FOCA Detergent Review: Caused Allergic Reaction

by Anonymous 66

Below are several FOCA detergent reviews from a readers, as well as some more general information about this laundry soap.

Anonymous 66 says:

My left hip started itching and few days later my right breast is full of red itchy spots on it and under it, then my left arm from the inside.


I feel so bad that I took antihistamines until I can go to see a doctor.

She is close, for bad things happen during weekends usually for me.

Taylor says:

Sorry to hear that this detergent caused you such a bad reaction.

For those who are not familiar with it FOCA laundry detergent is a powdered soap made in Mexico which can be found in plastic bags. (This may cause it to be hard to pour without spilling.)

It is relatively inexpensive, especially compared with many other brands.

On the other hand, depending on where you live it may be difficult to find in stores. You are most likely to find it either online or in Latin grocery stores unless you live in or near Mexico.

It is made by the same company that also makes Zote soap.

The product does contain perfumes so that means it is possible to cause rashes or hives to those with sensitive skin.

The most common form of this product is the laundry powder (which is not designed for HE machines), but there is also a liquid version available.

I have not personally used this product, but would love to hear from more people who've used it sharing how it has worked for them in cleaning their clothes.

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I Would Not Recommend It

by Diandra

It smells great, but does not have the cleaning power I look for with my whites.

I had to add Oxyclean (loads of it) to my laundry.

Also, I feel the product is overpriced.

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I Love FOCA Laundry Soap & Use It Instead Of My Homemade Version Now

by Pisa771

Pisa771 says:

I usually make my own detergent but I couldn't find the washing soda readily so I picked up a bag of this soap. I love it!

The price spoke to me but it cleans so well, I won't be making my own for a while.

I use 1 tbsp of it in my HE washer and use vinegar as a softener.

The smell in the bag is not so great but your clothes don't come out with that smell at all.

That's probably something people would not like about it, no fresh smell. I've never had any skin sensitivity issues either.

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This stuff Rules!!
by: Jay

I know that everything may not be for everybody, but I must say that I love this stuff!!! I was told about it, and so I found it at a nearby dollar store. I used this on my clothes, and I will say, FOCA has cleaned my clothes very well! This is the only detergent that I will use now.

much cheaper than Tide so hope it works!
by: Anonymous

I usually buy Tide powder, which in my area costs about $18 for a big box. I was in Walmart to get detergent and found Foca 4.4 lb bag for $3.97! Woot!

I also bought Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda for about $3, and when I mixed both, it was slightly more detergent than the box of Tide.

I have not washed clothes with it yet, but I did mix the two powders by hand, and then rinsed my hands and have no allergic reaction so far. This was four hours ago. My skin is sometimes sensitive.

I have used Zote for hand washing and on whites for years (I also bought two bars of that for .97/each) and found out from this site that Foca is from the same company as Zote. Zote is an amazing cleaner/whitener. The only downside to it is it is in a soap bar, but I run it across a stainless steel cheese grater and then dissolve what I want. A little more labor intensive, so I'm hoping Foca compares. I will let you know!

pleasant surprise
by: TLP

No allergy issues and have found it cleans very well- the price makes it an awesome buy. I am impressed (on my 3rd bag).

Great!!
by: Anonymous

Never had an issue with this detergent. Cleans clothes well and it's cheaper them most detergents on the market.

Love it!
by: Alaskan

I have tried to make my own and use other name brands, because I use cloth diapers. This brand is the most used. It works great! I also use things such as washing soda and borax here and there along with the Foca and the combo really takes tough spots out! Smells good too and isn't too strong smelling like other brands. So glad I tried it. Will use it forever now!

Works wonderfully
by: Anonymous

I really like this product. The price lured me in. I am glad I decided to try it. It's cute too! I refer to it as my cheap form of Tide. Works very well. Whites are white and colors are bright. Can't go wrong with this one.

Love this stuff!
by: Val

There's really nothing negative I can say about this detergent. I have very sensitive skin and have not had any issues using this detergent. We even use it for out cloth diapers and in 5 months have not had any problems getting them good and clean. Of course, you can't beat the price at less than $10 for a giant bag ($3 for the smaller one). It also has a very mild fragrance, which is pleasant.

Switched from Tide
by: Virginia Conn

I used Tide for years. I tried Foca and have not gone back. Foca removes stains and cleans all laundry well even tough athletic equipment!

Happy
by: Jeanne B

Used Foca for the first time and love it! Has a fresh scent, no phosphates and great price. I pour mine into a plastic bucket to void spills with the bag. Also if using with cold water mix powder with warm water in smaller container then add to laundry. Very happy!!

Best Yet
by: Karen

I purchased it and there is 5 of us in my home, it did a great job. No problems with hives washed my two year old grandson's clothes with it and he has had no problems. I will purchase this from now on.

Tremendous value
by: Tony K

I find this low cost detergent to work better than the high price detergent I was using. It smells wonderful and cleans my laundry spotlessly. I also use a mixture of it as the cleaning solution in my carpet machine. I take 1/2 cup of the Foca detergent and grind it into an ultra fine powder in a miniature food processor that I have. Then I take that 1/2 cup of fine powder and slowly mix it into 2 gallons of hot water (in a 2 gallon plastic urn that I have) making sure to stir well until the powder is completely dissolved. I then have 2 gallons of (a light blue/clear) ready to pour solution that I can fill the tank on my carpet machine any time with.

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