A water-soluble cleansing agent, other than soap. Cleaning agent that facilitates the elimination of dirt and grease from surface that are generally referred to as porous such as clothes, wood, and fabrics. This includes surfaces that are labelled as non-porous such as metals, wood, and plastics. Detergents are produced from items such as surfactants and soaps that are sourced from various petroleum, oils, and fats.