, author: Plackhin A.

Miraculous use of the bay leaf in the washing machine

Do not underestimate the power of the laurel leaf when washing clothes.

By now you probably know the benefits of the bay leaf. Not only is this fragrant plant the perfect seasoning to flavor your dishes or sauces, but it also has many benefits that make our home a true haven of peace and happiness. In fact, the bay leaf has been known to have magical properties for cleaning the house. Today, however, we're going to talk about how it can help us with our laundry.

Neutral and pleasant fragrance.

We will only need a few bay leaves. Place them inside the drum of your washing machine along with your colored clothes, and you will see that once the wash and spin cycle is complete, they will be clean and have a natural scent. The clothes we wear daily are mostly made of cotton, leather, polyester and other synthetic materials. With bay leaf, which creates a balsamic, intense and fresh effect, you will be able to give a pleasant and neutral smell to your clothes.

Color restoration

Not only is the bay leaf a reliable natural remedy for cleaning clothes, but it is also ideal if you want to restore color to faded clothes that you were already about to part with for that reason. Take your time and try giving it back its color with a bay leaf.

All you need is baking soda, a bay leaf, and water.

So, pour water into a pot, boil it and add 10 bay leaves and 4 tablespoons of baking soda. After 20 minutes, remove the pot from the heat, and let the solution cool.

Then pour the prepared solution into a basin or bucket, and put there faded clothes. If you have a lot of clothes, you will need to prepare more solution. Leave the clothes soaked in the solution for 24 hours, then wash them as usual.

Note: If you want your clothes to retain their color longer, don't hang them out to dry in the sun. Preferably iron colored clothes inside out and at a low temperature.