Below I've got quite a few tips from readers who've shared how to use ammonia for laundry and removing laundry stains.
Ammonia is an alkaline cleaning and laundry product, and because of its high pH it is an excellent laundry detergent booster.
As explained more in my article about cleaning and laundry uses for ammonia, you can add around a 1/2 cup of ammonia to your washing machine, along with the detergent, before adding clothes, to brighten clothes.
This common laundry product is often used on both whites and colors, and does not normally cause color changes, especially as diluted as it becomes when adding it into your washing machine water, but you should still be cautious with your fabrics so always do a test for colorfastness the first time!
Here's tips from other readers, first from a reader, Penny, who uses ammonia generally in her wash.
I add 1 cup of ammonia to my wash.
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.
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!
Below I've got even more ways to use laundry when washing clothes, to help remove stains. Ammonia can be used as a general stain remover, but it also works really well on a couple of types of stains, listed below.
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