How To Remove Blood Stains Naturally
Immediately remove excess blood with a damp cloth, then lightly dab affected area with pure white vinegar and cold water. For dried blood, try our Natural Stain Removing Bar. If the stain is set, please bring the garment in as treating it at home might do more damage.
How To Avoid Bad Smelling Laundry
Regularly pop a washing machine cleaner tablet into your empty drum and run a hot (60°C plus) cycle without a pre-wash. Those tablets remove limescale and odors and prolong the lije of your machine. Ecover or Ecozone sell very efficient ones - the planet will thank you for it, and so will your washing machine!
How To Remove Coffee Stains Naturally
If the garment is white: mix equal parts alcohol and white vinegar, dip a non-fuzzy cloth in the solution and delicately dab the affected area before pressing softly with an absorbing tissue. However don’t use alcohol on dark coloured delicate garments as it will remove the colour. If your clothes are coloured or dark, it’s best to stick with soapy water to remove stains.
How To Sort Your Laundry
Some colours can run even in cold water cycles, so to avoid any laundry disaster, take the time to sort your whites from your colours & darks. It's really important! Remember also to always wash your garments sorted according to their fabric: silk with nothing else than silk, wool garments together, cotton garments with cotton...
How To Save Time And Energy Doing Laundry
To save energy, water and of course your time, you can consider not washing some of your clothes as regularly as you might think is necessary. Sometimes it really is enough just to air them, or iron them again without washing them (if they’re not soiled). When you do wash them, load your machine at the maximum, which is half the machine capacity. If possible use a program that adjusts the cycle based on the weight of the load.
How To Prolong The Life Of Clothes
With modern machines, you can get great results at 20 or 30 degrees less than indicated on the label. If you make it a habit of washing most of your clothes at 30°C, it’s great from an energy savings perspective, and your clothes will be protected and last a lot longer.
How To Avoid Toxic Dry Cleaning Chemicals
Switch from dry cleaning to wet cleaning. Conventional dry cleaning involves using chemical products which are toxic for your clothes, the environment and your skin. But there are some ‘dry cleaners’ who actually use a technique called wet cleaning, which can clean all of the delicate garments marked “Dry Clean Only”, and more. Please consider the environment, and our collective health, and switch over to a new technology wet cleaner such as BLANC near you...
How To Remove Grass Stains Naturally
If you are washing dark or coloured garments, apply stain remover soap very gently. Ideal for the job is our natural stain removing bar or powder. If the garment is white, gently dab with a non-fuzzy cloth dipped in 90% alcohol.
How To Remove Butter, Grease Or Gravy Stains Naturally
If a greasy stain has formed, first gently scratch the surface of the stain with a spoon to eliminate the excess grease. Then wet a non-fuzzy cloth with our stain remover soap bar and delicately dab the zone. If extremely greasy it’s best to use our stain removing powder and leave to sit for a few hours until the grease has been absorbed.
How To Remove Ink Or Ball Pen Stains Naturally
Ink stains are definitely ones to bring to us to deal with! If you can’t, try to delicately dab the affected area with a non-fuzzy cloth dipped in white spirit. If that fails, repeat the action with a cloth dipped in white vinegar or 90% alcohol (never use alcohol on dark or coloured clothes).
How To Remove Fruit, Fruit Juice Or Red Wine Stains Naturally
If your garment is white, immediately dab the stain with a mix of 90% alcohol (or methylated spirit) and water in a ratio of 3:1. Please remember that alcohol will remove the colour of your dark or coloured clothes: if your garment is coloured, you must clean the stain with soapy water.
How To Remove Make Up Stains Naturally
If your garment is white, you can use 90% alcohol or demakeup to remove the stain. If your garment is dark or coloured, use soapy water and gently dab the affected area.
How To Preserve Colours
To preserve the freshness and the radiance of very special clothes, it’s best to use a more advanced cleaning technology detergent (see our Tangent Garment Care Range for instance). Modern detergents, especially eco-friendly ones, are perfectly able to wash efficiently at 30° while preserving the original colours of the garment. What matters is pre-treating the stains prior to loading if you can. Also, make sure not to clean different fabrics together - so separate your clothes according to their fabric as well as colour. The rest is up to your washing machine!
How To Avoid Residue Or Marks During Washing
If you load too much dirty laundry into your machine, residue might appear on your clothes at the end of the wash cycle. To avoid this, when you load the washing machine, leave a space not smaller than the width of your hand between the top of the drum and your load of laundry.