If you are a tidy person who likes to keep the house as clean and shiny as possible, at some point in your life you must have daydreamed about getting your sheets and curtains to be that pristine and shiny white.
However, the reality is that most of us have ended up with linens and clothes that turn a darker shade of grey each time we wash them.
Frustrating as it is, there’s no more point in hoping that your laundry detergent will ever make your clothes and sheets that white. Instead, you can turn to other, more effective solutions, and no, we aren’t talking about bleach as it only results in damaged clothes and a yellowish-white hue.
How to restore the white in your clothes?
What we are talking about is an all natural bleaching solution which has been used for ages, when synthetically produced detergents weren’t even conceived. Our solution is an organic combination of ingredients that is cheap, easy to make, and so simple that you would end up wishing your grandma knew about it when she gave you advice on how to keep your whities white.
That’s the beauty of this solution. It is an old and well proven method that relies on using potassium permanganate’s natural whitening powers to give you that pristine result you’ve been looking for.
Using potassium permanganate to wash your clothes white :
- Dissolve a few potassium permanganate crystals into 10 liters of water, adding more until your water turns a dark-purple shade. Afterwards add 200g of your detergent to the water and wait for it to dissolve. Don’t worry about the color of the solution; it will not dye your clothes purple.
- Put your linens or clothes into the solution and then seal your tub or sink with nylon. Leave your clothes for 5 hours or the whole night, and then wash them in your washing machine.
- Repeat the procedure if you feel that is necessary until you are satisfied with the outcome.
Alternatively, you could switch the steps and wash your clothes first. If you do it this way, make sure that you rinse your clothes after soaking them in your potassium solution.
A potassium alternative :
You can also use baking soda to restore the white in your clothes. Baking soda is an even cheaper and easier to find alternative to potassium permanganate.
Using baking soda to wash your clothes white :
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda with your detergent and pour the resulting powder into the detergent compartment in your washing machine, and then wash your clothes as you always do. Adding baking soda will boost the whitening power of your detergent and it will restore them to their original color.
If you are skeptical, give it a try and see how easy it is to get your clothes and linens white again. If you like the results, share with your friends and help them whiten their clothes easy!