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true4uca 12-03-2015 10:36 AM

Black pepper for laundry
 
Just read this to keep colors from fading. Just add 1 tsp. of black pepper to you detergent when doing colors. Anyone tried this.

Onebyone 12-03-2015 10:54 AM

First I have heard of it but it's a good use of the pre ground black pepper. Yuk. I love fresh ground though.

EasyPeezy 12-03-2015 11:03 AM

Well, black pepper is known to stop bleeding if you have a cut
and it does not even hurt.

ManiacQuilter2 12-03-2015 11:59 AM

Never heard of this before. Not sure if I would like the strong odor of black pepper on my clothes, sheets and quilts.

Sandra in Minnesota 12-03-2015 12:48 PM

Never heard of this before. I will have to try it.

tessagin 12-03-2015 01:20 PM

I wouldn't. If you look at black pepper through a magnifying glass or even on the internet, it's like a burr. Don't see how it could keep anything from fading. More like get caught in the fabric and maybe itch.

BETTY62 12-04-2015 12:23 AM

I don't know about using it to prevent fading but I'll try it on my next cut since most of them happen in the kitchen and the pepper would be convenient. .

thimblebug6000 12-04-2015 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by BETTY62 (Post 7393747)
I don't know about using it to prevent fading but I'll try it on my next cut since most of them happen in the kitchen and the pepper would be convenient. .

Just can't imagine it not burning, when you work with peppers themselves you are always warned not to put your hands near your eyes etc.

institches33 12-04-2015 08:36 AM

What was the source of this information?

Onebyone 12-04-2015 10:04 AM

Found this info at various laundry websites:

Spice up the colors in your laundry by shaking a few teaspoons of black pepper into each load. Don’t worry about flakes of pepper dotting your clothes. The pepper will wash out during the rinse cycle.

Black Pepper: adding some teaspoons of black pepper into each load to your laundry could keep the colors of your clothes. Do not worry about pepper dotting your clothes as it will wash out through the rinse cycle. - See more at: http://www.pouted.com/4-natural-mate....5ZMduZwC.dpuf

Kitsie 12-04-2015 10:48 AM

That is true of peppers such as jalepenos, etc. I once made a relish with various kinds and came out with blisters after cutting them up! The "heat" comes from acid in them.


Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 (Post 7393949)
Just can't imagine it not burning, when you work with peppers themselves you are always warned not to put your hands near your eyes etc.


Wanabee Quiltin 12-04-2015 11:14 AM

I heard years ago to put black coffee into your wash cycle for blacks. Never had any coffee left to try it.

roserips 12-04-2015 11:34 AM

Interesting I might try it.

Sandra-P 12-04-2015 11:49 AM

I have used ground black pepper for cuts and it works! No burning, it stops the bleeding and the cut seems to heal quicker too.

lynnie 12-04-2015 07:45 PM

you know that herbal recipes seem to work well and are generally cheaper than the 'newer medical' versions

Jennie and Me 12-04-2015 09:01 PM

Careful, if the spice industry finds out that we're using pepper for laundry they'll probably raise the price of pepper! LOL

Jingle 12-05-2015 06:52 PM

I might try that on my Husband's black jeans. He loves Black Pepper, makes sense to use it on his pants.

mjhaess 12-07-2015 09:00 AM

That's a new one on me...Worth a try...thanks...

romanojg 12-07-2015 12:05 PM


Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 (Post 7393949)
Just can't imagine it not burning, when you work with peppers themselves you are always warned not to put your hands near your eyes etc.

This is because you are dealing with the moisture of the pepper so you are actually getting the capsaison (sp wrong) on your hands. Plus its a different kind of pepper, just like garlic, you get different taste from fresh and dried, hits the taste buds at different spots.

Gerbie 12-29-2015 12:52 AM


Originally Posted by EasyPeezy (Post 7393345)
Well, black pepper is known to stop bleeding if you have a cut
and it does not even hurt.

A professional chef told my brother who is an avid cook tat he (the chef)keeps a can of red cayene pepper in his cooking area and uses I when he gets cut with a knife and instantly stops the bleeding - so why wouldn't black pepper do the same. I have never heard of using it in the laundry.


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