Stain Removal

It is always best to attack a stain as soon as it happens or as soon as possible. Once stains set in for good it will become harder to remove.


The best ingredient for removing stains is a natural Oxybleach called Sodium Percarbonate.


TO MAKE A SPRAY


INGREDIENTS

- 1 teaspoon Sodium Percarbonate

- 20ml hot water

- 80ml cold water


TOOLS

- Mixing glass/jug

- 100ml Spray Bottle


MAKES

Approx. 100ml


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Mix the percarbonate & hot water in the mixing jug until dissolved. This should foam up a bit (hotter the water, larger the foam)

2. Add the cold water to cool in down, then pour in the spray bottle & use. Discard any leftovers as it will only remain active for approx. 6-8 hours.

3. Spray on the stain & then either soak or wash like normal. Please dispose of and leftovers


TO MAKE A PASTE


INGREDIENTS

- 1 teaspoon Washing Soda

- 1 teaspoon Borax

- 1 teaspoon Coconut Soap Flakes

- 1 teaspoon Sodium Percarbonate

- 1 -2 tablespoons of boiling water 


TOOLS

- Mixing jug

- Spoon


MAKES

- one use


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Combine the powder ingredients in your mixing jug.

2. Stir in the boiling water, let sit & bubble for 30 seconds before applying to the stain.

3. Let sit for a couple hours & then wash as normal. 



If you would like to give this a go, you can grab the ingredients here.


IMPORTANT STUFF TO KNOW

Can I use this on delicate fabrics like wool or silk?

No, it is not recommended as you need something milder like plain soap. 


Is it safe on colours?

It is safe to use, however some dyes will run no matter what you use, so read the labels & test. 


Can I use the Laundry Butter Cleaning Paste instead?

Absolutely! In fact you can strengthen the laundry butter with a teaspoon of sodium percarbonate & boiling water.  


Can I just use Sodium Percarbonate?

Yes you can, but its much easier to use by itself in a laundry soak as opposed to a stain removal paste. But you could dilute some with boiling water & spray onto the stain, you just need to dispose of leftovers & not store it.


Can I store this paste?

Not with the sodium percarbonate that has been activated by hot water. You can make a Laundry Butter Cleaning Paste as a base which stores well & then add the percarbonate as you go.


Is this safe for septic tanks?

The ingredients are mild, safe & biodegradable which should not affect the bacteria in septic tanks like harsh chemicals can

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