Tip 13: Ditch the Bleach, Vinegar Brightens Laundry
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
A cup of white vinegar added to the wash can keep fabrics bright.
Note: DO NOT USE IN ADDITION TO BLEACH because the resulting fumes are hazardous.
Household bleach is a weak sodium hypochlorite solution. It is also the most common cleaner accidentally swallowed by children.
Posted by Virginia Breeden on 03/30/2007 at 01:14 PM
We have a septic system in our yard so after doing some research I found a product that is super great on clothes and the environment. It is called color brite and contains no chlorine bleach or other toxic ingredients. It contains a blend of enzymes and UV reflecting brighteners. It is super concentrated so it saves me money.
Posted by Mandy on 01/10/2007 at 08:42 AM
Yes -white and distilled vinegar are the same. So either way would work.
Posted by Patty Ramirez on 01/08/2007 at 08:24 AM
Is White Vinegar the same as Distilled vinegar? Which should I try?
Thanks for the great tips!
Posted by Mama C-ta on 10/19/2006 at 01:13 PM
Great tip. I also use vinegar to strip my cloth diapers from all the build up non eco-friendly detergents cause (which I’ve since learned not to use!)
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Posted by Meredith on 04/15/2009 at 02:25 PM
This is great news. Bleach is such a strong chemical that I’d rather not use it unless absolutely necessary.