Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Baking Soda

Baking Soda

What is the shelf life for Baking Soda?

The shelf life is three years. The expiration date is located on the bottom of the box and pouch.

Why have you changed the instructions from “change every 3 months” to “change every 30 days?”

The new 30-day change message is based on our continuing research efforts to understand the process of odor elimination and odor generation. After 30 days, Baking Soda has adsorbed many of the odors in the fridge. By replacing the box of Baking Soda every month you get improved odor elimination, ensuring your food tastes fresher longer.

Can I use Baking Soda and Clear Balance for my pool?

Yes, we recommend using Baking Soda initially to raise pH and alkalinity, and then following with regular use of Clear Balance to maintain levels.

How often should the box of Baking Soda in the fridge and/or freezer be changed?

We recommend changing the box in your refrigerator/freezer once a month for optimal freshness.

If my pH fluctuates greatly can I still use this product? If so, how much should I use?

Use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda per the package directions to initially adjust pH to proper levels, then use Clear Balance to maintain (follow package directions for dosing).

What is the difference between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

Baking soda is 100% pure sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda (usually about 28-30%) and various acidic ingredients (singularly or in combination). Both are used as leavening agents in baked goods- baking soda will react with an acid, giving off carbon dioxide gas and causing dough to rise. However, they are used in different situations and are not interchangeable. Baking soda is typically used in a recipe that has an acidic ingredient (cream of tartar, buttermilk, etc.) that will react with the soda to give off carbon dioxide. Baking powder, which contains one or more acidic ingredients to facilitate the reaction, is used in recipes without acidic ingredients.

How does the box differ from the shaker?

While the baking soda used in the Shaker package is 100% pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, it is a different granulation than what is found in the Yellow Box. This different granulation makes the baking soda more free flowing and less prone to caking and lumping, particularly around high moisture conditions such as kitchen cleaning.

How does Baking Soda differ from Super Washing Soda?

Baking Soda is made of 100% Sodium Bicarbonate. Super Washing Soda is made of 100% Sodium Carbonate. While they sound similar, they are not the same. Both products can be used to improve liquid laundry performance for cleaner, fresher clothes. Both products can also be used for cleaning around the house. Baking Soda can be used in baking, as a dentifrice and as an antacid, Super Washing Soda cannot. Super Washing Soda should never be ingested. Be sure to check product packaging for specific uses and recommendations.

When used as a dentifrice how abrasive is baking soda?

Baking soda provides a mild abrasive action to help polish, clean and deodorize the teeth. It is the natural choice for highly effective personal products such as toothpastes, mouth wash and gargle.

Can Baking Soda be used as a booster in HE washing machines?

Yes, Baking Soda can be used with HE washing machines. Add 1 cup with your liquid laundry detergent.

How does Baking Soda help sooth poison ivy and bee stings?

Baking Soda temporarily protects and helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching by neutralizing toxins and irritants at the skin’s surface. Follow package directions listed under Drug Facts for skin protectant.

What is “dental grade” baking soda?

Dental Grade Baking Soda has a special particle size to provide optimum cleaning with low abrasion.

Clear Balance™

Can Clear Balance cause damage to the pool filter systems, and step ladders?

No, Clear Balance will not damage pool surfaces.

Can Clear Balance be used in an automatic chlorinator?

No, as the label directions indicate, do not use Clear Balance and your sanitizer together in the same dosing vessel.

How do I add Clear Balance?

• If you add chlorine through an automatic chlorinator, then add Clear Balance through the skimmer
• If you add chlorine through the skimmer, then add Clear Balance through a floater
• If you add chlorine through a floater, than add Clear Balance through the skimmer

Follow package instructions. Do not use Clear Balance and your sanitizer in the same dispenser.

What are the benefits of Clear Balance?

Clear Balance automatically: • Improves water clarity • Maintains pH and alkalinity • Optimizes chlorine performance • Protects pool surfaces from corrosion • Eliminates the need for costly corrective chemicals • Makes pool water gentle on swimmers’ skin and eyes

Is it safe to drop or throw a tablet of Clear Balance directly into the pool?

Doing so would not be harmful, but follow package directions for use.

How fast does Clear Balance dissolve?

A tablet will dissolve in about 15 minutes.

Do I have to start with a clean pool?

Yes, for best results, start with a clean pool with the pH and alkalinity in balance. Use Clear Balance to maintain these levels.

Can Clear Balance cause the water in my pool to change colors?

Clear Balance will help clear cloudiness and maintain clarity of the water but it does not change the water color.

Can I use Clear Balance in a saltwater pool?

No, Clear Balance cannot be used in saltwater pools.

Will Clear Balance raise or lower the pH of my pool water?

Clear Balance will help adjust the pH of your water to its proper range.

Will Clear Balance raise or lower the alkalinity of my pool water?

Clear Balance will help adjust the alkalinity of your water to its proper range.

Can this be used with all types of filtration systems?

Yes, Clear Balance can be used with all types of filtration systems.

CAT LITTER

Cat Litter Deodorizer

Can I use ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer to deodorize cat bedding, pet cages or carpets?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is specifically designed for cat litter boxes and therefore should only be used there. Try ARM & HAMMER™ Carpet and Fabric Odor Eliminator to deodorize pet bedding and carpets.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer expire after a period of time?

The package for ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer was designed to retain the quality of the product and fragrance. Once the package is opened, the fragrance could become weaker over time.

How should ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder be stored?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder should be stored in a cool dry place with the top closed.

Should I use ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer in conjunction with ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters?

It is not necessary to use ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer with ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter but using both will give you an extra boost of freshness.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder contains odor-fighting ingredients including genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda as well as a specially formulated moisture-activated fragrance. Also included is an ingredient to help keep litter from sticking to the box, making clean-up easier.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer Spray contains water, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda, fragrance and additional ingredients to prevent clumping and crusting.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is slightly alkaline.

Clump & Seal

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter be used in multiple cat households?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Multi-Cat Litter has powerful odor neutralizers that are designed to work for multiple cats.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter cause Feline Urinary Syndrome (also known as a urinary tract blockage)?

Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) is a common condition that especially affects male cats. Although there are many theories on what causes or contributes to FUS, there is no indication that clumping (or traditional clay) cat litter causes FUS in cats or kittens.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter does not expire.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter differ from other ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters?

This special kind of cat litter is made with revolutionary, micro-sealing granules to seal and destroy odors. This improves the litter coverage, interaction with malodors and overall efficacy.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter guarantee low dust and minimal tracking?

A unique process reduces dust and minimizes product tracking out of the litter box.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter guarantee no crumbly clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller, micro-particles of the litter to the feces and helps form rock-hard urine clumps.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter seal and destroy odors for seven days?

Proprietary clumping and binding allows the micro-particles of this finer texture litter to coat the surface of feces and also to form very hard urine clumps. This unique, patent-pending technology seals in and destroys odors.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage and the number of cats in your household.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter safe for pets including kittens?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter is safe when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no reported adverse effects.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter scented or unscented?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter has a fresh scent that activates every time your cat uses the litter box.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter is slightly alkaline.

What is the source of ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Cat Litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place. If clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. However, it will not be affected by humidity.

