Stains occur every day on clothes and carpets in thousands of homes.
We stain our clothes, furniture, and even car seats.
Well-marketed stain removers usually do the job they claim they do: they get the stains out of clothing and fabrics. In fact, the enzymes used in these stain removers are better than good – they’re great!
The problem is that instead of letting the enzymes do their natural work, commercial brands will often add synthetic chemicals to boost the efficiency of the product or prolong its shelf-life. These added chemicals can irritate sensitive skin and instigate an allergic reaction.
Plus, if the stain remover comes in a spray bottle (instead of a stain stick, for example), each spray contaminates your indoor air quality.
Luckily, there are plenty of natural ways to remove stains without chemical additives and you already have them in your kitchen or bathroom.
The key thing is reacting promptly as soon as the stain appears. The longer it’s left untreated, the more it settles in and the harder it becomes to remove it effectively.
The recipe is very simple and accessible, at your fingertips. It removes stains of different origins, and can compete with the most expensive purchased detergents with the same purpose. But, most importantly – without any chemicals, which often cause allergic reactions on the skin of children and adults. How often do we look for a universal stain remover, not knowing that we can make one with our own two hands.
You will need:
- 3.3 oz / 100 ml 9% white vinegar
- 3.3 oz / 100ml liquid soap
- 3/3 oz / 100ml mineral water
- a spray bottle
- a brush
Method of preparation:
Mix all ingredients and your stain – remover is ready!
Pour it in an empty spray bottle.
Spray on the stain you want to remove, leave it to act for 10-15 minutes, and then scrub the stain with a brush.
Older and more stubborn stains need more time and efforts to be removed. Therefore, repeat the process once again to remove such stains as well.