Could u give me some tips to wash the the white clothes without withening agent?

@ifa225 (11098)
Indonesia
November 30, 2010 2:52am CST
i need a tips about that.maybe from fruits or something which can be used to wash the white clothes any suggestions are welcome. but i need it which are save for the environment. thanks a lot.
6 responses
@oligel (130)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
you don't like to use whitening agents for your white clothes to help the environment...,, then here is my suggestion and i am doing this with my undershirt and white polo shirts, and uniforms. try to harvest averrhoa bilimbi also known as cucumber tree or "kamias" here in the philippines. extract the juice or rub it directly on the white clothes
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 10
you don't like to use whitening agents for your white clothes to help the environment----you are absolutely right about it. can u put the picture of this averrhoa bilimbi? i never heard about this name before, but if u put the picture, maybe i will get recognize it.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
I think overrhoa is what we call belimbing here AKA jack fruit. I never used it for cloth because its quite expensive here. I better eat it than used it to wash my cloth.
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
Ifa its should be star fruit not jack fruit. Its always happen every time I do myloting while eating something.
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
30 Nov 10
i think i must learn from you ifa.. how are you now??
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 10
i am okay. is in Kendari have a traditional method to wash the white clothes? usually traditional people used something than detergent
@adhyz82 (36263)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 10
kendari is similar like jakarta if we are talking about washing..lol
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 10
kendari is a big city ... but i bet they have a secret ways about washing
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
30 Nov 10
This is how i wash white clothes. I try to wash the dirt away first. Soak then to detergent for 20 minutes after than change another detergent and put them into the sun for 3-4 hours. You will see the difference I tell you.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 10
so i have to soak it two times. i will try as ur suggestion. is sun play an important rules ? it is rainy all day here and i couldn't find the sun light
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
2 Dec 10
If you can't a sunlight. Just soak them instead.
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
i usually wash my towel which is dirty by boiling water. i cooked it with detergen water in a pan. after it boiling, i took it to rinse it with water. maybe it will helpful.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
hot water could help the stain away from the fabric. maybe i won't cook it i will soaking it with detergent and hot water. thanks for enlighten me
@nangisha (3504)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
Hi Ifa!. I usually never used whitening agent like bleach. I just wash it separately with others color cloth. Its will be good if we wash it as soon as possible to avoid the stain got deeper into the fabric. If the stain can go easily I usually use citric acid plus detergent and soaking it an hours or two.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 10
what the brand of citric acid? it is better to separate the color with the white one, but i am just too lazy to do it. i use to mix it in my washing machine. it makes me save more time and electricity
@Hatley (164647)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Dec 10
hi ifa if you use detergents then surely you can use clorox two which is supposed to be safe for the environment. its gentle but it gets the stains out and leaves white clothes white. the thing is to always rinse clothes thorougly in your automatic washer so nothing but clean is in your clothes, hanging them in the sun also makes them get whiter too.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
1 Dec 10
Thank u Mrs Hatley for your tips. do u have any traditional ways beside using clorox, maybe with some kind of fruits or something?