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 5 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. You can also try a dry cleaning method on suede, by sprinkling baking soda on, let it sit, then brushing it away.

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