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Feb
19
Natural Stain Removal in Your Home

Removing stains from clothes and carpets can sometimes be a stressful experience, and sometimes you may think you will have to throw the clothes out or replace your items altogether. Fortunately, this doesn’t need to be the case. Here are some more natural ways to remove a variety of stains.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide mixed with water can take care of many common stains. For example, grass stains can be removed with this mixture or with liquid dish soap. Most food stains can also be removed by soaking first in this mix.

Borax

Borax and water is another common mixture, and can be used for treating stains from tea, coffee, or mud. Simply make a paste from the borax and water and use it to scrub the stain away, and then wash immediately after.

Other Cleaners

For ink or paint, soak the stain in rubbing alcohol for 30 minutes. For tomato-based products and oil or grease, you can use white vinegar. For the grease and oil, it may be better to sprinkle it first with baking soda. This will remove any loose oil from the area first, which can then just be brushed off. After a white vinegar soak, you can then scrub the stain with dish soap before putting the clothes in the wash.

Protein-Based Stains

For protein-based stains, it is important to remember never to rinse with warm water. Warm water will trap the odors from these particular stains into the clothes, and they will be very difficult to get out. Instead, soak first in cool water and then put in the washing machine along with ½ cup hydrogen peroxide and ½ cup baking soda. This will help to remove the stains as well as any lingering odor.

There are a lot of natural methods for removing stains if you are someone who tries to avoid harsh chemicals. Consider these natural cleaners to keep your favorite items looking their best.