Roux Maison Stain Remover provides excellent results on organic stains such as blood, wine and grass, some non-organic stains such as ink, as well as greasy stains.
Natural Absorbants (cornstarch, talcum powder) - To use, sprinkle over fresh grease stains. Wait 15 minutes, then use a dull-edged butter knife to gently scrape off. Follow with Roux Maison Stain Remover. Apply directly to stain, wait five to fifteen minutes, then flush with water and wash as directed.
Lemon Juice, White Vinegar, 2 to 3 Percent Hydrogen Peroxide, Ammonia - Each of these household ingredients can be used as mild natural bleaching agents. Lemon juice, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide should be diluted with water in a 1 to 1 ratio. Ammonia should be mixed in a ratio of 2 parts ammonia to 1 part water; do not use on wool or silk. Chlorine bleach should never be used, as it is bad for fabrics and toxic for the environment.
Denatured Alcohol - Effective for removing permanent marker stains. Can be found at paint/hardware stores. Be sure to check for fabric color-fastness before using.
Mineral Spirits/Eucalyptus Oil - Good for removing greasy stains, such as oil-based paint or tar. Be sure to air out clothes after using and do not place in dryer until clothing has been thoroughly washed.
Glycerin - Good for removing ballpoint ink
Baby Oil - Good for removing other oily stains, as it washes out of clothing
Mineral Oil/Petroleum Jelly - These can be used to build a "dam" around stains to contain stain treatments; however, we prefer avoiding petroleum-based products whenever possible
- Cheesecloth/Paper Towels
- Cotton Swabs
- Dull Edge Knife
Inexpensive Hairspray - Good for removing ballpoint ink stains
- Soft Bristle Brush
- Spray Bottle
- Table Salt