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How to restore perfect cleanliness to clothes: the French way of washing

Alina MilsentLife
The French way of washing

Restoring perfect cleanliness to your clothes can be challenging. Sometimes, even expensive powders and bleaches don't seem to help. Experts suggest trying an interesting method supposedly used by French women.

At first glance, this method may appear a bit unconventional, as one of the ingredients is oil. Indeed, there may be doubts about this method. Will adding oil to the detergent make things even dirtier? This life hack is gaining popularity on social media, but there is no consensus on its effectiveness. Some claim that it genuinely helps eliminate the most stubborn stains, while others caution that such methods can be too risky. Learn more about the so-called French washing method in the OBOZREVATEL article.

The necessary ingredients:

  • 5 liters of water
  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon of bleach
  • ½ cup of laundry detergent

Step 1: Fill a container with five liters of water and place it on the stove.

Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil, a tablespoon of any bleach, and 0.5 cups of laundry detergent. Mix thoroughly and turn on the stove. Bring the solution to a boil.

Step 3: Pre-soak the clothes in cold water.

Step 4: Turn off the heat, place the laundry in the solution, which was pre-soaked in cold water. Cover with a lid and wait until it cools completely.

Step 5: After that, wash the clothes in a washing machine.

How to restore perfect cleanliness to clothes: the French way of washing

Experts say that this life hack is ideal for particularly dirty items, such as kitchen towels. Oil as a component can soften old grease. Such washing will also be effective for colored items. Social media users say that the product does not affect the color and does not leave white spots on the fabric. The oil is needed to soften and partially neutralize the effects of laundry detergent or bleach on colored fabrics.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to soften towels that have become stiff.

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