Washing powder is one of the detergents that make the process of removing dirt from our clothes easy. Below, we are going to look at best washing powders in Kenya, some factors to consider when picking one and their available sizes.

When doing your washing you might require more that one detergent, most people will use a washing powder and bar soap. You will also require water of course. The washing powder removes dirt by one end of it stick to water molecules and the other to dirt molecules, this is larger principle of science.

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Factor to consider when picking a washing powder

While most manufacturers will offer washing powders which are almost similar, however, there are features you can still check to bag the best. Below are some of the them.


Most people will perhaps use a washing powder because of this, that explains why they will also use a bar soap when doing their laundry. The scent that the powder gives clothes is very important, how long it the scent last is also important.

The fragrance you choose will largely depend on your personal taste. What you are washing will also determine what you choose, for example, bedding may require a different fragrance from clothes. If you are allergic to smells, you can pick a washing powder with no fragrance or one that does not affect you.


How much foam does a particular washing powder form? If you love washing in foamy water, you will then go for one with more foam. In most cases, a foamy washing powder is good.

The method of washing will also determine the amount of foam required, for example, in a washing machine, less foam will be required than in hand washing.


In regard to temperature, it mainly have to do with what water temperature the washing powder forms foam. A washing powder that forms a foam even in lower temperatures is better because you can use it on both hot and cold water. If you are using a washing machine, it means you can do the washing even in lower temperatures.

Mode of washing

Are you doing hand washing or using a washing machine? As we have seen above, various factors will also depend on this. Some manufacturers will even make washing powder specifically made for washing machines, other however will mark their washing powder fit for both hand washing and machine wash.

List of best washing powder

Below is a list of some of the top washing powders you can pick from various brands.

Gental washing powder

gental washing powder

Gental washing powder is a product of Bidcoafrica. The washing powder comes in two modes that is; Blue and white Gental. The sizes available for this powder cater for both small scale and ;large scale need and are as follows: 22g, 50g, 100g, 200g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 3.5kg and 5kg.The Gental washing powder also comes with another choice which is different from the above which is suitable for those using washing machines.

Bidcoafrica also offers other washing powders such as: Msafi– (22g . 50g . 100g . 200g . 500g . 1kg), Power boy– (22g, 50g, 100g, 200g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 3.5kg and 5kg) and Star– ( 10kg and 15kg ). You can visit their website for more details.

Sunlight washing powder

sunlight washing powder

Sunlight washing powder is another choice you can pick. The main types available for this washing powder is; Sunlight spring, Sunlight tropical and Sunlight Lavender. The sizes of Sunlight washing powders comes starting from as low as 40grams, some of the sizes are as follows: 40g, 90g, 250g, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, 3kg and 5kg

Toss washing powder

toss washing powder

Toss is one of the oldest washing powder in Kenya. and is offered by Kapa oil refineries. Toss comes in various types such as; Toss blue, Toss sensitive and Toss white. The sizes are between 25g and 10kg packed in sachets, bucket and plastic jars. Toss also offers a washing powder for those using a washing machine. You can visit their website for more details.

Omo washing powder

omo washing powder

Omo is perhaps the most popular washing powder in Kenya and is offered by Unilever ltd. In fact, some people will still call other washing powders ‘omo’. This washing powder comes with various types such as auto, fast wash etc. The sizes available include: 30g, 45g, 100g. 150g, 250g, 400g, 500g, 1kg, 3kg and 4.5kg

Ariel washing powder

ariel washing powder

This yet another brand of washing powder (offered by procter and gamble ltd) popular in Kenya. The types of Ariel include Ariel dowry, Ariel original etc it come packed in sachets and various sizes available including; 50g, 1kg, 2kg, 3kg etc

The above are some of the to washing powders in Kenya. You will however find more brands in the market, if you find a more suitable one, do not hesitate to pick it cheers!!


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