When you were a kid, your mother or Nana likely used rubbing alcohol to help to disinfect your cuts and scrapes, helping your boo-boos to feel better.
Just like your scraped knees and cut fingers, rubbing alcohol is also great for treating laundry boo-boos.
Most notably, rubbing alcohol is great on ink stains, but it’s also a good pretreater for grass, grease, and blood stains.
For stains that may bleed more (such as ink or blood), it’s best to pour rubbing alcohol on the stain and dab with a clean towel or paper towel until color no longer gets transferred to the dabbing towel. Rinse in hot water. Repeat as needed. Wash as normal.
For stains that a more set (such as grass or grease), it’s best to pour the rubbing alcohol on the stain and with a touch of another cleanser (a drop of laundry soap or a soapy pretreater) and a toothbrush or a rubbing towel, scrub the stain to lift the color. Rinse in hot water. Repeat as needed. Wash as normal.
Don’t dry your article unless you are certain the stain is gone or as gone as it’s going to get, otherwise it may become set-in and impossible to re-treat in the future.