Who knew?? Use baking soda and vinegar to fix funky towels. Over time, and with many washes, your bath towels will build up detergent and fabric softener residue, leaving them both unable to absorb as much water and smelling kinda funky when they do. Rather than give Target another lump sum, run them through the wash once with hot water and a cup of vinegar, then again with hot water and a half-cup of baking soda, as wikiHow suggests. That strips the residue from them, leaves them smelling…
Must try: How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. Tell you what, you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)
Once a week, for 20 minutes, sit in a hot bath that contains a handful of Epsom salts, 10 drops of lavender essential oil, and a half cup of baking soda. This combo draws out toxins, lowers stress-related hormones and balance your PH levels. (I need to do this so bad)
annother pinner said-After being in dentistry for 20 years.. let me tell you a cheap secret. All tooth whitening is made of peroxide. The gels run from 6 percent peroxide to 32 percent peroxide. If you swish with hydrogen peroxide everyday you will have the same results plus excellent gum tissue! As a dental hygienist, I recommend swishing with peroxide for 1-2 minutes morning and night to all my patients. It kills bacteria that causes decay, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.
How to clean your HE washing machine: so I tried this and my washer is sparkling clean. I took the many steps and kinda personalized it. First, I did 2 cups of vinegar and ran the cleaning cycle. Then I used Clorox cleaning spray and wiped down the lid, rim and around the rubber seal. I sprinkled 1 cup of baking soda and ran it through the cleaning cycle again.
crock pot air freshener - water and baking soda then add cinnamon, vanilla, lemon or an essential oil, put on low with the lid off (all day to acheive max. benefit), it will absort odors and make the house smell great. Great! Kyle was just asking if there was a crock pot solution. I was simmering pots on the stove, but that takes so much power! ~lvt
The Pinterest Project: DIY Front Loader Washing Machine Cleaner Use about 2 c. of white vinegar, split between the detergent dispenser of your machine and the rest into the basin. Turn the washing machine on to the "clean washer" setting. After that is done, sprinkle about 1/2 c. baking soda in the basin and run a regular wash cycle with hot water.