Removing Stains Naturally and Effectively

There are 4 basic principles to treating any stain. Of course, the sooner you treat the stain the better:
1. Think twice before just throwing stained clothing in the laundry. The heat of the water and dryer can set many stains.
2. Scrape, blot or remove as much of the stain as you can. NEVER rub.
3. Determine what the stain is and choose the correct treatment for removal
4. Cool water is the safest to remove stains, hot water can set it.

Berry Stains
Dab the stain with lemon juice or vinegar, let sit for an hour then wash.
Soak in detergent and launder. If stain remains soak in enzyme base stain remover (health food stores carry them). The enzymes will eat up the dairy. If stain is still there try soaking the spot in hydrogen peroxide 3%.
Crayons or Candle Wax
Freeze the stain, remove the residue and pull off the wax. Next, heat an iron, cover the wax stain with an absorbent cloth and melt the wax onto the cloth.
Fruit Juice
Lemon Juice or Vinegar, dab on the stain.
Soak in cold water and if that doesn’t work. Dab with hydrogen peroxide. (I had to do this a couple weeks ago and it works perfect! I did this on a cream shirt)
Make a solution of 1 part cloudy ammonia (ammonia with a bit of soap added) and 3 parts water, dab on the stain.
Put in the freezer for a few hours, once cold peel off.
Soak in milk, vinegar, or citrus solvent.
Perfume and Essential Oils
Vinegar or baking soda
Enzyme based spot remover or soak item in salt water. Lay clothing in the sun for a few hours.

Tomato Sauce

Scoop up an solid parts. Enzyme based spot remover. Alternating between vinegar and baking soda.
Immediately apply soda water. Pour boiling water from a height of 3 feet, may be more effective you apply salt to the stain first.

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