When you have kids, laundry becomes a chore of insanity. We complete and hope for different results each time, that the dirty clothes would stop piling up! Alas, only in a fairy tale or when the kids grow up and move out do the never ending piles of children’s clothing end. In the meantime, how do we keep brighter, fresher clothes without all the chemicals, toxins and perfumes. For me, I love fresh laundry and bright colored clothing; what I do not love are dingy clothes that still have hard to remove stains, like whites for instance. Even colored clothing can have hard to remove stains, so here is a great DIY laundry brightener that is cheaper than oxy clean and safer for your colored clothing than bleach.
Now you will have almost an entire laundering arsenal at your fingertips with this DIY laundry brightener plus my DIY Laundry Detergent and DIY Fabric Softener. All of these items are right out of your pantry, bathroom and or are under your sink. What you need is some patience, measuring cups, and storage. I have scoured Goodwill for some really excellent glass storage jars or glass beverage dispensers that house these magical laundry items. They really give your laundry room a beautiful, clinical and clean look that others will covet.
So to really tackle your toughest laundry on a budget and without using harsh chemicals this recipe will be sure to do the trick. The items and ingredients you will need:
- measuring cup
- jars and or container for storage
- hydrogen peroxide
- Young Living Lemon essential oil
Using your empty jar and or storage container, add all ingredients. Gently shake in order to mix all ingredients together. Add to your bleach tray in your washer and or toss in with your regular detergent. Only 1/4c each load will do for brighter whites and less dingy clothes. This DIY Laundry Brightener is sure to brighten your laundry days as well as your clothes for your family.