Uses for Baking Soda: Clothing Care

Delicate Clothing

To eliminate the stale smell in handwashables:

  • Soak them in 4 tablespoons baking soda and a quart of water.
  • Rinse well.
  • Squeeze out the solution.
  • Air dry.

Prevent nylon items from yellowing by adding baking soda to both the wash and rinse water.

Yellowed linens can be brightened by adding 4 tablespoons baking soda to the wash water.