How to remove common stains from kids' clothes.
Dirty clothes take on a different meaning when you become a parent. A soiled pair of jeans is a small cry from a chocolate ice cream and spaghetti sauce smothered t-shirt worn by your toddler. But there’s good news. We asked our chemists for their tips to removing some of the most common (and toughest) kid stains.
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Everybody loves chocolate…….until it ends up on your child's new shirt.
Chocolate candy is made from a combination of cocoa powder, cocoa butter, sugar, and milk. Cocoa butter is essentially just plant-based oil, but cocoa powder is a little trickier in terms of staining — it contains minerals with heavy metals like calcium, copper, zinc and magnesium, in addition to flavonoids (plant pigments) and caffeine. Neither flavonoids nor caffeine are stable at higher temperatures and they both tend to oxidize when exposed to air.
To get rid of chocolate stains:
Parenting is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it when you have kids accidents are a part of everyday life — a scraped knee, a tumble off the jungle gym, or simply learning to walk.
Blood stains are notorious for their steadfastness in staying in fabric and other things after washing. According to our Chief Scientist Dr. Pete, this is because red blood cells will clot when exposed to oxygen in the open air, and the clotted red blood cells tend to penetrate and solidify into deep layers of fabrics—making tough, dark stains.
To remove fresh blood stains:
"Biological stains" & cloth diapers
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