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Old 26.02.2016, 11:02
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Re: I need to blue my laundry

Well the consensus is in!


The bluing agent is the eye-of-newt for us old alchemists :P


I should dive into the modern world and try a new oxi-product!


I will report back after a proper investigation! If your input is as good as you all claim, I will publish the findings in suitable journal (nothing < IF 10!) --I'm sure it should be fairly straightforward to elucidate the mechanism.
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Re: I need to blue my laundry

ahaha can't wait.

Just made me laugh as I had not heard og blueing washing since the middle of last Century- doesn't mean it's a bad idea. I use Fuller's Earth all the time to remove grease stain- fabulous product, totally respectful of the environment (it's a natural clay powder- called Terre Somières in French- which I buy from my druggist) and of the materials. Put a thin layer on the grease stained area- and leave overnight- brush and wash - it will wick off the fatty stain perfectly. Love it.
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Old 26.02.2016, 11:34
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Re: I need to blue my laundry

My go-to for deep oily-greasy stains is m-budget shampoo, with boiling water poured from a significant height! :P


I have old wartime parents, so home remedies, and penny pinching is my style.
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Re: I need to blue my laundry

boling water is not great on silks and other fine materials though- Fuller's Earth does the job without any water, strong stain removal chemicals, etc.
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