Not long ago it was all about inkblot design, then it was painting thrifted furniture, dyeing clothes with commercial dye and then making natural dye from black beans.
Then it was stenciling, making DIY lavender water (although I'm still in that phase), home decor, and now I'm all about "DIY Green Cleaning" my house and laundry.
You should see my Practical/Useful Pinterest Board! It quickly turned into a mass of vinegar, baking soda, lemon, essential oils and hydrogen peroxide cleaning recipes. And it's official. The next obsession has begun.
Don't even get me started with DIY green house cleaning tips, or I'll have you here til midnight, so lets save that for another post. Today, I'll share a whitening non-bleach alternative laundry tip that saved us $200 in men's dress shirts! The miracle cure for removing yellow shirt stains and ring around the collar from my husband's dress shirts. They are like NEW!
Remove yellow stains + ring around the collarOkay, lets give you the before and after again. Just for the shock effect.
It's totally real. Not just photoshopped. It will change your life. It will save you money. Let me tell you how its done.
I stumbled upon this miracle cure for removing yellow shirt stains on One Good Thing, by Jillee. If I could hug her, I would. She has a great blog with lots of fantastic tips.
Non-Bleach Alternative for removing yellow shirt stainsWhat you'll need:
Small bowl to mix
Scrub brush (mild enough for clothing)
Surface to scrub (sink or tub)
1 part Dawn dish washing liquid (*I used 1 Tbsp)
2 parts Hydrogen Peroxide (*2 Tbsp)
1/2 part Baking Soda (*1/2 Tbsp)
Mix together Dawn, Hydrogen Peroxide, and Baking Soda
Gently spoon/pour mixture onto yellow areas
Scrub mixture into shirt with scrub brush
Leave untouched for about 2 hours (that worked for me)
Launder as usual
My husband was shocked and amazed when he came home to see his "new" white dress shirts!
I didn't spare him any details on how I had miraculously saved the day. ha!
*Update: FOR COLORED SHIRTS: I tried it on my husband's light blue shirt and it worked about half as well as it did on white. However, it did remove enough of the stain to make the shirt wearable, so good enough for me! I'll post about it and will include a link when its up.
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