Airing the Dirty Laundry – Extreme Stain Removal
Guess what? I’ve finally solved a problem that has bedeviled me for quite some time! This post is a bit of a departure, but I feel obligated to share all. the. good. things. with you.
I’ve used the same brand of deodorant forever with no problems. It’s readily available, inexpensive and does the job. However, it has recently started leaving white, hazy stains on my clothing. We’re using the same washing machine, detergents and settings that we’ve used all along, so my only guess is that the manufacturer changed the formula of this deodorant.
We’ve tried pre-treating with stain stick, concentrated laundry detergent and even Dawn dish detergent. Fels-Naptha lightened the stains, but did not remove them altogether.
Enter, Sweat X Xtreme Stain Remover. Our favorite running store (Hey, Fleet Feet Roanoke!) had this product, so I decided to give it a try. Spray it on, rub it into the stain and let it sit. The package directions say to let it sit at least 15 minutes, but since I’m a more-is-more girl, I let it sit overnight before washing.
Rabbit trail while we wait for the stain remover to work its magic:
I’ve tried several natural deodorants and sadly, I haven’t found one that works for me. Tom’s of Maine was a complete fail (Sorry, Tom. But it had to be said). Primal Pit Paste gave me a pretty severe rash that made it painful to wear clothing for about a week. Not at all awkward. During the colder months and on days when I’m not exercising, Weleda spray works. Mostly.
If you use a natural deodorant that works, please let me know. I’d love to try it. Comment if you’re brave; email if you’d rather not share that riveting data with the internet: arthurized dot home at gmail dot com
One quick trip to laundry purgatory (otherwise known as the basement) and, voilà! Cue the Hallelujah Chorus!
Can you hear it? That, my friends, is the sound of the angels singing! What a relief that for a minimal expense and almost no effort, I can wear these clothes again and won’t have to throw them out because of stupid stains! I also purchased the Sweat X Odor Eliminator, but haven’t tried it yet. I have it on good authority that it’s as awesome as the Stain Remover. If you’d like to give either of these products a try, you can find them on Amazon.
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