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Consider Adding These Natural Ingredients To Your Next Load Of Laundry
Using white vinegar as fabric softener removes residue on clothes that makes your whites look gray and your sweaters coarse. Rinse your machine after to avoid acid damage.
Lemon Juice
Lemon juice brightens white garments and removes sweat and rust stains. It’s a natural fabric softener and helps kill bacteria. Add a ½ cup alongside your detergent.
Hydrogen Peroxide
Normally used to disinfect, hydrogen peroxide also brightens clothes and bleaches stains. However, use it only on white clothing, and avoid it on delicate fabrics.
With blood stains, pre-soak the item in cold water and salt before washing it. Apply salt directly on grease stains, and leave it to absorb the grease before washing the item.
Borax brightens lights and whites. Mix 1 cup of borax, 1 bar of ground castile soap, and 1 cup of washing soda to make laundry detergent; avoid direct contact with skin.