White scrubs- Keeping them WHITE!!

  1. Hello All!!I am currently in a RN program, and our uniform is white tops, and white bottoms. Any tips on how I can keep my uniform White?? ex. Like what detergents would you reccommend???Thanks!!
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   elkpark
    I swear by Oxiclean (the powder) -- you can just toss a scoop into the washer with the detergent, or, if a stain is really bad and stubborn, let it soak for a while in a more concentrated solution of the powder.

    If your uniforms are a synthetic blend, as most are these days, don't try traditional chlorine bleach (Clorox, et al.) -- it works wonders on 100% cotton, but will yellow synthetics.
  4. by   Shuggypie
    I wear white uniforms also. I have always used Tide w/Bleach. Never ever use chlorine bleach unless the scrubs are 100% cotton, most are not. If possible hang dry outside, there's something about the sunshine that makes it extra white.
  5. by   Robublind
    Advice: Burn them when you graduate and never wear white scrubs again.
  6. by   Pneumothorax
    Quote from Robublind
    Advice: Burn them when you graduate and never wear white scrubs again.
    Cosigned
  7. by   CruzanNurseRN
    Thanks for the tip. I bought some oxi clean last night...i hope they turn out ok :-)
  8. by   CruzanNurseRN
    Quote from Robublind
    Advice: Burn them when you graduate and never wear white scrubs again.
    Ooohh! I can't wait to light a match to them ugly scrubs! lol
  9. by   amoLucia
    The old Oxydol brand of soap powder detergent used to work wonders for me. It came in a green box. I would mix it with Ivory Snow or Dreft brands to give it the nice 'baby' smell. I'm guessing anything oxyclean would work (don't do whites anymore!).

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White scrubs- Keeping them WHITE!!