THE WEARING OF THE GREEN Baby food, Smoothies, Green Tea and More – As seen on 3TV/Phoenix (Good Morning Arizona) – Monday, March 11, 2019 – 8:45am
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Baby Food Green Stains Like Peas, Green Beans and Spinach
Place clothing upside down on a clean cloth or plain white paper towel. Sponge rubbing alcohol onto the stain using a clean white cloth to remove the stains. If the stain remains, continue to the next step.
Rub the stained area gently with a paste consisting of three tablespoons of baking soda and one tablespoon of water, using a laundry brush or toothbrush. After allowing the baking soda paste to sit on the stain for at least 5 minutes, rinse the fabric thoroughly. Examine the area that was stained to make sure all traces were removed. These green stains can sometimes leave a slightly yellowed area on the outer rim of the stain.
If you see the yellowish staining, rub area firmly with Fels Naptha Laundry Bar Soap. Launder as usual. Be sure the stain is gone before putting in the dryer.
Removing Flower and Grass Stains
Work liquid dish washing or laundry detergent into the stain and rinse well with water. Rinse thoroughly and launder as soon as possible. If any stain still remains, test for color-fastness in an inconspicuous place, using 3% hydrogen peroxide. As long as no damage occurs, treat the stained area. Thoroughly rinse with clear water, and launder as usual.
There is a product that really works on grass stains, dirt, sweat, red clay, etc. Espro Sports Cleaner Stain Remover. It’s a miracle for sports uniforms. Use according to directions.
Green Tea Stains
The tannins in green tea are what cause the stains.
If you can immediately pour boiling water over the stain until it is gone, then launder as usual.
If the stain is dry or already set in, scrub with a paste of borax and water and wash immediately.
Never use bar soap on tea stains. It sets the tannins.
Wipe up any excess spill. Wash the surface with a solution of washing soda or detergent (never use soap) and water. Use a sponge or soft-bristled brush to scrub. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry.
I find that a mixture of 2 cups warm water and 1 teaspoon of Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds is a fantastic spotter. Simply mix and spray on the stain. Work it in well. Let sit 15 minutes or so and then launder. This spotter can be used as a general laundry spotter.
How to Remove Jello Stains From Washable Clothes
If some Jello lands on you, use a dull knife or spoon to lift away any solid pieces. Don’t rub or wipe because that will push the stain deeper into the fabric and make it harder to remove.
As soon as possible, flood the area with cold water by holding it under a faucet or sponging with plain water. Plain gelatin is a protein stain that can easily be removed by soaking or rubbing the stain in cold water before washing. Never use hot water with plain or dyed gelatin because it cooks the protein and can set the dye making the stain hard to remove.
Sponge the stain with a bit of plain rubbing alcohol or non-sudsing household ammonia and rinse well. If the color is gone, wash. If not, rinse the fabric and apply 3% hydrogen peroxide to the stain let soak 15 minutes and then rinse and launder.
ARE YOU IN A SAINT PATRICK’S DAY STATE OF MIND
If you are a person who celebrates St. Paddy’s day you may find yourself with green beer and jello shot stains. Jello shots need a different approach to remove since they contain alcohol too.
Here’s what to do. Combine 1 Part DAWN Ultra Dish Washing Liquid and 2 parts 3% hydrogen peroxide in a spray or squirt container. Shake well to combine. Spray those celebration stains, let sit 30 minutes and launder as usual. This is my Miracle Spotter. Use it on all stains with success.