Ariel Revita Color liquid detergent questions

bookertJune 9, 2010

Hi,

Since the hispanic market I frequent no longer carries Ariel Baja espuma powder detergent, I decided to try this out.

It's entirely in Spanish and I assume it's for colored clothing. The clerk ( she sort of understood my question) said that, yes, it was for colored clothing.

Has anyone used this detergent? A 1 liter bottle was just over $3. The smell is pleasant, not overly so like the powdered Ariel.

There was also a black bottle that had the word Downey on it. Not sure if it was specifically for black clothing, but would like to know that too if anyone knows.

I previously purchased the VIVA powdered detergent made by Henkel. Does anyone know if it resembles Persil, which is out of my price range? The smell is more tolerable out of the bag than the Ariel as well.

I'm curious if it's ok to wash colored clothing with it?

Thank you for your help!

There is an online store called Latin Products that carry a good variety in case anyone is interested.

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suburbanmd

Do you buy this detergent because it's made for the Mexican market and therefore contains phosphates? If so, you should consider buying STPP from chemistrystore.com, and adding it to whatever US detergent you want. Even with the shipping cost (shipping for a 5 lb. pail roughly doubles the price), it isn't that expensive, because you only need a tablespoon per load. Buy multiple 5 lb. pails, and the shipping is a smaller proportion of the price. I wouldn't buy a larger pail, because of concern about moisture degrading it after it's opened.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 9:00AM
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bookert

suburbanmd,

No, I have STPP already.
I just have the option to try them out and have read how some fellow posters like the mexican detergents so thought I'd give a few a whirl.

The perfume they use in the Revita liquid is still present even after hanging the clothes to dry outside. Not offensive, but I may have used too much. Still experimenting with it.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2010 at 3:01PM
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suburbanmd

I just always assumed that people like the Mexican detergents because they're the only ones available with phosphates...or should I say, because they perform so well, which is due to the phosphates. Phosphates were removed from all U.S.-market laundry detergents years ago, even though laundry detergents with phosphates can still be sold legally in some states.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2010 at 10:32AM
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