How can I make a DIY solution of Borax, Calgon & baking soda?

Teresa Washburn
by Teresa Washburn

The project for how to strip laundry with Borax, Calgon & Baking Soda for smelly towels was loaded, now I can't find it

  5 answers
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jul 29, 2019

    Teresa, I am not sure if this is the one you were looking for, but this one specifically deals with smelly towels. Hope this helps:

  • Sue Corey Sue Corey on Jul 30, 2019

    I use ammonia. A friend w a teenage athlete taught me this trick. Her son would bring home a semester full of offensive smelling items from his gym locker.

    I've used it for my "adventures in yardsaling." When I've found items that reek of basement or nicotine but thought it was worth taking a chance, in the washer with the ammonia they go. I'm happy to report phenomenal results so far.

    The only odor I cannot promise results for would be urine odors.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jul 31, 2019

    If you rinse your towels with about 1/4 cup of vinegar in the softener cup as opposed to using the softener when doing your laundry you will find that your towels will come out odor free and softer after they are placed in the dryer.

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 01, 2019

    DIY mix: This homemade mixture has awesome success. Washing Soda, Borax, and Calgon create this concoction for it all at Wal-Mart (in the laundry aisle.) 3 Tablespoons of each for one strip. Also, all components can be used for cleaning and laundry boosters post strip.

  • Just run a load with only vinegar and the smells will be gone.