WHAT YOU WILL NEED...
-your item of choice that you want to clean (in this case I grabbed my Nike Free Run 1.0).
-a mini towel
-tooth brush or cloth if you prefer
-a container to mix the hydrogen and baking soda together
Pour the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in the container.
You want to have a 2:1 ratio of baking soda to hydrogen peroxide only because to get that pasty-like texture.
Once you get the pasty/thick enough texture go ahead and start scrubbing/brushing!
I chose my Nike Free Runs because they are the dirtiest thing I own for a pair of shoes.
Not even my white converse or my keds are dirty(AND THEY'RE ALL WHITE).
Be patient with cleaning, it does take a while but this is the safest way to clean your shoes/clothes.
❤You don't want to throw your shoes in the washing machine because the machine will damage your shoes and stretch it out. Basically it won't be the same.
❤I know some people say use bleach but that is a no no! Bleach is a very strong chemical which can burn your skin if not handled with care. If you're clumsy like me then hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is the way to go. (yes hydrogen peroxide can cause some skin irritation such as dermatitis but that's only if you use it too much[like everyday]).
❤ The antiseptic property of hydrogen peroxide makes a good cleaning agent that reacts well with the sodium bicarbonate(aka Baking Soda!)
Here are the final results!
I wished I took a before and after but the first picture you can tell the stains are gone!
After I scrubbed them clean I took a cloth and soaked it in hot water with anti-bacterial soap then wiped down my Nike Free Runs to get rid of excess baking powder and to get rid of some germs/tough grease marks.
Here are the close up for my shoes.
I took these pictures outside on my balcony just so I have better lighting since my camera doesn't have great quality!
For clothes: Let's be real people we all have that one shirt with yellow stains at the armpit before we knew we could prevent that. I own a few shirts back in the day that have stains in the armpit area and I found it so annoying because I could never wear them again. Bet you didn't know there was a way to remove it! Basically what you do is make the same mixture: Baking Soda + Hydrogen Peroxide with a little bit of water. Grab a big hand brush like:
(Bad quality, I tried to find a better one! THIS IS NOT MY PICTURE).
After you're done scrubbing the hell out of that armpit area soak it in water then AIR DRY! After that you have your favourite white tee back!
(you can use this method on your bags/bottoms!)
For teeth: Who doesn't want white pearly teeth? I'm sure everyone wants them but doesn't have the money to splurge on those expensive whitening teeth pens or the Crest 3D whitening trio products! Well now you don't have to splurge because you can whiten your teeth with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda! What you will need to do is get a small container and add your favourite minty toothpaste, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Mix well so that the consistency is like a tooth paste and brush your teeth!
You can also purchase those mouth guards and put the paste in their and set it in your teeth! Whatever works best for you!
(NOT MY PICTURE)
-Mouth guards: ~$4
-Hydrogen Peroxide Full Bottle: ~$8
-Baking Soda: ~$1
Crest 3D Whitening Trio Pack(tooth paste, mouth wash, whitening strips: $100+)
Save your money people! Spend it on better things ;)!
[Although I can't say I don't have these products, they work well too!]
For nails: If you enjoy getting your nails done and you do it more than twice a month then you will start to notice your nails going yellow. It's because of the chemicals from the nail polish and nail polish remover eating away at your nails. A simple way to brighten those yellow tip nails is make the paste like mixture and apply a good amount of the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda on the tip of your nails or all over your nail depending which part is yellow. (Make sure you're covering it!)
(NOT MY PICTURE)
I hope you all enjoyed this tip!
Let me know if you lovelies know other ways to whiten or your experiences with using this method!
(next post: nail care!)
Later Days lovelies.