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Ultimate Guide to Treating Fabric Stains Naturally

It happens—morsels of oily food, sweat stains, a smear of chocolate, drops of red wine, your child's milk and mess, or a visit from Aunt Flo. Staining linens are unavoidable. Don't fret though. We're here to simplify the clean up process, no harsh chemicals and ultimately better for you and the fabric.
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All you need to know

  • Treat stains ASAP. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to get rid of. Avoid tumble-drying or ironing before cleaning as the heat sets the stains.
  • Choose the right water temperature. Choosing the wrong one can actually set stains. Use warm water for oily/fatty stains; cold water for all other stains ex. coffee, blood, chocolate, ketchup, red wine.
  • Use gentle detergents. NO bleach or harsh stain removers, which only strip and damage the fabric. If unsure, spot test in a small spot or the storage bag. Dab or gently rub, don't scrub.
  • DIY stain remover: Soak stained areas in 1 part vinegar + 4 parts water. for a few minutes and launder as usual.
  • If treating with detergent/vinegar solution is not enough, try to repeat a few times. For severe stains, it’s good to err on the side of caution and take it to a cleaner.

Common stains

  • Oils (natural body oils, lotions, food). Spot clean with mild dishwashing liquid, a natural de-greaser. Wet stain with lukewarm/warm water, gently rub with dish soap and launder as usual.
  • Blood. Fresh/wet blood—rinse immediately with a blast of cold water so it doesn't set. Gently rub with soap and rinse with cold water. Dried blood—apply a thick paste of salt + cold water onto stain and let soak 10-20 minutes. Gently rub and rinse with cold water.

Other useful links

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