Learn how to use natural products to remove stains from clothes and limit the chemical exposure of your family. Follow these tips to keep your laundry routine green.
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Lemon or lime juice has a bleaching action due to the acetic acid. If you spill some on colored clothing, you'll want to remove the juice before it causes permanent discoloration. However, you can use them on white fabrics to help remove yellow underarm stains and rust.
Table salt is a help in the laundry as a mild abrasive element for stains such as rust and red wine and to absorb liquid stains before they set. Remember, if you don't wash it out, salt can leave white stains on your fabric. Learn how to remove salt stains.
Baby powder, chalk and cornstarch are wonderful for absorbing oily stains. If you catch the stain promptly, they can even remove it! Just sprinkle the stain liberally with baby powder, talcum powder or cornstarch or rub with chalk. Allow it to work for several minutes as it absorbs the oil; then brush away.
Borax is a naturally occurring element that aids in cleaning clothes and removing stains. Almost all homemade laundry detergent recipes contain borax.
You'll find it helpful as a stain remover for cloth diapers and curry.