The ingredients in Purex laundry detergent include water, alcohol ethoxysulfate, sodium carbonate, linear alkylbenzene sulfonate, sodium chloride, alcohol ethoxylate, sodium polyacrylate, fatty acids, disodium diaminostilbene disulfonic acid, tetrasodium edta, methylisothhiazolinone, fragrance and Liquitint Blue. These are the ingredients for the standard Purex laundry detergent.
As of July 2014, there are three different scents for Purex traditional laundry detergent. The fragrance listed in the ingredients would be for either the Mountain Breeze, After the Rain, or Lavender Fresh scent. Purex has a full line of different laundry detergents available. Some of its detergents are formulated for specific concerns such as being appropriate for people with sensitive skin and for babies. Other detergents are formulated specifically for colors or for being especially powerful when used on stains. These detergents have ingredients that differ from those of the standard Purex laundry detergent.
Purex has become one of the most popular laundry detergents for consumers in North America. The company got its start in 1922 in Los Angeles, Calif. It was created by a father and son. The family used its bleach recipe and sold it at a cost lower than what all other cleaning supply companies were charging for bleach. The company pledge remains to provide quality products at an affordable price.