Clean Clothes Naturally Without Chemicals
- Make a paste out of baking soda and water, apply it to the stain and let it sit for an hour before washing.
- Squeeze a lemon, make a paste of with it and baking soda. Leave it on the stain for 30 minutes before washing. (lemon juice contains citric acid; it's bleaching action works especially well)
- Adding 1 cup of vinegar to the final rinse gets out urine from baby clothes.
- Dab, don't rub. Always blot a stain before trying to remove it. Work from the edges to the center, which will keep the stain from spreading.
- For ketchup, blood, grass, fruit juice, and sweat stains: Rub distilled white vinegar right onto the stain. Let sit a few minutes before washing.
- Oil or grease (from food):; Rub on dishwashing liquid and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes before washing.(if none available, dab with bread to lift up as much oil as possible)
- Grass: Use an old toothbrush to rub whitening toothpaste onto the stain. Let sit overnight, then wash.
- Blood: Make a paste of cool water and meat tenderizer (unseasoned). Apply to the stain, then let sit 15 to 30 minutes before washing.
- Ketchup: Soak a fresh stain in cool water for 10 minutes, rub in liquid detergent, then wash.
- Add a can of Coca-Cola to the wash cycle for extra greasy stains. Then wash as usual.
- Leather items can be cleaned with a mixture of distilled vinegar and linseed oil.
- Make your own dryer balls, it's easy. Just make a ball out of foil. (use it in dryer with clothes)
By LRP from LWL, MA
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