Top 5 Natural Homemade Cleaning agents
5. White VinegarDistilled white vinegar does whiten, brighten and reduce odour while it also softens clothes with zero harsh chemicals and safe for the environment. Vinegar is safe to use in both standard and high-efficiency top and bottom load washers.
How to use ?
Pour 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar into your washing machine; in the slot, you would generally put the liquid detergent.
When life throws Lemons, squeeze It and clean your whites. Lemon juice, very similar to vinegar, is acidic and provides the same natural bleaching action.
How to use?
Add 1 cup of lemon juice to the washer when washing white clothes to help keep them bright.
Pro-tip: White cotton socks that are heavily stained can be thrown into a pot of boiling water, add one lemon cut into slices to it
3. Baking Soda
The kind of 'baked' you would want to be is when you find your clothes giving out a foul odour. Baking soda will give fabrics a sharper white look and a brighter bright colour, also odour-free clothing.
How to use?
Dissolve 1 cup or 2 cups of baking soda in some warm water.
Soak clothes overnight and then wash as usual
2. Hydrogen Peroxide
Your first aid kit, in the laundry too. Hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleaching agent used for your summer clothing. It is mainly used to get rid of stains , while it also has less impact on the environment than chlorine-based bleaching.
How to use ?
To whiten and brighten clothes, add one cup of hydrogen peroxide to each washer load of laundry. One can safely use it on a load of whites or coloured garments.
Note: Do not pour hydrogen peroxide directly on dry coloured fabrics because it can cause spotting by removing colour.
Soapnuts or Indian soapberry has been a Natural source of laundry detergent in India for hundreds of years. Although not widely recognised for it’s superpower, soapnuts have seen a rise in the past few years for its excellent organic characteristics. It contains a natural cleaning agent in its shell called saponin.
Saponin is a 100% organic substitute for chemically made laundry and cleaning products, among others. It is a substitute for many synthetic cleaning products made with SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulphates) and has no toxic drawbacks of these chemical components.
They are mainly used when conscious about their skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, People with dry skin or - mature and ageing skin and delicate skin, particularly for babies and toddlers. An all-rounder when it comes to Natural Laundry detergents, hence owning the number one spot
How To Use ?
There are two ways we can use soapnuts
- Dilute Organic soapnut liquid concentrate with water
- Add a cap or few tablespoons (depending on load size) into your washing
machine's detergent drawer