Thursday, April 15, 2010

Natural Laundry Recipes

Laundry Detergent Mix 1 cup Ivory soap (or Fels Naptha soap), 1/2 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup borax. Use 1 tbsp for light loads; 2 tbsp for heavy loads.

Fabric softener To reduce static cling, dampen your hands, then shake out your clothes as you remove them from the drier. Line-drying clothing is another alternative.

Stain remover 1 cup water, ½ cup baking soda, ½ cup hydrogen peroxide. Mix the ingredients and pour into spray bottles. Treat the stain spot and soak overnight.

Grass stain remover Dab a generous amount of vinegar into the stain first, was as usual. You can also wet the stain with water and cover with sugar. Soak for at least 1 hour and then wash as usual.

Mildew stains First, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on the spots then sprinkle with salt. Let the garment dry in the sun then wash as usual.

Perspiration stains Combine a solution of water and vinegar in a 60/40 split quantity. Sponge onto the stain and wash as usual. Alternately mix the same ingredients using 1 quart warm water with 4 tablespoons salt and soak the garment in it. Wash as usual.