The 3 fantastically effective ways to revive the colors of faded clothes

by Mark Bennett

January 27, 2024

The 3 fantastically effective ways to revive the colors of faded clothes
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With constant washing, even the most beautiful, high-quality clothes can start to look tired and worn-out. When this happens, many throw away these "old" garments and buy new ones. But before taking this drastic action, you should know that there are three natural products which could save your wardrobe.

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Using salt to rejuvenate faded clothes

Using salt to rejuvenate faded clothes

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There are various natural remedies to rejuvenate clothing that, over time, has lost its original coloring. One of the most effective is table salt.

The addition of salt to a regular wash helps to dissolve away detergent residue (especially powdered detergent), which can accumulate in fabrics over time. This residue is often the main cause of the loss of brightness of the colors of our clothes.

We recommend using approximately 150 grams of salt, pouring it directly into the washing machine's drum before starting a wash cycle.

Furthermore, if you can, try to use an ultra-fine salt. Avoid using rock salt, as this may not dissolve completely in the washing machine, worsening the problem.

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Revive the color of old clothes using white vinegar

Revive the color of old clothes using white vinegar

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Another very effective product for renewing items of clothing that have lost their original color is white wine vinegar. This natural product is capable of eliminating detergent and limescale residue.

If you have a top-loading washing machine, we recommend pouring 120ml of white vinegar directly into the drum. If you have a front-loading washing machine, it's best to pour the vinegar into the fabric softener dispenser compartment.

Laurel, water and baking soda: the perfect mixture to save any clothes

Laurel, water and baking soda: the perfect mixture to save any clothes

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Laurel is an aromatic, evergreen plant that is commonly used in cooking due to its distinctive scent and flavor. However, it is also the perfect natural product to brighten garment colors.

For this purpose, you will need 10 bay leaves, water and 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

Place the bay leaves and baking soda into a pot, filling it with water, then turn on the heat and bring to the boil.

Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat slightly and leave to simmer for another 20 minutes. This way, the baking soda will have time to dissolve in the water and the bay leaves will be able to release all their minerals.

After 20 minutes, let the mixture cool down slightly and then pour into a basin, being careful not to burn yourself.

Then, soak your old clothes in this mixture and leave them soaking for 24 hours. Thereafter, rinse and wash the garments by hand or in the washing machine.

At this point, you will be able to see how much brighter your clothes are now.

If you have clothes in your wardrobe that have lost their brightness, try the above remedies - we're sure you'll be amazed!

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