ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda can be used for so many wonderful things, especially when it comes to your laundry. We're going to share how to launder with baking soda in several ways, from using it as a stain remover to an odor absorber. Baking soda is a laundry lifesaver!
Brighten Your Laundry
Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the wash with your regular laundry detergent. This trick will help whiten your whites and make your colors brighter, too!
Give Old Linens New Life
Have old linens that have seen better days? Place them in a large bowl of warm water and add 1/2 cup of baking soda. Stir and let soak for a few hours. Then, either hand wash the linens or simply add them to your laundry. The baking soda will help brighten the linens and give them new life without damaging them.
Freshen Sheets or Musty Towels
Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the wash with your regular laundry detergent to freshen bed sheets and/or musty towels. They will come out smelling fresh and clean!
Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the rinse cycle of your washing machine to remove strong odors from clothes, towels, bedding and rugs. Baking soda helps remove pet odors, urine odors and mildew, as well as many more.
Clean Your Washing Machine
To simply clean your washing machine, run a cleaning cycle with no laundry in the machine and add 1 cup of baking soda. Let the cycle run on hot and the baking soda should get into all of the nooks and crannies to clean it.
Accidentally wash a load of laundry with gum, candy or chapstick? Make a paste of three tablespoons of baking soda and one tablespoon of water. Work the paste into the gum, candy or chapstick to remove from the washing machine.