After wearing white clothes for several months, the white color changes and it is not as bright as previously.

Sweat and oils easily make stains on the clothes. Moreover, their color changes due to other clothes. Their color becomes grayish and they no longer look beautiful.

To preserve the perfect white color of the clothes we buy expensive detergents. However, these detergents contain optical brighteners that make the clothes even whiter than before.

The clothes begin to glow on ultraviolet lights and they seem white and clean due to these synthetic chemicals. On the other side, these optical brighteners come from an extremely harmful substance called benzene.

They can also cause allergic reaction when people wear the clothes treated with these detergents. The allergic reactions are called phototoxicity. They occur since the optical brighteners enter the skin and cause reactions such as irritations or rashes, especially when exposed to sunlight.

Before using this dangerous laundry detergents, try some safer methods. Prepare your own natural bleach.

Here are some options:

Aspirin
Besides being effective against terrible headaches, aspirin pills can effectively remove yellow stains from white clothes.

Don’t use colored aspirin pills, as the color may end up on your white clothes. You only need to add 5 pills in water, let them dissolve and put your white clothes in the solution. Afterwards, wash the clothes in the washing machine as you normally do.

Baking soda
Soak clothes in a solution of 1 cup of baking soda and 4 liters of water.

Lemon juice
1st Method:
When rinsing the clothes in the washing machine, add 1 cup of lemon juice and then let the clothes dry in the sun.

2nd Method:
Put the clothes in a big basin filled with hot water and add a lot of lemon juice. Leave the clothes in the mix overnight. In the morning, wash the clothes in the washing machine. Repeat the procedure until your clothes get as white as you want.

Distilled white vinegar
Add one cup of the vinegar to your detergent or spray the vinegar on the stains on the collar area or the armpits. The smell of the vinegar disappears while the clothes are drying.

Dishwasher detergent
Add a cup of dishwasher detergent that contains no phosphate and chlorine to the laundry detergent to whiten your clothes.

3% hydrogen peroxide
Add 1 cup of this non-chlorine bleach to your laundry detergent and enjoy the white color of your clothes.

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