Clump & Seal Lightweight

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter work as well as regular ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter provides 7-day odor control, but weighs 50% less than our regular litter.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter eliminate crumbly clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller particles of the litter to the feces and helps form hard urine clumps.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter provide a 100% dust free home?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter is 100% dust free due to new proprietary ingredients and a new manufacturing process.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter reduce tracking?

A unique process reduces dust and minimizes product tracking out of the litter box.

What makes ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter lightweight?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ LightWeight Litter is lightweight because it contains wood fibers, which is lower in density compared to our regular clumping litters.

Double Duty

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter be used in multiple cat households?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty’s powerful feces odor neutralizers are designed to work for multiple cats.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter differ from other ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty is the only clumping litter with a formula that combines moisture-activated ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda crystals with urine and feces odor neutralizers to destroy both overpowering odors on contact.

How should I dispose of the litter?

You should dispose of the used litter in the trash. Do not flush litter in the toilet or place it in the drain.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty scented or unscented?

ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty has a fresh scent that refreshes every time your cat uses the litter box.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty Clumping Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Double Duty contains clay for absorbency, clumping and deodorization. It also contains powerful compacted ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda crystals for deodorization, as well as a fresh scent fragrance that is activated when it comes in contact with moisture.

Feline Pine

Are new trees cut down to make Feline Pine Litters?

We believe in sustainability. So no new trees are cut down in the production of our litter. Instead, we use kiln-dried shavings reclaimed from lumber production.

How can 9 lbs of Feline Pine Clumping Litter compare to 18 lbs of clay litter?

Feline Pine Clumping Litter is 50% lighter than clay by volume, which makes litter box changes faster and less strenuous.

How do I transition my cat to use Feline Pine Clumping Litter?

To transition you cat to use Feline Pine Clumping Litter:

Phase 1: Fill a clean litter box ¾ full of Feline Pine Clumping Litter. Next, pour one to two inches of your old litter brand on top. Don't mix! Your cat will do this naturally as she uses her litter.

Phase 2: Allow your cat to use the mixed litter until the next time you change the box.

Phase 3: Your cat should be acclimated to Feline Pine after just one use, but some cats can need a little more time. So don't give up too quickly!

How do I transition my cat to use Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter?

To transition your cat to use Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter:

Phase 1: Pour one inch of Feline Pine Non-Clumping Litter into a clean litter box. Next, pour one to two inches of your old litter brand on top. Don't mix! Your cat will do this naturally as she uses her litter.

Phase 2: Next time you change the litter box, use the same amount of Feline Pine, but less of your old litter brand. Repeat for another three to four litter changes, lessening the amount of your old litter each time.

Phase 3: Make it official! This time around, use exclusively Feline Pine. Your cat should be acclimated by now, but some cats can need a little more time. So don't give up too quickly!

How does Feline Pine Clumping Cat Litter eliminate tough odors?

Feline Pine Clumping Litter offers the best natural odor control with no added fragrances. It contains natural pine and clumping agent, plus mineral oil for dust control.

How does Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter eliminate tough odors?

Feline Pine Non-Clumping Litter uses the odor-fighting power of 100% natural pine to give you the best natural odor control with no added fragrances.

How long will a 7lb bag of Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter last?

One 7lb bag of Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter will last approximately 4 weeks.

What is Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter made of & how does it work?

Feline Pine Non-Clumping Cat Litter is made from 100% Pine. Sawdust byproduct from lumber mills is collected and compressed into tiny pellets. These pellets act like tiny sponges that absorb urine and break apart into sawdust. Scoop the solid waste daily, and gently shake the box so the good pellets float to the top and the sawdust drops to the bottom. Leave the sawdust in the box as it will still work to absorb moisture and odor. When the box is about 90% sawdust it is time to dispose of it and start with new litter.

What makes Feline Pine Cat Litter highly absorbent?

Feline Pine Cat Litter is made from completely dehydrated pine fibers, allowing it to absorb liquid like thousands of tiny sponges. Which means your cat's litter box will stay fresh and dry, making cleanup easy.

Why are my pellets different colors?

Since Feline Pine is a natural product, and because every geographical terrain is different, where we acquire our raw material can affect the coloration of the final product. Other factors can include natural floods, fires, droughts, mineral presence in soil, and other occurrences that may affect trees. Because of these natural occurrences and the fact that we do not add any harsh chemicals to our litter, there may be a variety of "shades." A common range can be anywhere between gray to a soft yellow.

General Cat Litter

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter be used for traction during icy conditions?

No. ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter, as well as other clumpable or scoopable litters, should not be utilized for ice traction.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter cause Feline Urinary Syndrome (also known as a urinary tract blockage)?

Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) is a common condition that especially affects male cats. Although there are many theories on what causes or contributes to FUS, there is no indication that clumping (or traditional clay) cat litter causes FUS in cats or kittens.

Can I use this in animal cages or in litter boxes for pets other than cats?

No, it is not recommended.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter does not lose its effectiveness over time.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter track?

As with any litter, it is possible some particles may scatter outside the box when the cat uses or leaves the box. However, unlike traditional clay litters, clumping litter should not get muddy in the litter box so your cat will not leave muddy footprints or tracks outside the litter box.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage as well as the number of cats in your household.

How often should I change the Cat Litter in the litter box?

The frequency with which your cat uses the litter box and the number of cats that use the litter box will determine how often the litter box should be changed. Some consumers change their litter box on a regular schedule (every few days, or weekly, or on trash day, etc.), others change it when it looks wet or when odor is noticeable. Remember, as your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. After you remove the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter, making sure to maintain at least 3-4 inches of litter in the box.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter antibacterial?

No. The litter box is a dirty place. Each time your cat uses the litter box, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although the product is not antibacterial, ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter utilizes genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to eliminate odors caused by bacteria.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter dust-free?

As the package indicates, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are 99% dust-free.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter safe for pets including kittens?

We are extremely confident of the safety of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter, when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ clumping Cat Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no adverse effects. Additionally the safety of baking soda is well known and documented.

Is the carton recyclable?

Yes, the package is made from 100% recycled materials with 35% from post consumer sources. It is recyclable in areas that accept this type of carton. Please check with your local recycling center for details.

Should I use ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer in conjunction with ARM & HAMMER™ Clumping Cat Litter?

It is not necessary to use ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer with ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter but using both will give you an extra boost of freshness.

What if my cat eats the litter?

It is not normal for a cat to eat cat litter and it may be a sign of illness. Your veterinarian should be contacted immediately. (Please be assured that should a small amount be ingested during normal grooming, your cat's intestinal tract should naturally move the material through the cat's system.)

What if my dog eats the litter?

Although dogs sometimes eat cat litter and other foreign objects, you should remove the litter box from your dog's reach and contact your veterinarian immediately. Ingestion of litter and foreign objects may indicate illness.

What is Clumping Litter or Scoopable Litter? How does it differ from traditional Clay Litters?

