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Emma Elwin

Notes from a Swedish stylist


I’m trying to figure out how to make my whites whiter without using conventional bleach. I’ve got a soap made from coconut oil and lemon that’s supposed to bleach the wash in a natural way, and I’ve heard the sun has a bleaching effect as well. I googled it and found a couple of methods I think I’m going to try at home.

First out is white vinegar. As you’re about to wash your whites, you simply add half a cup or so of distilled white malt vinegar as a detergent. The non-toxic vinegar is naturally acidic and cuts grease, softens water, and whitens fabrics.
I’m also curious to try Martha Stewart’s all-natural recipe: You fill a pot with water and a few slices of fresh lemon. Bring the water to a boil. Turn off heat, add your linens, and let them soak for up to an hour; then launder as usual. For extra brightening, spread the wash out in the sunlight to dry.
Apparently, you can also add lemon juice to your regular wash cycle and achieve similar results.

So guys, do you think any of this will work? Hit me with your best tips on how you get your whites whiter in a natural way!


1 Comment

Rebecka: Jag brukar själv med jämna mellanrum tvätta mina vita kläder i RN bland ing av diskmedel och citronsyra (köps vid mjöl och bakptodukter i mataffären.). Blanda någon matsked av varje i en kopp och häll sedan i själva maskinen över tvätten. Inte i tvättmedelsgacket. Blir riktigt bra! Använder ibland ättika med det får bort dålig lukt effektivt, gör dock ingenting för färgen.
July 6, 2017

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