Who doesn’t like their whites, white? I know I do. But I’m not willing to sacrifice mine or my families health to keep them that way.
Most people are aware that bleach is toxic if swallowed. What some people do not realize is that bleach continues to emit fumes even after it is used. Children are even more susceptible and recent studies have shown that children who are exposed to bleach in their homes are more likely to have asthma and allergies. Bleach and bleach products cause damage to your lungs and respiratory system, even accidentally inhaling it can cause irritation.
It can also burn your eyes and skin causing permanent damage to both. Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it can absorb substances which then travel directly to your bloodstream. Just say no, my friends! There is a better, safer way. #knowbetterdobetter
Here’s what you need to make your own safe, natural bleach alternative for laundry.
32 oz glass container.
[you can find one like mine here, store in a cool dark place]
ᕱ 3 cups of water
ᕱ 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
ᕱ 1/2 cup lemon juice
ᕱ 2 cap fulls of thieves household cleaner
ᕱ 15 drops of lemon essential oil
Give it a little shake and you’re all done!
I like to use 1/2 cup per load on the hottest setting you can use based on the fabric.
While 3% peroxide you typically get from drugstores shouldn't remove color from your clothing, it’s best to test before you try it on your colors.