It may sound like a cliché, but adding baking soda to your usual amount of liquid laundry detergent really will give you “whiter whites” and brighter colors. The baking soda also softens the water, so you can actually use less detergent. Adding baking soda also increases the potency of bleach, so you need only half the usual amount of bleach.
No matter which detergent you choose, you can boost its cleaning and deodorising power by adding Baking Soda. How? Chemistry! When paired with your laundry Baking Soda uses the power of pure sodium bicarbonate — a natural occurring substance — to:
Neutralize odors by balancing pH levels, and
Soften wash water, so you can use less detergent or bleach— and make it more effective
Here are 5 easy steps to whiter whites, cleaner clothes and a new level of freshness:
Place your clothes in the washer
- Add ½ cup of baking soda to your washer
- Add detergent, like Odor Blasters.
- Run the wash cycle
- Add another ½ cup of baking soda in the rinse cycle