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At some point in time, we’ve all probably had the following moment occur:
You get a nasty stain on a really nice piece of clothing and no matter how much soap you use or how many times you wash it, the stain just doesn’t come out. At this point, it’s easy to just toss the shirt in the trash, because what else can you do right?
Well, there’s another option. Several options actually, and in this stain removal series, we’ll show you how to get rid of grass stains, lingering grease stains, and blood stains without out all the hassle.
No heavy duty chemicals needed. Just tried and tested stain removal methods that take a natural approach. So let’s start with the issue at hand – grass stains.
Grass stains can be tough to remove depending on what method you’re using, but with the right combination of natural ingredients, the process is fairly easy – take a look below.
All Natural Grass Stain Removal – What You’ll Need
Step 1 In a small bowl, add a few tablespoons (45 grams) of Baking Soda and enough warm water that a thick paste begins to form.
Step 2 Apply the baking soda paste to the stain and let it sit for 15 minutes.
Step 3 With a laundry brush, scrub the baking soda paste and the stain to remove the stain. Rinse off the baking soda, check the stain and repeat as necessary.
Step 4 If all went well, the stain should have been removed after the second attempt but if you have a deeply ingrained stain, the process will be a little more complex – See Step 5
Step 5 No matter how hard it may seem to remove, at the end of the day, a grass stain is a natural stain. It went in naturally, so let’s take it out naturally. The next step uses something that is found not only in nature but in your own body as well – Digestive Enzymes.
Step 6 Simply take the natural digestive enzyme powder or crush the digestive enzyme tablets into a powder and mix with warm water in a small bowl. This doesn’t have to be a thick paste but pasty enough that it can be scooped out and applied to the stain.
Why digestive enzymes?
Digestive enzymes are naturally present in our bodies and are found in fruits, vegetables, and plants as well. Their function, among many other things, is to break down the different things that we eat, like protein for example. We can use digestive enzymes in cleaning because they help breakdown the natural proteins and fibers in the grass stain and make the stain much more susceptible to being removed.
Step 7 Apply the digestive enzymes to the grass stain and let it sit for 15 minutes. After the digestive stains have soaked in, use a laundry scrub brush to scrub out the stain.
Step 8 Apply some more digestive enzymes to the stain, let them sit for 5 minutes and then wash the clothing item in cold water (Follow manufacturer’s guidelines regarding temperature).
Step 9 Take a look at your item of clothing, is the stain completely gone? If yes, place it into the dryer on low heat or hang dry if possible. If not, then repeat the cleaning process, DO NOT place stained clothing into the dryer, the heat will lock in the stain and make it much more difficult to remove.
NO TIME FOR THE RECIPE? THAT’S OKAY, TAKE A LOOK HERE…
If you don’t have the time to get the natural enzyme powder or tablets, there is a ready made option that is just as good. You can purchase a natural enzyme spray that is specifically made to fight stains. There’s no tablets to crush or mix, you just open the nozzle and spray on the stain.
- It’s Plant based
- & Cruelty Free
How to use it:
- Apply the enzyme spray directly to the stain and let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
- Use a scrub brush or cloth to scrub out the stain.
- If the stain is deeply ingrained, use the baking soda and warm water blend to add some extra cleaning power.
- Rinse off the stained area with cool water and repeat as necessary.
- Last Step – If you’ve already tried twice to remove the stain, apply the enzyme spray directly to the stain, let it sit for 15 minutes and wash the clothing as you would normally – the stain should be gone after that.
On to the next stain…
The next stain on our list should only take 5 minutes or less to remove. It uses a quick and easy cleaning trick that only requires one ingredient!
Stain Removal Series Part 3: Blood Stain Removal