Alco Laundry Powder was developed to handle the toughest jobs such as nasty riding gear. Although it is strong enough for stains such as grease, mud, blood, red wine, grass and red clay; it is also gentle enough for every day laundry needs. Alco cleans all the way down to the fiber leaving nothing but the good old-fashioned smell of clean. Alco laundry powder has no fillers or color additives like most detergents. It is pure cleaner! Therefore it doesn't take nearly as much! Alco rinses residue-free which is great for anyone with allergies or sensitive skin.