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Is this used for washing clothes?

(If so that's what we in the USA would call "powdered laundry detergent.")

And what does "biological" mean? Something about enzymes?

Is there a similar product in the USA?

Thanks.

(This came from watching How Clean Is Your House)

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Bump cause I'm curious now too... wonder if biological is used in place of "natural"...

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It has proteolytic enzymes in it that "eat" the stains....

ETA: its good for blood, sweat, egg yolks...any stains that are proteinaceous in nature.
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: Bio powder has enzymes and is more than just detergent. It is more likely to cause skin irritation; people with sensitive skin use non-bio powders like Fairy.
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So funny! I was just coming to ask if you've been watching "How Clean is Your House". Dd loves that show.
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: Bio powder has enzymes and is more than just detergent. It is more likely to cause skin irritation; people with sensitive skin use non-bio powders like Fairy.
I've never seen Fairy soap in the USA but I see it in old ads sometimes. That's cool that it's still around in the UK. Old Fairy ad from the United States:
http://cgi.ebay.com/HAVE-YOU-A-LITTL...QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.fairiesworld.com/fairygifts/fairysoap.shtml

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Oh 'How clean is your house?' is great. I love that they don't use many harsh chemicals nor rip out the kitchen or bathroom and replace it to make it look good again.

Bio powder really works for cleaning hobs and sticky grill pans, I can vouch for it! I make some sticky meatballs with honey, mustard and soy sauce and once the pan has been under the grill the only thing that will get that burnt honey off is boiling water and bio powder left to soak overnight. It is usually used to wash clothes - sorry I missed that bit of your question.

Who do you like best, Kim or Aggie?

We use Fairy liquid to was dishes too. It is great for blowing bubbles with a wand
http://www.fairynonbio.co.uk/index.htm
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Dd and I love that show!

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How Clean Is Your House is my new obsession! I love that show!
The blond lady is always smelling everything, it grosses me out! LOL
It's only on our BBC America channel once. I'm pretty sure they had a US version, but it's never on anymore.

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I've never seen Fairy soap in the USA but I see it in old ads sometimes. That's cool that it's still around in the UK. Old Fairy ad from the United States:
http://cgi.ebay.com/HAVE-YOU-A-LITTL...QQcmdZViewItem

http://www.fairiesworld.com/fairygifts/fairysoap.shtml
I have a tin advertisement for Fairy Soap in my bathroom (the blue one in the middle of the second link). Never seen the real soap in the store though.

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How Clean Is Your House is my new obsession! I love that show!
The blond lady is always smelling everything, it grosses me out! LOL
I know! Dd actually gags during the gross parts, but she still loves it! I love how the blond lady wears mini-skirts and high-heels when they first go into a house. She rules!
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Who do you like best, Kim or Aggie?
I can't decide.

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biological washing powder is.....Biz with enzymes!!!!!!!
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So is there an eqivelant in the US?
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I have a new obsession w/ that show, too...but I also get grossed out by Aggie smelling everything and them touching stuff w/o gloves. Yuck-o! The show is always on when I nurse Blaise so Cole and I watch it while Blaise eats. I also like "You Are What You Eat" which is on right before HCIYH.


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ok so did some looking.

Biological powder is laundry detergant (or washing powder as they say down here in the south) with enzymes.

So powdered Tide and Gain for sure. It has it (enzymes) listed in the ingredients.

Hope that helps anyone else who was wondering.

Love HCIYH DD loves it too.
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