Tips on how to take away the yellow colour from white garments?


We all have white clothes that, after a few uses, turn yellow and lose their original whiteness. Often the yellow spots seem impossible to remove. We end up using bleach or even throwing out that yellow garment.

It is also quite common, for example, that we leave bed, table and bath linen stored for a long time. They tend to fill with yellow spots and it is difficult to remove them. We soak them, we use bleach and they usually don’t come off.

Bleach, like other bleach chemicals, is toxic to health and harmful to the environment. When we use it on our clothes, even if we wear a mask and gloves, it ends up coming into contact with our skin through the clothes we wear. In the long run, it can make us irritate and on the other hand, the tissue can also react and instead of turning white, become more yellowish than before.

For those who frequently wear white clothes, as is the case with people who work in the healthcare industry, it is very important that the clothes are always white and well washed. It is a sign of cleanliness. However, as we have already mentioned, white clothes have a natural tendency to turn yellow.

Did you know that part of the yellowing of clothes comes from the water we use? It’s true, water contains lime and iron, two components that promote this yellowing. So today we are going to teach you some tips to make your clothes as clean and white as new, and with a special feature: without chemical bleach!

How to remove yellow spots?

Below are some tips on how to bleach your clothes without using bleach and finally get rid of those yellow stains.

Baking soda

First, separate the white clothes that are yellowed and moisten them. In a bucket, mix the baking soda with a little liquid detergent and water. Soak the clothes in the mixture for about 20 minutes. Then rub the clothes, taking care not to damage them. Finally, rinse thoroughly with water.

Baking soda is excellent for removing yellow stains and renewing fibers in white fabrics. Thanks to its whitening action, clothes tend to be like new. I highly recommend this trick, it’s worth trying it out.

Natural whitener

Mix 150 ml of white vinegar with the same amount of washing powder. Wash your clothes as usual. If your clothes have yellow stains on the armpits or collar, apply vinegar directly to the stains about 10 minutes before washing them.

In the case of yellow spots, it is important to moisten with alcohol vinegar and leave to act for 15 minutes. Regular washing will not remove the toughest stains. This process is therefore recommended.

Blanch with lemons

First, take a liter of boiling water and add the juice of two lemons. Soak your clothes for 30 minutes in the mixture and rub off the stains. Finally, wash your clothes as usual.

Lemon is formidable! It is one of the best cleaning products around. Indeed, it removes lime, dirt, stains, shines stainless steel, degreases pots and much more!

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