The Bottom Line
- 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:
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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