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Last Updated on January 23, 2020 by Ellen Christian
Have you wondered how to remove stains from your clothes naturally? Before my husband became disabled, he worked at a large retail store in the maintenance department. They didn’t provide uniforms. So, I had to become an expert in learning to remove stains.
Remove Stains From Your Clothes
Of course, there are all sorts of stain removal products you can buy at the store. But, they can get really expensive if you’re not careful. So, it’s always a good idea to remove stains from your clothes naturally before you try an expensive stain remover. If these homemade solutions don’t work for you, keep a Tide pen in your bag and use Puracy at home.
When it comes to how to remove stains from your clothes, it really depends on what type of stain it is and what fabric you want to remove it from. Your choice will vary depending on if it’s wine from a silk blouse or grass from a pair of jeans. If your clothes look dingy, try natural laundry boosters.
What is the best homemade stain remover?
The best homemade stain remover isn’t exactly natural but it does work. You just need to combine one part of blue Dawn dish detergent and two parts of hydrogen peroxide. Then add one or two tablespoons of baking soda to the mix in order to make a paste. Rub it into the stain on both sides and let it sit for about an hour. Rinse and check to be sure the stain was removed before laundering.
How do you get a stain out of clothes that have been dried?
You may not be able to. The act of drying with heat locks the stain into the fibers of your clothing. If the clothing item line-dried, you may have some luck removing it or lightening it. But, if you put it in the dryer to dry, you may not be able to remove it easily.
How to remove tough stains from clothes
Here are a few suggestions you can use to remove stains from your clothes naturally. Always test on a small out of the way spot of your clothes first to make sure that the solution won’t stain or bleach out your fabric.
Types of stains
Sweat Stains – Make a paste out of vinegar, water, and baking soda and apply it to the stain. Let it sit for 30 minutes before washing in cold water & laundry soap.
Tomato Stains – Apply clear white vinegar to the stain and work in well. Then wash as you would normally. The key is to get it into the laundry as quickly as possible. If it has sat around all day, it will be more difficult to remove.
Grease/Oil Stains – Use rubbing alcohol to remove grease or oil stains from your work shirts. Just dampen the whole area and try to blot out as much of the stain as possible. Then launder normally.
Ink stains – You can use regular toothpaste (not gel toothpaste or with anything funky in it) to remove ink stains. Just rub it on gently, let it sit for a few minutes and rinse out under cold water. Launder your work shirts normally.
Blood Stains – Pretreat the stain with hydrogen peroxide. Let it soak for a while and then launder as normal.
What’s the fastest way to remove stains from clothes?
Wondering how to remove stains from clothes naturally and quickly? Remove as much of the physical stain as possible. Add your favorite natural dish liquid to it and gently work the stain away. Then rinse with cool water and repeat until it’s gone.
As with any stain treatment, test a small corner of the fabric to make sure the stain removal won’t damage the color of your work apparel. I’ve only used these on sturdier fabrics like t-shirts and jeans. If your hubby wears expensive silk suits to work, I don’t recommend you try these. What other ways are there to remove stains from your clothes naturally? Let me know what’s worked for you.
Other laundry articles
Why not learn how to make your own powdered laundry detergent. Or, eliminate laundry odor naturally. If you use your dryer, try these homemade fabric softener sheets. Finally, if you have young children, learn more about how to make your laundry room safe in this article.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.