You may keep a bottle of Pine-Sol in your cleaning cupboard to help you keep a clean and germ-free home. Pine-Sol is also an effective laundry booster, working on heavy stains and helping to deodorize clothing in the wash. Using this product to disinfect your home laundry can be done easily, inexpensively and without damaging your clothes, bed linens or other household fabrics.
Pretreat difficult stains with Pine-Sol before washing. Pour a small amount of Pine-Sol directly onto a stain and rub the Pine-Sol into the fabric gently.
Allow the Pine-Sol to sit on the fabric for about 10 minutes.
Place the laundry into the washing machine. Set the water temperature as recommended for the clothing items and choose the wash setting you desire.
Add an appropriate amount of laundry detergent to the washing machine. Add 1/2 cup Pine-Sol to the washing machine.
Start the washing machine and allow it to progress through the entire cycle.
Remove the clothes and dry them as you desire.
Use Pine-Sol only on whites or colorfast clothing. Test the colorfastness prior to using the Pine-Sol on clothing by placing a small amount of Pine-Sol directly onto the fabric in an inconspicuous area. Allow the Pine-Sol to sit on the fabric for about 10 to 15 minutes and then check the fabric. If the fabric color remains unchanged, you can safely use Pine-Sol on the fabric.
Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.