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Friday Quickie: Keep Whites Bright
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Friday Quickie: Keep Whites Bright

I’m a fan of white attire all year round (screw that old “after labor day” decree.)  And, come warm weather I gravitate even more towards the crisp and clean hue.

After a few washes it’s tough to keep whites fresh-looking. While it’s tempting to choose bleach to brighten your whites here’s a safer, homemade concoction to whiten: mix about a ½-1 cup of borax in with your laundry load after starting the cycle.

What’s so bad about bleach? Most brands contain chlorine – when chlorine is isolated from chemical bonds it can become a toxic gas. Yuck.

If you must use bleach try a chlorine-free one like Seventh Generation brand.

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

2 thoughts on “Friday Quickie: Keep Whites Bright

  1. Sweet quickie. Bleach also smells awful, can tell it’s toxic just by the odor. Ugh

  2. Very good point TJ – bleach does smell awful. Good rule of thumb for chemicals we use in our household – if it smells toxic, find an alternative! (like draino…)

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