Effective tips for degreasing and whitening plastic containers

As practical as plastic food containers are in allowing us to take food out of the house that is ready to eat or just tastes good, it is difficult to keep them in new condition.

They tend to yellow over time and appear old and worn.

However, you’ll be happy to know that with these natural, homemade tips, it’s possible to clean greasy, yellowed plastic containers and get them looking like new again.

As the first ingredient, we recommend baking soda, which is known for its cleansing, degreasing and whitening properties. In addition, it has a slightly abrasive effect that helps remove limescale and grease stains.

So just put four tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl and add water until it forms a kind of paste. Next, rub this mixture over the entire surface of the containers with a sponge or toothbrush, paying special attention to the places where the stains are located.

Then leave to act for a few hours before washing the containers.

The vinegar
Vinegar is just as effective as baking soda and has stain-removing, descaling and whitening properties.

In this case, add half a glass of vinegar and half a glass of water to a bowl and stir vigorously to mix the ingredients. Then dip the containers into the resulting mixture and let them soak for a few hours or even overnight.

Finally, carry out a normal wash cycle, preferably with Marseille soap or organic dishwashing detergent.

The lemon
Squeeze the juice of a lemon and rub it onto the containers with a sponge. You can also rub half a lemon directly and leave it on. Then rinse and wash as usual.

For very stubborn yellow spots, we recommend adding a tablespoon of baking soda to a bowl of lemon juice to create a thick cream and rub the yellow spots. Leave on for ten minutes and rinse.

Marseille salt and soap
Finally, let’s look at one last tip, which is to combine two ingredients: salt and Marseille soap. Both have degreasing and whitening properties.

Simply pour hot water, a tablespoon of Marseille soap and two tablespoons of salt into a bowl and dip the containers into the resulting mixture.

Then let them soak for a few hours before scrubbing and rinsing.