How to Remove Stains from Clothes Naturally

See our top tips on removing household stains, the natural way

Although an e-cloth is great for cleaning up all kinds of mess, getting stains out of clothing is a real pain. It can be really tough to get some of those stubborn stains out of clothing and you can often resort to spending a lot of money on expensive chemical cleaning products. The worst case scenario is when we just can’t get the stains out and end up throwing the clothes away. But it shouldn’t have to come to this, as there are plenty of alternatives when it comes to removing the stains. We have some great ways to remove stains from your clothing that are all based on natural products you have in your home.

Grass Stains

This can be one of the most persistent stains to try and get out of clothing. Whether you’ve got grass stains from playing sports or you’re trying to get it out of your children’s clothing, it can be a chore to get out. The problem is made even worse when trying to remove them from white clothing. One tip that could help to get the grass stain out is to soak the stained area in full-strength vinegar for up to an hour before washing. The acidic vinegar can eat away at the stain so that it lifts out much easier when washed.

Coffee or Tea

If you have ever rushed out of the door in a hurry or ran for your train while carrying your morning coffee, it’s more than likely that you will have spilt it. It makes it even worse that you might not be able to get this stain out until the end of the day so it becomes set in. But you don’t have to despair as there is a natural solution that could help to get rid of the stain. Soak the stain in a vinegar and water solution before hanging out to dry. Use 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water and it should help to remove it!

Candle Wax

This can prove to be more annoying than you would think to remove. If you’ve spilt candle wax then you will know it can be very difficult to clean up properly, especially from clothing. The first thing to do is place an ice cube on the wax to make sure it is completely solid and frozen. After this, you should be able to remove most of it with a dull knife. To get rid of any remaining wax stain, place a thick paper over it, such as a paper bag, and iron the stain. This will draw the wax out into the paper.

Red Wine

One of the most difficult stains to remove from fabric is red wine. Whether you’ve spilt it on yourself or on the carpet, it can be a nightmare to get out. One of the first things to remember with red wine is to blot the stain out and do not rub! Rubbing a wine stain will only set it and won’t help to draw it out of the fabric. Sprinkle a generous amount of rock salt over the stain and let it sit for around five minutes. The salt should start to absorb the liquid and draw it out of the fabric. Use boiling water to flush the rest of the stain out of the clothing by pouring it through. Make sure that you check the washing label on the clothes before though, as some clothes may advise to only clean at cold temperatures, as boiling water can damage some clothing. This is best done as soon as possible before the stain sets.