It happens more and more frequently to be out, perhaps at dinner, or eating ice cream and find food stains on your clothes. What to do, then, in those moments? The temptation would be to go straight home to clean the garment, but let’s face it, it’s not very comfortable as a solution and, above all, not always feasible. But fear not! Today, in fact, we are going to see together how to make a do-it-yourself spot remover stick that you can always carry with you and use as a pre-treatment before proceeding with the usual cleaning once you get home.
With organic soap
Preparing this DIY stick will really be a godsend as we can always carry it with us and thus save our garments in case of stubborn stains. The ingredient you will need for this stick is organic soap, which boasts very gentle cleaning properties. Not surprisingly, in fact, it is used to clean a wide variety of surfaces and the different type of fabrics without the fear of ruining them. All we will have to do, then, is to get a lump of this soap and cut it into small pieces or flakes, using a grater. After that, put everything in a bowl and place it over a pot of boiling water so that the flakes are slowly melted in a water bath.
At this point, you will have to let the mixture thus obtained cool a little and decant it, then, into an empty deodorant stick, well cleaned and free of any residue: as it cools, the mixture will solidify giving birth to a product that can come to your rescue to remove dry stains or to pre-treat them. Pass, then, a little soap stick on the stain to be removed, leave it on and remove the excess with a gentle brush. After that, proceed with ordinary washing. Remember, however, to rinse the soap well so as not to cause halos due to product build-up. This remedy can be used for almost any fabric, without the risk of causing them to lose color or ruin, as it is very gentle.
With yellow soap
As an alternative to organic soap, you can also make a Yellow Soap, which is just as gentle and can be used anywhere! In this case, therefore, we recommend that you equip yourself with a lump of yellow soap and cut it into small pieces. After that, melt it in a water bath and let it cool as seen in the previous remedy.
At this point, all you have to do is pour it all into a recycled deodorant stick and put it for a few hours in the refrigerator for it to solidify. In fact, yellow soap, unlike organic soap, has a softer consistency, so it tends to solidify with difficulty. As an alternative to this remedy, you can also directly place the yellow soap pieces on the stick, shaping them from time to time according to the shape of the stick. And there you have your everything stain remover ready to be stored in your bag and to be used when needed when you need to remove some stains but don’t have the option of washing the garment!
The sticks seen so far are gentle, if very effective. Therefore, you can use them on various fabrics without fear of ruining them. However, we recommend that you always read the washing labels, so you can be sure that you do not ruin your garments or form halos.