How To Whiten Without Chlorine Bleach: Many of us have banished chlorine bleach from our homes. Fortunately, there are still plenty of other ways keep white linens, socks, and other fabrics sparkling, and you probably already have the ingredients around your house.
Keep your bed linen whiter than white with natural ingredients: When laundering your bed linens, add half a cup of baking soda with your detergent at the beginning of the wash cycle. Then, at the start of the rinse cycle, pour in half a cup of white vinegar. These two natural whiteners also have a softening effect, so you can skip the fabric softener.
Set the washer to the hottest setting. Put in the pile of offending whites. Added 1 regular scoop of laundry soap, 1/2 cup of Borax, and 1 cup of powdered dishwasher detergent. Let the laundry soak for 2 or 3 hours. Washed again, this time with laundry soap and bleach. Ta da!