how to remove stains



While many of the leading brand name stain removers do their job effectively, are they really safe to use for your family’s clothes, carpeting, and other fabrics? The answer is no, most stain removers are not particularly healthy for your bodies or for the environment!

Luckily, there are many different natural methods of removing stains which work just as effectively without the harmful manmade chemical ingredients! Check out a few of the best natural stain removal methods below.


  1. Cornstarch

This is not effective for every type of stain, but it works well on organic stains such as dirt, blood, sweat, and otherwise. You can even use it on materials like silk, wool, or leather without causing problems to the fabric. Apply the cornstarch by blotting it onto the stain and leaving it for about 15-20 minutes. Use a slightly damp, clean cloth to remove the dried corn starch from the clothing.

  1. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is essentially a natural bleach product, and it can be used very well in place of bleach. This is a harsher natural chemical, so it shouldn’t be used on more delicate fabrics like wool, leather, or suede, but it works well for cotton and synthetic materials. All you have to do is apply the peroxide lightly to the stained area and let it sit for around 15 minutes. Rinse the stain out after 15 minutes of time.

  1. White Vinegar and Baking Soda

Known for working well together to clean, these two ingredients also pack a powerful stain removing punch. There are a few ways to use these two ingredients. You can either apply the baking soda alone and dust it off once it has dried, or you can apply baking soda, leave it for 15 minutes, then blot the area with white vinegar and water mixture and leave it for another 20-30 minutes before rinsing the cloth.

Here’s a great informational video about how to use vinegar and baking soda for stain removal:

  1. Enzyme Stain Removal Formulas

Some products are made from plant based enzymes that are very effective for removing many types of stains while also remaining healthy for use. These products are not harmful to you or the environment, and they are just as good as the leading commercial brand stain removers. An example of one popular enzyme stain remover is Puracy brand stain remover.

  1. Sunshine

Believe it or not, the sun is a wonderful and natural way to remove stains from many different clothing items! All you have to do is wet the item and hang it out to dry in full sun for as long as possible. For some tougher stains you can add a little lemon juice to the water before hanging the clothing.


As with any stain remover, you should always remember to try it out on a hidden area of the fabric before using it all the way. This will help you to see how the clothing will react to treatment without actually ruining it if something does react poorly.

Try out one of these great stain removers on your clothing any time to see for yourself how well they can work for you; all without being harmful to you or the environment!


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