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Ammonia For Laundry: How I Use It

by Penny

Penny has shared how she uses ammonia for laundry in her home.

Penny says:

I add 1 cup of ammonia to my wash.


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It helps clean the grease from my jeans. It hasn't turned my jeans a different color.

I also add 1 cup to my good white clothes instead of bleach, since that turns them yellow.

Further, I also use it for my colored towels. No color change there either.

You can't smell it after the wash cycle, but don't breath the fumes in while adding it though.

Taylor says:

Thanks Penny for your suggestions for how to use ammonia in your laundry.

I would like to remind everyone, however, that you should NEVER combine ammonia and bleach in the same wash load, since it can create dangerous (and deadly) fumes!

In addition, often this common cleaning ingredient can be used without color changes, especially as diluted as it becomes when throwing in your washing machine water, but you should still be cautious with your fabrics so always do a test for colorfastness the first time!

If you've got more uses for ammonia I'd love to hear them from you, so share them with me at the link, or read the others that have already been submitted.

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Vinyl floors
by: GG

I appreciate all the info about ammonia. I wanted to add that it is GREAT for cleaning vinyl flooring. You'd have to be very careful to have good ventilation (and wear a mask if it's still to strong) and keep pets and kids away! I use it full strength, pouring about a cup directly on the floor and using a sponge mop to spread around. Do a few segments of the floor, then go back an pick up the dirty leftovers, rinse the mop well and continue. There may be many manufacturer's solutions that are easier, but ammonia is cheap and VERY effective.

Use it for biological stains
by: Jamie

I use ammonia to get out blood and grass stains. They dissolve like magic. I use straight ammonia with a toothbrush to clean grass stains off of running shoes. With blood it works very well-- but if a stain has been set for a long time, some additional scrubbing with detergent or stain remover is required.

Ammonia kills grease
by: Anne

What more can I say? For 75 years of laundry between my mom and I, I can say with conviction a cup of ammonia in the wash conquers body sweat and grease.

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