How to Strip Laundry Without Harming Fabrics

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What Is Laundry Stripping?

Laundry Stripping is the best way to remove built-up residue and oils on your clothing.  It is especially helpful for those with hard water and Dri Fit/Tech wear.

It can also occur as a result of using toxic detergents and fabric softeners.  

Did you know that up to 30% of your clothing weight is just caked-in detergent

You’ll want to get these residues off of your clothes immediately…


Residue Comes From:

  • Hard water
  • Using too much detergent or fabric softener
  • Body odor, especially from Dry Fit or other Tech Wear
  • Daily dirt and grime build up
  • Pet stains & dander
  • Toxic chemicals from synthetic detergents and fabric softeners


Why Strip Your Laundry?

Are your towels feeling stiff?  Tired of those stinky armpit stains/odors that are trapped in your clothes? Itchy outfits ruining your day?

Even with regular washing, your laundry can hold onto stains and grime.

Your skin has natural oils that get absorbed by your clothes… even without sweating.

And we don’t need to tell you what happens when you DO workout. Tech wear is especially infamous for holding onto those stinky pit stains/smells! 

Stripping will soften those towels and recharge them, making you the laundry hero of your house!

If you are starting your journey of switching over to non-toxic products, stripping will give you a head start and help remove those toxic chemicals trapped in your clothes from your old toxic products.  

How Often Should You Strip Your Laundry?

We recommend stripping 1-2 times per year depending on the hardness of your water.
For water that is not particularly hard, 1 time per year is plenty.

If you have a stubborn stain that you cannot get out despite trying everything else you can think of then stripping is a great idea!

Benefits of Laundry Stripping: 

  • Recharges laundry
  • Breaks down and digests odors and stains
  • Softens laundry
  • Removes toxic chemical build up from commercial laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Keeps your family safer
  • Removes hard water build up


Why Do You Need To Strip Out Toxic Chemicals From Your Laundry? 

Conventional laundry detergents and softeners do not rinse clean and leave behind dangerous toxic chemicals that stay in the fabric and are up against your skin all day everyday, every time you get dressed.

Then they are up against your skin all night while you sleep on your sheets.  They are even there every time you reach for your towel when you get out of the shower… 

What Are the Dangers of Toxic Softeners/Detergents? 

Ever notice that when you use conventional fabric softener that after a while, your towels feel “slimy” when you go to dry yourself off?  Or that they seem to just push the water around on your body and not really dry anything…

Conventional fabric softeners contain petroleum-based ingredients/oils.

Those ingredients coat the fabrics of the towels and actually REDUCE the absorbency of the towel. 

They also break down the fibers over time which means you have to replace your towels sooner.

Many fabric softeners contain Quaternary Ammonium, a toxic chemical used to kill germs and mold. 

Fabric Softener With This Ingredient Causes:

  • skin rashes
  • blindness
  • asthma, & more.

Fabric Softeners can also contain toxic fragrances and  phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors, and other chemicals like galaxolide, a scent carrier, that is toxic to aquatic life!

Many detergents use oxalic acid as a rust/stain remover.

Detergents With This Ingredient Cause:

  • blistering
  • vision loss
  • chest pain
  • throat swelling & more!

Those are just a few of the toxic chemicals that can be left on your clothes from detergents and fabric softeners. 

How Do You Break the Cycle of Toxic Chemicals on Your Laundry/Linens? 

You guessed it… Laundry Stripping!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 Capful TrulyFree Laundry Wash
  • 3 Scoops TrulyFree Enzyme Stain Remover Powder
  • ½ Cup Distilled Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Borax Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Washing Soda
  • HOT water
  • Clean or Dirty Laundry


  • Fill sink/tub with HOT water
  • Add Laundry Wash, Enzyme Stain Remover Powder, Vinegar, Borax &  Washing Soda and swish water to mix.
  • Place clothes/linens into the solution to soak
  • Allow to soak at least 4 hours or even overnight
  • Remove clothes/linens and place in your washing machine for a regular wash cycle, using your TrulyFree Laundry Wash.
  • Dry in the dryer or hang dry.
  • Enjoy Toxin Free, Stain Free, Odor Free, and Softer Laundry!



You have removed toxic buildup, old stains, and recharged your laundry all with one recipe!  AND you did it without deadly chemicals!

Are you also looking to eliminate as many toxins as possible from your whole home?  Removing toxic products can be life changing! When you aren’t breathing in or touching all those toxic chemicals it makes a big difference in your overall health.  That will not only make you feel better, it will make your pocketbook feel better because you won’t  be spending as much on doctors and medications!

Whether you are just starting your Non-Toxic journey, or continuing to add new  products, TrulyFree™ is ready to help you get the job done safely and with Non-Toxic products.

TrulyFree Has Products For: 

  • Doing Laundry 
  • Bathroom Cleaning
  • Household/Kitchen Cleaning
  • Floor Cleaning
  • Furniture/Steel polishing and cleaning
  • Washing Your Hands
  • Automatic or Hand Dish washing
  • Diffusing Essential Oils/Adding Essential Oils to products
  • Sanitizing hard surfaces

Whatever job you need to tackle, we have you covered!™

All TrulyFree™ products are non-toxic and considerate of the environment.  The first time you purchase a product that requires a jug/bottle/angel cover, you will receive the container for free. After that you will only receive refills.

Got laundry? Got things to clean? If you have stains, we have answers!  Check out the rest of our blog for more tips and tricks!


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