Will Using Baking Soda in My Laundry Cause Colors to Fade? Will Using Baking Soda in My Laundry Cause Colors to Fade?

While it is always a good idea to spot test a garment when using any product, baking soda is safe to use in laundry. It is very good at removing stains prior to washing. Make a paste of baking soda and water to the consistency of cake frosting, and allowing it to sit on the stain for five minutes before you wash. This is very effective on greasy stains. Baking soda will also brighten colors, as well as remove any bad odors, when adding 1/2 cup along with your regular detergent in the wash cycle.

In addition to general laundry, you can also try a dry cleaning method on suede, by sprinkling baking soda on, letting it sit, and brushing it away.

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