It is very difficult to maintain the whiteness of the clothes. Their brightness wears out quickly due to oils, sweat, and discoloration from other clothes we wear. Therefore, white clothes very quickly become covered with stains, and their whiteness does not last for long.
For that reason, most of us reach for the expensive laundry detergents that really provide white and bright colour of our clothes which is visible even under ultraviolet lights. However, in order this brightness to be obtained harsh chemicals are comprised into these detergents like for example, Benzene. This is very dangerous substance which may lead to various allergies. Yes, your clothes will be white and clean but at the expense of your health.
The negative effect appears when the clothes are exposed to natural daylight, and then the optical brighteners cause reactions like rashes and irritations.
We know of the effect these detergents have on our clothes, but there is always a natural substitute for this chemical substance, and the natural ones are always safe and secure.
Here below, please find six natural solutions for the whiteness of your clothes:
The yellow stains on the white clothes can be easily removed by using aspirin pills, however use pills which are not colourful as the colour will remain on the clothes, and make more stains, and for that reason use only white aspirin pills.
Here is the following procedure: use 5 white aspirin pills, and dissolve them in water. Next, soak the clothing in this mixture. After that, put them in the washing machine and use your regular washing cycle.
- Baking Soda
Blend one cup of baking soda with 1 gallon of water. Then, dip the white clothes in the mixture resulting in clean and white clothes. By doing this procedure you will avoid all types of additives used in the washing process.
- Dishwasher Detergent
Clothes can be successfully whitened with the dishwasher detergent provided that is eco-friendly. Wash your clothing as usual, but this time include one cup of the dishwasher detergent into your regular laundry detergent. Try always to use detergents which have no phosphate and chlorine.
- Distilled White Vinegar
White Vinegar can be used for this purpose also, only add 1 cup of this vinegar in your laundry detergent. You can likewise spray vinegar directly on the stains. If you do not like the unpleasant odor, it will definitely vanish during the drying process.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide (3%) has many various usages and benefits, and it is commonly used in many different ways. All you have to do is to include one cup of this non chlorine bleach in the laundry detergent and do the regular washing process.
6. Lemon Juice, there are two ways of its use:
The first way is to add one cup of lemon juice while rinsing the white clothes in your washing machine.
The second way is to put all your white clothes in a basin filled with warm water. Then include the lemon juice in the basin, dip the clothes in it and leave them to stay in it during the night. In the morning take them out of the basin, and wash them as usual.