Laundry stains can be a nightmare – without the right expertise on how to remove stains from Grass, Chocolate, Grease and even Blood! Luckily there are natural ways to remove stains from fabrics and here are a few tips.
Grass stains are easily removed with a mixture of warm water and white vinegar as an alternative. Blot it on with a sponge. Once the stain has air dried, rinse with cool water. Apply a Delicate Fabric Soak liquid and rinse again. Allow the garment to air dry and then launder as usual. Check the garment before putting it in the dryer. If the stain remains, repeat the steps above.
Allow chocolate to harden and scape off as much as possible with a dull butter knife. It can help to put the garment in the fridge to allow the chocolate to harden.
Run hot water through the back side of the fabric to melt the remaining chocolate and force it out the way it came in. Run it through for several minutes. When you’ve gotten out as much as possible, saturate the area with any Delicate Fabric Soak and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Then gently rub the fabric to work the stain out. Rinse the fabric. If the stain is mostly out, then launder in hot water and check the stain before the dryer – you may have to allow the garment to air dry to make sure it is gone. If the stain still remains, before the dryer you can try applying heavy cream (that’s right!) directly to the stain.
Grease is a terrible offender for staining clothes. The best way to remove a grease stain is by using a Delicate Fabric Soak. Rub it in gently and let sit at least 10 minutes before washing. Check the stain after you wash before putting it in the dryer, and if necessary, retreat with Delicate Fabric Soak again. You may have to hang dry the garment to make absolutely sure the stain is out. The dryer can set that stain in forever.
Blood is an extremely hard to remove stain. You want to remove it while it’s still fresh. There are a few different methods.
If it’s a larger stain, first step is to rinse the fabric in lots of COLD water. After rinsing thoroughly, apply a paste of salt and cold water and rub it into the stain, rinse and repeat until gone, or you can try soaking the stain in a Delicate Fabric Soak. Then Rise!