Does CARE&S have a smell?
Perfuming CARE&S would remove the eco-friendliness and also make life harder for people with allergies. Two things we care about. After washing your clothes with CARE&S the smell is neutral and fresh.
Can I use CARE&S for color laundry?
CARE&S can be used for all the colors in the rainbow. CARE&S does not contain chlorine or other bleach, which are commonly used in artificially made cleaners and which can be harmful to clothes over a longer period of time. In many cases clothes fade and lose color.
Will CARE&S fade dark colored laundry?
CARE&S is developed to be very gentle to all fabrics. CARE&S does not contain chlorine or other bleach, which are commonly used in artificially made cleaners and can be harmful to clothes over a longer period of time. In many cases clothes can begin to lose color over time.
Can I use CARE&S for synthetic fibers (commonly used in sport clothes)?
CARE&S is excellent for washing sport clothes. As it is free from chemicals, it is very gentle towards the fabric in the clothes.
Can I use CARE&S for silk and wool?
Yes. Silk and wool can be washed with CARE&S The enzymes won't destroy the materials, as we only use ingredients of best quality.
Can I use CARE&S with any type of washing machine?
CARE&S recommend that you use a water and energy efficient washing machine. However, it works fine with any machine.
Has there been any testings for allergy/sensitive skin?
CARE&S is developed with the sensitive human skin in mind and has been approved by the Asthma and Allergy Association in Sweden. It does not contain any chemicals that will remain in the textile fibers, and it does not contain perfume. Conventional laundry detergents, softeners, and dryer sheets contain a combination of many toxic chemicals that are left behind in clothing, diapers, sheets, dish cloths, etc. after washing.
What are the exact ingredients in the product?
The product contains sodium percarbonate, softener and enzymes – nothing more. All ingredients are biodegradable and harmless for nature and human. We stripped down on everything else that is unnecessary to get your clothes clean.
Does CARE&S work in cold water?
CARE&S works very well in cold water and low temperatures, however we recommend washing at 40 C/100 F temperature as we care about your health and safety. Bacteria will only die in temperature above this temperature. To save energy, we recommend you instead use a high-efficient washer machine.
Can I hand-wash with CARE&S?
You can easily tap up water in a bowl and add the detergent when you wash your finest clothes or when you are traveling. You get the best washing result by letting the detergent mix well with the water before soaking the clothes.To prevent your skin and sensitve areas getting in direct contact with the enzymes, we recommend you wash your hands well afterwards, or that you use protecting gloves.
Can I use CARE&S for white laundry?
CARE&S is developed to be very gentle to all fabrics, to your skin and to the environment. Remember, it won’t remove the hardest stains, but is designed to make the clothes clean with minimal tearing on the fibers during your wash cycle, and without leaving detergent in the clothes after. The tablet is hyper concentrated and pre-dosed to help you use the right amount of detergent. CARE&S does not contain optical brightener and will keep your white synthetic garments white.
Is CARE&S good at getting rid of stains on my clothing?
CARE&S has proved to work equivalent on stains as regular detergents, but with much less dosage. It won’t remove the hardest stains, but is designed to make the clothes clean with minimal tearing on the fibers during your wash cycle, without leaving detergent in the clothes after and with minimal impact on the environment. The tablet is hyper-concentrated and pre-dosed to help you use the right amount of detergent.
Can I use CARE&S for children’s clothing?
CARE&S could and should be used for children’s clothing. CARE&S cares for the human body, both children and grownups. Being natural and pre-dosed, it doesn’t leave any chemicals to the materials to irritate the sensitive skin.
Can I use softeners with CARE&S?
CARE&S recommend you not to use softeners since they effect the environment negatively.
How can such a small tablet be enough for a fully loaded washing machine?
The CARE&S tablet is hyper concentrated. This was designed especially to make it easier for you to use just the right amount of detergent for one machine load. This way you avoid overdosing of detergent and save quite a lot of money and ecological resources used to create new to this world, in addition to creating unnecessary garbage and waste. Shop only exactly the amount you need, and use exactly the amount you need. That’s our philosophy for economical ecology. For fully loaded machine with heavily soiled laundry, or hard water, we do however recommend to use two tablets.
Do I need to change the amount with different water quality?
Yes – water hardness makes a difference, as does the size of your laundering. One tablet is enough for the finest clothes that you wash separately or in smaller loads. Washing a full load of a large machine, or in areas with harder water, we recommend you to use two tablets.
How can the product work without tensides/surfactants?
The enzymes and sodium carbonate in the tablets are the active ingredients. That the detergent needs surfactants is just a myth. Our tests show that CARE&S function similar to other regular detergents. However, many tests today are costumed to the traditional detergents, and have little to do with reality. We choose not to follow these “test requirement” but to test the function in real life, with real people, and real laundry. If start adding chemicals to the detergent, it will add a function, but also an adverse – so then you need to add another chemical to adjust that adverse, and so forth. We stripped down to the basics – getting your clothes clean with care for you, care for the clothes and care for the environment.
What makes CARE&S environmentally friendly?
The ingredients in the CARE&S detergent make it eco-friendly. CARE&S is made out of biodegradable ingredients and doesn’t contain phosphates, surfactants or other chemicals harmful for the environment, your clothes or your skin. The detergent is hyper-concentrated for you to not overdose. It is also packaged in recycled-paper tubes, which can be recycled again, all in all to reduce as much as waste as possible.
Is the CARE&S packaging eco-friendly?
The product is packaged in the US. Most of the packaging is made out of 100% recycled paper fibers. To prevent the tablets from moisture, we added a poly kraft liner and a plastic overcap. All materials are 95% Post Consumer Content. Everything can be recycled again. We are constantly searching for new and even better packaging materials to improve the sustainability. See, we think that every gram and inch counts, and because of this we want to minimize any additional material used in our packaging, and to concentrate to the most important: getting the detergent to your laundering. We are also keen on keeping the design nice so that the packaging not only can be recycled, but also reused for other purposes. We encourage people to send us pictures how the use their empty containers.
What is the ecological footprint of CARE&S?
The exact ecological footprint of the product is still in calculation. You see, it’s not a simple to come up with an exact measure. However, we know that it’s much smaller than what the traditional detergents have, because of several reasons: first, the production method and ingredients support sustainability – all our products are truly biodegradable and ecological. The product does not contain surfactants or other chemicals, which will harm the nature; secondly, all production is done in Sweden, a country with stringent laws on environmental and labor requirements, as well as plenty of fossil-fuel free electricity, – and the packaging in the US, we don’t have to send the packaging many times around the world before you get the product; third, the ready made doses help you to prevent overdosing; and forth, the hyper concentrated form enables us to keep the packaging size very small. The packaging is also made out of recycled material, which can be recycled again. Does this sound effective enough to you?