4 ingredients to have on hand to clean fabrics organically
1. Hydrogen Peroxide
3. Baking Soda
4. Dawn Detergent
1 Part Dawn to 2 Parts Peroxide-This is miracle stuff ! This is the best organic stain remover. I did have to apply the cleaner twice to get the stains completely out, but it works.
Hydrogen Peroxide-Food Grade 35%
H2O2 is used as an oxidizer, bleaching agent and antiseptic.
Hydrogen peroxide is one of those household products that so many of us have in our bathroom cupboards, but few of us actually know what to do with it. It has so many amazing uses but since this is a site about clothing care I will try to stay on topic.
Here is a great article to read about other uses around the home.
REMOVES STAINS FROM CLOTHING. Spray on stain and let soak for a little, then wash. This has worked for blood, berries, chocolate, coffee, etc. It doesn’t break down the fabric.
WHITEN CLOTHES. Add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide per load of white clothes to get them extra bright.
HELPS WITH PET STAINS AND URINE SMELL: First blot well, then spray your hydrogen peroxide. Sprinkle baking soda. Scrub gently. You will see the chemical reaction right before your eyes! Let dry. Vacuum.
Baking Soda,Vinegar & Dawn Dishwashing Detergent
How Do I Get Gasoline or Other Bad Odor Out of Clothes Organically ?
If this formula could get the smell of gasoline out of clothes you know it will work for so many other stains and smells.
If you ever tried to remove the smell of gasoline from clothing you know it is a real challenge. Here is a solution that removes gasoline stains and odor quickly from your clothing.
Very important facts when dealing with gasoline stains:
Dry cleaning chemicals will interact with gasoline and it’s safer to avoid it
Don’t use a home dry cleaning kit
Sometimes it’s better to leave the stains to a professional dry cleaner
Don’t dry the clothes in the dryer until the stain is completely gone. If gasoline stains are still present it might ignite in the dryer
Things You’ll Need:
- Baking soda
- Dawn dish detergent
- Paper towels
- Soaking basin
- Soft-bristle brush
Steps you need to take to remove the gasoline stain:
- First of all you have to blot the stain with paper towels to remove any excess gasoline. Dispose them in a safe area!
- Next step is to pour 2 tablespoons of Dawn dish soap to remove greasy and oily stains such as gasoline. Use a soft-bristle brush to gently rub the stain. Let it sit for 5 minutes. After those 5 minutes, place the garment in hot water for 30 minutes.
- Most of the time the stain will still be visible on the clothing item and in this concern you can mix 2 parts of baking soda with 1 part of water and rub the paste directly onto the stain. Let it air dry and then you can brush the baking soda off the clothing. You can repeat this process until i is completely gone.
In case there is a light smell of gasoline left, you can soak the garment in equal parts of vinegar and water for 30 minutes.
I found this formula on TopCleaningTips.com
How To Clean Upholstery Naturally
Keeping upholstery stain-free is quite a challenge. This easy DIY upholstery cleaner recipe will help keep your upholstered furniture looking its best.Detergent, Vinegar, and Baking Soda … Oh My!
- 2 tablespoons liquid laundry detergent
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons baking soda (if stains are bad, see below)
- 2 cups warm water
- Begin making your
- DIY upholstery cleaner by combining water, laundry detergent, and vinegar in a large bowl or bucket. Stir gently to combine
- Soak a cloth in the cleaning solution, then wring out some of the liquid.
- Clean furniture by rubbing gently in a circular motion, soaking the cloth every so often as needed. You don’t want to soak your fabric, but you do want to get enough of the solution on the surface to clean.
- Allow the furniture to air dry.
- Repeat as needed.
- For stubborn stains, make a paste of baking soda and water and rub gently over the area. Repeat steps 1-4 to wash off the paste.
- My chair’s fabric is 100% polyester, and this method worked well. I encourage you to test this method out on a small, inconspicuous area before continuing.
- By testing a small area, you can check to see how the cleaning liquid works with your particular piece. Material variations and different fabric colors can stain or become discolored with some cleaners. Better safe than sorry!
- Recipe by https://www.diynatural.com/clean-upholstery/
Citrus peels and white vinegar
Let sit for a month or longer
Use as an all purpose cleaner.
Love it !