Here are natural products that will help effectively remove stains and odors from clothes and maintain your washing routine.
1. Baking soda.
Inexpensive and ideal for keeping laundry smell fresh and safe to use on all fabrics, including children’s pajamas.Baking soda also helps boost detergent performance, softens fabrics and reduces soap suds, for faster loads in front-load washers.
2. Freshly squeezed lemon juice.
100% has a natural whitening effect on fabrics due to the acetic acid.If you spill some of it on your colored clothes, you will need to remove the juice before it causes permanent discoloration. However, you can use any type of juice on white fabrics to help remove yellow stains or rust stains.
3. White vinegar.
It is inexpensive, gentle on fabrics, and safer to use than chlorine bleaches and fabric softeners. Always choose white vinegar over apple juice or other varieties as it will not stain fabrics (and it’s cheaper!)
White vinegar is the key to removing yellow underarm sweat stains and odor, removing mildew stains, and whitening and brightening your clothes.
Just adding one cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse will make the clothes soft and smell fresh. You can also use the vinegar to clean the washing machine and help control unpleasant odors.
4. Hydrogen peroxide.
Those sold in pharmacies as a first aid disinfectant are also the best choice for washing. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down into water and oxygen and is an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine bleach. Hydrogen peroxide works well in removing underarm yellowing and pigmentation from nail polish, curry, red juice stains, and blood stains.
5. Talcum powder, cornstarch or chalk.
Talcum powder, baby powder, kitchen cornstarch, or regular white chalk are great natural remedies to help absorb oily stains.
If you get oil or grease on the fabric right away, they can even remove it!
Simply spray the oil stain with baby powder, talcum powder or cornstarch; You can also scrub the area with white chalk. Leave it on the stain for at least ten minutes to absorb the oil; Then simply wipe it away. After that, wash or dry the clothes.
6. hair spray.
Use hairspray to remove permanent marker from leather. Spray the stain with some hairspray, then wipe it off with a clean cloth or towel. Clean up any hair sticky residue, then apply a little bit of leather conditioner to keep the skin feeling soft and smooth.
7. Adhesive tape.
Use tape to remove dry stains. If you have a patch, dirt, chalk, or powder foundation on your clothes, put a piece of tape over the stain and peel it off. Keep repeating this until the stain is gone.
8. Water or hairspray.
To remove blood stains. Start by rinsing the stain with cold water. If possible, try rinsing it from behind the fabric. If the stain is still there, spray some hairspray on the stain, wait a few minutes, then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
Hairspray also works on lipstick, mascara, and other oily makeup stains. Simply spray the stain with hairspray and wait 10 minutes. Wipe the stain with a damp cloth.
One of the best ways to remove grass stains is by using an old toothbrush and regular white toothpaste. Just be sure to use a variety of putties and not gel.Apply a small amount of toothpaste to the stain, then dip the toothbrush in clean water and use it to clean the stain. Repeat this process as needed to treat all of the stain.
Toothpaste can also remove ink stains.
_ How to remove old stains from clothes.
Even if you wash your clothes completely properly, there are times when the stains will persist. Instead of throwing your clothes on, try some of these home tricks on stains.
When it comes to old stains, you may need to try different approaches to different materials. This means that you will need many materials ready for anti-stain warfare.
White vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, laundry detergent, peroxide, glycerine, acetone, spray bottle, towels, bucket or basin.
1. Vinegar and baking soda.
This method has a great effect on most non-greasy stains, working 75-90% of the time. It will work best on unpainted stains such as ink or mustard.
For this method, you will:
Fill an empty water bottle with vinegar.
_ Completely saturate the stained area.
_ Sprinkle baking soda on the area.
_ Rub the mixture gently on the cloth, and re-spray the vinegar if necessary.
_ Leave it on for up to 30 minutes.
_ Rinse the back of the stain with cold water for a few minutes.
_ Re-spray the area with vinegar.
Fill a bucket or basin with about a gallon or so of water. Add half a cup of vinegar to the water and two tablespoons of laundry detergent. Leave the fabric to soak overnight.
For chewing gum, this method is effective in removing gum or gum. However, it can bleach the color outside the area. Therefore, you will want to proceed with caution.
Add acetone (also known as nail polish remover) to a rag, preferably white. Rub the acetone over the gunk until it disappears. Once all things are gone, wash it as usual.
3. Put the clothes in the fridge.
To get rid of gum stuck on clothes, pull the gum using your fingers as much as possible, then wrap the piece of clothing in a plastic bag, and put it in the refrigerator until the gum hardens, and it is possible to get rid of the gum by rubbing ice cubes on the gum until it hardens, and then rubbing the area with a toothbrush nicely.
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