Natural Stain Remover - a Safer Alternative
Natural stain remover products are far easier on the environment and do a great job of removing stains caused by accidents and spills. While most natural stain removers work well together be sure to never mix ammonia and bleach as it produces toxic fumes.
To make your white clothes whiter and colored clothes brighter, add a cup of hydrogen peroxide, fill the washing machine with water and add your clothes. After half an hour add your laundry detergent and wash as usual. In addition, by adding 1/4 cup of baking soda, your laundry will smell fresh and clean.
To remove red wine from your carpet all you need is a spray bottle, ammonia, soft white cloth and liquid laundry detergent. Mix one tablespoon of liquid laundry detergent, three cups of ammonia and one cup of water in a spray bottle. Blot up any excess wine carefully, being sure not to rub. Spray this solution on the wine stain, soaking thoroughly. Use a soft white cloth, dampen with hot water and then gently rub the stain. Spray and repeat, as necessary, until the stain is gone. Blot with white paper towels and then let the stain air dry.
A natural stain remover for getting rust stains out of sinks, toilets bowls and faucets is lemon juice or white vinegar. Either rub lemon juice or pour white vinegar onto the rust stain. Leave this on until the rust stain disappears. Rinse with water and repeat if necessary.
Pour a little liquid dishwashing soap on grass stains and rub. This works well for removing stubborn grass stains from the knees of pants. Let this soak in overnight and then launder as usual.
Make a paste of baking soda and water and use to remove tea stains from counter tops, mugs or cups. Rub this into the tea stain and then wash. If the stain is stubborn, rub a little chlorine bleach into the stain, until it disappears. To prevent fading, wash the countertop or cup immediately, with warm soapy water and then rinse.
A natural stain remover to get crayon marks off a non-porous surface, such as a floor, is to put a little toothpaste on a damp cloth and rub the stain. Toothpaste does not work on porous surfaces or wallpaper. Toothpaste also removes water spots.
For stains on chrome, such as kitchen appliances or faucets, rub with baby oil applied to a soft cloth. It not only removes the stains but also shines the chrome.
Making and using natural stain remover is a safer, less expensive way to clean.