Stains…..my greatest weakness haha. I have 2 babies under 2 plus myself and my husband. I do a lot of laundry and I deal with a lot of stains!
I try to stick as natural as possible when it comes to my cleaners (especially for my littles). I used to buy stain remover, I ran out and I repeatedly forgot to purchase again. I finally got tired of stains on my kids lights and I decided to search some natural stain removers I could make with what I have at home!
I found a few and wigged the recipe to work with what I had. I’m going to assume stain remover ingredients are pretty forgiving.
4oz amber spray bottle
1tbsp baking soda
1tbsp dish soap
15 drops lemon essential oil
Fill the rest with distilled water
I combined all ingredients in the bottle, swished and then put the lid back. I don’t recommend shaking the bottle once closed, this made it fizzle haha
I sprayed on the affected areas and washed on warm/cold or hot/cold. It’s gotten out milk/spit up, chocolate, tomato sauce, grass and dirt and so many other misc stains on the kids clothes! It worked amazingly well!
Now, we’re on a well and this works amazing with our hard water. If you are on city water I would LOVE a review!
You can shop diffuser oils including lemon on my website !
Lavender, we all love it. Usually when we purchase lavender, it is true lavender but I’m going to share your common options, so you can grab the right oil for the right reason!
True Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). This is the one I typically use and the one I offer for sale. It works as a calming, antidepressant on the mind.
It has antiseptic, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties. This makes it great for treatment of wounds and burns. It can also help throat infections and inflammation. It works to regulate the nervous system and balances the body. You can use it to help migraines, asthma and can help calm heart nerves (palpations).
Spike Lavender (Lavandula latifolia). This is a more intense lavender than true. It has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, antiseptic properties and can act as an expectorant. This makes it great to help headaches, aches/pains, respiratory complaints and broken skin.
As this oil is more potent, you must be mindful of the chemistry. This makes it less appealing for children, pregnancy and epilepsy!
Lavender (Lavendula stoechas). The properties are similar to true Lavender with a calming, anti-depressant for the mind! This oil is great for migraines, asthma, burns, wounds and for calming and balancing.
You can find 100% pure lavender oil in my shop! You can also find Lavender scented Lip Balm in my shop here!