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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Nest.

In this Badge Bit, you will get whiter whites without chlorine bleach or any other toxic materials.

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
   - Maybe use a pair of white things that are equally dingy (socks? two white shirts?), wash them both, then do your white treatment on one to show an improvement

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following with pictures (or a video < 2 mins long):
   - before cleaning the whites
   - show what you're cleaning the whites with
   - progress of cleaning the whites
   - finished cleaning the whites (must look noticeably whiter than they were before)
   - report on the cleaners/methods you used
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Taking a stab at this one. I used lemon juice and line drying in the sun. I juiced two lemons and used those instead of detergent in the washing machine. We have a side loader, I added the lemon juice directly into the drum, on top of the clothes before starting it. I see a noticeable difference between the t-shirts, but not on the underwear. Perhaps it's because the underwear was made of natural undyed cotton and was never truly white? Unknown. I'll be switching to doing laundry by hand once I get a good tub and the local horse chestnuts are back in season (great for soap).
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before, two white t-shirts and two pairs of underwear. I washed one of each on the left, along with other white things that needed washing.
before, two white t-shirts and two pairs of underwear. I washed one of each on the left, along with other white things that needed washing.
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The lemon juicing process. I juiced two lemons, filtered out the pulp and seeds with cloth shown. About a half cup of lemon juice.
The lemon juicing process. I juiced two lemons, filtered out the pulp and seeds with cloth shown. About a half cup of lemon juice.
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The wash in process.
The wash in process.
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hung up to dry, t-shirt and underwear in front.
hung up to dry, t-shirt and underwear in front.
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Sunlight for 4 hours or so in the afternoon.
Sunlight for 4 hours or so in the afternoon.
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Finished product. T-shirt looks noticeably whiter.
Finished product. T-shirt looks noticeably whiter.
 
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