Cleaning Tips

Stain Cleaning Part 2


To remove adhesive tape, chewing gum, or rubber cement, get the area cold by putting in freezer or placing an ice cube on it. After a few minutes, scrape off what you can with a dull (butter) knife. Add a few drops of Lemon essential oil on the area and scrape off the remainder.

Launder immediately. (I have used homemade laundry soap for years, that is until I found that the company of my trusted brand of essential oils has an amazing laundry soap that gets my clothes so much cleaner. I love it. If you’d like to learn more, click here.

But what if it’s on something you can’t throw in the laundry? You can still freeze it with ice or a can of compressed air and scrape it off with a scraper or butter knife. Then vacuum up remaining residue. If anything else remains, use Lemon essential oil to remove it. Use warm water and Castile Soap to clean fully.

DIY Stain Stick:

Creating your own stain stick for on-the-go spot treatments is simple.

Grate and melt 2.5 ounces of Castile soap slowly in the microwave. Once melted, stir in 3 teaspoons of water and 4 drops of Melaleuca oil. Pour it into a stain stick container or deodorant container and let cool. This works wonderfully on all fabrics and can go with your everywhere.

Whiten the Laundry:

Make a Whitener & Brightener to use in your daily regimen. Mix 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide with 10 drops of Lemon oil. Pour it into the bleach compartment of your washing machine and launder as usual. Hydrogen peroxide is a natural ingredient known for its bleaching properties and is a great, natural addition to cleaning.

For my trusted brand of essential oils click here.


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