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How to make an effective homemade laundry detergent

Did you run out of your store purchased detergent to wash your clothes? Well, worry no more, for you can make your own detergent from the comfort of your home. In fact, you are never better served than by yourself with your economical, natural, and effective, homemade laundry detergent that will leave your clothes smelling good and clean. 

Here are two ways to make your laundry detergent at home:

There is a liquid and powder version; choose the one that suits you better. 

 Homemade liquid detergent recipe

 For 1 L of detergent, you need:

  • 1 liter of water
  • 50 grams of Marseille soap flakes
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • a few drops of natural aromatic extracts or natural fragrance (optional)
  • It is essential to use real Marseille soap, made according to the rules of the art, in the cauldron. It should be at least 72% vegetable oil, with no palm oil or added glycerin.
  • Boil the water, then remove it from the heat.
  • Melt the Marseille soap flakes in boiling water.
  • Add the tablespoon of baking soda and mix.

Leave the preparation to cool, then add 10 to 15 drops of aromatic extracts or the fragrance. Adding perfume is optional; you can fully appreciate the excellent smell of Marseille soap. 

Pour the preparation into an old detergent can or a glass bottle.

If you are a fan of homemade laundry, you have surely already faced a major problem: your liquid laundry soap becomes ticker. Indeed, as it cools, it becomes more compact and thicker. This is completely normal; You can always blend it for a few minutes before transferring it to your container using a funnel.

 Homemade washing powder recipe

It’s almost the same recipe! You need:

  • 200 grams of real Marseille soap flakes
  • 30 grams of soda crystals
  • 20 grams of sodium bicarbonate
  • A few drops of natural aromatic extracts or natural fragrances to perfume your laundry.
  • Mix all the ingredients to obtain an excellent and homogeneous powder.
  • Add the essential oil and pour it into a hermetically sealed glass container.

Although it is a natural detergent, it can be a bit irritating to the nose, so avoid over-inhaling it.  however, don’t worry; this naturally made soap will take care of all your sensitive skin issues no matter what.

In terms of dosage, add 1 tablespoon for moderately soiled laundry. 2 spoons for heavily soiled laundry.

 Regarding fabric softener, there is no need to bother yourself. Pour white vinegar into the compartment provided for this purpose, and you’re done.

HOW TO GET RID OF YELLOW SWEAT STAINS ON CLOTHES?

Sweating is part of our daily lives, especially during the beautiful and hot summer days. It often leaves yellow stains on our clothes, particularly under the armpits. In addition, these sweat marks are sometimes hard to remove and generally do not leave entirely after a simple machine wash. However, we bring good news for you. In fact, it is possible to get rid of these stains; below are some simple but efficient tips that will help you thoroughly remove these sweat marks and continue to enjoy wearing your favorite white t-shirt. 

Baking soda

An essential natural ingredient to have in your closet, baking soda once again works wonders on yellow sweat marks. You can (optionally):

  •   Soak the stained garment for several hours in a tub of hot water to which you add two tablespoons of baking soda. Rinse it; then wash it at 40°C
  •   Prepare a paste by pouring a ¼ cup of water and four tablespoons of baking soda. Using a toothbrush, spread the paste over the stain in a thick layer and let it dry until the mixture solidifies. Then, put the fabric in the washing machine: the yellow stain will disappear at the same time as the powder. 

Soda crystals

Even more powerful than baking soda, soda crystals are very effective in removing yellow sweat marks:

  •   Pour a cup of soda crystals into a tub filled with 1 liter of hot water.
  •   Soak your clothes in the mixture for a few minutes, rub lightly and rinse thoroughly with clear water.

White vinegar

White vinegar is the perfect ally for thick fabrics such as sweaters or woolen cardigans:

Dilute white vinegar with water.

Let your garment soak in this mixture for an hour before putting it in the washing machine. If the stain persists, you can gently rub in circular motions to avoid damaging the fabric.

Hydrogen peroxide

Soak a rag with a bit of hydrogen peroxide.

Rub the stain, rinse, machine wash, and you’re done!

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is excellent for removing a stain from delicate fabric.

Squeeze a lemon and collect the juice.

Dilute the juice with water and dab the stained area with this mixture; Allow the area to air dry before washing.

You can combine both lemon juice with baking soda if the stain is very encrusted. Squeeze the juice directly on the stain, rub with the help of a lemon and sprinkle with baking soda, then leave to act for 1 hour before washing your garment in the machine. 

Aspirin 

Aspirin is well known for relieving headaches. In addition, aspirin is exceptionally effective on removal of sweat marks.

In a half glass of hot water, dissolve three tablets of aspirin.

Put the solution in a spray bottle and spray directly on the stain.

Leave to act for several hours before washing in the washing machine.

How to keep your jeans from fading

Jeans undoubtedly remain the most popular garments we wear day and night, whatever the climate and in all circumstances. It is the essential piece of our dressing room. Practical, comfortable, and available in various shapes and colors, this item never goes out of style. The only downside with jeans has to do with wear and washing. In fact, the denim quickly ends up discoloring, revealing a dull and dirty appearance. To end this faded look, we have a super-effective solution! You can use one of the following two methods below:

Method #1

  •  Fill a basin with 200 ml of lukewarm water.
  • Add 200 g of coarse salt.
  • Wait 15 minutes for the salt to dissolve properly in the water. Stir occasionally.
  • Immerse the jeans in the basin. Let it soak for about 30 minutes.
  • Then put it in the washing machine, without mixing it with other clothes to prevent it from staining them.

