formula is not recommended for high-efficiency machines; however, there is a 3X liquid formula that is safe for he machines.

    Foca powdered laundry detergent comes in a variety of sizes in a plastic bag. I found that difficult to use without spilling so I transferred it to a big plastic storage box. It can be found in some mass merchandisers, Latin grocery stores and online.

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    User Reviews

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     4 out of 5
    Great Product, Member IKnowDoneThat

    On a tour trip in Mexico I approached a lady who caught my attention as she hand washed outside her home and the smell alone brought me to her. Very kind and sweet she compared her kids playing clothes that she had already washed and the one's she hadn't & the difference was impressive. Finally bumping into FOCA here at home I gave it a try and love it. Washes with heavy suds, small amount goes a long way, not as bag tells to use a cup TOO MUCH!, clothes smells good soft, perfect on dirt! AND BEST OF ALL for sure it's less expensive than many brands of laundry detergents AND just as good. Why pay high price when you can get the same value on non-commercial/advertised detergents. BAD THING its scarcely food. Referred to friends and they also Love it. GAVE 4 STARS BECAUSE IT'S NOT SOLD IN MANY PLACES AT ALL :-(

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