Eco-Friendly Stain Busters
Grass stain on your jeans. Wine stain on your favorite white shirt. Ink stain on the pocket of your coat. Let’s face it, even when we try our very best, life is messy. We have put together a list of some of the toughest clothing stains we encounter along with a quick DIY eco-friendly fix that will help get your clothing back to its stain-free state.
Click this link EcoFriendlyStainBusters to download a checklist you can put in your laundry room.
• Blood: Soak the garment in cold, salty water or sprinkle with meat tenderizer on the dampened stain. For really tough stains, soak in hydrogen peroxide.
• Chocolate: Soak in warm, soapy water or soak in a borax solution and rinse with cold water.
• Coffee or Tea: Spot-clean with cool water or vinegar or try an enzyme-based cleaner.
• Grass: Rub the stain with hydrogen peroxide.
• Grease: Apply dry cornmeal to the spot and let sit for 20 minutes. Once you shake it off, the stain should be gone. You can also try cornstarch.
• Gum: Put the piece of clothing in the freezer for several hours. Once cold, you should be able to peel off the gum.
• Ink: Soak in milk or vinegar.
• Makeup: Carefully put few drops of glycerin on the stain and scrape off. Pretreat with your regular laundry detergent and wash in warm water.
• Perspiration: Use your shampoo—it is designed to remove body oils.
• Red Wine: Spot clean or soak in cool water. You can also use vinegar, sodium perborate or glycerin before pretreating with your laundry detergent.
• Tomato Sauce: Flush with cold water and pretreat with your laundry detergent. After a few minutes, rinse well and sponge with white vinegar. Repeat as needed.
Talk to us: What is your toughest laundry stain and your eco-friendly trick for getting it out?