Monday, July 29, 2013

super {green} stain-remover

happy monday!

you can call it nesting, but really i just love to clean.  and when i find a good product, i love to share.

in honor of our much-anticipated little mess-maker, i want to share one of my new favorite tips. 

i found this recipe on one of my favorite family/ DIY blogs, pink pistachio.  i adore missy's blog, not to mention the pics of her sweet little guys.  well, her stain-removal recipe looked awesome, if not a little too good to be true. 

so i scrounged up some dirty bits and gave it a try.  i modified the recipe slightly, using a squirt of castile soap in place of the method dish-soap {keeping it super green, and cheap}...to put it simply: it works.  to gush:  it's just about the most amazing thing to enter my laundry room.  i actually went around hunting for clothes {some of which were already washed, hah} which had stubborn stains on them.  this stain remover will take out grease, set in sweat {from the men, b/c i know you know that we ladies don't sweat}, tomatoes, bbq, grass stains, red wine, you name it. 

here you have it:

2 tablespoons baking soda
3 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
1 squirt of castile soap {you don't need much}

mix those together, scrub into the stain with a clean toothbrush, let sit for 30-45 minutes, then wash as normal.  no problem to wash the treated items non-treated clothes, and i have tried this on all colors- no fading!  it's quite possibly magic. 

here is an example of a recent blueberry stain...missy took MUCH better pictures than i did {my laundry is clearly not photogenic}, so swing on by to her blog and check out this post.  happy laundry-ing (:

the offending stain
scrub it up!


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