Prep 1 min
Cook 10 mins
My aunt gave this to me and told me it worked great on really set in stains, even on clothes that have been dried repeatedly, and that I could use it on multi-colored (ie: striped) clothes. I was a little skeptical until I tried it out on my son's bibs and washcloths which were stained with strained sweet potatoes and carrots. It worked like a charm and now you can try it too!
- 1 gallon cold water
- 1⁄4 cup laundry detergent
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup bleach
- Fill sink or bucket with cold water (always use cold water because it won't activate the bleach and fade your clothes).
- Slowly stir in detergent and bleach.
- Add clothes and let soak.
- Check every 10-15 minutes.
- Drain water and wring out clothes.
- Run through a regular load of laundry to get out bleach.
This would not be safe for colored items if you use chlorine bleach. I think the poster may have been told to use a color-safe bleaching agent like BIZ. BTW, a cup of BIZ dissolved in a 5 gallon bucket of hot water, put your stained stuff in there and let it soak (days if necessary, changing water/Biz every couple of days) will eventually get stains out of even delicate items like vintage linens and heirloom dresses.
I tried this and I bleech three shirt.