If there are any items of clothing that constantly  turn black  , it’s  socks  !

Walking around the house without wearing slippers, wearing dark shoes, constantly wearing sneakers and many other habits cause the lower part to lose all its bright white.

Luckily,  they can be  whitened in just a few steps with a trick that solves every little problem and makes them look like new again!

What will you discover?

Whitening method

The whitening method par excellence that we are about to see together involves the use of  sodium percarbonate  .

This is a product designed to be a natural whitening agent and always delivers excellent results. So how can you do without it?

The procedure is very simple: you have to   fill  a basin with very hot water , add 2 heaped tablespoons of sodium percarbonate and   let the socks soak for at least 5 to 6 hours .

After this time, all you have to do is rinse each sock well and let it dry in the sun.

Alternatively, you can also use the percarbonate in the washing machine by  placing 1 measuring cup in the drum  and setting a temperature of at least 60 degrees.

More solutions in the washing machine

Percarbonate is a very important  plus  that should be kept in the bowl of natural remedies for the washing machine, but it is not the only solution to blackened socks.

So it’s good  to know all the other tricks you can use in case you don’t have percarbonate on hand!


Sodium bicarbonate  is what we might call the “relative” of percarbonate, but in reality there is almost only the similar name in common.

Although it is very effective in whitening, baking soda has a cleaning effect and removes all dirt and dust residues from textiles.

For socks it is an excellent solution and you must use it by  adding 1 measure  of product to the basket and always keeping the temperature high.

You will see that they will be white again!

White wine vinegar

White vinegar  is now the most popular ingredient in the washing machine thanks to its multifunctionality as a natural softener, whitener, stain remover, etc.

Not only does it take the black out of the socks, but  it also gives them a new shine  and ensures they stay vibrant over time.

Pour  half a glass  of product into the special bowl of the washing machine or fill  1 measuring cup  and pour it directly into the drum: you will notice significant improvements from the first wash.

Yellow soap

If we are still talking about natural remedies for whitening clothes, we definitely have to  mention yellow soap!

Used since ancient times, this product is one of the most popular in the home and washing machine, both in liquid and soft versions.

It will be a real surprise for socks and generally for all white cloths! All you have to do is take the bar of soap,  divide it into medium-sized balls  and put one of them in the basket to wash your socks.

Do not overdo the amount as this will release coconut oil which could stick to the fabric.

Marseille soap

To complete the list of remedies for whitening socks, there is the popular  Marseille soap  !

Its degreasing action coupled with a truly intoxicating scent make it  perfect for achieving an incredible result  and saying goodbye to blackened socks.

Simply grate  2 tablespoons of soap flakes  and add them directly to the washing machine drum or detergent compartment.

To increase the whitening, you can also  add 1 tablespoon of baking soda  .