Clumping or scoopable litters utilize the "clumping" properties of sodium bentonite, a naturally derived special type of clay, to control litter box odors. This special type of clay uses the moisture it absorbs to bond soiled litter particles into clumps for easy removal and disposal. Litter boxes using clumping litters can be cleaned by removing only the soiled litter and sprinkling a new layer of clumping litter in the box. The box is fresh for use without the unpleasant task of emptying, washing and drying! Ordinary clay litters can absorb moisture, but cannot isolate it for easy removal. Since soiled litter is a source of odor-causing bacteria, clay litter must be completely changed frequently to prevent odor build-up. This involves discarding the entire contents of the litter box, washing and drying the box, and replacing the litter — a messy and smelly task... Cats love a clean litter box and nothing is cleaner than fresh clumping litter. Cats think clumping litter is the best thing since catnip...we think you'll agree!

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter?

All ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters are slightly alkaline.

What is the source of ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter are derived from mineral and plant sources.

What is toxoplasmosis?

Toxoplasmosis is a condition caused by a parasite sometimes found in cat feces. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling used cat litter. Pregnant women and those with suppressed immune systems should be especially careful to always do so. Unused ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter in its original package does not contain these parasites.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place if clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. But it will not be affected by humidity.

Why is ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer still needed?

ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litter Deodorizer is designed to eliminate litter box odors that ordinary scoopable and clay litters can't. The powder formula also prevents the litter from sticking to the bottom of the box, making litter box clean up even easier.

Multi-Cat Litter

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter be flushed?

ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter should not be flushed. As a scoopable product, Multi-Cat Strength Litter forms clumps when exposed to direct moisture. Consequently, we do not recommend flushing the product since it can interfere with pipes or a septic system.

How much Baking Soda does ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter contain and what is its role?

Although the exact amount of baking soda is proprietary, the product does contain sufficient levels of baking soda to effectively absorb and eliminate litter box odors.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter antibacterial?

No. The litter box is a dirty place. Each time your cat uses the litter box, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although the product does not contain an antibacterial ingredient, ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter utilizes genuine ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to eliminate odors caused by these germs.

Is it available in scented and unscented formulas?

It is now available in both scented and unscented formulas.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter?

The product contains ingredients to aid in odor control and clumping. To form rock solid clumps, ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter contains premium grade sodium bentonite, a special type of clay. To eliminate odors, the product contains an Ammonia Odor Block formula with powerful crystals. The Fresh Scent version also contains a moisture-activated fragrance.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter?

The product contains ingredients to aid in odor control and clumping. To form rock solid clumps, ARM & HAMMER™ Multi-Cat Strength Litter contains premium grade sodium bentonite, a special type of clay. To eliminate odors, the product contains an Ammonia Odor Block formula with powerful crystals. The Fresh Scent version also contains a moisture-activated fragrance.

Naturals

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter contain an antibacterial ingredient?

No. However, the cat litter box is a dirty place. Each time the litter box is used, feces and urine introduce odor-causing bacteria. Although ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter does not contain an antibacterial ingredient, it utilizes the highly absorbent properties of corncob to help trap and contain odors caused by the bacteria.

How absorbent is ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter?

It absorbs 2x the liquid vs. regular clay litters. This is far in excess of clay-based litters. ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter absorbs from the top down and clumps do not adhere to the litter tray bottom, eliminating sticking to the litter pan. This is a problem common to clay based litters, which makes it more difficult to manage the litter box.

How does it deodorize?

ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter uses the world famous deodorization of ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda to absorb and eliminate odors. The specially formulated blend also dries out urine to eliminate any odors caused by bacterial growth. Finally, we add advanced deodorization technology to eliminate any remaining odors.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter has a neutral pH, so it is neither acidic or basic.

What is the source for ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter ingredients?

The main ingredient in ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter is a specially formulated blend of natural plant based cellulose substrate components. This blend absorbs urine and aids in deodorization. Smaller amounts of natural guar gum and mineral oil aid in clumping. Finally, we use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda and a proprietary deodorization technology to absorb and eliminate odors.

Why are the weights lower than clumping litters?

ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter weighs less than clay and clumping litters. You only use as much as you need to fill the litter box, so while the weight is lower, the uses are the same. This has a number of benefits. First, you will find ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter much easier to carry and pour than heavier litters. Second, it feels softer on the paws of all cats, but especially kittens. Finally, it's easier to handle in the store and at check out.

Why do people want a litter with natural ingredients?

There are a variety of reasons people are interested in a litter with natural ingredients. Unlike clay litters, sources of these litters are renewable. More plants grow every year, whereas the supply of sodium bentonite clay is finite.

Why is ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter in a bag vs a box?

Natural Litters have historically been sold in bags and we wanted to ensure that consumer visually understood that this is a natural litter.

Will ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter damage floors or carpets?

No. It will not damage floors or carpets. It is naturally lightweight, which makes cleanup easy. Unlike clay litters that can fall deep into the nap of the carpet, ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter sits on top of the nap and can be easily vacuumed. Plus soft, pliable ARM & HAMMER™ Naturals™ Cat Litter is gentle on a tile or linoleum floor.

SLIDE

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter be used in multiple cat households?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Multi-Cat Litter has powerful odor neutralizers that are designed to work for multiple cats.

Can I use ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter to top off other brand litters?

No, in order to achieve the best product results and obtain the benefits of our EZ Clean Technology®, always start with a clean and dry litter box.

Can I use this in animal cages or in litter boxes for pets other than cats?

No, it is not recommended.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter cause Feline Urinary Syndrome (also known as a urinary tract blockage)?

Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) is a common condition that especially affects male cats. Although there are many theories on what causes or contributes to FUS, there is no indication that clumping (or traditional clay) cat litter causes FUS in cats or kittens.

What is the difference between ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter Multi-Cat and Non-Stop Odor Control Varieties?

Our Non-Stop Odor Control variety is a continuous action odor control formula, while our Multi-Cat variety odor suppression system is designed to control odors in homes with multiple cats. Both formulas provide our ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ 7 Day Odor Free Home Guarantee.

Do I have to scoop ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litters regularly?

Remove clumps and solid waste daily to keep the rest of the litter fresh.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter contain Baking Soda?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters contain pure ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter expire after a period of time? What is the shelf life?

ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter does not expire.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter work as well as traditional ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter provides the same great 7 day Odor Free Home Guarantee of our original Clump & Seal™ litter. With the additional benefits of our exclusive EZ Clean Technology®, ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter keeps litter from sticking to the litter box, so used litter slides right out.

Does the product contain animal by-products?

No.

How do I know that your litter is safe to use?

All of our cat litters undergo a complete safety assessment by our Toxicology Group, which includes long term use and possible effects. If they are not found safe they are not released for manufacturing and sale.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter differ from other ARM & HAMMER™ Cat Litters?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter is built on the strong odor control foundation provided by our Original Clump & Seal™ products which seal and destroy odors. With the added benefit of our new, patented EZ Clean Technology®, it keeps litter from sticking to the litter box, so it slides right out for easy clean-up.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter guarantee rock hard clumps?

A proprietary adhering ingredient "glues" the smaller, micro-particles of the litter to the feces and helps form rock-hard urine clumps.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter seal and destroy odors for 7 days?

Proprietary clumping and binding allows the micro-particles of this finer texture litter to coat the surface of feces and also to form very hard urine clumps. This unique, patent-pending technology seals in and destroys odors.

How long does a box or bag of ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter last?

The amount used varies depending on the frequency of litter box usage and the number of cats in your household.

