How would I go about whitening washcloths that were grayed by liquid body wash soap? I have washed these cloths several times in my (HE) washer using normal laundry detergent and have had no success in getting the washcloths back to white.
There are some factors that affect cleaning, and changing your laundering habits may yield better results. Here are some suggestions;
All this will help your results over time so you don’t have a buildup of incomplete soil removal. For the washcloths you have now, pre-soaking them in a solution of ¼ cup Clorox® Regular Bleach2 per gallon of water will help whiten them. Fully submerge the washcloths for 5 minutes, and then drain the soaking solution. Follow up with a hot water wash using detergent and ¾ cup bleach (or fill the dispenser to the max fill line).