Updated: Aug 30
Stains are not created equal. Here a few nontoxic stain removal options. Fight the need to use harsh chemicals in your home!
White distilled vinegar
Castile soap is usually referenced as “mild soap”. To gently clean areas within your space castile soap is the way to go with lukewarm water and a cloth.
White Distilled Vinegar
White distilled vinegar is normally known to lighten. Be very when using white vinegar. It is best to utilize white vinegar diluted with water.
Mustard lovers can use white distilled vinegar to remove mustard stains. Simply flush the mustard stain with white vinegar. To remove the odor wash with mild (castile) soap and cold water.
Salt & Hydrogen Peroxide
Surprisingly, a very common item at home is salt. Not only is it great for food but for eliminating sweat stains.
Hydrogen peroxide is typically also found in the common household. For more tougher stains in clothing hydrogen peroxide whitens and lightens.
Soak the clothing item with enough water to submerge completely. Then pour about 1/2 cup of salt and let it sit for about an hour. After the hour wash the item as normal (washing machine or by hand) and dry.
If the stain is much tougher use hydrogen peroxide. Similar to salt pour enough water to submerge the item and add 1/2 of hydrogen peroxide and let it sit for 30 minutes or so. Hydrogen peroxide works well with odor removal and maintaining your white clothing bright.
Do not confuse club soda with baking soda. Yes, baking soda is amazing with removal of smells. However, club soda has the lifting power to remove wine stains.
For a beverage stain (wine stain) begin with boiling water. It is recommended to hold the item above a sink and carefully pour the boiling water above the stain. Rinse the area with club soda and blot the stain until it is gone.
There are many ways to use these nontoxic stain removers. There are many more that are not mentioned and work fantastic! Always make sure to read any care instructions tags for certain clothing and materials.
Stains can be tough but identify the type of stain you are encountering and treat it as soon as possible!