Health and lifestyle/ House wife's guide

16 Tips to Remove Stains Naturally

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Most stains can be removed with natural products
Almost all stains can be removed with cool water (let it soak for a while) and detergent. Wash in warm water afterwards. If you are unsure of the stain, always begin with cool water. Hot water can set in some types of stains (blood and other protein-based stains). Always work from the outside of the stain towards the center to keep the stain from spreading.

You don´t need to use chemical filled products to remove stains. Most stains can be removed with products that we have at home in our kitchen. I have put together a list of the most common stains. Find out how to remove them easily and naturally with safe, inexpensive, non-toxic formulas.

I´m starting with one of the worst stains….

Red Wine
Act fast. Try to keep the stain damp and treat the stain as soon as possible.  Letting it sit around will give the stain time to really set in. It is easiest to remove red wine when it is still wet. Blot the stain, not rub it, as this will only push the stain further into the fabric. Place the shirt over the bowl so that the stain is positioned in the center of the bowl. Pour boiling water through the shirt at the stained area. The boiling water will remove the stain as it goes through the fabric.
Wash the clothing in cold water following detergent recommendations on the care tag.

If the stain has dried you can soak the stained article (for an hour or longer) in whole milk to remove it.

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Banana stains
Rub the fresh stain with lemon juice and leave it in the sunlight for extra bleaching. Let it dry and wash as usual.

Blood
Soak in a mixture of 1 quart cold water and 2 tbsp. salt before washing. If the stain has set, soak it in white vinegar and wash.

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Berries
Try to keep the stain damp and treat the stain as soon as possible.  Letting it sit around will give the stain time to really set in. It is easiest to remove red wine when it is still wet. Blot the stain, not rub it, as this will only push the stain further into the fabric. Place the shirt over the bowl so that the stain is positioned in the center of the bowl. Pour boiling water through the shirt at the stained area. The boiling water will remove the stain as it goes through the fabric.
Wash the clothing in cold water following detergent recommendations on the care tag.

If the stain has dried you can soak the stained article (for an hour or longer) in whole milk to remove it.

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Chocolate
Soak in cool water, then rub the stain with a liquid detergent like dove. Wash.
If the stain doesn´t come out, soak the stained article (for an hour or longer) in whole milk to remove it.

Grease stains
Rub the stain with warm potato starch. Let this work through the night and wash in hot water.

Crayon marks
You can get these stains off by rubbing lemon juice on the stain before washing them.

Coffee stains without milk
Soak the stain in water as hot as the fabric will tolerate and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse in cold water and wash as normal.

Coffee stains on delicate fabrics
Beat an egg yolk and work into the coffee stain. Let it dry. Wash in cold water.

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Lipstick
Use a mild liquid dishwashing detergent. Let it set for a few hours. Rinse the garment and launder as usual when all traces of the stain have been removed.

Remove sweat stains
Blot the stain. Soak clothes in vinegar, then wash in very hot water.

Tea
Sponge the stain with vinegar and wash in very hot water.

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Bubble gum
Place the garment in the freezer. Once cold, peel off gum.

Urin
Wash in very hot water.

One more tip – soak linen clothing in cool water before the wash to avoid creasing.

Do you have any natural stain removing tips? Have you ever made your own homemade, all natural stain remover? Leave a comment below and let me know how it works.

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    Erin
    May 19, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    What a great post on natural stain removal! Thanks for sharing!

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