Many of us have seen laundry detergents that contain optical brighteners. These are chemicals that make fabrics to be brighter or whiter than they are. They stay behind on clean laundry as a covering of microscopic fluorescent particles. At the point when invisible ultraviolet light hits these particles, they change it into visible light to make an optical hallucination that traps the eye into thinking that our clothes are very clean. Numerous optical brighteners come from benzene, an extremely dangerous compound. Likewise, these chemicals by and large do not break down in the earth and stay in the waters they are washed into, where they poison fish and other watery life.
Optical brighteners can likewise bring about allergic reactions in individuals by means of a procedure called phototoxicity. When they rub off on our skin from washed clothes and come into contact with daylight, they can make a rash or irritation that is confused with sunburn.
Chlorine blanch is additionally known to cause serious well-being concerns, and inappropriate mixing can bring about the formation of poisonous gasses and dioxins. The impacts of these dioxins can bring about respiratory complications, certain cancers, and kidney harm.
In any case, giving up optical brighteners and chlorine blanch, does not mean that you need to give up brilliant whites. Let lemon juice be your greener option!
There are two distinct methods for utilizing lemon juice to brighten clothes:
Method #1 instructions:
1. Put your white clothes in a large basin.
2. You should feel in the basin with hot water.
3. Add a large amount of lemon juice, and leave your white clothes to soak overnight.
4. The following day, you should remove the clothes from the basin and put them in your washing machine with your SmartKlean Laundry Ball or some other product you are utilizing to wash your clothes.
5. Wash as commonly and your whites will be brighter than ever.
Tips and warnings:
• You should try it two times, if the first time does not work to your satisfaction.
• Do not leave the mixture to sit too long in the lemon juice.
The easier version of this technique is: wash your clothes in your washer as usual, and amid the rinse cycle you can pour in about a cup of lemon juice. After that, hang in the sun to dry.
Additional cleaning uses with lemon:
Lemon juice is a practicable option for cleaning jobs requiring acid, for example, hard-water stains, tarnish, dissolving waxy buildup, and cleaning wood. It can likewise be utilized a rust remover. Lemon juice and salt are very successful in treating rust stains on clothes and other fabric. You just squeeze lemon juice specifically onto the stain, then sprinkle on a generous amount of salt. Rub the fabric together until the stain begins to break up.
Use soap and water to wash away the loosened rust. Rehash the procedure until the stain is totally removed.
Here are some other additional methods that will help you to whiten your clothes:
It whitens, freshens and softens fabric. You should add ½ of baking soda with your regular laundry detergent. If you want to use it for spot stains, then make a paste of baking soda and water and apply straight to the fabric.
Hydrogen peroxide (3%)
It is non-chlorine bleach. If you want to use hydrogen peroxide, then you have to add ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide together with your regular laundry detergent.
It is not suggested to buy dishwasher detergent solely for laundry, but in case you have it in your home, then you can utilize it to whiten fabrics. (It has to be eco-friendly, be sure to choose chlorine- and phosphate-free detergent.) In this case, add ¼ cup of dishwasher detergent along with the regular laundry detergent.
Distilled white vinegar
Add ½ to 1 cup of distilled white vinegar together with your regular laundry detergent. You should not worry about the vinegar scent- it will disappear after drying. Vinegar can be also sprayed on spot stains, collar and underarm stains.