Hi everyone, I have been using white towels and sheets since hosting. They look nice and clean. Each time I wash them, I add a little bit of liquid bleach to keep stains away and for hygiene reason.
Though, after a family checked out recently, I found 6 of my towels have pink stains yesterday. And today, I found pink stains on many sheets and pillowcases after washed with bleach. I then did a little google research and found out these pink stains are caused by a chemical called p20 contained in some sunscreens. P20 plus bleach will turn white linens pink. And hosts are unable to know the sheets and towels have been stained by p20 until they wash with bleach…so i find it annoying and a nightmare if my future guests use these.
I now have loads of towels and sheets with pink stains, these will probably cost me more than $150 AUD if I replace them. So I want to try save them if I can.
According to google, some people say vanish can remove these pinks stains, I tried but the stains just turned light yellow. Some people mention white vinegar will work, some mention more bleach will work, but others warn against using more bleach and claim that would make it worse. I haven’t tried methods other than vanish.
Can anyone with such experience teach me the best method to save my towels and linens? Thank you so much!
And I want to warn hosts using white towels/linens and bleach. This may happen to you…and I hope we can find a good way to deal with it