mama keeps whites…
bright whites without the bleach

Laundry

Bleach, for years it has been the go-to solution for whitening laundry and disinfecting our homes. Chlorine bleach whitens our whites, keeps our drains clean and fresh and kills mold and mildew so fast it will make your head spin.

Wait… the spinning you feel is actually not a good thing. Bleach makes your head spin because it’s also a potent respiratory irritant. It’s toxic for the environment and for humans. But who wants gray towels and socks? And nobody wants a bacteria laden bathroom, or worse, kitchen! Fortunately, there are non-chlorine alternatives ranging from commercial to homemade, and they all work without creating a toxic mess.  Continue reading