How often should I change the Cat Litter in the litter box?

The frequency with which your cat uses the litter box and the number of cats that use the litter box will determine how often the litter box should be changed. Some consumers change their litter box on a regular schedule (every few days, or weekly, or on trash day, etc.); others change it when it looks wet or when odor is noticeable. Remember, as your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. After you remove the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter, making sure to maintain at least 3-4 inches of litter in the box.

How should I dispose of the litter?

You should dispose of the used litter in the trash. Do not flush litter down the toilet or place it in the drain.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter Dust Free?

Yes ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter is ultra-low dust just like the traditional ARM & HAMMER™ Clump & Seal™ clumping cat litters.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter safe for pets including kittens?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter is safe when used as directed. During its development, ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter was evaluated by numerous consumers (and their cats) with no reported adverse effects.

Is the carton recyclable?

Yes, the package is made from 100% recycled materials with 35% from post-consumer sources. It is recyclable in areas that accept this type of carton. Please check with your local recycling center for details.

What if my cat eats the litter?

It is not normal for a cat to eat cat litter and it may be a sign of illness. Your veterinarian should be contacted immediately. (Please be assured that should a small amount be ingested during normal grooming, your cat's intestinal tract should naturally move the material through the cat's system.)

What if my dog eats the litter?

Although dogs sometimes eat cat litter and other foreign objects, you should remove the litter box from your dog's reach and contact your veterinarian immediately. Ingestion of litter and foreign objects may indicate illness.

What is EZ Clean Technology® and how does it prevent the litter from sticking to the litter pan?

Litter is coated with an invisible, residue free, proprietary coating that prevents it from sticking.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER™ Slide™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter?

ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litters are slightly alkaline.

What is the source of the ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter ingredients?

The main ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ SLIDE™ Easy Clean-Up Clumping Litter are derived from mineral sources.

Where should the product be stored?

Store in a dry place. If clumping cat litter comes in contact with water, clumps will form. However, it will not be affected by humidity.

Why is the color of the litter different than my last box?

The ingredients are mined from the earth and there will be natural variations.

Super Scoop

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ Cat Litter be flushed?

Super Scoop™ should not be flushed. As a scoopable product, Super Scoop™ forms clumps when exposed to direct moisture. Consequently, do not flush the product since it can interfere with pipes or a septic system.

How do I use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™?

When using ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ for the first time begin with a clean, empty litter box. Fill the litter box with at least 3-4 inches of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™. As your cat uses the litter box, scoop out soiled clumps and solids. The quick, hard clumping action of ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ locks odors inside and helps prevent crumbling so the rest of the litter stays first-day-fresh longer. After you groom the litter box by removing the odor clumps and solids, replace the discarded litter with a sprinkling of fresh litter. Please be sure to maintain at least a 3-4- inch layer in the box.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ Cat Litter?

The product contains ingredients to aid in odor control. To form rock solid clumps, ARM & HAMMER™ Super Scoop™ contains premium grade sodium bentonite, a special type of clay. To eliminate odors, the product contains an Ammonia Odor Block formula with powerful crystals. The Fresh Scent version also contains a moisture-activated fragrance.

Oral Care

Spinbrush for Kids

How do I remove the batteries in a Spinbrush™ for Kids?

Please follow these steps to remove the battery door:

1. Remove the screw on the back, remove the screw. Remove the screw with eyeglass screwdrivers (#0 or #1 size). If not, proceed to Step Two.

2. Pull the battery door at the bottom of the brush downward.

3. Remove batteries and replace with 2 AAA alkaline batteries.

How do Spinbrush™ for Kids brushes differ from adult brushes?

All Spinbrush™ for Kids brushes come with smaller brush heads designed for smaller mouths. Each toothbrush combines stationary bristles with high-speed oscillating bristles that massage gums and help to remove plaque. They are designed to promote healthy brushing and come in fun shapes for kids, like My Way!™ and Spider-Man™... and the batteries are included!

What is the recommended age for children to use Spinbrush™ for Kids?

We recommend Spinbrush™ toothbrushes for children 3 years and up. For children under 3, use with adult supervision.

Spinbrush Toothbrushes

Are the brush heads replaceable?

Replacement heads are available for all Spinbrush™ ProClean™, Pro Whitening™, Pro Sensitive, SONIC and Truly Radiant™ toothbrushes. While the brush head on ProClean™ SONIC is replaceable, the dual-action brush heads for traditional Spinbrush™ ProClean™ or Pro Whitening™ and the Pro Sensitive precision brush heads will not fit on SONIC brushes. Likewise, the ProClean™ SONIC brush head will not fit on other toothbrushes.

Does my Spinbrush™ really spin?

There’s a great reason Spinbrush™ doesn’t rotate all the way around. The head oscillates back and forth because circling in the same direction would cause Spinbrush™ bristles to lean to one side. What’s more, a back-and-forth spinning motion helps extend the life of the bristles and provides a better cleaning.

How do I change the batteries?

To change batteries (for all, except Swirl™, ProClean™ Recharge, ProClean™ SONIC Recharge, and Kids): Hold brush with the brush head pointing downward and the bristles facing to the left. Place thumb on indent and press firmly upward. The battery cap should snap open. Replace with fresh alkaline batteries and insert according to diagram.

How do I clean my Spinbrush™?

Remove the brush head and rinse thoroughly with water after every use. Do not submerge the brush in water, because the brush can be damaged.

How do I use my Spinbrush™?

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes. Brushing with your Spinbrush™ is simple—brush the same as you would with any other toothbrush.

How do I use the rechargeable base?

Plug the charging unit into an electrical outlet. Place the brush handle in the charging unit. All four lights on the Brushing Quadrant Indicator will light up, signaling that the brush is charging. Charge your brush for approximately 30 hours prior to initial use. Do not use with any other charger. After the initial 30-hour charge, the brush can be used anytime while charging.

How does a Spinbrush™ battery-powered toothbrush work?

Spinbrush™ works with a series of gears and linkages that turn when a powered motor is switched on. This makes the round upper brush head turn back and forth (oscillate) quickly and the lower brush head move up and down (for the dual-action brush heads).

How long will my batteries last?

How long the batteries last in your Spinbrush™ depends on its use. If you brush for 2 minutes twice a day, expect the batteries in your Spinbrush™ to last about 4 to 6 weeks. If water gets into the batteries area, the batteries may stop working sooner.

How long will my sonic rechargeable battery last if I remove the brush from the charger?

After your Sonic brush is fully charged, the battery should last for 5 days after removal from the charging base, assuming brushing 2x per day, 2 minutes for each brushing. Other brushes: It is recommended that the handle be stored on the charging unit to maintain full power and maximize battery life. Once the battery wears down, it is not replaceable.

When do I change the brush head?

Change the brush head every 3 months, or sooner if the brush head is worn or parts are loose. Not doing so can lead to brush-head breakage, generation of small parts and possible injury.

Toothpastes & Whitening Systems

Are ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes safe for everyday use?

Yes. ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes were developed for daily oral hygiene and have been safely used for decades for low abrasion effective oral care. Please follow directions for use on pack and consult with a dentist or physician for children under 2 years of age.

