Monday, July 15, 2013

Best Stain Remover Ever!

 Lately, Noodle has been loving having smoothies for breakfast.  Smoothies with blueberries and strawberries in them.  Smoothies that look awfully purple just sitting in a glass.

The other morning it was a bit chaotic around these parts, and I let Noodle drink her breakfast smoothie while sitting on my bed watching something extremely educational, like Word Girl.

When I finally got around to making my bed that morning, want to know what I found?  You guessed it.  Smoothie splorp.  In. My. Bed.

I have cream colored sheets.

The smoothie was purple.

And had dried.

You can guess my reaction.

Now, if I had had my wits about me, I would have started taking pictures of what happened next, but I didn't so any pictures you see in this post are a recreation.  Sorry about that.

Here is a recreation of what my sheet looked like, using a white (not cream, WHITE) tea towel that I have:

Need to see that a little closer?

Yeah, I know.  Ick.

Contrary to what you might think, I didn't panic.  Or scream.  Or throw things.  No, I very calmly stripped the sheets from my bed and took them into the laundry room where I keep a bottle that looks like this:

The bottle says Basic H on it, but that isn't what's in it.  It also says Windows on it.  It isn't for windows.  It was just an extra that I had sitting around, and I mixed up some powdered Nature Bright and water in it about, oh, maybe 3 or 4 months ago. 

Nature Bright is a natural laundry booster along the lines of Oxiclean, but all natural, biodegradable, phosphate free and bleach free.  Oh, and awesome.  It's that, too.

By the way, if you try mixing up Nature Bright and water for a stain remover, be sure to leave the lid off of the bottle for a while.  A good, long while.  And don't fill it too full.  See Nature Bright reacts in water, and bubbles are formed, which may or may not have an interesting reaction if you store it with the lid closed too tightly. 

I had sort of forgotten about it, since I haven't had any really impressive stains to get out lately.  Pretty much everything has come out just with my Shaklee laundry detergent.  But I was pretty sure that the smoothie stain was a keeper if I didn't do more than just detergent.  So out came the Nature Bright mixture.

I sprayed it right on the stain:

And check out what happened when I sprayed it right on the stain:

I about had a heart attack.  I was pretty sure I had just made the biggest mistake ever.

But I kept spraying, really saturating the fabric.  And I let it sit for a bit, then sprayed some more.  Then just for good measure, I rubbed a little detergent on it and let it sit for even longer.  Then I sprayed some more, and went to do something else.

And forgot about it.


When I went back to it a few hours later it had dried.

And the stain was completely gone.


So I threw it in the washer and dryer, and ended up with this:

I repeat:

It's actually good that I had to recreate it on my white tea towel to see if it was a fluke, but no.  It happened exactly the same way.  Right down to forgetting about it, which we won't discuss, because that says more about me than I care to admit.

If you haven't guessed by now, I am completely thrilled with my Shaklee products.  So much so, that I can't encourage you enough to try it for yourself.  And to make that easier, I am offering a free Shaklee membership to anyone that wants to try it out in the month of July.  That's a $19.95 value for free, and that membership lets you save 15% on all products!  Oh, and there is no minimum purchase for the free membership, and no monthly commitment after you buy (but be warned, you will keep buying.  It's just that good!).

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