3 Tips for Tricky Stain Removal

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Happy Friday everybody! Last week we shared a recipe for dishwashing soap, but today we want to share some tips or simple recipes for removing 3 common summertime stains: wine, grass, and mustard. Hopefully equipped with these three techniques you can attend summer BBQ’s without fear of ruining that new sundress of yours!

Removing Wine Stains:

Ingredients: Water, lemon slice, glycerin, corn starch, eucalyptus oil

  1. Rinse with COOL water immediately.
  2. Then rub the stain with a slice of lemon several times. If the stain has had time to sit apply glycerin to it and wait 30 minutes before rinsing.
  3. If this doesn’t take care of that stain combine a heaping tbsp of cornstarch, 1 tsp of of glycerin, and 2 drops of eucalyptus essential oil with just enough water to form a paste.
  4. Apply the paste to the stain and put the garment in the sun to dry. Repeat until the stain is removed then wash as usual.

Removing Grass Stains: 

Ingredients: Vinegar, baking soda, water

  1. Soak the soiled garment in vinegar.
  2. Then combine baking soda with water to form a paste and apply it to the stain.
  3. Wash in hot water.

Removing Mustard Stains:

Ingredients: Glycerin, laundry soap

  1. Apply glycerin to the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes. This helps break up the turmeric which gives mustard it’s yellow dye.
  2. Gently massage laundry soap into the stain and launder as usual.

What stains plague your laundry during the summer months?


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