Are ARM & HAMMER™ brand toothpastes safe for use on braces, dental appliances, crowns, dentures bridges or other cosmetic restorations?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes are gentle enough for use on dental appliances, cosmetic restorations and other dental work.

Are ARM & HAMMER™toothpastes abrasive?

ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes are low in abrasion. That’s because they use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda as a primary cleaning agent. It is an old-fashioned misconception that baking soda is abrasive. In fact, baking soda is very low in abrasion.

The abrasive properties of toothpastes are measured in a standard test called the Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) Test, which is conducted by accredited facilities. The abrasivity of toothpastes are recorded as RDA values and used by all toothpaste manufacturers. The higher the RDA value the more abrasive the dentifrice. In this test, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes have an average RDA of 85 to 90, which is far lower than the upper guidelines of 250 set by the ADA for toothpastes and below most regular toothpastes. In fact, the highest RDA of any ARM & HAMMER™ toothpaste is only 130.

ARM & HAMMER™ brand toothpastes sometimes feels gritty. Will they hurt my teeth?

The grittiness is most likely the feel of the baking soda before it quickly dissolves in your mouth. Rest assured that ARM & HAMMER™ products are low in abrasion and will not harm your teeth.

The abrasive properties of toothpastes are measured in a standard test called the Relative Dentin Abrasivity (RDA) Test, which is conducted by accredited facilities. The abrasivity of toothpastes are recorded as RDA values and used by all toothpaste manufacturers. The higher the RDA value the more abrasive the dentifrice. In this test, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes have an average RDA of 85 to 90, which is far lower than the upper guidelines of 250 set by the ADA for toothpastes and below most regular toothpastes. In fact, the highest RDA of any ARM & HAMMER™ toothpaste is only 130.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste whiten teeth?

Yes, baking soda gently polishes teeth gently lifting and removing surface stains without damaging enamel.

Additionally, ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™, ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, and ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Teeth & Gums also have our Stain Defense™ Technology to prevent new stains from setting.

Can children use ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes are an excellent choice for children over 2 years old.Please read directions regarding proper use for children to gently clean teeth and to keep gums healthy. Sometimes it takes a week or so for the child to get used to the new taste but it is well worth making this healthy choice.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes fight tartar?

ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™, ARM &HAMMER™ Sensitive Teeth & Gums, ARM & HAMMER™ Peroxicare™, ARM & HAMMER™ Clean & Fresh toothpastes are formulated to help to prevent tartar buildup.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes reduce oral malodor?

Yes, studies indicate that baking soda in toothpaste converts volatile sulfur compounds to a non-odorous form to help control bad breath.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes remove plaque?

Yes. In fact, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpastes remove more plaque than a non-baking soda toothpaste.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ brand toothpastes contain fluoride?

Yes, all ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastescontain 1100 ppm fluoride, the amount recommended by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Do ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain triclosan?

No. None of the ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain triclosan.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste neutralize food acid?

Yes! Baking soda is the best way to help neutralize food acids in the mouth. Baking soda is a natural buffer, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste helps maintain the mouth’s natural pH level as it immediately neutralizes food acids.

How can I fight gum disease?

Everyday brushing with a well-formulated toothpaste like ARM & HAMMER™toothpastes, flossing and regular visits to your dentist are recommended ways to attend to your oral care needs. Gum disease can occur when there is a lack of attention to oral hygiene.

What is important when choosing a toothpaste?

When choosing a toothpaste, it is important to select one that:

• Delivers fluoride to fight cavities

• Cleans away plaque

• Provides gentle cleaning that doesn’t damage your enamel

• Is one that you will use regularly

All ARM &HAMMER™ toothpastes fight cavities, provide a gentle cleaning and an enamel safe way to effectively remove plaque.Plus, unlike regular toothpastes, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes use the natural power of baking soda to neutralize acids that can weaken and erode enamel, for stronger, healthier teeth and gums for years to come.

What is Liquid Calcium Technology?

Liquid Calcium™ Technology is a uniquely developed technology in ARM & HAMMER™ Bright & Strong Truly Radiant™ toothpaste that helps repair and strengthen damaged enamel surface. Our Liquid Calcium™ Technology helps restore essential minerals and protect your teeth using calcium and phosphate to fill the tiny cracks in enamel surface helping to repair damage for stronger teeth.

What makes ARM & HAMMER™ brand toothpastes different?

Unlike regular toothpastes, ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes are naturally powered by ARM & HAMMER™ dental grade baking soda. Baking soda has been used to promote good oral health for over 165 years. Baking soda provides numerous benefits as an oral health solution including:

• Acid neutralization and balancing pH: Plaque acids cause the pH in your mouth to drop and when the pH in your mouth is too low acids can attack and damage tooth enamel, weakening your teeth. With its high pH, baking soda helps raise the pH in your mouth and neutralize harmful acids more effectively than regular toothpastes and helps not only protect against damage to enamel but also helps restore essential minerals, naturally strengthening teeth.

• Gentle, low abrasive cleaning: Baking soda is an ideal cleaning agent for teeth – in fact baking soda is less abrasive than virtually any other cleaning agent used in most toothpastes. Less abrasion means less tooth wear, which helps keep your teeth healthier, longer.

• Deep cleaning action – ARM & HAMMER™ dental grade baking soda dissolves quickly and can penetrate between teeth and along the gum line – you’ll feel it working for a deep clean. In fact, ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda toothpaste was shown in clinical studies to remove more plaque than a non-baking soda toothpaste.

• Whitening power:The gentle but deep cleaning power of baking soda works to naturally remove surface stains, without damaging enamel for a whiter, brighter smile. Try ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™, ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Teeth & Gums, and ARM & HAMMER™ Bright & Strong products for whitening that is less abrasive than several leading whitening toothpastes.

• Some other benefits of choosing a baking soda toothpaste include – breath freshening and deodorizing odor control due to its ability to neutralize odor causing compounds in the mouth.

What makes ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Teeth & Gums formula different?

ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive Teeth & Gums formula contains anti sensitivity relief ingredients to provide maximum relief from tooth and nerve sensitivity. In addition to helping relieve sensitivity, our low-abrasion baking soda formula neutralizes acids that can weaken and erode enamel and gently whitens without causing damage to enamel.

Which ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain peroxide?

ARM & HAMMER™ Peroxicare™, ARM & HAMMER™ Complete Care™, ARM & HAMMER™ Advance White™Extreme Whitening and ARM & HAMMER™ Bright & Strong toothpastes contain peroxide to help deep clean teeth.

Why do ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes taste different than most other toothpastes?

Since all ARM & HAMMER™ toothpastes contain baking soda as a main ingredient to provide oral health benefits beyond what is found in regular toothpastes the taste is a bit different. You’ll actually feel(and taste) the baking soda as it works to neutralize harmful acids that can weaken and erode enamel and penetrate between teeth and along the gum line for a deep clean for stronger, healthier teeth and gums for years to come.

Laundry

Dryer Sheets

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Dryer Sheets be used on my baby’s clothes?

We don’t recommend using any fabric conditioner on baby’s sleepwear. Your children’s sleepwear may be labeled “Flame Retardant”. It’s important to know that the ingredients in fabric softeners may mask the flame retardancy of 100% polyester sleepwear. We therefore caution against the use of fabric softeners on flame resistant fabrics.

