Thursday, April 10, 2014

How to get out tough stains

Have you ever heard of using Dawn Dish Soap on laundry stains?  I first heard about it from a friend of mine. I was telling her how devastated I was when I washed AND dried a red crayon along with our brand new bedsheets and new clothes. Really! Brand new! I don't know how it happened crayons end up everywhere. Anyway, She told me that her family had always used Dawn dish soap on any stain. I was desperate because I had already tried the iron method and it hadn't worked.
Well, I tried it and almost immediately I started to notice a difference. And after a bit of elbow grease it was gone. Yay! 
I have been using it ever since and it has taken out almost every stain (in fact I can't really remember a time where it hasn't taken out something).

They even use it on animals that have been caught in oil spills. They claim it is tough on grease and gentle on skin. Here is a clip...

Here is what I did to take grass stains out of my childs pants. 

I poured: 1 parts Dawn dish soap and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide. 
Yes, I just poured it right on top of each stain straight onto the fabric. 
Then, I used an old toothbrush to scrub the stain. I could instantly see the stain come up.

I rinsed it out in the utility sink and rang it out.

Then I repeated the process and each time I scrubbed I stretched the fabric from each side. 

I rinsed it again, then turned it inside out and scrubbed from the inside.

Gave it a good rinse one more time and ta-da!
I was so impressed... once again! After this I threw it in with the dirty laundry and washed it as I normally would in the washing machine.

Do you use Dawn as a cleaning agent (other than for dishes)? 
What other products can you inspire other moms to try?
I love getting comments and read each one. I love checking your blogs too! Have a great day!

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