L.D.C. is dramatically effective for anything needing extra special care. L.D.C. is perfect for washing dishes by hand. It is so concentrated that just a few drops can do a whole sinkful of dishes. L.D.C. was “made” for hands, crystal, sterling silver and fine china.

GNLD's gentle L.D.C. is super concentrated so a little lasts a long time.

L.D.C. is biodegradable and breaks down easily in septic tanks and sewage disposal systems. It does not contribute to pollution of water supplies and it contains no phosphates.

L.D.C. is a balanced blend of non-ionic surface active agents, reacted coconut oil amides, neutralized organic acids, skin conditioners and hard water ion chelators. All topped off with a fragrance from nature's own flower shop.

Size Availability

1 litre, 5 litres, 25 litres

Use Information

Woodwork and Walls

For mild cleaning use 1/2 capful of diluted L.D.C. in 4,5 litres of water. Also, from 10 to 1 to 40 to 1 mixture of Super 10 depending on the dirt. Super 10 can be used on all washable materials. It will not remove paint unless water alone will remove it. Test painted surfaces with water first.

Wallpaper Removal

Use 3 or 4 capfuls of L.D.C. with 6 litres of HOT water. Apply with a sponge. Let soak. Pull off old paper, remove stubborn residues with more L.D.C. solution and a wide putty knife. Rinse wall well before painting or applying new paper.

Washing Dishes By Hand

Use 1 "healthy" squirt of L.D.C. mixed 1 part L.D.C. to 3 parts water under the force of running water to make lots of bubbles. In hard water you may need a little more. Dishes drain spotless. L.D.C. is mild to your hands. You need no rubber gloves. When washing greasy dishes, L.D.C. will not only remove the grease, but also keeps it in suspension so that it is flushed down the drain. No more messy deposits to wash away from the sides of the sink.
Not for use in an automatic dishwasher

Pots, Pans and Casseroles

15ml L.D.C. to 1 litre of boiling water. Let soak a few minutes or longer and wash out.

Jewellery, Chrome

1 part water to 1 part L.D.C.

Sinks and Baths

Clean sinks and baths with L.D.C. as it rinses away completely, leaving no remaining film. This eliminates the need for a gritty abrasive.

Spraying Weeds

Mix 1 cap of L.D.C. concentrate in your litre container with the weed killers and spray weeds. The L.D.C. helps to penetrate the ground better and carry the weed killers to the weed roots.

Hand Washables

Use 60ml of L.D.C. in cold water in laundry basin. Let soak. Rinse well. You can wash nylon, rayon, cotton, polyester and other synthetic fabrics, including Lycra and Lastex.

Greasy Hands

One part L.D.C. to three parts water. Apply a few drops on wet hands, rub in. Turns grease to soapy solution, rinse off.

Waterless Hand Cleaner

Mix in a mixing bottle with two or three parts water and one part L.D.C. Before starting to work, rub this into your hands like a lotion. It is kind to your hands. It gets down into the creases of your hands and protects them so the grease or grime does not get into the pores. When ready to clean the hands, squirt some of this mixture into the hands and rub them together to loosen the dirt and grease. Wipe off with towel.

Appliances, Refrigerators, Stoves, Machinery, etc

2 parts water to 1 part L.D.C. for normal soil. Spray or wipe with damp cloth, wipe dry. Excellent for cleaning and polishing.


To open drains to full flow, add approximately 60ml of L.D.C. to sinks and/or tubs.


Removes odours from traps. Once L.D.C. reaches sewer or drainage systems, biodegradable action keeps systems functioning normally.

Walls, Tiles & Waxed Floors

30ml L.D.C. for 4,5 litre water. Spray or wipe on and wipe off. No rinsing required.

Typewriter Keys

Saturate cloth with solution of 1 part L.D.C. to 1 part water - wring out cloth then wipe keys, leave them shiny clean. Also use same solution to clean off typewriter letters - all ink deposits will disappear.

Camping Trips

Use with cold water to wash greasy saucepans and other utensils.


With or without a brush. NOT for electric shavers.

Swimming Pools

Use up to 240ml L.D.C. (undiluted) per 45 000 litres. Add L.D.C. to pool on discharge side of circulating pump. Should there be any sudsiness, it will disappear in 24 hours. This amount of L.D.C. helps keep side walls and bottom of pool free of scum, dirt and grime. If pool is located in an area where there is dust or polluted air, increase L.D.C. to 300ml for each 45 000 litre capacity. Pour in on discharge side of pump. Wait 24 or 28 hours. Additional L.D.C. as may be required by pool use from time to time.


