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What is Laundry Detergent in Tagalog? History, Kinds and Uses

What is Laundry Detergent in Tagalog? History, Kinds and Uses

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Laundry detergent in Tagalog is called “sabong panlaba.” In English, sabon means “soap” and panlaba means “for washing”. Note that detergent is different from soap, especially the bath soap. Laundry detergent in the Philippines is commonly available in bars and powder. Liquid detergent is also available in the country but is not widely used.  Some people use the terms "detergent" and "soap" interchangeably. However, these two cleaning agents differ in their ingredients and characteristics. Detergents contain chemical ingredients like enzymes that aid in breaking down dirt and stains on fabrics, while soaps typically consist of natural ingredients such as plant oils and animal fats. Historically, Filipino women used to wash clothes in groups by the river, utilizing running water a...