Doris Bracht
Doris Bracht
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  • Somerset, NJ
Asked on Jul 16, 2019

How do I make the DIY lemon and vinegar solution for washing whites?

Robyn GarnerCynthia HGrandmasHouseDIY


4 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jul 16, 2019

    One or the other, not both:

    1/2 cup lemon juice to your wash cycle with your detergent. However, it can leave bleach marks on colored items.

    1 cup distilled white vinegar with your detergent.


    1/2 cup baking soda or 1/2 cup Borax with your detergent.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jul 16, 2019

    Hi Doris, here's the recipe! I'm definitely gonna have to try it myself

  • Cynthia H
    on Jul 16, 2019

    I use white vinegar and put it in the fabric softener dispenser.

  • Robyn Garner
    on Jul 18, 2019

    I add either Borax or OxyClean to the bottom of my front load, my regular detergent into the fill cup and fill the washer with hot water. Set on presoak for 1+ hours and "extra rinse". Whites come out WHITE!!

    I almost always add a splash of vinegar to the wet clothes before turning on the dryer. It kills germs and leaves the clothes smelling fresh.

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