Renders hard water soft. Adds penetrating power to water so tough grease, tar or wax stains may easily be removed. L.D.C. is often the only chemical that will remove the stains from wash and wear fabrics.

Window Washers on Cars

Use 2 caps of L.D.C. diluted 1 to 1 in the winter with your anti-freeze. Use only 1 cap during summer.

Technically Speaking

Every day, every one of us is faced with different cleaning problems - from removing grease and grime from kitchen counters and appliances, to cleaning woodwork and walls, to opening drains or protecting hands before gardening. Numerous cleaning jobs await us at home or in the office. You can tell your customers that it makes much better sense in terms of efficiency and practicality to have LDC around the house. LDC is one of the most intelligent choices they can make when considering the fantastic cleaning abilities of this superb GNLD Product.

The key to LDC’s powerful cleaning action is its very concentrated formulation of three detergents: Mono- and di-ethanolamine salts of linear dodecyl benzene sulfonate, non-ionic surfactant and coconut di-ethanolamide. The names of these detergents may be intimidating at first, but once you understand what they do, you’ll not only have gained an understanding of one of GNLD’s most important products, but you’ll also feel comfortable telling your customers about the ingredients that make LDC such a powerful and versatile cleaner.

LDC means good but gentle cleaning

The mono- and di-ethanolamine salts of linear dodecyl benzene sulfonate are biodegradable synthetic detergent compounds. Because of their superior cleaning power, they are considered to be the “work horse” of the formula.

During manufacturing this ingredient is created by a neutralizing process. This means good but gentle cleaning. Non-ionic surfactants are not affected by hard water, and very effectively solubilize dirt in water. (Solubilization is the drawing out and collecting together of all the dirt particles, so that whatever article you wash is cleaned right through.) The surfactants penetrate grease and oil stains on hard surfaces and lift the stains off in the cleaning water.

...very mild and gentle to the skin..

Coconut di-ethanolamide is a coconut derivative and is used as a cleaner, foam stabilizer and viscosity (thickness) controller. It too is very mild and gentle to the skin.

These three detergents combine to form a very concentrated, high-foaming, mild detergent system with excellent cleaning capabilities. They are also surfactants (an abbreviated term for “surface active agents”), acting as emulsifiers, solubilizers and wetting agents. A surfactant molecule has an oil-soluble (hydrophobic) portion at one end, and a water-soluble (hydrophillic) portion at the other. This enables the surfactant to surround the oil, and have its hydrophobic portion in the oil, and its hydrophillic portion in the water. This is how it suspends oil in water, which we know as emulsification.

Surfactants also act to reduce the surface tension of water. Surface tension is the reluctance of water molecules to break apart. This is why small soil particles, fabric or string appear to lie on top of water and never get wet.

The three surfactants in LDC dramatically reduce the surface tension in the water, making the water ”wetter”. Because of this, the fabric is penetrated quickly and thoroughly, the cleaning water comes into direct contact with the dirt particles, and cleaning becomes that much easier. In practical use, LDC easily penetrates the dirt, and quickly begins to emulsify and solubilize it. When some mechanical action (such as scrubbing) is added, the dirt is lifted off the surface of the dish or fabric and becomes totally entrapped in the cleaning water.

LDC can tackle almost any cleaning task

From your specially delicate surfaces to the chrome on your car, LDC can effectively and gently tackle almost any cleaning task. It is highly concentrated, giving you the opportunity to dilute or strengthen your cleaning liquid according to requirements of any specific cleaning chore. Even though LDC is effective on the toughest of cleaning tasks, it is very easy on your hands. To demonstrate how mild it is (the coconut derivatives help make it gentle to the skin), put a drop or two in your hand. Rub it in and notice how your hand becomes soft, smooth and satiny.

In addition to being mild, LDC is phosphate-free and biodegradable, which means that the surfactants are broken down by natural biological action, helping to eliminate pollution problems in our lakes and rivers.

You can now face cleaning with confidence

With GNLD’s LDC, you can face almost any cleaning task with confidence. Confidence that you are using a quality product that is environmentally sound, that will penetrate even the toughest dirt, and will be gentle to your hands. You will find that with regular use of LDC, you will eliminate the need for many other products. They will become obsolete, and you will have much more space in your cupboard.

Most of all, you will feel confident because you are using a GNLD product designed with you in mind.