food for … laundry

some foods can help color … our clothes!

WHITER WHITE

  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.

BLACKER BLACKS AND DARKER DARKS

  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.

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

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