This product is highly recommended for cleaning fine textiles and rugs. It is mixed at a concentration of approximately 1% (1 tbsp. per gallon of water, for instance) and is soluble in both hot and cold water. It is free rinsing in either as well. It is a neutral pH synthetic detergent which will remove common dirt and most stains. Wash and rinse several times for greatest effectiveness. Orvus is anionic, contains no phosphorus, and is completely biodegradable. Additionally, Orvus performs well as an emulsifier and is a fine wetting and dispersing agent.