Sponsored by Clorox & Cotton Incorporated
When I see white cotton pants for little girls I simultaneously smile and cringe, it must look very odd. On one hand how cute!!! On the other hand what a nightmare to keep clean. Recently my daughter got a new pair of white pants and they are so cute on her. Within 20 minutes she fell and got a grass stain on them. You could hear the wailing for miles. I went running outside thinking she was seriously hurt to find her devastated over the bright green stain on her knee. The only thing that consoled her was a promise to wash them and get the stain out. Truthfully I planned on throwing them out as a lost cause. Then the next morning she woke up and asked if I had washed her pants. She was sure I had not only washed them but that I had restored them to their pristine white condition. I had no idea how I was going to get this stain out and then I thought of Clorox® Bleach.
I have no experience using bleach so I was a bit intimidated. After some help from my friends at Clorox® and Cotton Incorporated, I learned the following about how to bleach your clothing to remove odor and stains.
When using bleach for laundry use only on cotton or bleachable fabrics (avoid bleaching wool, silk, mohair, leather, spandex and non-fast colors):
- Sort laundry by color
- Add detergent
- Fill bleach to maximum line or level in dispenser OR add measured amount of bleach to dispenser or wash water
- Measured amount:
- 1/2 cup/4 oz. for standard machine or high-efficiency machine wash
- 1 cup/8 oz. for extra-large washer or heavy stains or soiled load of laundry
- Add clothes and start wash
- Measured amount:
I was shocked to learn that bleach is the perfect way to remove odors and stains from cotton clothing items. Clorox® and Cotton Incorporated really are the perfect pairing. Cotton is a soft breathable fabric – perfect for kids – and Clorox® will keep their clothes fresh and looking newer for longer. Fabric can absorb smelly elements like those in the food we eat and other bodily residue that start to smell due to sweat and bacteria. While cotton tends to absorb less odor than synthetic fabrics, it still can get a bit funky. Clorox® Regular-Bleach, not only removes tough stains and keep whites brighter longer, but sanitizes laundry to kill 99.9% of bacteria, which causes odor. Not only did I have huge success getting her white pants back to their original pristine white color but it also sanitized my washing machine.
I noticed it was smelling a bit yucky and wanted to figure out how to get rid of the smell. After washing my daughters white pants in bleach both the washing machine and white pants were odor-free.
This past week I switched my girls wardrobe from winter to spring. Each of my girls has a white cotton skirt that my mom gave them and I immediately cringed thinking of the stains. After my success with getting grass stains out of my daughters white pants I no longer feared white with my kids. Now I can embrace white cotton (and bleachable) clothing and it looks so cute on them!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox® and Cotton Incorporated. The opinions and text are all mine.