There are a lot of powerful stain removers out there, though they aren't exactly eco-friendly. From the chemicals they're comprised of to the plastic packaging they use, stain removers leave a lot of room for improvement.
Our great grandmothers never seemed to have stains in their clothes, and they didn't have modern-day chemicals. So how did they get those pesky smudges out? Here are two natural stain remover recipes, plus a bonus tip, that will keep your clothes sparkling clean in a green way.
- 2 parts hot water
- 1 part baking soda
- 1 part hydrogen peroxide
Spot treat stains and soak overnight. Mix only as much as you need for immediate use because it won't store well over long periods of time.
- 2 quarts water
- 1/2 cup ammonia
- 2 TBS laundry detergent
As with the first recipe, you'll spot treat stains and soak overnight. But for this recipe, you can mix a large amount and store in reusable spray bottles. However, don't mix this stain remover with bleach, as ammonia and bleach cause a dangerous chemical reaction.
Vinegar is your best friend for laundry. It keeps fabrics soft, removes stains, keeps colors bright.it is an all-around great sidekick. Never underestimate the uses for this household staple. Check out the ways to use vinegar for removing stains.
Thank you to tipnut.com for these great tips, and many more green DIY laundry ideas!