Monday, June 18, 2007

Okay, so this has nothing to do with crafts, but I am just loving OxiClean! Used to see those cheesy t.v. commercials for this product and didn't really believe it actually worked until a friend tried it. I dissolved a scoop of the powdered Oxiclean in about 5-gallons of hot water, let the water cool a bit and gave it stir, then soaked some cotton items in the solution for 24 hrs. After the soak, washed in the washing machine as usual.

The results:
*Removed 90% of those nasty yellow underarm stains you get on cotton white T-shirts, tank tops, etc. Still saw a shadow of the stain, but you really need to look closely. Now some of my white tops are wearable again. (Might try a second soaking to see if the stains will come out completely).
*Old makeup stains from eyeliner and mascara were only faded a bit and stubbornly remained ingrained in washcloths
*Completely removed fresh mustard stain from light blue cotton shirt

The carton notes that the product can be used for upholstery and carpet, but a colorfast test should be done first. Also, OxiClean is not recommended for use on wool, wool blends, silk, silk blends, or dry-clean only items.