It Works: Holistic Laundry Practices

I haven’t posted much, the past few weeks because I’ve been moving between residences, doing some marketing, and hosting some classes on how to make your own supplies for doing your laundry holistically. Making my own laundry tools and using essential oils are all new ideas to me, but once I learned how easy it […]

It Works! Rubbing Alcohol For Laundry Boo-Boo’s

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 […]

It Works! Hydrogen Peroxide Pretreater

Oxygen cleaners and pretreaters are all the rage these days, but nothing beats the real thing, hydrogen peroxide, for those pesky biological stains. A toothbrush and a bottle of hydrogen peroxide can help eliminate a multitude of biological stains including blood, grass, coffee, wine, chocolate, and other food stains. It may work on non-biologicals like […]

It Works! My Favorite Pretreater

Everybody who cares, and does a lot of laundry, has a favorite go-to laundry tool that they cannot live without. Some people won’t do laundry without Borax or without Grandma’s Bluing Agent or Dawn dishwashing detergent (I’ll tell you why in a future post). My favorite, go-to, can’t do without, laundry tool is WD-40. WD-40 […]

It Works! Hairspray As Pretreater

The tip: Use hairspray to get out pesky ink stains in your clothes. The trick: Works best on fresh ink. This trick is not reliable on set in stains, although it may help to minimize the stain. Why it works: The secret is the isopropyl alcohol. How to use it: Place a towel or some […]