Wednesday, August 15, 2007

WFMW: Stain remover in your medicine cabinet

I think I may be moving the storage location of my rarely used bottle of hydrogen peroxide. I remember my sister telling me a long time ago that it could be used to get chocolate stains out of clothing but never tried it out.
The other night Princess was eating nocilla (chocolate hazelnut spread) on bread and got a little bit on the back of her cotton dress. I said I would treat it right away but in typical sidetracked Mom fashion I totally forgot it until the next morning. It was only a little spot (maybe dime sized) so I tried the hydrogen peroxide followed by soap and water. The stain looked gone so I hung it to dry. When dry I thought I saw a little mark remaining so I repeated the process and then added it to the next load of lights.
The dress is good as new! That works for me! Now to create a space on the laundry room shelf.
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Kelley said...

I've never heard of using peroxide directly on chocolate stains. I'll definitely have to try it out! Thanks for sharing...

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

That's awesome, because chocolate is a toughie.

Family O'Foxes said...

good to know!
I know that it takes out blood stains. Try that next time.