White can be a gorgeous hue to wear but if it looks worn or dingy it can quickly ruin an outfit. Using bleach can often cause damage to fabrics after several loads and it cannot be used on colors.
I am the first to admit that once the whites start getting dingy, I toss them. I know, it’s bad but… I would rather avoid the itching and breaking out from using bleach. It just doesn’t sound like an awesome time to me.
My daughter has very sensitive skin and we have to be careful with what we use. We have tried everything. Here are some alternative to harsh products that we try to avoid:
Vinegar works great for removing those icky odors from clothes. Pour 1 cup of vinegar in with the load and watch the smells disappear!
Baking soda and lemon juice will help brighten whites. Though not as good as some other options, it does the job especially if you follow it up with drying outside in the sun.
Essential oils are great for adding a touch of fresh to the clothes without using a ton of fabric softener. Add a few drops of essential oils to a wash cloth and throw it in during the last 5 minutes of the drying load time.
Black pepper in the wash cycle works wonders at brightening faded colors.
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