Natural Stain Removal Tips and Tricks

Natural Stain Removal Tips and Tricks

We all have those stories: your pet cat thought it would be nice to knock a full glass of juice onto your carpeted floor, your daughter tried to bury a time capsule in the backyard, and your son tried to “invent” something in your kitchen. Now there’s juice on your carpet, mud down the front of your daughter’s new jeans, and who knows what all over your son – and your kitchen.

Cleaning up stains isn’t always the fan-favorite of household chores. BETTER LIFE Stain and Odor Eliminator releases dirt naturally and neutralizes unwanted odors. It can be used for all kinds of stains on clothing, carpet, furniture, and athletic gear. Watch Better Life’s Natural Stain-Slapping Stain and Odor Eliminator in action!

We wish it was that easy but some stains require a little extra magic. Playful puppies and other mess makers (we won’t name names) could pose what may seem insurmountable challenges. Not with Better Life tips and tricks!


Protein Stains

Little kids throw up, dog messes, and glue always seems to end up everywhere. These are protein stains and they are not always easy to tackle. Here’s how to wave them goodbye! 

The most important tip: Use cold water! Warm water can cook the protein and cause it to be absorbed into the fabric. Here is the Better way to do it. Soak the material in cold water and wash with a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.  


Grease and Oil Stains

Some days it seems like for every after-school chicken nugget you cook (and there have been plenty of them!) there’s another grease stain on your clothes.

Cooking splatters happen. Grease and oil stains can be frequent nuisances. If they’re giving you trouble, try sprinkling the stain with dry baking soda to remove excess grease and oil. Then, soak the fabric in vinegar for 15 minutes. Rinse the vinegar from the fabric, and scrub with BETTER LIFE Dish Soap.


Tomato or Berry-Based Stains

Spaghetti and meatballs - a nice dinner with your family, or are you picturing a red, splattered mess? Tomatoes and berries alike can leave bright stains on your clothes and other fabrics. Vinegar is the best solution for stains like these. Apply vinegar directly to the stain and wash immediately.

Grass and Mud Stains

You leave your son alone for five minutes and return to find grass stains down the front of his new pants. How does that happen? Here’s a solution for outdoor stains.

To get rid of the dreaded grass stains scrub them with BETTER LIFE Dish Soap. You can also treat the stain with a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water.

For mud stains, brush off what you can before scrubbing with a borax paste and immediately wash.


Tea and Coffee Stains

Making breakfast, packing lunches, getting the kids dressed and out the door on time for school, and finally taking a break to drink some much needed coffee…followed by accidentally spilling coffee down the front of your shirt.

Accidents happen and, if the stain hasn’t had the chance to set, pouring boiling water over it can help. If you didn’t have time to tackle the mess in between all of your other morning obstacles and the stain has already set, soak it in hydrogen peroxide for 5 to 10 minutes before washing it out.


Sweat Stains

Soccer practice, volleyball practice, basketball practice. Never mind your kids’ sweaty practice clothes, your clothes are just as sweat stained from running them around to all their after-school activities.

The best way to combat those ugly sweat stains is to soak the stain in vinegar. If that doesn’t work, scrub the stain with a baking soda and vinegar paste and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing.

And don’t worry about those stinky sweat smells. BETTER LIFE Dryer Sheets have you covered.


Keeping Your Whites White

Who are we kidding? How do you keep white clothes white with kids and pets in the house? It’s not an easy task, but here are some tips: 

Add a ½ cup of baking soda, vinegar, borax, lemon juice, or hydrogen peroxide to your wash cycle.

If your whites are already starting to yellow, here’s how you can make them bounce back. Boil some water along with several lemon slices. Fill a tub with the hot mixture and soak your white linens and non-delicate items until the water cools. Then, let them sun dry.


Tricks to Remember

The sun can be a stain’s worst nightmare. Set your lighter clothes (clothes that aren’t at risk of fading) out in direct sunlight to fade stains.

Always treat and wash your clothes as soon as you can. You don’t want to give those stains time to sink into the fabric. If you don’t have time to immediately wash the stain out, let it soak in salt water until you can get to it.

Remember to wash your clothes with BETTER LIFE Laundry Detergent. It’s naturally dirt-demolishing, color-safe, and will leave your clothes fresh!


So, keep the memories and not the stains with BETTER LIFE. For more helpful tips like these, sign up for BETTER LIFE’s email list.



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