Fruit and vegetable consumption is generally a part of a healthy lifestyle for many people. People who are very health conscious like to include a variety of nutritious fruits and vegetables in their diet.
Now, the most common and basic instinct of people when they peel their vegetables and fruits is to throw the skin in two. But what if we told you that you can put them to better use instead of throwing them away? You will be surprised to know that you can use these peels to dye clothes naturally.
Most of us are used to using synthetic dyes to dye our clothes, but fruits and vegetables act as natural dyes for clothes. In this way, you can use vegetable and fruit peels to add natural color to your clothes.
Wash the clothes
It is important to wash the clothes before the procedure. Boil 8 cups of water in a pot. Now mix 2 spoons of soda ash and 2 spoons of pH neutral soap in it. Now dip a cloth in this water and boil it on low flame for 2 hours. After that, wash the clothes with clean water and dry them.
You can choose any fruit or vegetable of your choice. For this you can use spinach, mint, blueberries, strawberries and beets along with onion peels. Now grind the onion skins to dye the clothes. After that boil 4 cups of food scraps with 8 cups of water and then cool for half an hour. Then leave it overnight.
Before dyeing the fabric, mix 8 cups lukewarm water and 2 cups vinegar in 1 bucket of water. Now soak the cloth in this mixture. Keep in mind that the longer the fabric is soaked in this water, the darker the color of the dye will be. After that, squeeze the cloth.
To dye, first wet the fabric and then keep the dye at normal room temperature and soak the fabric in it. After that, let the fabric soak in the dye thoroughly for an hour.
Wash off after dyeing.
After an hour, wash the cloth with cold water and dry it. However, keep in mind that exposing the fabric to direct sunlight can cause the color to fade. Therefore, dry the clothes at room temperature.
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