Can I reuse my dryer sheet?

Each dryer sheet is formulated with enough active ingredients for one laundry load. Re- using a sheet may not provide the same benefits as using a new one. Therefore, we recommend using a new dryer sheet with each load.

Can I use ARM & HAMMER dryer sheets in my drawers and closets as a freshener?

Sure! Place an unfolded ARM & HAMMER™ dryer sheet in drawers, closets, hampers, stored suitcases, waste baskets automobiles and any other place you want smelling fresh and clean. Avoid placing the sheet in direct contact with clothes.

Can I use ARM & HAMMER™ Fresh ‘n Soft™ Dryer Sheets or ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ Dryer Sheets in my washer?

Dryer sheets are designed to provide softening and reduce static that can occur in the drying cycle. You won’t get the same level of performance using the dryer sheets in your washing machine as you would using it in the dryer.

Can more than one sheet of ARM & HAMMER™ Dryer Sheets be used for larger loads?

Yes, for large loads or to achieve extra softness.

How do I use dryer sheets with small loads?

We recommend tossing a damp bath towel in with your smaller laundry loads. Doing so will help to avoid staining that can occur on some fabrics when they come into direct contact with any fabric softener.

In what scents are ARM & HAMMER™ Dryer Sheets available?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations™ dryer sheet scents:

  • Purifying Waters
  • Tropical Paradise™
  • Clean Mountain™

ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials™ dryer sheet scents:

  • Lavender & Linen™
  • Mountain Rain™

ARM & HAMMER™ Fresh ‘n Soft™ dryer sheets:

  • Free of perfumes and dyes

Review all scents and sizes in the Dryer Sheets section of our website.

Is an unscented version of ARM & HAMMER™ Dryer Sheets available?

Yes, our “ARM & HAMMER™ Fresh ’n Soft™ Fabric Softener Sheets, Free” are free of perfumes and dyes.

Laundry Additives

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda’s package recyclable?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda’s carton is made from 100% recycled paperboard which is considered recyclable. Check with your local recycling center for specific directions in your area.

Is the RainDrops™ package recyclable?

The carton is made from 100% recycled paperboard which is considered recyclable. For instructions on how to use RainDrops™ Water Softener and Detergent Booster please visit Usage Tips .

Are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents compatible with High Efficiency (HE) washing machines?

All ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents are designed to work in both regular and high- efficiency (HE) machines.

Can I use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda in an HE washing machine?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is 100% sodium carbonate, so there should be no issues with adding it to an HE machine. However, it is suggested to start with 1/4 to 1/3 of the recommended dose because the HE machines use much less water. For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda please visit Usage Tips .

Can I use ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations In-Wash Scent Booster in the dryer?

No, ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations In-Wash Scent Booster is designed to be used in the washing machine.

Can RainDrops™ Water Softener and Detergent Booster be mixed with chlorine bleach?

RainDrops and chlorine bleach can be added to the same wash load.

Does RainDrops™ Water Softener and Detergent Booster contain phosphates?

No, it is phosphate-free.

In what sizes is ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda available?

We offer ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda in a 55-ounce carton. If you are having trouble locating this product, you may want to ask your local store manager to order it for you. It may be helpful to provide the UPC number: 33200-03020. Or you can use the product locator tool to find a local store that carries ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda.

In what sizes is RainDrops™ Water Softener and Detergent Booster available?

It is available in a 42-ounce carton. If you are having trouble locating this product, you can:

• Purchase online through the “Buy Now” Link

• Use the Product locator tool to find a store that carries the product. Find Now!

• Ask your local store manager to order it for you. It may be helpful to provide the UPC number: 33200-13600

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda safe for septic systems?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is all natural. It will work well with and is safe for any septic system.

What are the ingredients in ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda?

ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda is 100% sodium carbonate and it is used as a laundry booster and general household cleaner.

What does RainDrops™ Water Softener and Detergent Booster do in the laundry?

It softens the water when added in the washer along with laundry detergent. Soft water aids in the rinsing process by removing minerals, soap and detergent deposits that build- up in your laundry. Your laundry will look brighter and whiter as RainDrops rinses away the dulling residue that detergents and hard water leave behind.

What is ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations In-Wash Scent Booster?

ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations In-Wash Scent Booster adds long-lasting freshness to every load of laundry.

What is hard water? How does it affect my laundry?

Hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals such as calcium, manganese and magnesium. Clothes washed in hard water tend to look dull, grayed or yellowed. Repeated washing of clothes in hard water causes them to stiffen, fibers may deteriorate and your garments may wear out faster.

Laundry Paks

Why is my pak not dissolving?

To avoid pak not dissolving, consumers should place pak in the bottom of the drum before putting clothes in the appliance. The consumer should ensure that they follow product instructions as directed.

Why is the closure on this product different?

Our product contains a special child resistant closure system (CRC), a barrier to entry for children. Child Resistant Closure (CRC) ensures package can be opened by adults but not by children. It is part of our commitment to safety for families.

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Are the ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents bottles recyclable?

Yes, the bottles are recyclable. The bottles are HDPE #2 plastic which is recyclable in most areas. Check with your local recycling center for specific recycling directions in your area.

Are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents biodegradable? Are they safe for septic systems?

The cleaning agents in the ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents are biodegradable and safe for septic systems.

Are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents compatible with High Efficiency (HE) washing machines?

All ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents are designed to work in both regular and high- efficiency (HE) machines.

Are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents Plus a Touch of Softener biodegradable?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent Plus a Touch of Softener cleaning agents are bio- degradable.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent be used for pre-treating?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents can be used for pre-treating. However, as with all detergents, test on an inside seam of the garment for colorfastness before using. For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents please visit Usage Tips.

Can HE Detergent be used for pre-treating?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent HE can be used for pre-treating. However, as with all detergents, test on an inside seam of the garment for colorfastness before using. For instructions on how to use ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents please visit Usage Tips.

Can I use chlorine bleach with ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent with Bleach Alternative?

Yes, however it is not necessary to use both chlorine bleach and bleach alternative.

Can I use ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent with Color-Safe Bleach Alternative as a pre-treat or pre-soak?

You may use our Color-Safe Bleach Alternative product as a pre-treat but we do not recommend using as a pre-soak. For use as a pre-treat, just pour the detergent directly onto the stained area, rub gently and then add the item immediately and directly into the washer.

Can I use other laundry additives (i.e liquid fabric softener, ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda, Baking Soda, OxiClean™ laundry boosters, or pre-treaters) with ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents?

Yes, our liquid detergent products can be used in conjunction with any commercially available laundry additives.

Can the blue detergent cause a garment to spot or turn blue?

The blue colorant is specially formulated for liquid laundry detergents. The colorant is water-soluble and it dissipates almost immediately into the wash water.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergents contain enzymes?

ARM & HAMMER™ Plus OxiClean™ contains enzymes. All other ARM & HAMMER™ liquid Detergents do not.

Do you offer a liquid detergent with fabric softener?

Yes, we offer ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergent Plus a Touch of Softener - Orchard Bloom fragrance.

Does ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent Plus a Touch of Softener have baking soda as an ingredient?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent Plus a Touch of Softener does contain baking soda, similar to other ARM & HAMMER™ detergents. The baking soda provides the benefit of eliminating odors, not just covering them up.

