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Zote Laundry Soap - About.com Laundry Product Review

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Zote Laundry Soap - About.com Laundry Product Review

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The Bottom Line

Zote is a reliable product for hand washing delicate garments and pretreater for removing oily stains. It can also be used to create your own homemade laundry detergent.
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  • Very good product for handwashing delicate clothes.
  • Can be used to make homemade laundry deterent.
  • Availability increasing in U.S. stores.
  • Available online.


  • Not effective for all stain removal.


  • Laundry Soap Bar.
  • Leading laundry soap in Mexico.
  • Effective for hand washing delicate clothes and to remove body oils and soil.

Guide Review - Zote Laundry Soap - About.com Laundry Product Review

Zote Laundry Soap is one of the leading laundry products in Mexico and it is now available in the United States. Zote is manufactured by Fábrica de Jabón la Corona, a Mexican company that produces household cleaning products and edible cooking oils. Along with Zote, they export laundry detergents Roma, Foca and Blanca Nieves in liquid and powder formulas to the U.S. Zote is available in single or double bar packs. While it comes in white, pink or blue, the formula and cleaning abilities are all the same. It seems that different areas of Mexico just favor different colors!

Listed ingredients are:

  • Sodium tallowate (beef tallow)
  • Sodium Cocoate (coconut oil)
  • Fragrance (citronella oil)
  • Optical Brighteners
  • Dye (Pink and Blue Bars only)

    Zote is recommended for hand-washing delicate items like lingerie and knitwear.It is safe on colors and all washable fabrics. It can also be used to remove body oil and soil around collars and cuffs. As with Fels Naptha Soap, Zote can be grated to make homemade laundry detergent. Zote is actually offered in a grated form in some areas for ease of use.

    I gave Zote a try on oily stains and it worked well. Before using on certain stains, check our stain removal chart to be sure that soap will not set the stain. While not effective on every type of stain, Zote can find a spot in your laundry room.

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