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    Friday Quickie: Keep Whites Bright

    I’m a fan of white attire all year round (screw that old “after labor day” decree.)  And, come warm weather I gravitate even more towards the crisp and clean hue.

    After a few washes it’s tough to keep whites fresh-looking. While it’s tempting to choose bleach to brighten your whites here’s a safer, homemade concoction to whiten: mix about a ½-1 cup of borax in with your laundry load after starting the cycle.

    What’s so bad about bleach? Most brands contain chlorine – when chlorine is isolated from chemical bonds it can become a toxic gas. Yuck.

    If you must use bleach try a chlorine-free one like Seventh Generation brand.

    Posted by Beth

    About Beth Funari

    Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen.

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    • TJ

      Sweet quickie. Bleach also smells awful, can tell it’s toxic just by the odor. Ugh

    • http://www.greenphillyblog.com Julie

      Very good point TJ – bleach does smell awful. Good rule of thumb for chemicals we use in our household – if it smells toxic, find an alternative! (like draino…)