Homeowners use ammonia in their laundry room because it works to dissolve grease and crush stains. It also helps to whiten white clothing and soften your bathroom towels! However, you have to be aware of the potent fumes and dangerous reactions that may occur if it is mixed with the wrong household cleaners. There are many different uses for ammonia in your laundry room and we are going to explain a few different uses! For starters, only use clear ammonia for your laundry especially lighter colored clothing, and avoid using ammonia on silk or wood!!
Ammonia can remove various types of stains with minimal effort. You can start by making an all-purpose stain remover in an empty spray bottle. Combine an equal amount of water, ammonia, and laundry detergent into the bottle. You can then use this spray on ink stains, food spills, grass stains and more. Make sure you spray the clothing at least 30 minutes before rinsing out the solution.
A lighter, gentler version of the spray bottle that does not need to be rinsed out is listed below!
- ½ ounce of ammonia
- 1 ounce of detergent
- 2 cups of water
Take down grass, urine, and blood stains by combining equal parts of ammonia and water. Then, apply it to the stain with a soft cloth, wet rag, or sponge and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Disintegrate sweat stains by adding undiluted ammonia to the stain with a cloth or rag. Let it soak in for a little bit.
Whiten Your Whites!
Sometimes bleach can ruin your clothing because it is too tough on various types of material. Bleach turns some materials yellow after the first use and with more use; it could make it even worse. Add 1 cup of ammonia to your wash cycle to brighten whites without harming the fibers in the material.
Soften Your Towels
When your bathroom towels feel rough or like a face exfoliation, it most likely has hard water residue. This happens when the minerals cling to the towel, causing the cloth to clump together. Ammonia can loosen up the fibers by dissolving the deposits and your towel will gently glide across your skin again! To fix this, add a cup of ammonia to your laundry cycle as well as your detergent. This should make your towels feel softer!
Did grease splatter on your favorite shirt when you were making dinner last night?! What are you going to do now? No worries all you have to do is dab the grease infected area with an equal amount of grease-fighting dish detergent, your regular detergent, and ammonia!
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