Natural tips for removing stains from clothes

It only takes a moment for our favorite dress to get stained!

Very often we resort to chemical cleaning products, which also run the risk of damaging the fibers of our favorite clothes.

But in reality, there are many homemade and natural methods to remove stains from clothes in a simple, inexpensive and effective way.

Wine stains
If the tablecloth unfortunately has wine stains, you must first remove them quickly.

We can do something about it by applying some mineral water or beer. Simply put a dab on the stain, take a sponge and scrub, then pat dry.

At this point we can move on to washing.

In some cases, especially for larger tasks, sprinkling with fine salt is also possible.

Wait a few minutes and rinse with mineral water.

Oxygenated water
This natural chemical compound has stain-removing properties and can also be used on stains such as wine stains.

If tablecloths or white shirts are dirty, blot them with hydrogen peroxide and a cotton ball and let it sit for a few minutes.

Ink or marker stains are the most difficult to remove and perhaps the most commonly seen, especially on children’s shirts.

If the markers are washable, a few drops of organic soap and water will help remove the stain.

When it comes to ink, you can go about it in two ways:

If the stains are fresh, treat the stain immediately with organic dish soap and a little hydrogen peroxide.

If the stains are old, it is best to pre-treat them with water and percarbonate.

For a “stronger” method, use denatured alcohol. Place absorbent paper under the fabric where the stain is located.

Then apply the alcohol little by little and you will notice that the stain is absorbed by the blotting paper.

Coffee stains
When coffee is a pleasant drink, the stains it leaves behind are slightly less!

Try treating fresh stains with a little mineral water and blotting lightly.

If they are more stubborn, massage the stain with a mixture of baking soda and a little organic liquid soap. Allow to take effect, brush out and then wash.

Wax stains
It happens very often that at a dinner with friends the tablecloth has wax stains!

One of the best ways to remove wax stains from fabric is to use paper and an iron!

Place two sheets of paper under the tablecloth and near the stain. Then approach the iron or hairdryer, which creates heat.

With this household tip, the stain comes off the tablecloth more easily and sticks to the sheet.

If any traces remain, rub them carefully with a little alcohol!

Yellow spots
One of the most unsightly stains on clothing are sweat stains and yellow stains on shirts or other items of clothing!

Additionally, these stains can be difficult to remove. Additionally, using chemicals like bleach can contribute to damaging the fibers rather than improving the situation!

White wine vinegar
One of the most popular household methods for keeping textiles white is using vinegar, which is great for home cleaning.

Take a container and fill it with lukewarm water. Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar.

Submerge your shirt and allow it to soak for at least 30 minutes. Now wring out the garment and make a paste with:

2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons salt
Hydrogen peroxide.
The mixture should have the consistency of a paste. Apply it to the stain and rub gently with a soft brush (or a toothbrush) so as not to damage the fabric.

Water and lemon
A natural combination to lighten yellow spots is to dilute the juice of a lemon in a bowl of water.

Dab the stain with a soft sponge and allow it to take effect.

Homemade whitener
You can also try making a whitening cleanser at home that will remove stains.

Mix 60g of percarbonate with 40ml of hot water, add 30g of organic detergent and 140g of bicarbonate.

Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, you will notice that it swells. The mixture can be applied with a brush to the stains to be treated.

After treatment, put the product in the washing machine at 30°C/40°C without rinsing.

Grass patches
For grass stains, use Marseille soap. Before putting the garment in the washing machine, it should be pre-treated with this all-purpose soap. This method is particularly suitable for fresh stains.

What to do to remove fruit juice stains from clothes?

If the stains are fresh, try removing them with club soda. The oxygen triggers a reaction that helps you remove the stain.

If the stain is dry, don’t worry: soak it in water and vinegar!

Oil or grease stains
Add cornstarch (or even talcum powder) and let this powder absorb as much fat as possible. After a while, take a brush and remove the excess.

At this point, lightly pre-treat the stain with water and organic dishwashing detergent. Then put it in the washing machine!

Blood stains
It is best to remove blood stains while they are still fresh, without waiting for them to dry.

Dab with 3% hydrogen peroxide and allow to take effect. Add Marseille soap and soak in cold water.

Lipstick stains
If the stains are fresh, take a piece of breadcrumbs and blot the excess before using soap and water.

This method can also be helpful for stains from other makeup products such as mascara or foundation.

The water
Yes ! Even water can leave stains, especially when it comes to silk or very delicate fabrics.

Use cream of tartar, a typical leavening agent for soft cakes. Sprinkle the stain with this powder, let it act and remove it with a soft brush.

chewing gum
Yes, it’s very serious to end up with gum on your favorite jeans!

You can solve this problem in two ways: The most common is to glaze the gums to harden them and make them easier to remove.

Or, dab the area with white vinegar and rub with coffee grounds to gently remove gum tissue.

Sauce stains
As delicious as pasta with tomato sauce is, sauce stains are certainly less exciting!

In fact, we can solve them by using cold water with dish soap. If stains remain, expensive hydrogen peroxide can be helpful.

A good alternative is to spray cold water directly on the stain, cover it with baking soda, let it sit for about twenty minutes, and then wash it.