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Washing Detergent

washing machineAlthough it is possible to make your own laundry detergents, it can be a little time consuming so we normally buy them. We always buy environmentally-friendly products, here are a few things to look out for when choosing a product to make sure that it not only gets you clothes clean but is also safe for the environment and you family. Look for products which contain vegetable-oil-based soap and which biodegrade in a few days. You products should not contain EDTA, NTA, phosphates, non-biodegradable optical brighteners, or sythetically derived preservatives.

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Here are a few of our tips for stain removal.

Cleaning shirt collars


A liitle shampoo rubbed into the colloar before washing should help to bring them up nice and white.

Salt for those under arm stains


Add water to the salt to make a paste and rub that into the cloth , allow it to work for about an hour before washing
4 tablespoons salt
water

Cream of Tartar Stain Remover


Make a paste from the cream of Tartar and water, and apply to the stained area, allow the paste to dry before washing normally.
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
water

Bright White


Mix the sodium biocarbonate with water to form a paste, apply this to the stain and then wash as normal.
2 tablespoons sodium percarbonate
water

Eco Bleach


Sodium percarbonate can be used as a bleach to remove difficult stains.
1 - 3 tablespoons of sodium percarbonate per load

Washing Soda Bleach


Add washing soda to the cycle
1/4 cup washing soda

Lemon Juice Bleach


Add lemon juice to the wash cycle
1/4 cap lemon juice

Baking Soda Soft


Add baking soda to the wash cycle
1/4 cup baking soda

Vinegar as a fabric softener


Add vinegar to the wash cycle
1/4 cup vinegar

Borax Fabric Softener


Add Borax to the wash cycle
1/4 cup borax

 

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