Natural laundry whitener/brightener - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-07-2009, 11:34 AM - Thread Starter
 
chicaalegre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't seem to keep our white clothes looking nice. Our socks and underwear just look dingy after a little while and washing doesn't seem to take out any stains. We use the powder Biokleen and cold water for just about everything except diapers and towels (for which we use hot water).

I do not want to use bleach but I REALLY want to have socks that don't look like we've been walking outside in them all day. Also, any ideas for natural stain removal would be appreciated--I have a two year old and it seems we get a food stain or crayon or pen marks on just about everything after a few wears.

Suggestions?

hijab.gif Muslim convert attachment mama to 2, stepmama to 3 more. Married to a Warrior Spirit. 

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." ~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

chicaalegre is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-07-2009, 02:49 PM
 
moon mountain mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Catskills
Posts: 185
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We use Bacout for stains.
Borax for anything that is oily.
I think oxygen bleach is safe like oxy clean but I'm not 100% sure. Either way it does whiten and it is not bleach!
Vinegar in the rinse cycle to make sure everything is rinsed out real well.
moon mountain mama is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off