Daily Health Tips update for May 9:
Sure, you’ve tried to get out those stubborn stains out of fabrics with bleach or harsh chemicals. And when they don’t work, sometimes you end up with even more of a disaster on your hands. So before you go and buy a concoction of chemicals, try these natural and inexpensive tricks and tips for pulling out your toughest stains. Here are the first five:
- Grass: Dampen the fabric then rub cream of tartar into the grass stain. Mix equal parts vegetable glycerin and liquid dishwashing soap. Rub the mixture into the stain. Rinse and wash as usual.
- Blood: Sponge with hydrogen peroxide, then rub some liquid dishwashing soap into the stain and soak the item in cold water overnight. The next day, wash as usual.
- Chocolate: Sponge with hydrogen peroxide to remove as much of the chocolate stain as possible. Make a paste of borax mixed with a little water. Rub the paste into the stain. Wash as usual.
- Coffee & Tea: Rub the stain with club soda. If that doesn't completely remove it, dissolve one teaspoon of borax in one cup of hot water, then sponge the stain with the mixture. Rinse with clean water and wash as usual.
- Red Wine: Use a towel to blot up as much of the red wine as possible. Apply a thick layer of salt and leave it there until the salt has absorbed the wine. Rinse. You can also try soaking the wine stain in club soda.
Tune in tomorrow for 5 more great ideas!