How do you use ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent Plus a Touch of Softener?

The product can be used simply by adding in the wash the same way that you use your regular detergent.

In what formulations and sizes are ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents available?

ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Laundry Detergents are available in several varieties, including: Regular, Plus OxiClean™, Plus OxiClean™ Odor Blasters, Free of Perfumes and Dyes, Sensitive Skin plus Skin-Friendly Scent, Clean Scentsations™, Detergent Plus A Touch Of Fabric Softener and with Color-Safe Bleach Alternative. The available sizes range from 43.75 oz to over 200 oz. And a variety of fragrances is available. If you are having trouble locating a specific item, try the ARM & HAMMER™ Product locator tool or you may want to ask your local store manager to order it for you.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent, Perfume & Dye Free dermatologist tested for sensitive skin?

Yes, the Perfume & Dye Free formulation is dermatologist tested for sensitive skin. This product is free of fragrance and dyes, which may irritate sensitive skin.

What are enzymes and how do they work?

Enzymes are complex proteins used in laundry detergents to catalyze (speed up) reactions that break up stains so that they can be washed away more easily. They are not living, although they are produced by living organisms.

What kind of bleach is used in ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent with Color-Safe Bleach Alternative? Does it contain chlorine bleach?

Our Color-Safe Bleach Alternative products contain a bleach alternative. Bleach alternatives are milder than either chlorine bleaching agents or oxygen bleaching agents. Our Bleach Alternative formulation can be used safely on all washable colors and fabric types, when used as directed. It is designed to keep bright items bright and vivid and white clothes as white as they can be. Before usage, please read your garment care label for proper laundering instructions.

Will ARM & HAMMER™ Liquid Detergent Plus a Touch of Softener stain clothes?

No, ARM & HAMMER™ Plus a Touch of Softener will not stain clothes. The product uses color-safe colorants that have been tested extensively to verify "no staining".

Powder Laundry Detergent

Are the ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents packages recyclable?

Yes. ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergent cartons are made from 100% recycled paperboard with a minimum of 35% post-consumer content. This helps to reduce the amount of solid waste in our landfills. Our scoops are made from 100% post- consumer recycled material and both the scoops and handles are recyclable. Check with your local recycling center for specific directions in your area.

Are ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents biodegradable? Are they safe for the septic systems?

ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents contains biodegradable cleaning agents that completely dissolve in all water temperatures. Additionally, ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents are compatible with septic systems and waste treatment systems.

Can ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Detergents be used in a HE (High Efficiency) washing machine?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Detergents work in standard and High Efficiency (HE) washing machines.

Can I use other laundry additives (i.e. ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda, Baking Soda, OxiClean™ laundry boosters or pre-treaters) with ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents can be used in conjunction with all commercially available laundry additives.

Do ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Detergents contain enzymes?

Yes, most ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Detergents contain enzymes. The Free Powder detergent does not contain enzymes.

How does ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents keep clothes looking newer?

ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents neutralize chlorine, found in wash water. This helps prevent premature fading.

How much detergent do I use if I have no scoop?

We suggest that you begin with one 1/2 cup for a medium load. Use 1 cup for a large or heavily soiled load.

In what formulations and sizes are ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents available?

ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergents are available in several varieties, including Regular,

ARM & HAMMER™ Plus OxiClean™ Powder, and Perfume & Dye Free Powder.

Review all scents and sizes in the Powder Laundry Detergent section of our website.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergent Perfume & Dye Free dermatologist tested for sensitive skin?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ Powder Laundry Detergent Perfume & Dye Free is dermatologist tested for sensitive skin. Our product is free of fragrance and dyes, which may irritate sensitive skin.

Is rinse water temperature important?

Cold water is desirable for rinsing all loads of clothes. Rinsing with cold water is effective and can help to reduce energy used to heat the water, and it can even help to minimize the wrinkling of some permanent press items.

Is wash temperature really important for clean laundry?

Yes. The temperature of the water affects the level of cleaning performance of all laundry products. Wash in hottest water fabric will allow. For white cottons, use hot water. Bright colors in cold. Follow directions on care label.

What are enzymes and how do they work?

Enzymes are complex proteins used in laundry detergents to catalyze (speed up) reactions that break up stains so that they can be washed away more easily. They are not living, although they are produced by living organisms.

PERSONAL CARE

Essentials Deodorant Antiperspirant

Are the ingredients listed on the ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant packages in order of predominance?

Yes, the ingredients listed on ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant are in order of predominance.

What age can you start using ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant?

We recommend you contact your child’s physician regarding this issue, since each child develops differently.

Is ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant designed to go on clean?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant is designed to go on clear.

Is the product that is left in the "push-up cup" factored into the net weight of the Ultra Max APDs?

The net weight includes the entire product in the container.

What is the difference between ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX™ Deodorant and the ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Deodorant?

The formulations are very different. The ingredients are listed in descending order on the ingredient label.

Ultramax is an anhydrous (no water) based formulation that has an active ingredient that reduces perspiration. The active ingredient aluminum zirconium gly is suspended in a wax matrix. Wax tends to resist wash off and is best to remove with soapy water.

ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Deodorant is a water based formulation containing natural deodorants to reduce odors. The ingredients in this formation (propylene glycol and dipropylene glycol) are miscible with water, meaning they mix together very easily. In turn, they wash away with warm water. ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Deodorant also contain sodium stearate with provides the product its stick for. Sodium stearate is a very common soap which is also water rinse able.

What is the pH of ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant?

ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant Essentials pH level is 9.0-10.

What exactly is the "stain shield" that is referenced on the packaging?

"Stain shield" has nothing to do with the ingredients. The cap sticker states: Stain Shield No Yellow T-Shirt Stains. The sticker calls out that the product does not cause yellow t-shirt stains.

What makes ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant a natural product?

ARM & HAMMER Essentials Deodorant contains no Parabens, no animal by-products and no aluminum. The product contains natural essential oils to deliver the desired deodorant effect.

Why do you use Dipropylene Glycol and Propylene Glycol? Should I be concerned with those ingredients coming into contact with my skin?

All ingredients in our products are safe at the levels used.

Simply Saline Nasal Saline Solutions

Do I need to wash/rinse the Simply Saline™ Nasal Mist nozzle after each use? If yes, how do I clean it?

We recommend rinsing the nozzle if it comes in contact with the nasal cavity wall. Wash nozzle with water and soap. Rinse thoroughly.

Does the inner bag contain BPA?

The bag in Simply Saline™ nasal mist products is BPA free.

From where are the ingredients sourced?

The sodium chloride, water, and baking soda are sourced in the U.S.

How do I use the product to flush and irrigate?

Tilt head to the side over sink. Insert nozzle into one nostril, depressing on the textured area at the base of the nozzle so a gentle mist fills sinus passages and flows out nostrils. Repeat in other nostril.

How do I use the product to moisten dry nasal passages?

To moisten dry nasal passages, insert nozzle into one nostril and press down briefly on the textured area at the base of the nozzle so a mist gently coats nasal passages. Repeat in other nostril.

How far should the nozzle on Simply Saline™ Sterile Saline Nasal Mist be inserted into the nostril?

