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08-15-2005, 12:43 PM
So how do you clean it all?
My kids have fruit stains on thier t-shirts.
My kitchen towels are nasty looking.
My fingernails are stained.
Help! I'm trying to be good and not use bleach, and everything looks dirty.
So what do you do??
08-15-2005, 01:17 PM
I don't have children so that's not a problem. I use a sponge so my towels stay white ~ or natural anyway. My fingernails don't stain so don't know how that's happening to you.
If one was cooking, one would be chopping and slicing and using fresh foods also.
Thing for me is, at least my stuff isn't greasy. Oh! Here, try soaking stuff in white vinegar before washing. Lemon juice on fingernails?
You could try making a thin paste of baking soda and water to pre treat the clothes stains, or try peroxide on the stains, or add a cup of peroxide to the wash. Peroxide is good on blood stains too.
08-15-2005, 04:43 PM
Do you use peroxide of colors or just on whites
Helen Of Tennessee
08-15-2005, 09:02 PM
I hear you. When I cut carrots, my fingers become stained and just have to wear off.
As for clothes, I have some stain remover cleaners I get from my health food store. If that doesn't work I will use bleach to clean the white clothes then wash them again using my Bio-Kleen laundry detergent. My grandson has a tendency to get his white t-shirts stained. Tonight he spilled a little of his smoothie on a tank top that can't be bleached. I used the natural stain remover on it and I'm hoping when I wash it, it will come out.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
08-16-2005, 12:17 AM
My husband is bad with turmeric stains and berries. Carrot and greens juices are notorious for staining. I use paper towels on spills.
If your childrens' clothing is becoming stained frequently and there isn't an appropriate way to clean them, then I guess you can have them use a bib or a special eating shirt. Clothes are too expensive to let them get ruined with food stains. At least it sounds like their eating the right foods !
08-16-2005, 09:15 PM
I second the special eating shirt idea. We've used this one in our house for years--especially with things like spaghetti sauce.
Sport, I use it on everything in the wash. Don't remember ever mixing it with the soda though, just one or the other. Had to quit detergents and bleaches years ago due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
08-17-2005, 05:07 PM
I'm sorry, but I think this is really funny.
Ok, for kids, the special shirt is a great idea, and I used to feed my son in the bathtub, or on the patio (when it was nice) naked, or just in a swim suit, but that was me.
I would then hose him off, and chase him around the yard, with the hose, then I would let him chase me, it was fun to play with him as a kid, he's much older now, but does often feed his daughters outside and just let's the food fall where ever, it's more natural that way, and the dogs can lick up the mess.
I also use hydrogen peroxide to remove stains, and the white vinegar idea is good too, I often use that. But the main thing is I always were black, so I never have to worry about stains.LOL funny, but true.
I think kids love to eat with their fingers, and it's good to let them enjoy their food, so if the "special shirt" thing is something they like, then go for it, sounds like a winner to me.
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