Easy and Natural Stain Remover
Posted: Oct 09 2017
Stains, Stains, Go Away with This Easy and Natural Stain Remover
Spills and stains happen to everyone, even the best of us, especially when we’re wearing white. Let me rephrase, every time we’re wearing white. If you’re like me and thought that simply throwing that shirt or pair of trousers into the wash will get rid of stains, I can attest to the fact that it’s untrue. You should target and treat the stain as soon as possible, but rather than reach for that Tide-To-Go stick or Shout bottle, make your very own stain remover right at home. Commercial products may or may not work, and most times, they’re concentrated with many chemicals that may affect the environment and be unkind to your health and the fabric of the very piece of clothing.
All you need are a few simple ingredients to create an environmentally conscious stain remover that will treat even the most stubborn of stains!
● Baking soda
● Castile soap
● Hydrogen Peroxide
● Essential Oil (optional)
Baking soda is commonly used in natural household cleaning products, so I knew this ingredient was a go-to in the stain remover. It’s a good abrasive, so it will really get into tough stains while being super gentle on fabric.
Castile soap is an oil-based soap and acts as a surfactant, so it cuts through grease and lifts away dirt, among other things, which is exactly what we want to achieve in a stain remover.
Lastly, hydrogen peroxide has been used commonly as a laundry bleach to whiten whites and to brighten colours. It also brings the mixture together into a more liquid state to ease its use when treating stains.
To add a pleasant smell to the stain remover, go ahead and add a few drops of essential oil (my go-to scent is lavender), but this ingredient is completely optional. These are all regular household items that we already use and that we trust in. Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and there you have it! An easy and extremely cost-effective stain remover that you’ll be so happy to see stains just to be able to use it. It’s best to use pre-wash to target unforgiving stains to release them and help them along the way in the wash. You are welcome ;)