Being a Mum, one of the biggest things that consumes our time is doing the washing for the family. And the more kids you have, the more washing you do. With 5 people in the house (and 1 dog) I do 2-3 loads a day just to keep on top of the piles in my laundry!
Having a busy and active family also means having to get stains of all sorts out of clothing. From grass stains to red wine stains to chocolate and yes, as a Mum, we need to deal with lovely things like vomit as well. It never ends really!
Thank goodness in this day and age we have access to some pretty effective laundry products that target a range of stains on clothing! I have been using one called Vanish lately (in the groovy pink packaging) and thought I would show some results of a couple of clothes that I needed to remove some sweat stains from. Living in a hot climate like Queensland does mean sweat stains can be an issue sometimes on all of our clothing. Sweat stains can be a bit of a pain really, because they can be caused from either the sweat itself, or from your deodorant if the stain is under the arm. Vanish targets both sweat and deodorant, which is great because you can treat the stain without worrying if you are treating the fabric in the right way.
Vanish recommends using Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder for sweat stains.
The instructions are as follows:
Soaking is recommended in this case - dissolve 1/2 a scoop of Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder in 7L of warm water (max 40°C) and soak the stained item for a minimum of 2 hours. Then wash as usual with your detergent.
Important: Always follow the usage instructions on the Vanish packaging. Do not use on wool, silk or leather. Do not soak metal buttons and zippers.
First up is my sons school shirt - it gets really bad sweat stains around the collar. Here is a before shot:
And after treatment the shirt looks great! Brighter color, and the neck is totally clean:
Next up is one of my shirts, which has developed long-term deodorant stains under the arm.... I wonder if the Vanish will help? Here is a before shot:
And after treatment the stain is a little better but not totally gone, it may need repeated soakings to really shift the ingrained deodorant:
As you can see, Vanish really does help get rid of the stains. Why don't you give it a go? And don't forget to head over to the Vanish website to see the specific treatment required for the stain, as different stains do require different treatments.
Disclaimer: I was sent a pack of Vanish products to try myself. No fee was received for this post and any opinions expressed are my own.