Where do you put the vinegar in the washing machine?
Using Vinegar in Laundry
I simply add 1/4 cup of distilled white vinegar into each load of laundry. For sheets, towels, and stained linens, I pour distilled white vinegar into the fabric softener dispenser of my washing machine.
When should you add vinegar to your wash?
Nelson also recommends putting vinegar in with your first wash to help protect and set colors—especially on new clothing. “Soak brightly colored, new clothes (especially reds and blues) in undiluted white vinegar for 15 minutes before the first wash. This will reduce or eliminate future bleeding issues” she advises.
What does vinegar do for laundry?
You can wash your laundry with distilled, white vinegar as well as apple cider vinegar. Vinegar has a number of benefits, both as a food and as a cleaning aid. Vinegar works by loosening zinc salts or aluminum chloride, which means that dirt won’t stick to your clothing.
How do you clean with vinegar?
An easy way to create this solution is to mix one part vinegar to one part dish soap. Then add water to dilute, depending on how potent you want it to be. You can also try using cleaning vinegar alone on a sponge, paper towel, or rag, but be sure to wear gloves because it can be very irritating to skin and nails.