Laundry Stripping Guide

A comprehensive guide on how to strip your clothes, towels, sheets, hats, etc.

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What is Laundry Stripping?

Laundry stripping is a deep-cleaning method used to remove buildup from laundry detergents, fabric softeners, hard water minerals, body oils, and other residues that accumulate in fabrics. This process involves soaking laundry items in a tub or sink filled with hot water and cleaning agents for several hours. The water turns murky as the cleaning agents react with the residues, lifting them from the fabric fibers. After soaking, items are rinsed thoroughly to remove the loosened residues and cleaning agents, restoring fabrics to their original state.

what you'll need:

Traditionally, washing soda, baking soda, borax, and Tide powder detergent were used for laundry stripping due to their effective cleaning capabilities. However, the cost of purchasing these products separately, totaling $52, made the process less convenient and economical.

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a better alternative

Our Laundry Detergent Powder combines the best features of the above products into one, providing a more efficient and cost-effective solution for laundry stripping:

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Preparation: Fill a bathtub or a large container with hot water, enough to fully submerge your items.

Add Stripping Agent: Add 2-3 ounces (2-3 scoops) of our Laundry Detergent Powder to the water. Stir to dissolve.

Submerge Items: Place your clothes, towels, sheets, etc., into the water, ensuring they are fully submerged.

Soak: Allow the items to soak for 4-6 hours or overnight.

Drain and Rinse: Drain the water and rinse the items thoroughly with clean water to remove any remaining stripping solution.

Dry: Wash the items as you normally would in the washing machine, then dry them according to the care label instructions.

What is Permastink?

Permastink is a persistent odor that can linger on clothing, especially on fabrics used for activewear and gym clothes. This stubborn smell is often caused by a buildup of body oils, sweat, and bacteria that regular washing alone cannot eliminate. Despite repeated washing, the odor remains, making the clothing unpleasant to wear and difficult to freshen up.

Gym clothes are particularly prone to permastink due to the nature of their use. During workouts, sweat and oils from the skin can penetrate the fabric, creating an ideal environment for odor-causing bacteria to thrive. Laundry stripping offers a solution to this problem by providing a deep-cleaning method that can effectively remove the buildup of sweat, oils, and bacteria from gym clothes.

important to note

It's important to note that while laundry stripping can be highly effective, it's not recommended for all fabrics or clothing items. Delicate fabrics, such as silk or wool, may be damaged by the harsh cleaning agents or hot water used in the process. Additionally, frequent stripping can cause wear and tear on fabrics over time. It's best to reserve laundry stripping for occasional deep cleaning when fabrics are noticeably dull or have a lingering odor that regular washing doesn't eliminate.

Perfect for Spring Cleaning

Laundry stripping with our Laundry Detergent Powder is an excellent addition to your spring cleaning routine. By harnessing the power of enzymes, sodium carbonate peroxide, surfactants, baking soda, and washing soda, our detergent powder offers a deep-cleaning solution that goes beyond traditional washing methods. This process not only removes built-up residues and odors but also helps extend the life of your clothes, ensuring they look and feel their best for longer. Incorporate laundry stripping into your spring cleaning to breathe new life into your fabrics and enjoy a fresh start to the season.

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