 Method # 2

 Immerse the jeans in a basin containing lukewarm water and white vinegar. For the dosage, count two liters of water for half a cup of white vinegar; let them soak for half a day. Then put it in the washing machine. 

 Please note: If you prefer to avoid putting your jeans in the washing machine, you can leave them overnight in the basin. The next day, you may rinse them carefully with clear

water to remove all the salt residue. Then let them air dry. Once the jeans are completely dry, you will notice that the color is much brighter than before.

 Caution: 

  • Remember to always turn your jeans inside out before putting them in the washing machine. This will prevent the lye from attacking the dye so aggressively. Jeans washed inside out retain their color better. 
  • Never dry your jeans in the dryer. The heat of this device, although very practical, will weaken the fabric’s fibers and cause a loss of color. When possible, it’s preferable to let your jeans dry naturally. If you can hang them somewhere, do it. Jeans fade less when you hang them up to dry.  
  • If you absolutely must use a dryer, for example, if you must dry your jeans right away, always select the lowest possible temperature or a delicate cycle. The higher the heat, the more likely the fabric will discolor 

Thanks to these tips your jeans won’t rub off anymore, no more jeans that fade and lose their beautiful color or ruin all your laundry. In addition, these methods are economical, 100% organic with no risk to your health or the environment. Know that you can also use either method on generally colorful clothes.



The laundry products you should always have at home

you want to fill your laundry room for the first time, but you have no idea of which products to choose? Here are some tips for natural, effective and less expensive products that you should always have at your disposal for your laundry needs.

 Oxygen bleaching

 Oxygen bleach is a stain remover that contains sodium percarbonate.

It is used with any water temperature and helps remove stains, brightens, and deodorizes all colors and white fabrics except silk, wool, and leather. When used in a good way, it de-stains any stubborn stain; here are some proper ways to use it:

 For general cleaning: Mix two tablespoons of percarbonate in 1 liter of warm or hot water.

For intensive cleaning: mix four tablespoons of percarbonate in 1 liter of warm or hot water.

To whiten old laundry, deodorize and clean sneakers, or to get rid of yellow stains under the armpits of shirts: mix two tablespoons of sodium percarbonate with 4 liters of water, soak the object to be washed in the mixture, then let sit for at least an hour, or overnight and rinse.

 Baking soda

Here are some benefits of baking soda:

Baking soda acts not only as a stain remover but also helps whiten and brighten laundry and eliminates stubborn odors.

-Putting a cup of baking soda into a tub of water and soaking smelly clothes overnight can eliminate odors. Baking soda is less harsh on the environment than synthetic products.

-To remove a stain, mix 6 tablespoons of baking soda with 1/3 cup of warm water, rub it into the stain to remove it from the fabrics, then rinse the baking soda before you put the material in the washing machine.

-To whiten and brighten your clothes or fabrics, add baking soda to your washer; this will make white fabrics whiter and colored ones brighter.

 Distilled white vinegar

 Distilled white vinegar is used not only for cooking but also for laundry. It softens, deodorizes fabric, and removes stains:

 When you add half a cup of distilled white vinegar to the fabric softener dispenser, it acts as a fabric softener and keeps your machine smelling fresh and clean,

-To neutralize smoke, pets and sweat odors, or any other odors from your clothes, add 1/2 or 1 cup of vinegar to your laundry. It will deodorize your clothes.



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Washing your Bedsheets to make them comfortable to use

 

Whether your sheets are made of combed cotton, flannel, linen, or silk, special attention is required in their maintenance. Washing the sheets and drying them in the best conditions is conducive to a healthy environment and helps preserve their quality and beautiful appearance. below are some tips on how to wash bed sheets

1- Check the label

When you buy your sheets, check the labels to ensure you don’t have any specific cleaning requirements. You can wash your sheets at home in your washing machine, but some specialty fabrics may require special attention or dry cleaning. Do not hesitate to contact Mr. Laundromat if you are in the possession of fabrics which require extra care and attention of an expert.

2- Equipment and materials needed 

·   Washing machine

·   Oxygen bleach (If needed) 

·   Gentle laundry detergent

·   Dryer 

·   Iron

4- What is the recommended washing temperature to select when washing your sheets?

 Proper care of your bed linen requires washing the sheets at an appropriate temperature. 60°, warm/hot cycle is the recommended temperature that can be used for most fabrics. This temperature it is recommended to remove dirt, sweat, body oils and any other germs, especially when dealing with cotton sheets; selecting the hottest cycle as listed on the instruction label is ideal for getting rid of dust mites and other gunk.

5- Frequency of washing sheets

It is essential to change your bedsheets regularly because many bacteria can develop there quite quickly. Waiting too long before changing your sheets can lead to exposure to health issues such as allergies and skin irritations.

 The ideal is to carry out laundry once a week, especially in the summer when perspiration is frequent. Washing your bed linens regularly helps eliminate bacteria. This avoids possible skin irritations and allergic manifestation.

 You can consider washing the sheets once every 15 days if you shower at the end of the day. This recommendation is valid for all your bed linen.

 6- The Drying process

 Knowing that sunshine is a natural disinfectant, it’s Ideal to dry your sheets in open air; it also helps preserve the quality of your sheets. Depending on the composition of your sheets, the dryer can be a solution if you do not have the necessary space or live in an area where there is not much sunlight. 

Please remember to look at the care label to ensure proper drying process depending on the type of sheets you have.



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