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Not vinegar and baking soda: what is the most effective way to bleach bed linens

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Bed linens are a breeding ground for bacteria, fungi, and dust mites, so experts recommend washing them at least once a week. Traditional bleaches can damage delicate fabrics. However, mistakes made during frequent washing, especially with chemical bleaches, can damage the fabric.

Effective eco-friendly components that effectively remove dirt without damaging the fibers will come in handy. The Express magazine has told us what else can be used to whiten the bed besides soda and vinegar.

An effective component

Bed linen can begin to fade over time with prolonged use. Accumulated sweat, cosmetics, sebum, etc. adhere to the fibers of the fabric, causing a yellowish tint.

Instead, Daniel Ufland, founder of Flitch, emphasized that using bleach actually has the opposite effect.

He recommended using lemon juice as this ingredient not only effectively whitens fabrics but also ensures safety and environmental friendliness compared to aggressive bleach.

Lemon juice has natural brightening properties due to its high acidity, making it an effective alternative to chemicals. Lemon juice has a gentle effect on the fibers, preserving their quality and extending their service life.

How to whiten bedding with lemon juice

  1. Before you wash your bedding, you should inspect it for serious stains. Apply lemon juice directly to the stained area and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the citric acid to break down the stains.
  2. Prepare the laundry. Put them in the machine with regular detergent.
  3. Pour ½ cup of lemon into a container or directly into the washing machine during the rinse cycle.
  4. It is better to dry the sheets outdoors as sunlight naturally bleaches the laundry.

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