food for … laundry

some foods can help color … our clothes!


  1. Baking soda
    Soak in a solution of 4 liters water and 1 cup baking soda.
  2. Aspirin
    Soak in hot water in which you’ve dissolved 5 aspirin tablets (325mg each).
  3. Vinegar
    Add 1 cup white vinegar to the washing machine’s rinse cycle.


  1. Coffee or tea
    For black clothes, add 2 cups brewed coffee or tea to the rinse cycle.
  2. Salt
    For dark colors like navy blue or plum, add 1 cup table salt to the rinse cycle.
  3. Vinegar and salt
    To keep denim from fading quickly, soak jeans in salt water or a 50:50 solution of water and white vinegar before the first wash. Turn the jeans inside out before putting them in the machine and turn the temperature setting to cold.

read article on Yahoo! Shine from Reader’s Digest Magazine: 6 Secret Laundry Ingredients

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