Are Eggshells Really The Secret To Brighter Whites In The Laundry?

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Before you go cracking eggs and throwing the shells into your washing machine, you’ll want to learn how to do it correctly. While eggshells have been proven to work similarly to bleach, unfortunately, using them is not as simple. You’ll need to wash and fully dry the eggshells before grinding them as best you can into a small, fine powder. Once the eggshells are ground up, you’ll want to mix them with 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Take half a cup of that mixed solution and add it to your regular laundry detergent before starting a wash.

If this process feels a bit too labor-intensive, you can also put the eggshells into a woven or mesh bag along with lemon slices and throw that into your washing machine with your white laundry. This method may be better suited for targeting stains or brightening one piece of clothing by letting the bag of eggshells and lemons soak in a bowl, as this TikToker demonstrates.

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