Monday, 26 January 2015
Home Remedies to Remove Stains
When it comes to stains, they can happen to the best of us. Whether it is hard to remove food stains or body’s pigments or nature’s gift, they can be hard to remove; especially if you’re not equipped with immediate stain removers or if you don’t want to use chemicals on your clothes. In today’s post we’re going to give you five stain removers you can find in your homes.
Baby Power: This product will work magic on curry and oily stains. Just sprinkle sufficient amount of powder on the stain, wait for the powder to soak up the oil, once the powder has absorbed the stain it’ll be easy to just scrape off the stain. If your stain is some days old, dampen the stain a little before sprinkling the powder on it.
Lemon Juice: This is a great bleaching agent especially for your white clothes, without any of the chemicals. Simply squeeze some lemon juice on the stain, leave it to dry, and then wash it using your regular detergent.
To help whiten the whites: napkins, linens, white dress shirts, even socks, just boil them with a few slices of lemon in a pot on your stove.
Corn Starch: Another amazing agent to remove those tough stains and readily available in your kitchens. Sprinkle some cornstarch on the oily stain, wait 10 to 15 minutes for the stain to absorb cornstarch, and then dab the stain with cool water. Don’t rub or press too hard while taking of cornstarch, simple dab it off from the stain to remove it.
White Vinegar: This not only clean your stains, it also whitens your whites. Just add a cup of white vinegar into your washing machine during the rinse cycle and your clothes will come out much brighter. To remove stains, soak the stain in the vinegar and then wash it. For tough stains like Mustard’s soak the stain in vinegar, then spot treat it with laundry detergent; for grass stains, make a paste of vinegar and baking soda, brush it into the stain with an old toothbrush, then wash it as usual; to remove deodorant stains, rub the stain into vinegar until it disappears.
Baking Soda: Lastly, baking soda is an effective cleaner, deodorizer, and fabric softener. Make a paste of baking soda (equal part baking soda and water), when applied to stains, can absorb odours and help break down grease. To eliminate factory residue in new clothes, pre-soak the clothes one gallon of water with ¼ cup of baking soda.