You’ve been washing your bed sheets wrong all your life: Cleaning guru reveals the right way to make them smell amazing
- A home and cleaning guru revealed why you’ve been washing sheets wrong
- Refined Living said you need to stop using detergent and fabric softener
- Instead, you should use a solution of bicarb soda, vinegar and lavender oil
- The video sparked a debate as to how often you need to wash your bed sheets
A home and cleaning guru has revealed why you’ve been washing your bed sheets wrong all your life – and how to make them smell amazing with a simple solution.
TikTok account Refined Living said that rather than washing your sheets with liquid detergent and fabric softener, you should instead be using a simple homemade solution in order to get them squeaky clean and smelling fresh.
‘This is your sign to wash your sheets once a week,’ the video explained, along with a demonstration that shows the easy process.
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A home and cleaning guru has revealed why you’ve been washing your bed sheets wrong all your life – and how to make them smell amazing with a simple solution (pictured)
First of all, the woman said you should add a cap full of detergent into your machine along with a quarter of a cup of baking soda, a quarter of a cup of vinegar and five drops of lavender essential oil.
The vinegar acts as a fabric softener, while the bicarbonate of soda is ‘perfect for a deep clean’.
Meanwhile, the lavender essential oil is perfect for making your sheets smell fresh and amazing, and it will also help to put you to sleep, due to lavender increasing the production of melatonin.
Refined Living said this type of washing routine is perfect for sheets, but it will also work with many types of washing, including colours and whites.
It wasn’t long before the video racked up an impressive one million views, but it also sparked a debate on how often you should be washing your sheets (stock image)
It wasn’t long before the video racked up an impressive one million views, with hundreds commenting on it and sharing the post.
‘Why is this so satisfying,’ one woman posted.
‘Thank you for reminding me, I’m doing this tonight,’ another added.
A third wrote: ‘Learned it!’
The video also sparked a heated debate as to how often you should wash your sheets.
‘You’re telling me, there are people who don’t wash their sheets at least once a week?’ one woman wrote.
Others confessed to only washing their sheets as infrequently as once every three months.