In trying out Tollyjoy's Anti-Mite Dust detergent, their other offering was definitely on the cards for testing as well.
[Tollyjoy Powdered Baby Laundry Detergent]
Fist of all, you simply can't ignore the packaging. It's bright and psychedelic - Perfect for those days when you haven't had much sleep, and are already verging on hallucinating.
The detergent smells like detergent. It doesn't have the clove-essence scent like the Anti-Mite Dust formulation, so it will leave your baby's clothing smelling clean and fresh in the traditional sense.
While this variation does have stain removal properties, it only comes with a pre-treatment (as shown below).
It's simple enough to use, with a scoop that gives you demarcations on quantity. However, if there are stubborn stains on the clothing, you definitely need to pre-soak them in a solution of the detergent and water for 30 minutes.
For clothing that isn't stained, however, the formulation is very gentle and effective. Clothing comes out of the wash smelling wonderfully fresh, and there hasn't been an issue with fading colours.
Below, we see what happens when you toss it in the wash without pre-soaking. This was the sleeve of Megatron's nightsuit which she routinely chews on leaving milk and saliva discolouration. In tossing it in the wash without a pre-soak, I found that the stain was minimised very slightly, but still noticeable.
[Retaining the Stain without Pre-Treatment]
When pre-treated as directed, the stain was definitely less noticeable, however, I would opt for the liquid formulation because you can just apply it directly onto the stain before tossing it in the wash. It saves a lot of time and effort, and that's something we can all use with babies in the house.
If your child doesn't stain their clothing often (the fictional child), this is a really nice powdered detergent, and were it not for the issue of pre-treatment, I would highly recommend it.