Recently, Ryo stained his own OC 100 organic combed cotton t-shirt. With what, nobody knows, but it seems plausible that his creeping beer-loving belly has contributed to where he got the stains.
You don't have to work in fashion to know how badly chlorine bleach damages your fabric. A lot of people have bleached their favourite white garments, only to find that it's gotten much coarser and rougher on the skin (obviously as it breaks down the fibre in the process). On top of that it's not quite ideal for the environment (1, 2, 3) and in our humble opinion, über white-whites are as imperfect as the idea of perfection.
So we already heard from (the internet) people that things like lemon, vinegar, tea tree oil worked well as natural bleach alternatives, so we gave it a shot with what we had in the kitchen.
We then rinsed it, and left it out to dry in the next morning's sun.
The results are pretty astonishing.
From a wider angle, before and after.
We also tried this without salt on Ryo's Timberland Earthkeepers white canvas shoes that suffered red wine stains all over (post-standing next to fellow inebriated friends). It worked wonders!
We gathered information from a few sources then improvised the rest. You can check them out here.
Whiten clothes naturally with homemade bleach - thankyourbody.com
Forget the bleach! 3 all-natural cleaners to use instead - organicauthority.com
Vinegar and baking soda brighten and clean laundry better - greenopedia.com
Let us know if this works for you. If you want your favourite, quality garments to live the longest life possible then it's definitely a solution to consider!
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