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What Is Laundry Stripping? How to Strip Your Laundry Naturally

You might have heard about this super satisfying trend going around called laundry stripping. The concept went viral on TikTok and everyone’s doing it. If you want to know why you should be stripping your laundry AND a much cheaper and easier way to do it, we’ve got you covered. Not to brag, but we’re kind of pros at this. 

What Is Laundry Stripping?

Essentially, laundry stripping is the process of removing build up from your clothing, towels, bedding, really any kind of item you would normally wash. This buildup might be the result of dirt, sweat, bacteria, and even chemicals or residue from standard detergents you use. 


While you might think your clothes are getting super clean when you run them through the wash, if you aren't’ using non-toxic products, your clothes are getting drenched in chemicals every time you do a load of laundry. Stripping your laundry not only helps give everything a newfound freshness but helps eliminate odors as well.

Why Should I Strip My Laundry?

When you find that perfect piece of clothing or those super soft bed sheets, you want to keep them forever. But as time goes on, they become dull, lose their elasticity, and have lingering smells that you can’t get out no matter how many times you wash them. Stripping your laundry helps revive your favorite garments or household fabrics and extends their lifespan!


If you use fabric softeners, standard detergents, or have hard water, you will want to consider laundry stripping as part of your normal laundry routine. The minerals in hard water and chemicals in fabric softeners and detergents can contribute to funky laundry, and making sure you take the time to refresh your fabrics can make a big difference in their quality and longevity.

How Do I Strip My Laundry With Rockin’ Green?

We’ve covered the basics and you’re ready to strip everything in your house, but how exactly do you strip your laundry? You might have seen the trend going around that involves soaking items using three different products for about five hours. Kind of sounds like a hassle, not to mention expensive. 


Luckily we’ve got a cheaper, easier, and greener way to strip your laundry. You only need one product and one hour. Rockin’ Green Active Wear Detergent is a non-toxic, plant-based detergent that’s dual use. That means not only can you use it to soak and strip your laundry, you can use it to wash your clothes like you normally do, without all the extra chemicals.

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How To Strip Your Laundry:
  1. Fill a tub, sink, or bucket with warm water.
  2. Add 2-3 scoops of Rockin’ Green Active Wear Detergent to the water
  3. Completely submerge your clothes, towels, bedsheets, or whatever you’re stripping in the water for an hour (or longer if you’ve got some particularly funky items and want to make sure all the gunk gets out
  4. Stir occasionally
  5. Drain the water and check out all the dirty residue left behind
  6. Run the items through a rinse only wash cycle and tumble dry
  7. Enjoy your super fresh, brand-as-new items!

If you’re sufficiently grossed-out-yet-satisfied, snap a picture of your dirty water and tag us on social media!

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