Odors and general grime in our laundry can usually be removed as the detergent molecules break up the bacteria cells and soil. In certain types of water, the detergent needs a boost to work more effectively. By boosting the detergent's cleaning properties, you may be able to use less detergent, saving money and impact on the environment.
Baking soda helps to regulate the pH level in the washer water by keeping it from being too acidic or alkaline. By adding 1/2 cup of baking soda to each laundry load, detergents can work more effectively to reduce bacteria and loosen soil.
As a natural mineral, baking soda is less harsh on the environment than synthetic perfumes that mask odors. This also makes it a good choice for those with sensitive skin and allergies and can be used as a fabric softener and odor remover.
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