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How to Naturally Keep Towels White (without bleach)

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There’s nothing like fresh, clean & bright white towels! And keeping them fresh, soft, fluffy, can be a little challenging sometimes. I’ve found a simple solution to keeping my bath towels white without any harsh chemicals.

Sure, bleach works for keeping towels fresh and bright. But the chemicals give me a headache.

And around here, we try to live as naturally as we can. If this is something important for you too, stick around!

I’ll share a couple of my favorite tips for keeping towels fresh and clean.

Related: Natural Living Tips for Beginners

white towels folded on dryer with a mason jar of powdered detergent with measuring spoon

Tips for keeping towels white (naturally)

The first tip is to separate your laundry. Sorting clothes by color and keeping only the white towels for a laundry cycle will help to keep the fabrics & dyes from bleeding on to each other.

I also use a little bit of a boost to keep my towels white, naturally.

Using bleach or other harsh chemicals isn’t great for most fabrics. And it’s terrible for our health.

Just read what EWG has to say about it, here. In fact, it is rated F for many concerns.

You can definitely clean, keep your laundry fresh and bright, and get rid of germs without the use of harsh chemicals.

Learn more about Toxic Items in the Home (and what to replace them with)

mason jar with natural whitener powder

Be sure to check out my Natural Cleaning book for many DIY cleaning recipes. It is perfect for anyone who wants to make the transition to more natural cleaning products in the home.

Adding a booster

The second thing that I do to keep my towels bright and clean is to add a natural booster.

I’ve been a fan of using Branch Basics products around my home. And they have an oxygen booster that has worked wonders!

The Oxygen Boost boosts the power of the Concentrate and is great for laundry, stains and grout. No bleach, ammonia, fragrances or dyes. Enough for 32 loads of laundry and safe for septic tanks.

But it can also be used with your favorite laundry detergent to give it a bit of a boost without their concentrate. Although, that is a great product, too!

I highly recommend this product for keeping your whites bright and white.

laundry soap and oxygen booster in laundry room

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