Apple Cider Vinegar for Laundry
Ahhh, clean laundry. Don’t you just love the comforts of freshly-scented, fluffy clothes?
Us too! So then, why are you still using those toxic, commercial detergents and fabric softeners? Skin is the body’s largest organ, and it has the ability to absorb what it comes into contact with. This means those synthetic-chemical detergents that are going on your clothes could be going on your skin, too. Laundry-care product manufacturers aren’t required to list all the ingredients they use on their packaging.
Traditional detergents and fabric softeners:
- can contain hundreds of hazardous chemicals
- often consist of synthetic fragrances, even when advertised as “fragrance-free”
- can be classified as air pollutants when emitted through clothing dryer vents
- are usually made with chemicals designed to stay in clothing, not to fully rinse out
Unfortunately, we can’t ignore that pile of dirty laundry forever (though sometimes we’d like to). What can we use to clean our clothes that isn’t full of dangerous, skin-irritating chemicals? WE’RE ASKING ANTHONY!
Q: What’s the best natural detergent for washing clothes?
A: Apple Cider Vinegar! I use ¼ cup for a full load of laundry. It’s safe for all types of clothing. I even use it on my silk and linen dress shirts. Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural, safe alternative to commercial laundry detergents.
Apple Cider Vinegar can:
- act as both a washing agent AND a fabric softener
- kill bacteria on clothing
- remove chemical build-up from detergents
- help to keep clothes static-free while reducing lint and pet hair cling
- set the color of newly dyed fabrics when added to a final rinse cycle
Apple Cider Vinegar is also hypoallergenic and won’t interfere with fire-retardant materials. As a result, makes it safe for cleaning children’s clothing. If you’re wondering what the best method is for drying, I highly recommend keeping it simple. Try a good old-fashioned clothes line and fresh air.
Keep your clothing feeling brand new! Try using Anthony’s go-to laundry care solution: Apple Cider Vinegar!
I’ve been using vinegar to clean just about everything in my house (got it from my mom), especially for cleaning my scalp because I have very thick long hair. It is a great rinse when diluted.
I use the vinegar for a fabric softner but have never heard using it for the laundry detergent. Can it really clean the clothes?
White vinegar (cheaper than ACV) it’s a brilliant whitener. Mix it to borax or bicarbonate of soda and you’ll have the whitest whites. It also brightens up your colours.
Did you try it successfully with black and white clothing where the black gives color on the white ? if yes which ratios between bicarbonate of soda white vinegar and water?
Vinegar works wonders for your clothes! Detergents are too harsh on my sensitive skin, so I use it alone. what a difference it makes. It softens, cleans, and leaves your clothes feeling like brand new, without te scent of vinegar left behind. Even the elasticity is brought back to your clothes.
Bragg’s apple cider vinegar is not cheap! I’ve been using 1 cup of distilled white vinegar in my laundry for years with either 21 Mule Team Borax or baking soda. This vinegar is also fantastic for floors and windows.