A few days ago I got all ready to attend a meeting, put on a lovely white shirt and jacket, hopped in the car, and stopped at a local fast-food place for coffee and a to-go sandwich. Before I realized it, I’d spilled coffee all down the front of my lovely white cotton tee-shirt. The best I could do in the moment was drizzle water over the spill, some of my structured water that I’d put in my water bottle. That took out 90% of the stain within a few minutes, but still there was a residual shadow there that I could see because I knew where to look for the coffee stain.
And then just now, pulling my dry clothes out of the dryer, I noticed I’d missed stain-removing a stain on my beautiful white linen shirt! So we have a dryer-set-in stain right down the front of the shirt.
The recipe I just put together and am now trying out, after finding it online here:
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup liquid castile soap — I used Dr. Bronner’s Hemp
- 1/4 cup liquid vegetable glycerine
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 10-15 drops lemon essential oil
Following the directions, I mixed it all up and put it in one of my empty spray bottles, then sprayed it on the stain. I’ll let it sit there for 30 minutes while my current load of laundry is washing. I may go back now and then to “rub it in” into the stains on both shirts (but truthfully I won’t try too hard). I’ve taken pictures of the stains with the homemade stain remover sprayed on after about five minutes. Once they’re washed I’ll add the results & post “after” pictures.