Got stains? Don’t panic! Let me share how I was able to rescue an irreplaceable piece of clothing with my Young Living Lemon Oil and Thieves cleaner from a stain I thought would not come out!
So I love this top. I found it in Poland. In Poland, I realized how much America is revered. I wanted to find a souvenir shirt for each family member with something written in Polish, but 99.9% of everything on the clothing there was in English! Lots of American flags, too. 🙂 It’s hard to see, but this says “What’s Up Dudes”. In fact it’s SO hard to see, that’s the only reason I bought it! LOL. Lots of clothes there had American expressions on them that if worn by me, would look totally ridiculous, but if worn by a Polish American-wannabe, would be totally adorable! I can’t pull off phrases like, “Wild Thing” or “Pretty Princess”. So, I fell in love with this top in a tiny shop in a city that’s special to me, Ostroda. I know I’m not going to get another one in this lifetime! Learn with me…
Lesson 1: Do not dump Peace & Calming on the back of your neck while wearing white!
I had no idea I had done that until I got undressed for bed, hours later and the stain was dry. I was a little heartsick until I remembered…I always had the power!
Lesson 2: Fight oil WITH oil!
From our blog leading up to a series on greener laundry secrets, I remembered this tip: lemon + peroxide = bleach. I saturated the stain area with lemon oil and used an old toothbrush dipped in Thieves cleaner and worked it in. Then added a few drops of peroxide and worked that in. I let it all soak in enough water just to stay wet. I came back 15 minutes later, wrung the area out and about half of the green color came out, so I knew… I was on the right track. 🙂 I kept repeating, and once 70% of the color was gone (3 times) I threw it in the wash with all the other whites. I added about 30 drops lemon oil, 2 cups of peroxide, a capful of Thieves and 1/2 cup Arm & Hammer laundry booster. BOOM…
Stain is gone and nice fresh white clothes that smell like lemony heaven! This top is off white, BTW. My white whites are gleaming!
PS–Trivia for ya…. The reason Peace & Calming Oil blend is green is due to Blue Tansy oil mixing with Tangerine oil which is a light orangey yellow… and Yellow + Blue = Green. Yowlsah!
PPS–If you have a colored oil from another company, chances are it’s not a natural coloring…Eeek!