Every housewife will know how difficult it can be to restore the whiteness of your white clothes. The thing is white clothes easily turn yellowish or grayish after merely 2-3 washings. And, even though we all turn to synthetic bleach to deal with this, it’s far from the best solution as this chemical not only fails to perform, but also thins the fabric on your clothes.
What can you do to restore your clothes’ whiteness naturally?
Expensive bleaches or detergents are not the best options to bring back the whiteness of your clothes. You have a wide array of natural methods which provide the same results, if not better. In fact, potassium permanganate is one of the most efficient methods to whiten your laundry in a natural way.
How to white your clothes using potassium permanganate?
You can easily obtain this chemical at any pharmacy. You’ll only need a few crystals of potassium permanganate dissolved in 10l water to effectively whiten your clothes. The water should turn pink and too much potassium permanganate will turn the water dark purple. Then add 200g laundry detergent in the water and stir well. In the end, put your laundry in this solution and cover the basin with a plastic bag. Leave it for at least 4-5 hours. You can also leave it to act overnight. Don’t worry about the uninviting water color.
4-5 hours later, or the next morning, remove the clothes from the basin, squeeze the water out of them and wash then a usual in your washing machine. You can also wash your clothes before putting them in this solution. If you washed your clothes before you used the potassium permanganate method, you just rinse them in clean water and hang out to dry.
If there’s need, repeat this bleaching method until you restore your clothes’ original whiteness.
Note: Another common ingredient you can use to bleach white clothes is baking soda. Simply mix 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda with your laundry detergent. Baking soda is also helpful for softening hard water, thus making your laundry detergent more efficient. In fact, baking powder is commonly used as an efficient bleach substitute. The results are amazing!
Source: Healthy Holistic World