Make Sense Of Detergent Label Symbols!

The most important piece of advice the detergent and cleaning product manufacturers can give you is also the simplest: please always read the label before using a product. Unfortunately, it rarely happens, even though it’s very important. Here’s why.

By carefully reading and following the instructions provided, you can protect yourself and the environment, while also getting optimal performance from the product. Labels also carry information on what to do in the event of an accident.

To save you time, and to make it easier for you, here’s a short guide to the type of information you can expect to find on the label and what it signifies. The following phrases and icons (which can be found on packs/bottles of detergents and cleaning products) should always be taken into account.


Keep away from children.


Keep away from eyes.

If product gets into eyes rinse thoroughly with water.


Rinse hands after use.


Sensitive or damaged skin.

People with sensitive or damaged skin should avoid prolonged contact with the product.


Do not ingest.

If product is ingested then seek medical advice.



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Do not change container to store contents.


Do not mix with other products.


Ventilate the room after use.

Transfer refill content in the original container only.


Use with dry hands.


Close the lid properly.


Close the bag properly.


Do not pierce, break or cut.

Isn’t it better to do the cleaning, while knowing that everyone and everything is safe around you?

Also, check out the 
general questions people have regarding laundry here.

Learn more laundry tips here.

Read quick & easy home upkeep tips here.

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