Monday, November 3, 2008

{Make It Yourself Monday}

I have always marveled at the wonders that Oxy-Clean can do to the Locker Household clothing. It has proven to get cow poop and grass stains out of our clothing.

So the other night when I went to pick Ella up from my mom and she was asleep in a diaper and she handed me the clothes that she had on earlier that day in a grocery sack - it could only mean one thing. OOPS!

Mom was cooking dinner and Ella Grace helped herself to Ya-Ya's wine she didn't guzzle it down she just picked it up off of the table and carried it to her. By the time she reached mom she was wearing half of it down her shirt. I got home and soaked her clothing over night in Oxy-Clean in the kitchen sink. The next morning all signs of red-wine were gone! WHEW! That was a cute shirt!

I found a site on-line with a recipe for make your own Oxy-Clean. I still have a little left to use up and when I do I'm going to try my hand at the homemade version. Just in case you have a husband that comes home filthy or a daughter that likes to drink carry around people's wine this might come in handy.

At Health To Home, you can make it yourself by using the following recipe to make a pet stain remover that works wonders:

1 bottle of hydrogen peroxide
2 tbsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. laundry soap
Mix all the ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake. Spray stain (even old ones!) and let sit for a few minutes. Use a shop vac, or a towel to sop it up. The hydrogen peroxide bubbles and brings the stain to the surface. When dry, vacuum thoroughly.

You could even add a bit of white vinegar to help battle the smell.

Price to Go Green and Make it Yourself: about 50 cents, according to this price breakdown:

Bottle of hydrogen peroxide: under $1 for a LARGE bottle which will make two full spray bottles of the purchased cleaner
Baking soda and laundry soap $.10 (approximation)
Recycled spray bottle: no cost because one is probably in your trash recycling

Try it out and let me know what you think!

1 comment:

the voice of melody said...

This little concoction sounds very interesting. I bet it would work well, and I'm glad your Oxi-Clean got the wine stains out. At least she didn't drink the wine!

Many sweet blessings!