It depends on the individual. Gently insert nozzle into nostril as far as it does not cause discomfort.

How is the solution sterilized?

Our sterilization methods are proprietary. Sterilization occurs in an FDA regulated facility in accordance with the relevant national and international standards.

Is the inner bag phthalate free?

Yes, the bag inside the Simply Saline Nasal Mist can (2260002950) IS phthalate free.

Is the Simply Saline™ Sterile Saline Nasal Mist all natural?

Simply saline product ingredients are naturally derived. The products are made from purified water and purified salt.

Is the Simply Saline™ Sterile Saline Nasal Mist safe for individuals on a low sodium diet?

Simply Saline™ Sterile Saline Nasal Mist contains sodium. It is recommended that individuals on a low sodium diet consult their physician to determine if this product is appropriate for them.

Is there a way to determine the level of sodium per use?

Our solutions are approximately 0.9% salt in the regular Simply Saline™ product and approximately 3% in Allergy and Sinus. However, since we do not have a standard recommended dose, the consumer’s salt exposure depends on how the product is used. It also should be noted that these solutions are designed as rinses, so most of the salt should not be swallowed; rather, it should drain out of the nose.

 

Our consumer should consult her doctor with any concerns.

Is this produced on the same line as anything manufactured with peanuts?

We do not manufacture anything with peanuts in our facility. [5/24/2016]

How do I use the product to flush and irrigate?

Tilt head to the side over sink. Insert nozzle into one nostril, depressing on the textured area at the base of the nozzle so a gentle mist fills sinus passages and flows out nostrils. Repeat in other nostril.

What do I do if the Simply Saline™ nozzle doesn’t dispense?

If the Simply Saline™ Sterile Saline Nasal Mist does not dispense, check the actuator to make sure that it sits on the valve properly.

What is the source of the water in Simply Saline?

The water in Simply Saline comes from a municipal water source. It is not distilled, but it does go through a rigorous purification process. It is first passed through a series of natural filters, followed by a membrane filtration. It is then subjected to reverse osmosis followed by deionization. As a result of this treatment the water that is used is of the highest purity and contains essentially no dissolved molecules or ions. It is free of fluoride.

Why is there a tiny hole in the clear cap of the Simply Saline™ Sterile Saline Nasal Mist?

The hole in the cap is a vent to allow moisture to escape during the filling and sterilization (for sterilized products) process.

Why is there the warning “Keep out of Reach of Children” on the Simply Saline™ Nasal Mist can?

The Simply Saline™ line of products is regulated by the FDA and by regulation products which are in self-pressurized containers must contain the warning “Keep Out of Reach of Children”.

Will the Simply Saline™ Nasal Mist can rust?

The Simply Saline™ Sterile Saline Nasal Mist can will not rust under ordinary storage conditions.

UltraMax Deodorant Antiperspirant

Are the ingredients listed on the ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Max Dry Spray™ packages listed in order of predominance?

The inactive ingredients on the canister are listed in decreasing order. The active ingredient is listed separately.

Are the ingredients listed on the ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Deodorant packages in order of predominance?

Yes, the ingredients are listed in order of predominance.

Are there any allergies or adverse experiences expected following use?

ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Max Dry Spray™ was designed and tested using the highest quality and safety standards. When used as directed, ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Max Dry Spray™ should not cause any adverse experiences. However, individuals may have allergies to materials or combination of materials, which are not allergenic to the general population.

At what age can you start using ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant?

We recommend you contact a physician regarding this issue, since each child develops differently.

At what age can you start using UltraMax™ Deodorant?

We recommend you contact your child’s physician regarding this issue, since each child develops differently.

At what age can you start using UltraMax Deodorant Anti-Perspirant?

We recommend you contact your child’s physician regarding this issue, since each child develops differently.

How is UltraMax Invisible Solid different from the regular UltraMax solid?

UltraMax Invisible Solid is different only in the way it appears on your skin. It is designed to go on clear and leave no white residue.

How old does my child have to be to start to use this?

The decision to have your child use this product should be made by you and your child’s physician.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant designed to go on clear?

ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorants are designed to go on clear. To help ensure application is clear, a thin even layer of product should be applied.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Max Dry Spray™ gender specific?

ARM & HAMMER™ Ultra Max Dry Spray™ Peak Performance and Confidence scents were formulated for men; however, the decision to use one fragrance over another is purely a consumers’ choice.

Is the product that is left in the "push-up cup" factored into the net weight of the ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Antiperspirant Deodorants?

The net weight includes the entire product in the container.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Dry Spray™ designed to go on clear?

ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Dry Spray™ has no visible residue. To help ensure no visible residue application, a thin, even layer of product should be applied. To use: shake well, hold can six inches from underarm and spray.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Deodorant designed to go on clear?

Yes, ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Deodorant is designed to go on clear.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Gel designed to go on clear?

Gels are designed to go on clear. To help ensure application is clear, a thin even layer of product should be applied.

Is UltraMax Invisible Solid as effective as the regular Solid?

You can expect the same great wetness protection from UltraMax Invisible Solid as you got from the regular UltraMax solid.

Is ARM & HAMMER™ UltraMax™ Invisible Solid designed to go on clear?

Invisible solids are designed to go on clear. To help ensure application is clear, a thin even layer of product should be applied.

What exactly does the Motion Response™ Formula mean?

Our formula responds to motion. Motion of the body causes sweat to release. The product active ingredient comes in contact with the sweat and this helps to form a “plug” in the sweat duct which prevents/lessens additional sweat from coming to the skin surface in that area.

What is the difference between ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX™ Deodorant and the ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Deodorant?

The formulations are very different. The ingredients are listed in descending order on the ingredient label.

Ultramax is an anhydrous (no water) based formulation that has an active ingredient that reduces perspiration. The active ingredient aluminum zirconium gly is suspended in a wax matrix. Wax tends to resist wash off and is best to remove with soapy water.

ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Deodorant is a water based formulation containing natural deodorants to reduce odors. The ingredients in this formation (propylene glycol and dipropylene glycol) are miscible with water, meaning they mix together very easily. In turn, they wash away with warm water. ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Deodorant also contain sodium stearate with provides the product its stick for. Sodium stearate is a very common soap which is also water rinse able.

What is the pH in ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorants?

ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant itself does not have a pH, but the active ingredient when dissolved in water (or sweat) has a pH. The pH of most Antiperspirant active ingredients is about 4. In fact, many Antiperspirant active ingredients (including those in UltraMax) contain a buffer, generally glycine (GLY) which ensures that the pH is balanced to reduce potential for irritation.

Why is there a Drug Fact label on the packaging?

The FDA now requires all over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to conform to a common easy to read label. By clearly showing a drug’s ingredients, dose, and warnings, the new label will make it easier for consumers to understand information about a drug’s benefits and risks as well as its proper use.

Will ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant leave a white residue under my arms?

Our ARM & HAMMER™ ULTRAMAX Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant is designed to go on the skin as transparent and clear as possible. However, not all people are the same, so there can be the appearance of a residue although it will be much less than if a regular opaque stick were used.

Will this leave a white residue under my arms?

Our invisible solid product is designed to go on the skin as transparent and clear as possible. However, not all people are the same, so there can be the appearance of a residue although it will be much less than if a regular opaque stick were used.

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